Hillview Health Care Center is a facility in La Crosse, Wisconsin, which has 63,587 people. This nursing home was given an A- overall, which is a very strong score. This is really as good of a facility as you're going to find. As you can see below, this nursing home also performed just fine in our category grades. It's hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.
Hillview Health Care Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
3501 Park Lane Dr,
La Crosse WI 54601
86.82% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to being a strong facility overall, this nursing home also excelled in our short-term care rating, where it received an A+. With our short-term care grade, we seek to forge a sound gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess the facility's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. One reason for this facility's strong score in this category is that it provides more care with registered nurses to its residents than the average nursing home. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return home from this nursing home. This place performed as well as just about any nursing home in the country with 65 percent of its residents returning home.
This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We gave them an A- in this area. Inspection ratings account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this area generally have few of these severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report, which is still very impressive. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
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This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this area. Our nursing score includes numerous factors. The most important variable is the number of hours nurses spend with residents. This place provides an incredible 4.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. Out of this total, many of the hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the most highly trained levels of nurses. On top of looking at levels of nursing care, we also looked at a few quality measures in determining our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these areas as predictive indicators of the caliber of nursing care being provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we scored was long-term care, where this facility received a B. Believe it or not, this is this facility's worst area. A nursing home is doing something right when their poorest grade still is better than most other facilities. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. On top of offering very favorable levels of nursing care and other staffing, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. This percentage is also much higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. This combination proved to be effective as this nursing home also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had just 1.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a much lower hospitalization rate than the majority of nursing homes.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hillview Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hillview Health Care Center, 6.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term care patients that have pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hillview Health Care Center, 3.34% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients who sustained a fall resulting in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hillview Health Care Center, 3.01% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care patients who have had a UTI. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hillview Health Care Center, 13.02% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used to treat several conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hillview Health Care Center, 15.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hillview Health Care Center, 6.7% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression may imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hillview Health Care Center, 91.56% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hillview Health Care Center, 13.47% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hillview Health Care Center, 22.08% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that were able to retain mobility. Many argue that mobility is critical to residents' well-being.
In Hillview Health Care Center, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hillview Health Care Center, 22.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Hillview Health Care Center, 13.28 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hillview Health Care Center, 74.73% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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