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Grace Luth Communities-Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Adult Day Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+Sep 20: A+Oct 20: A+Jan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: AAug 21: ASep 21: AOct 21: ANov 21: AJan 22: AFeb 22: AMar 22: AApr 22: AMay 22: AJun 22: A
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286 N Willson Dr,
Altoona WI 54720

(715) 598-7800

90% estimated occupancy 1

Grace Luth Communities-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. A grade of this caliber requires excellent scores across the board. In fact, this facility has the prestigious distinction of being one of the 100 best facilities in Wisconsin. This is an impressive accomplishment in a state with a long list of elite facilities. Headlining this place's stellar profile is its inspection reports, which you can find in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Bariatric Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

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

Grade: A-plus

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 6.2 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home also performed well in the area of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of A-. Not many nursing homes fared better in this category. When facilities receive this kind of score in long-term care it is usually a good sign for patient care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 97.297295 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is much higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility 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.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

In the last category we scored, this facility was given an impressive grade grade of B+ in our nursing category. With this grade, the facility rounded out a very favorable profile. Our nursing rating includes a host of factors. The most heavily weighted variable is the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 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 typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Grace Luth Communities-Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Grace Luth Communities-Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 6.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure gauges the percent of long-term stay residents who are suffering from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Grace Luth Communities-Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic tells you the percent of long-term residents who sustained a fall which resulted in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Grace Luth Communities-Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 3.17% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric may also be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Grace Luth Communities-Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 13.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Grace Luth Communities-Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 15.58% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents taking antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Grace Luth Communities-Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 6.45% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression may reveal worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Grace Luth Communities-Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 92.81% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Grace Luth Communities-Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 13.28% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Grace Luth Communities-Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 21.75% Percentage of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that maintained mobility.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Grace Luth Communities-Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 21.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Grace Luth Communities-Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 13.28 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

Grade: B

In Grace Luth Communities-Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 75.11% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with better rehabilitation.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau ClaireAcute Care Hospitals 2.97 miles away1221 Whipple St Eau Claire Wisconsin 54703Voluntary non-profit - Private(715) 838-3311
  • Sacred Heart HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.06 miles away900 W Clairemont Ave Eau Claire Wisconsin 54701Voluntary non-profit - Church(715) 717-4121
  • Marshfield Medical Center - Eau ClaireAcute Care Hospitals 3.45 miles away2310 Craig Rd Eau Claire Wisconsin 54701Voluntary non-profit - Private(833) 883-3262
  • St Josephs HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 10.8 miles away2661 County Hwy I Chippewa Falls Wisconsin 54729Voluntary non-profit - Church(715) 717-7200
  • Mayo Clinic Health System-OakridgeCritical Access Hospitals 19.84 miles away13025 8th St Osseo Wisconsin 54758Voluntary non-profit - Other(715) 597-3121

Nearby Dialysis

  • Mayo Clinic Dialysis - London Road2.48 miles away3845 London Road Eau Claire Wisconsin 54701Dialysis Stations: 24 (715) 838-3872
  • Luther Hospital - Mayo Clinic Dialysis2.96 miles away1221 Whipple St Eau Claire Wisconsin 54702Dialysis Stations: 10 (715) 838-3171
  • Sacred Heart Hospital Dialysis3.01 miles away900 W Clairemont Ave Eau Claire Wisconsin 54701Dialysis Stations: 11 (715) 717-6555
  • Lake Hallie Dialysis of Davita3.75 miles away3636 E Melby St Chippewa Falls Wisconsin 54729Dialysis Stations: 12 (517) 833-8512
  • Sacred Heart Dialysis at St Josephs Hosp10.2 miles away2661 County Trunk I Chippewa Falls Wisconsin 54729Dialysis Stations: 8 (715) 726-3740