Grace Lutheran Communities - Prairie Pointe Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites is a facility located in Altoona, Wisconsin, a city with a population of 7,039 people. This facility is ranked among the most elite facilities we found. Being awarded an A+ in our grading system requires first-rate marks across the board. We were so impressed with this facility that we rated it as one of the top 500 facilities in the nation. Headlining this place's stellar profile is its inspection reports, which you can find in the next section.
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Grace Lutheran Communities - Prairie Pointe Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites
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- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jan 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Top Nursing Home in Wisconsin Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Altoona, Wisconsin Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a first rate nursing home overall, this facility performed well in the area of inspections, where it received an A+. Very few places performed this well in this category. Inspection ratings are tied to many datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This top notch nursing home also fared very well in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a grade of A+. Only a small group of nursing homes performed better in this category. Our short-term care grade is often employed to score a facility's rehabilitation services. In order to have quality rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to provide better levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.9 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Moving on our third area, this top-shelf nursing home also was superb in the category of long-term care. In this area, it received a grade of A+. Only a small group of facilities fared better in this category. When facilities receive this kind of score in this category it is a good sign for patient care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 98.039215 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is significantly higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
In our last category, this facility also was given a very strong nursing rating, with an A. This topped off a very strong report card. Nursing ratings are based in large part on nurse staffing levels. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a protocol of turning patients more frequently.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Grace Lutheran Communities - Prairie Pointe Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Grace Lutheran Communities - Prairie Pointe Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 7.35% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric tells you the percent of long-term care residents which suffered from pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Grace Lutheran Communities - Prairie Pointe Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 3.21% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who had a fall leading to severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Grace Lutheran Communities - Prairie Pointe Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Grace Lutheran Communities - Prairie Pointe Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 13.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Grace Lutheran Communities - Prairie Pointe Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 16.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Grace Lutheran Communities - Prairie Pointe Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 5.98% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Grace Lutheran Communities - Prairie Pointe Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 92.12% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Grace Lutheran Communities - Prairie Pointe Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 13.34% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Grace Lutheran Communities - Prairie Pointe Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 17.08% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Grace Lutheran Communities - Prairie Pointe Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 17.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Grace Lutheran Communities - Prairie Pointe Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 14.13 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Grace Lutheran Communities - Prairie Pointe Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 76.01% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements.
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