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Norwood Health Center-Pathways

  • Nursing Home

Updated Feb 1, 2019 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+
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Norwood Health Center-Pathways's website

1600 N Chestnut Ave,
Marshfield WI 54449

(715) 384-2188

65.83% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Norwood Health Center-Pathways has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Norwood Health Center-Pathways is a very-small government-owned nursing home in Marshfield, Wisconsin. This proved to be an A+ facility. Receiving an A+ in our grading system takes excellent marks across the board. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it as one of the top 500 best facilities in the nation. As you can see below, this place performed just as well in our category scores. We gave it a straight A report card!

Quick Details

  • No Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - County
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy

Awards

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Top Nursing Home in Wisconsin Awards 2019

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

On top of faring well overall, this nursing home received a nearly flawless inspection report. Consequently, it received one of our highest scores in that category with a grade of A+. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this place had some deficiencies on its inspection 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.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

In addition, this facility received high marks in the area of nursing. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A+. Our nursing rating is primarily based on a nursing home's nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility 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 many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of turning a patient more frequently.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

We also want to note the fact that this nursing home was awarded a strong score of A in our long-term care area. Facilities that excel in long-term care typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. After considering the amount of nursing care, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 95 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is too frequently a dangerous ailment for nursing home residents so we like it when a facility doesn't leave this to chance. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

In the last category, we gave this facility a grade of A+ for our short-term care grade. This topped off a very strong profile. In our short-term care assessment, we strive to forge a sound gauge for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we assess the facility's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Norwood Health Center-Pathways Quality Metrics

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Norwood Health Center-Pathways, 3.27% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are often linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Norwood Health Center-Pathways, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Norwood Health Center-Pathways, 15.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of long-term stay patients who are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Norwood Health Center-Pathways, 6.26% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Norwood Health Center-Pathways, 92.96% of Patients

This is the percent of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A+

In Norwood Health Center-Pathways, 13.23% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Some experts believe that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.