Riverview Health Services is one of only two available facilities in Tomahawk, Wisconsin. We awarded it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the road rating. Based on our analysis, this nursing home likely wouldn't be a bad choice. This nursing home is better in some categories than others, but it didn't have any poor grades in any of our major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Riverview Health Services
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
We want to point out that this nursing home really outperformed its overall score in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless government inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our best grades in that area with an A. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection ratings. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these are quite insignificant. It doesn't look like we were able to find deficiency counts for this nursing home. We would like to have more information about this nursing home. Without having access to the deficiency related data, it ended up being challenging to fully evaluate it in terms of this category.
Another one of this nursing home's stronger areas was in the category of nursing care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of B. Nursing grades are mostly based on a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a protocol of turning a patient more frequently.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third most favorable area we awarded this facility in any area came in the category of short-term care, where we awarded it a grade of B-. In the category of short-term care, we endeavor to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We look at a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of patients that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 4.7 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually well below average.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the final area, this nursing home was awarded a decent long-term care score of C. In determining our long-term care grades, we assess the facility's personal care services. After considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 96.666664 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is higher than the average nursing home. This facility keeps its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Riverview Health Services Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Riverview Health Services, 6.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Riverview Health Services, 3.27% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Major falls are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Riverview Health Services, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Riverview Health Services, 13.83% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This measures the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Riverview Health Services, 15.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Riverview Health Services, 6.26% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Riverview Health Services, 92.96% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Riverview Health Services, 13.23% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Riverview Health Services, 20.17% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who remained mobile levels. Some experts would argue that mobility is important for patients health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Riverview Health Services, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Riverview Health Services, 13.08 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Riverview Health Services, 75.51% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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