Florence Health Services is a small facility in Florence, Wisconsin. With an overall score of B-, this looks like a middle of the road nursing home. This place seems to have a few things going for it. The best part of this nursing home's report card was its exemplary inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next section.
Florence Health Services
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Dialysis Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Catheter Care
- Lymphedema Care
Registered Staff Hours
We want to draw your attention to the fact that this facility really outperformed its overall score in the category of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless government inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that area with an A+. These inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.
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 tied to the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facilities third most favorable category was short-term care. We gave it a grade of B- in this category. This is essentially a middle of the pack score in this area. Short-term care grades are based on a nursing home's quantity of skilled nursing services. This means a wide scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number 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 last category we scored was long-term care, which turned out to be this facility's weakest area. It received an F in this category, which is certainly very concerning. For prospective residents looking for a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is better than the majority of nursing homes. Surprisingly, this facility also fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Sadly, some of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Florence Health Services Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Florence Health Services, 6.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Florence Health Services, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a fall which caused severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Florence Health Services, 3.17% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of facilities with worst hygiene practices. More frequent bathing can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Florence Health Services, 13.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used for treating a variety of medical conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Florence Health Services, 15.58% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients who are administered antianxiety medication. These medications are generally used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Florence Health Services, 6.45% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many in the industry argue that this is a measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Florence Health Services, 92.81% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Florence Health Services, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Florence Health Services, 21.75% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Florence Health Services, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Florence Health Services, 21.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Florence Health Services, 13.28 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Florence Health Services, 75.11% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many believe that this is a measure of rehabilitation services.
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