Heritage Lakeside is a facility in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, a city with a population of 15,512 people. Featuring an overall grade of B-, this is likely a solid nursing home. Based on our assessment, this facility ought to be a solid choice for quite a few people. We were also pleased to discover that this facility was consistent in all of the major categories we assessed. More information about its category grades is available below.
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Stroke Recovery
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Lymphedema Care
Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home's best category score came in nursing. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a B+. It outpaced most facilities in this category. Our nursing grade analyzes the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of licensure of the nurses and the amount of time spent with patients. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a system of moving patients at least once a day.
This nursing home also excelled in inspections, where it earned a grade of B+. Few nursing homes performed better in this category. Inspection ratings are based on several pieces of information found on the a nursing home's inspection reports. Places that score well in this category typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This nursing home was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition, we gave this facility a grade of B in our short-term care category. This is one of our more favorable scores. Our short-term care grades are based on the facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a wide scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last item we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 5.1 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our final category, this nursing home was awarded a grade of C in long-term care, which we consider to be an acceptable score. If you are seeking anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care scores. One of the statistics we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccinations. Fortunately, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 96.09375 percent of its residents. Finally, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Lakeside Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Lakeside, 6.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Lakeside, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Lakeside, 3.17% of Patients had UTIs
This metric gauges the percent of long-term care residents who have had UTI's. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Lakeside, 13.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Lakeside, 15.58% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Lakeside, 6.45% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression could indicate lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Lakeside, 92.81% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Lakeside, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Lakeside, 21.75% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that maintained mobility. Some experts argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Heritage Lakeside, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Lakeside, 21.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Lakeside, 13.28 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Lakeside, 75.11% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.
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