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Dycora Transitional Health - Riverdale

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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1000 N Wisconsin Ave,
Muscoda WI 53573

(608) 739-3186

74.82% estimated occupancy 1

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.

Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Amputee Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry
  • Oncology Care
  • Audiology
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

While we did not rate this facility favorably overall, we want to point out its high marks in our short-term care rating. We awarded it an A- in this category, which was a rare bright spot for this place. Short-term care grades are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a vast spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

We also ended up giving this facility a fairly respectable grade in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B-. Nursing scores are largely tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This place averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day, which is well below average. Finally, while this facility got docked a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of our quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it did very well in this subcategory.

Facility Inspections

Grade: D

Sadly, this facility received a grade of just D in our inspection category. This is well below average grade. Inspection grades weigh many items on the facility's inspection reports. If you find severe deficiencies on the inspection reports, this is typically a bad sign. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to resident safety. This particular nursing home was assessed 4 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that indicate they posed a threat to resident safety or health. Finally, we also want to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home received significant government fines recently amounting to over $100,000. This typically indicates that a bad track record has been an issue for multiple years.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The final category we graded was long-term care, in which this nursing home received an abysmal score in this area as well. We gave it a lowly F for this category, which is obviously very concerning. Nursing homes that don't score well in long-term care often don't provide as much nursing care and also may be struggling in some of the areas of routine medical care we looked at. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We discovered that this nursing home administered the vaccine to only 83.57143 percent of its patients, which is well below average. Surprisingly, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. 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 18Sep 22

Dycora Transitional Health - Riverdale Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Dycora Transitional Health - Riverdale, 6.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Dycora Transitional Health - Riverdale, 3.27% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who suffered a fall which resulted in severe injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Dycora Transitional Health - Riverdale, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can minimize the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Dycora Transitional Health - Riverdale, 13.83% 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

Grade: A-plus

In Dycora Transitional Health - Riverdale, 15.45% 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

Grade: B-minus

In Dycora Transitional Health - Riverdale, 6.26% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Dycora Transitional Health - Riverdale, 92.96% 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

Grade: B-plus

In Dycora Transitional Health - Riverdale, 13.23% 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

Grade: B-minus

In Dycora Transitional Health - Riverdale, 20.17% 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.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

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

Grade: B-plus

In Dycora Transitional Health - Riverdale, 20.17 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

Grade: C

In Dycora Transitional Health - Riverdale, 13.08 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

Grade: B-minus

In Dycora Transitional Health - Riverdale, 75.51% 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.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Richland HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 10.42 miles away333 E Second St Richland Center Wisconsin 53581Voluntary non-profit - Private(608) 647-6321
  • Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and ClinicsCritical Access Hospitals 14 miles away205 Parker St Boscobel Wisconsin 53805Voluntary non-profit - Private(608) 375-4112