Marshfield Clinic Comfort and Recovery-Eau Claire
2116 Craig Rd, Eau Claire WI 54701 · (715) 836-1200 · 33.33% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Reese
Marshfield Clinic Comfort and Recovery-Eau Claire is one of only three available facilities in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. With an overall score of A+, we graded this nursing home to be the highest rated facility in Eau Claire. Overall scores in this range are a reliable indication of a high-end facility. You flat out can not do any better than this place. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's remarkable profile is its inspection rating. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
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Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
On top of receiving an elite overall grade, this facility also received an A+ inspection grade. This is based on its recent inspection reports. An A+ in this category is one of the highest complements we can pay to a nursing home. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
We also wanted to alert you to the fact that this nursing home fared very well in our short-term care rating. We gave them an elite grade of A+ in this area. Short-term care ratings are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a wide range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. This place is the gold standard in terms of skilled nursing staffing. The facility provided about one and a half times as many physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than a typical facility. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. It fared better than most facilities in this area with 54.7 percent of its patients returning home.
Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a grade of of A+ for its long-term care grade. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. Unfortunately, we were not able to find information about this nursing home's vaccination rates. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Moving on to our final category, this nursing home received a strong nursing score. We awarded it a grade of A in that area, giving this facility straight A's. We scrutinized the licensure of nurses employed by the facility, as well as the quantity of time those nurses were with patients, in calculating our score in this area. This nursing home provided 12 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This was one of the better totals we found. Furthermore, we found that a significant portion of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. On top of offering impressive levels of care, this place also excelled in the quality-based metrics we looked at. By way of illustration, it performed as well as any nursing home in Wisconsin in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these data points as good measures of the quality of nursing care being provided.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Marshfield Clinic Comfort and Recovery-Eau Claire Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This metric measures 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 the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better