Gundersen Tri-County Care Center is a very-small hospital-based facility located in Whitehall, Wisconsin. This facility received an A- overall, which is one of our best ratings. We really couldn't find many bad things to say about this facility. Its scores are impeccable. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong profile is its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section
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Gundersen Tri-County Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
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Best Nursing Home in Whitehall, Wisconsin Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. It does not look like we have information about this nursing home's deficiencies. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was dominant in the area of long-term care, where we gave it a grade of A. Only a select group of nursing homes performed better in this area. When facilities receive a grade in this range in long-term care it typically means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly can be a life threatening health condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a facility does not leave this to chance. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. Our nursing score is mostly tied to a facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home 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 prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we assessed is short-term care. We gave this facility an acceptable grade in that category, with a grade of B-. Even though this isn't as strong as a few of its other grades, it is still not a terrible score. In the area of short-term care, we seek to evaluate measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. We were not able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The final metric we looked at in this category is the number of patients who eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. This figure was below average.
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, 0% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that suffer from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gundersen Tri-County Care Center, 0% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a fall leading to serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gundersen Tri-County Care Center, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric may also be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gundersen Tri-County Care Center, 22.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gundersen Tri-County Care Center, 12.5% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term care residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gundersen Tri-County Care Center, 3.95% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients showing depressive symptoms. High rates of depression could be a sign lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gundersen Tri-County Care Center, 100% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gundersen Tri-County Care Center, 6.94% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate erosion of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gundersen Tri-County Care Center, 2.05% of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who retained mobility levels.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gundersen Tri-County Care Center, 2.05% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
- 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