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Gundersen Tri-County Care Center

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Updated Sep 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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18601 Lincoln St,
Whitehall WI 54773

(715) 538-4361

90% estimated occupancy 1

Gundersen Tri-County Care Center is located in Whitehall, Wisconsin, a city with a population of 3,336 people. This proved to be a well above average facility, with an overall grade of B+. We also wanted to point out that this place is based in a hospital. Typically, this indicates that more intensive medical services are available. 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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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Other
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Transportation
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray


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Best Nursing Home in Whitehall, Wisconsin Awards 2019

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2022)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

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

Grade: A

This facility truly excelled 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.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

The next highest grade we gave this nursing home came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of B-. This wasn't quite as good as some of its other scores, but a grade in this range is not the end of the world. Our nursing score is mostly tied to a facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Finally, nursing scores also consider quality-based measures, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this place performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is generally a good indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place. Some falls can be avoided if a facility supplies enough nurses aids to assist its patients.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The last area we scored was short-term care, where this facility was awarded a C. This proved to be this facility's least impressive category. This is nevertheless not the end of the world. Short-term care ratings are crucial for prospective residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a wide spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this nursing home provided registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. The final measure we assessed in this category is the number of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. This figure was below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Gundersen Tri-County Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A+

In Gundersen Tri-County Care Center, 0% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Gundersen Tri-County Care Center, 0% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are often the result of poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Gundersen Tri-County Care Center, 1.67% of Patients had UTIs

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who have had urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Gundersen Tri-County Care Center, 21.67% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Gundersen Tri-County Care Center, 14.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who were prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Gundersen Tri-County Care Center, 1.67% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Gundersen Tri-County Care Center, 100% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Gundersen Tri-County Care Center, 7.02% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate deterioration of a resident's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Gundersen Tri-County Care Center, 1.08% of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that remained mobile levels.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Gundersen Tri-County Care Center, 1.08% of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • 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