Oakwood Health Services is one of just three available facilities in Altoona, Wisconsin. Sporting an overall score of B+, this facility should work for most prospective patients. You could definitely do much worse than this nursing home. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home didn't have any poor grades in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Oakwood Health Services
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home received a strong overall grade as discussed above, but we especially wanted to emphasize its excellent nursing score. We awarded them an A in this area. The nursing score analyzes many datapoints, but the paramount one is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home truly excelled in the area of short-term care, where it received a score of A-. Few facilities performed more favorably in this category. Short-term care grades are meaningful for residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates more skilled nursing services. This means a wide spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 5.6 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
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This facility also earned impressive government inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our better scores in that category, with a B. Our inspection grades are based on several items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area typically have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Although this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we graded was long-term care, in which this nursing home was given a C. This actually is this facility's weakest category. This is nevertheless not a terrible score. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. After we finished looking at the amount of nursing care, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. We were pleased to discover that this facility vaccinates 99.4012 percent of its residents against pneumonia. This place also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization 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.
Oakwood Health Services Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Oakwood Health Services, 6.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Oakwood Health Services, 3.27% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is an indication of the percent of long-term residents that suffered a fall which resulted in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Oakwood Health Services, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Oakwood Health Services, 13.83% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Oakwood Health Services, 15.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term stay patients who are administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Oakwood Health Services, 6.26% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Higher rates of depression may indicate lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Oakwood Health Services, 92.96% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Oakwood Health Services, 13.23% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Oakwood Health Services, 20.17% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Oakwood Health Services, 1.28 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Oakwood Health Services, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Oakwood Health Services, 13.08 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Oakwood Health Services, 75.51% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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