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Grace Lutheran Communities - Prairie Pointe Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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286 N Willson Dr,
Altoona WI 54720

(715) 598-7800

70.41% estimated occupancy 1

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. 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
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

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

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Wisconsin badge

Top Nursing Home in Wisconsin Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in Altoona, Wisconsin badge

Best Nursing Home in Altoona, Wisconsin Awards 2019

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.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This facility also performed well in the area of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of A. Very few facilities performed better in this category. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. After considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

We also want to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home was given an impressive score of A in our short-term care category. In calculating these short-term care grades, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our purpose is to create a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we assessed in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 5.9 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

In our last area, this nursing home also received a very strong nursing rating, with a grade of A-. This rounded out a first-rate profile. Nursing scores are based largely on quantity of nursing care available. This particular nursing home provided 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 nursing home the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of moving a patient more often.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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Grace Lutheran Communities - Prairie Pointe Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Grace Lutheran Communities - Prairie Pointe Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 6.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric indicates the percent of long-term care patients which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of a facility's nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Grace Lutheran Communities - Prairie Pointe Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 3.27% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Grace Lutheran Communities - Prairie Pointe Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 3.19% 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-minus

In Grace Lutheran Communities - Prairie Pointe Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 13.83% 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 Lutheran Communities - Prairie Pointe Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 15.45% 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 Lutheran Communities - Prairie Pointe Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 6.26% 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: A-minus

In Grace Lutheran Communities - Prairie Pointe Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 92.96% 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

In Grace Lutheran Communities - Prairie Pointe Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 13.23% 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: D

In Grace Lutheran Communities - Prairie Pointe Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 20.17% Percentage of Residents

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

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Grace Lutheran Communities - Prairie Pointe Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 20.17 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-plus

In Grace Lutheran Communities - Prairie Pointe Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 13.08 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 Lutheran Communities - Prairie Pointe Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites, 75.51% 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