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Fort Atkinson Health Care Center

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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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Fort Atkinson Health Care Center's website

430 Wilcox St,
Fort Atkinson WI 53538

(920) 563-5533

68.04% estimated occupancy 1

Fort Atkinson Health Care Center is the sole option we identified in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. Sporting an overall score of C, this is likely a decent nursing home. This nursing home has a few things going for it. One of the highlights of this nursing home's report card is its impressive inspection score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Amputee Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Podiatry
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Bariatric Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Lymphedema Care

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

We want to point out that this facility outperformed its overall grade in the category of inspections. In fact, it received an excellent government inspection report this year. As a result, we gave it one of our highest grades in that category with an A-. Inspection grades account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this area tend to have very few of these severe deficiencies. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. A couple of minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home also was awarded a positive short-term care score. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B+ in that area, which happens to be one of our more favorable scores. In determining our short-term care scores, we look at the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This grade is generally a fair measure of the facility's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 5.6 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of C in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. The nursing score analyzes a handful of subcategories, but the paramount one is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility surprisingly fared better in some of the quality measures we looked at. In fact, it performed well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the quantity of hours of care offered.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

This facility's worst area is long-term care, which is the final area we looked at. We gave it an F for this category. Even with multiple solid grades in other areas, this grade is nevertheless disappointing so we would like to to make sure you are aware. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination record. Frankly, we were a bit concerned this nursing home vaccinated 89.72603 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which happens to be quite a few points below what we expected. Surprisingly, this facility actually fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had just 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This is its best feature in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Fort Atkinson Health Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 6.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who developed pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 3.17% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this metric could also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 13.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used to treat several medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 15.58% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 6.45% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 92.81% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 13.28% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and continence. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 21.75% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who remained mobile levels. Many believe that mobility is important for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to the physical health of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 21.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 13.28 Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 75.11% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some would argue this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Fort Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.32 miles away611 Sherman Ave E Fort Atkinson Wisconsin 53538Voluntary non-profit - Private(920) 568-5000
  • Edgerton Hospital and Health ServicesCritical Access Hospitals 12.79 miles away11101 N Sherman Road Edgerton Wisconsin 53534Voluntary non-profit - Private(608) 884-3441
  • Stoughton HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 19.27 miles away900 Ridge St Stoughton Wisconsin 53589Voluntary non-profit - Private(608) 873-6611
  • Watertown Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 19.56 miles away125 Hospital Drive Watertown Wisconsin 53098Voluntary non-profit - Private(920) 261-4210
  • Ssm Health St Mary's Hospital - JanesvilleAcute Care Hospitals 19.69 miles away3400 East Racine Street Janesville Wisconsin 53546Voluntary non-profit - Other(608) 373-8000
  • Mercy Health System CorpAcute Care Hospitals 20 miles away1000 Mineral Point Ave Janesville Wisconsin 53548Voluntary non-profit - Private(608) 756-6080

Nearby Dialysis

  • Total Renal Care Inc0.1 miles away525 Handeyside Lane Fort Atkinson Wisconsin 53538Dialysis Stations: 15 (920) 563-8665
  • Bio-Medical Applications of Wisconsin, Inc.18.41 miles away1407 Creston Park Dr Janesville Wisconsin 53545Dialysis Stations: 13 (608) 752-6362
  • Davita - Janesville18.56 miles away1305 Woodman Rd Janesville Wisconsin 53545Dialysis Stations: 12 (608) 741-4181
  • Total Renal Care Inc19.5 miles away1905 Market Way Watertown Wisconsin 53094Dialysis Stations: 11 (920) 206-0666
  • Mercy Regional Dialysis Center19.95 miles away903 Mineral Point Avenue Janesville Wisconsin 53548CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (608) 741-3814