Shell Lake Health Care Center is a senior living facility located in Shell Lake, Wisconsin, a city with 3,105 people. We awarded this nursing home an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top third of all facilities in the country. Based on our ratings, this nursing home is simply as good as it gets. This facility's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection reports, which we will address in the next paragraph.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A+
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Historical

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection grades. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being relatively minor. Unfortunately, it does not appear that we have deficiency data for this facility. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

A+
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Historical

We also wanted to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home performed well in our long-term care category. We gave them an exemplary grade of A+ in this category. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents, which is far higher than most nursing homes. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.4 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes.

Nurse Quality

A-
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. When computing a facility's nursing rating, we weigh the number of hours nurses spend with patients as well as the level of skill of those nurses. This nursing home provides 3.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at certain nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these statistics as good indicators of the quality of nursing care provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Short-term Care Quality

C
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Historical

The next category we looked at is short-term care. This facility received a strong short-term care score in our assessment, with a grade of C. Even though this isn't nearly as impressive as several of its other scores, this is nevertheless a decent rating for that category. In computing our short-term care grades, we assess the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This rating is often a solid measure of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. When we assessed this facility's nursing hours, we found it offered more care from registered nurses than most nursing homes. The final metric we assessed in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 27.7 percent of this facility's patients returned home, which is below average.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A-
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Shell Lake Health Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Provider
A+
1.27%
State
B+
5.64%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are often the result of poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Provider
C
4.65%
State
B
3.54%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This statistic measures the percent of long-term stay residents who have suffered from a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic can be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Provider
C
3.25%
State
B
2.92%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Provider
B-
15.5%
State
B+
12.1%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This measures the percentage of long-term care patients that were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Provider
A
11.2%
State
B+
15.28%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

Measures the percentage of long-term care residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many in the industry believe this is a reliable measure of quality of care.

Provider
B+
0.83%
State
B
5.26%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines indispensable.

Provider
A
100%
State
B
93.65%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate deterioration of a resident's medical condition.

Provider
C
18.69%
State
B+
13.53%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This indicates the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Provider
A
25.28%
State
B
18.07%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

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

Provider
B+
1.53
State
B+
1.35
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.

Provider
D
25.28
State
B
18.07
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
B+
8.65
State
B-
12.26
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Measures the percent of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation performance.

Provider
B
69.83%
State
B+
74.45%
National
B
68.02%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Indianhead Medical Center Shell Lake 2.9 mi
113 4th Ave Shell Lake Wisconsin 54871
(715) 468-7833
Critical Access Hospitals
Proprietary
Cumberland Memorial Hospital 16.26 mi
1110 7th Avenue Cumberland Wisconsin 54829
(715) 822-7500
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other

Nearby Dialysis

Davita - Siren Dialysis 19.47 mi
Dialysis Stations: 8
24670 State Road 35 Up Ste 100 Siren Wisconsin 54872
(715) 349-4220