Gundersen Tri-County Care Center is a very-small hospital-based facility located in Whitehall, Wisconsin. This proved to be an A+ facility, which is the most impressive rating that we offer. We can't find many negative things to say about this facility. Its ratings are just impeccable. Keep reading to see this nursing home's category grades, which also impressed us. You really can't do any better than a straight A report card.
Gundersen Tri-County Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
18601 Lincoln St,
Whitehall WI 54773
123.33% 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
Best Nursing Home in Whitehall, Wisconsin Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to point out the fact that this nursing home has received near flawless inspections recently. We gave them an A+ in this category. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. It does not look like we were able to find information on deficiency's for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also wanted to note the fact that this facility fared very well in our long-term care category. We awarded them an exemplary score of A+ in this area. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is much higher than most nursing homes. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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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. Nursing grades are tied to quality and quantity of nursing care. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to our final category, this facility also performed admirably in the short-term care category. We awarded it a grade of A in that category. This wrapped up truly elite profile. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on a facility's quantity of skilled nursing services. This means a broad scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Gundersen Tri-County Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Gundersen Tri-County Care Center, 6.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gundersen Tri-County Care Center, 3.27% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents who sustained a fall which caused major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gundersen Tri-County Care Center, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's could be a sign of lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic may also be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gundersen Tri-County Care Center, 13.83% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for many conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Sadly, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gundersen Tri-County Care Center, 15.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This measures the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gundersen Tri-County Care Center, 6.26% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gundersen Tri-County Care Center, 92.96% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gundersen Tri-County Care Center, 13.23% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who required increased 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
In Gundersen Tri-County Care Center, 20.17% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gundersen Tri-County Care Center, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Gundersen Tri-County Care Center, 75.51% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements.
- Gundersen Tri-County Hospital and ClinicsCritical Access Hospitals 0 miles away18601 Lincoln St Whitehall Wisconsin 54773Voluntary non-profit - Private(715) 538-4361
- Mayo Clinic Health System-OakridgeCritical Access Hospitals 15.58 miles away13025 8th St Osseo Wisconsin 54758Voluntary non-profit - Other(715) 597-3121