Dycora Transitional Health - Riverdale is a nursing home located in Muscoda, Wisconsin, a city with a population of 3,062 people. With an overall grade of D, this is a lower end facility. At the end of the day, we would be very reluctant to recommend this place. We would not blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, short-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Dycora Transitional Health - Riverdale
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Short-term Care Quality
While we didn't rate this facility favorably overall, we want to draw your attention to its relatively favorable short-term care grade. We gave it a B in this area. Short-term care ratings are based on the facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a vast spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients that returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of C. Our nursing grade analyzes the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We weigh both the levels of licensure of those nurses and the number of hours spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This figure is significantly below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. In fact, it performed well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is just as important as the number of hours of care provided.
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This nursing home did not receive favorable inspection reports in recent years. In fact, it only received a grade of D for its inspection grade. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection ratings. One key factor is deficiencies. We would scrutinize the level of severity of those deficiencies. This nursing home had 4 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only positive thing we found is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they posed a threat to resident safety or health. Finally, we also want to draw your attention to the fact that this facility was assessed significant government fines recently of more than $100,000. This usually suggests that a facility's poor performance has been an issue for several years.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our final area, this nursing home didn't fare very well here either. With a poor grade of F in long-term care, this is about as terrible as it gets. Nursing homes that don't fare well in this category typically are not as well-staffed and are lagging in some of the areas of routine healthcare services we assessed. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 60.49383 percent of its residents. This is many points lower than the national average. Surprisingly, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This was its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Dycora Transitional Health - Riverdale Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Dycora Transitional Health - Riverdale, 7.35% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Dycora Transitional Health - Riverdale, 3.21% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term patients who experienced a fall leading to severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Dycora Transitional Health - Riverdale, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that sustained UTI's. UTI's may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic could also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Dycora Transitional Health - Riverdale, 13.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Dycora Transitional Health - Riverdale, 16.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents which were given antianxiety medication. These medications are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Dycora Transitional Health - Riverdale, 5.98% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Dycora Transitional Health - Riverdale, 92.12% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Dycora Transitional Health - Riverdale, 13.34% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Some would argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Dycora Transitional Health - Riverdale, 17.08% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Dycora Transitional Health - Riverdale, 1.28 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Dycora Transitional Health - Riverdale, 17.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Dycora Transitional Health - Riverdale, 14.13 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures 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 gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Dycora Transitional Health - Riverdale, 76.01% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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