Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home is a senior living facility in Elmwood, Wisconsin, which has a total of 2,056 people. Featuring an overall grade of A+, this nursing home is clearly a top-shelf facility. You really can't do any better than this place. Scroll down to find this facility's category scores, which also impressed us. You really can't do any better than a straight A profile.
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Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - City
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Top Nursing Home in Wisconsin Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Wisconsin Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ for nursing. The nursing category includes a handful of subcategories, many of which are associated with nursing hours. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures 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 facility Wisconsin in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving a resident more often.
Adding to an already impressive profile, this facility also received virtually flawless health inspections in recent years. As a result, we awarded it an A+ inspection grade. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some can be quite minor. We were not able to find deficiency data for this facility. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Long-term Care Quality
In the next area we assessed, this nursing home received elite marks in the area of long-term care. Consequently, it was given one of our most impressive grades in that category with a of A+. Facilities that receive this kind of score in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are well cared for. One of the factors we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccinations. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 97.05882 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a reliable method to minimize negative health outcomes for the senior population. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
In the final category we rated, this nursing home was given an impressive grade grade of A- in our short-term care category. With this score, the facility wrapped up a straight A report card. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a wide range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home, 7.35% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home, 3.21% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents which have suffered from a UTI. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home, 13.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients who are administered antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home, 16.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term residents who are administered antianxiety medication. These medications are typically used to treat residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home, 5.98% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home, 92.12% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home, 13.34% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate the erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home, 17.08% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home, 17.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home, 76.01% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many would argue this is a measure of rehabilitation services.
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