Elroy Health Services is the sole option we identified in Elroy, Wisconsin. This nursing home was awarded an overall grade of C, which is a decent rating. You could definitely do worse than this nursing home. One of the highlights of this nursing home's profile is its impressive inspection reports, which is addressed in the next section.
Elroy Health Services
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Bariatric Care
- Radiation Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
This facility's overall score was propped up by the fact that it has received favorable inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our better scores in that category, with a B+. This is a much better score than the nursing home's overall grade. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be quite insignificant. While this place had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This means that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple of minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Another one of this nursing home's stronger areas was in the category of nursing care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of B. Our nursing score is largely based on the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of turning a patient even once per day.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facilities next most favorable area was short-term care. We awarded it a C in this area. This is basically a slightly below average score in this area. Short-term care grades are often used to score a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation In order to have highly scored rehabilitation services, facilities generally must feature better levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. In this nursing home's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the typical facility. The hope is that this does not adversely impact the quality of care. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 4.4 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we assessed is long-term care, ended up being this facility's worst area. We awarded this facility a D in that area. For prospective residents looking for a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Sadly, a few of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Elroy Health Services Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Elroy Health Services, 6.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Elroy Health Services, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Elroy Health Services, 3.17% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term care residents that have sustained UTI's. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Elroy Health Services, 13.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Elroy Health Services, 15.58% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Elroy Health Services, 6.45% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Elroy Health Services, 92.81% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Elroy Health Services, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Elroy Health Services, 21.75% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that remained mobile levels. Some experts argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients mental and physical health.
In Elroy Health Services, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Elroy Health Services, 21.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Elroy Health Services, 13.28 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Elroy Health Services, 75.11% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's generally correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
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