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Pine Crest Nursing Home

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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Pine Crest Nursing Home's website

2100 E Sixth St,
Merrill WI 54452

(715) 536-0355

70.83% estimated occupancy 1

Pine Crest Nursing Home is located in Merrill, Wisconsin. This city has 19,360 people. It looks like this is a good nursing home. We gave it an overall grade of B, which is a quality score. You can certainly do much worse than this facility. This facility is stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of our four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Lymphedema Care

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection ratings. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these are quite insignificant. While this place had some deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

This nursing home also was given a favorable short-term care grade. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B in this category. With our short-term care score, we strive to forge a valuable measure for rehabilitation. In doing so, we look at a nursing home's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. It does not appear that this nursing home submitted information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.1 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B. There are many factors included in this category. Most of these criteria are tied to nurse staffing. This facility provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The final category we rated is long-term care. This facility was given a grade of B- in this category. For prospective residents in need of a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. Once we finished looking at the amount of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. We were pleased to find that this facility vaccinates 98.773 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Lastly, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. 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.

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

Pine Crest Nursing Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Pine Crest Nursing Home, 6.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in the same position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Pine Crest Nursing Home, 3.27% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients who have had a fall leading to major injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Pine Crest Nursing Home, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs

This figure gauges the percentage of long-term residents who had urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Pine Crest Nursing Home, 13.83% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used for treating a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Pine Crest Nursing Home, 15.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients that are given antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Pine Crest Nursing Home, 6.26% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Pine Crest Nursing Home, 92.96% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Pine Crest Nursing Home, 13.23% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Pine Crest Nursing Home, 20.17% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that retained mobility levels. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is important for residents' physical and mental health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Pine Crest Nursing Home, 1.28 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Pine Crest Nursing Home, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Pine Crest Nursing Home, 13.08 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Pine Crest Nursing Home, 75.51% Percentage of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Ascension Good Samaritan HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0.89 miles away601 S Center Ave Merrill Wisconsin 54452Voluntary non-profit - Church(715) 536-5511
  • Aspirus Wausau HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 15.26 miles away333 Pine Ridge Blvd Wausau Wisconsin 54401Proprietary(715) 847-2121

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita - Prairie River Dialysis0.91 miles away601 S Center Ave Merrill Wisconsin 54452Dialysis Stations: 6 (715) 539-0613
  • Aspirus Hosp Dialysis Ctr14.97 miles away3000 Westhill Dr Suite 106 Wausau Wisconsin 54401CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (715) 847-0019
  • Davita - Wausau Dialysis15.67 miles away2600 Stewart Ave, Suite 144 Wausau Wisconsin 54401Dialysis Stations: 26 (715) 841-1708