Good Shepherd Services is a small non-profit facility in Seymour, Wisconsin. This facility made our top 500 list of the best facilities in the country. With more than 15,000 nursing homes in the country, this is an exclusive list. As far as we can see, this nursing home looks like a no brainer for most people. One of the major highlights of this facility's remarkable report card is its long-term care grade. Long-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Good Shepherd Services
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
607 Bronson Rd,
Seymour WI 54165
62% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Wisconsin Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Wisconsin Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ in the area of long-term care. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
This facility also earned an A+ inspection score, making it one of the rare places to receive multiple A+'s in our categories. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Unfortunately, we were not able to find deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Another reason we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. We assessed the licensure of nurses working for the facility, in addition to the quantity of hours those nurses were with residents, in calculating our grade in this category. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures 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 nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of moving a resident more frequently.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to the next category, this nursing home also performed admirably in our short-term care category. In fact, we gave it an A for this area. This finalized truly elite profile. Our short-term care ratings are meaningful for prospective residents requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires additional highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a vast range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Shepherd Services Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Shepherd Services, 6.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Shepherd Services, 3.27% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Shepherd Services, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are routinely the result of poor nursing care. However, this statistic could be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Shepherd Services, 13.83% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for many medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Shepherd Services, 15.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Shepherd Services, 6.26% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Shepherd Services, 92.96% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Shepherd Services, 13.23% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Shepherd Services, 20.17% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that maintained mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Shepherd Services, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Shepherd Services, 75.51% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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