Portage Cty Hlth Care Center is in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. This facility is one of the top nursing homes we looked at. In fact, it received our most impressive score. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top five percent of all nursing homes in the United States. If you scroll down, you will see this nursing home's category ratings, which look to be just as impressive as its overall score.
Portage Cty Hlth Care Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
825 Whiting Ave,
Stevens Point WI 54481
65.41% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a first rate facility overall, this facility performed well in the area of inspections, where it earned an A+. Very few facilities fared as well in this category. Inspection scores account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this category typically have few severe 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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also wanted to draw your attention to the fact that this facility performed remarkably in our long-term care category. We awarded them an exemplary grade of A+ in this area. Facilities that do well in this category tend to provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. One of the factors we considered in addition to this nursing home's impressive nursing hours is vaccinations. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are a great way to avoid unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for seniors. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 1.6 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes.
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Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. The nursing grade considers a host of datapoints. The most heavily weighted factor is the amount of time nurses spend with residents. This nursing home boasts a really impressive 5.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily, of which a significant portion of those hours were provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly highly trained levels of nurses. In addition to providing impressive levels of nursing care, this place also fared well in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. In terms of the number of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, this place outpaced the national average.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our next area, this facility received a highly favorable short-term care rating. We gave it an A- in that area, resulting in this facility receiving straight A's. Short-term care grades are often used to gauge a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To offer highly graded rehabilitation services, facilities generally must have higher levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. When we assessed this place's nursing hours, we found it offered significantly more care from registered nurses than most facilities. The final datapoint we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents that returned home from the nursing home. It fared better than most facilities in this area with 50.1 percent of its patients returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Portage Cty Hlth Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Portage Cty Hlth Care Center, 6.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Portage Cty Hlth Care Center, 3.34% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term stay patients who sustained falls leading to serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Portage Cty Hlth Care Center, 3.01% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Portage Cty Hlth Care Center, 13.02% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term care residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Portage Cty Hlth Care Center, 15.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Portage Cty Hlth Care Center, 6.7% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Some argue this is a measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Portage Cty Hlth Care Center, 91.56% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Portage Cty Hlth Care Center, 13.47% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Portage Cty Hlth Care Center, 22.08% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Portage Cty Hlth Care Center, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Portage Cty Hlth Care Center, 22.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Portage Cty Hlth Care Center, 13.28 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Portage Cty Hlth Care Center, 74.73% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
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