Ovation Jewish Home is in the densely populated metropolitan area of Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a total of 808,042 people. This nursing home was given an overall grade of A. As a matter of fact, this turned out to be one of the top five facilities in Milwaukee. Milwaukee offers many other nursing homes, but it is doubtful you will need to visit too many others. This one looks like a high quality option. If you look further down this page, you can see this nursing home's category grades, which are also strong.
Ovation Jewish Home
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this ended up being a great nursing home is that it earned a very impressive inspection grade. Inspections ended up being its best category. In this category, we gave this nursing home an A. Inspection scores weigh several factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this category usually have few of these severe deficiencies. This place was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate threat to resident health or safety. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its high-end profile, this nursing home also was given a superb short-term care score, with a score of A. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we scrutinize the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This grade is more often than not a meaningful assessment of a nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents that who were able to eventually return home from this facility. We found that 6.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Our nursing score is based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We weigh both the levels of training of the nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with residents. This nursing home averages 0.4 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 nursing home Wisconsin in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a policy of turning residents more frequently.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our fourth category, this nursing home also performed admirably in the long-term care category. We awarded it a grade of B+ for this category. This wrapped up a very impressive report card. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care typically provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. After we finished looking at the amount of nursing care, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 95.424835 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia can be a life or death illness for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility does not roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ovation Jewish Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ovation Jewish Home, 6.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ovation Jewish Home, 3.27% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care residents who suffered falls which caused serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ovation Jewish Home, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often associated with a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint could also be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ovation Jewish Home, 13.83% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term residents which were given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to having more patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ovation Jewish Home, 15.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ovation Jewish Home, 6.26% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ovation Jewish Home, 92.96% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ovation Jewish Home, 13.23% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the erosion of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ovation Jewish Home, 20.17% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who maintained mobility. Many would argue that mobility is vital to residents' physical and mental well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ovation Jewish Home, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Ovation Jewish Home, 13.08 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Ovation Jewish Home, 75.51% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Milwaukee, WI
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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