Ladysmith Nursing Home is a small nursing home located in Ladysmith, Wisconsin. This facility was awarded an overall grade of D, which is a lower end rating. Based on our analysis, this facility may not be the best fit for most prospective residents. The only positive thing we can really say about this nursing home is that it didn't receive any F's in in any of the major categories. More information about these categories is available below.
Ladysmith Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Note: Ladysmith Nursing Home has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Although we were not high on this nursing home overall, we awarded it a B- for inspections. This score is more respectable than this place's overall score. We would argue that one of the most critical factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially look at the severity of those deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Lastly, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.
This nursing home actually received a decent grade in the area of nursing as well. We awarded it a grade of B- for that category, which is not a bad score. We analyzed the skill-level of nurses working for the facility, in addition to the quantity of hours the nurses worked with patients, in determining our rating in this category. This nursing home averages just 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Finally, although this place got docked a bit for nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in some of our quality-based measures. With less than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed remarkably well in this subcategory.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's third most favorable area turned out to be its short-term care score, where it received a grade of B-. Our short-term care ratings are likely most critical for patients needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically mandates additional highly-skilled nursing services. This includes not merely nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the metrics we assessed. The question is whether this also affected quality of care. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 4.7 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our fourth category, this nursing home was awarded a respectable long-term care grade of B-. Our long-term care grades are more meaningful for those in need of more traditional services related to personal care. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 96.82539 percent of its residents. This facility also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ladysmith Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ladysmith Nursing Home, 6.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ladysmith Nursing Home, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ladysmith Nursing Home, 3.17% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percent of long-term patients which suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care. However, this metric could be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ladysmith Nursing Home, 13.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for many medical conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ladysmith Nursing Home, 15.58% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ladysmith Nursing Home, 6.45% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Many in the industry believe that this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ladysmith Nursing Home, 92.81% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ladysmith Nursing Home, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ladysmith Nursing Home, 21.75% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry believe that the ability to move around is critical to residents' mental and physical well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ladysmith Nursing Home, 21.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Ladysmith Nursing Home, 13.28 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Ladysmith Nursing Home, 75.11% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
- Marshfield Medical Center - LadysmithCritical Access Hospitals 1.74 miles away900 College Ave West Ladysmith Wisconsin 54848Government - Local(715) 532-5561