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Fort Atkinson Health Care Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

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

430 Wilcox St,
Fort Atkinson WI 53538

(920) 563-5533

61.72% estimated occupancy 1

Fort Atkinson Health Care Center is the sole option we identified in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. With an overall score of F, we consider this to be a very poor nursing home. Based on our assessment, you'd be better off to avoid of this nursing home. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this nursing home's report card is its strong inspection score. You can scroll down to find out about inspections and other category scores

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: B-plus

Although this place's overall score was as bad as it gets, it actually fared pretty well in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a B+ for that category, which is one of our better scores. Our inspection grades account for several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. You should avoid nursing homes with a bunch of severe deficiencies flagged. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

Incredibly, we gave this nursing home a C for our short-term care score, which isn't too bad of a score. Our short-term care ratings are arguably most critical for individuals in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically utilizes additional skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not merely nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this facility provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The more important thing is determining what bearing this had on the quality of care. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients that eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 5 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below average.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

We gave this facility a grade of just D for our nursing rating. The nursing category analyzes a handful of subcategories, many of which are tied to quantities of nurse staffing. This place provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is not a very impressive figure. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. This place fared well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these statistics to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

Switching gears to the last area, this nursing home didn't perform very well in this category either. With a bottom of the barrel grade of F in long-term care, this is about as terrible as it gets. Nursing homes that do not fare well in this category often do not provide as much nursing care and also may be lagging in some of the areas of routine medical care we assessed. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 90.96386 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which happens to be somewhat below what we were hoping for but still a respectable percentage. To our surprise, this nursing home actually fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This is its best score in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Fort Atkinson Health Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 6.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic measures the percent of long-term patients which suffered from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of quality of care.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 3.27% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a fall which resulted in severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients which experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's could be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 13.83% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 15.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of long-term stay patients who are given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 6.26% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who are showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 92.96% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 13.23% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of decline of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 20.17% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 1.28 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 13.08 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 75.51% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

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