Soldiers Grove Health Services is a small nursing home in Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin. This facility is among the highest-graded nursing homes we found. A score of this caliber requires first-rate marks across the board. Based on our assessment, this facility would be a wonderful choice for just about anybody. This facility also received consistently good scores in all four of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
Soldiers Grove Health Services
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 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
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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
This nursing home also was awarded a strong long-term care score. Indeed, this is this nursing home's second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 87.333336 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which happens to be somewhat lower than we expected but still a reasonably acceptable figure. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, we were pleased to find nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A- in our nursing category. When determining a nursing home's nursing rating, we weigh the number of hours nurses commit to residents as well as the level of skill of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
In the final category we looked at, this facility was awarded an impressive grade grade of B+ in our short-term care category. With this grade, the nursing home wrapped up a very favorable profile. Our short-term care scores are considered to be more meaningful for those needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires additional skilled nursing services. This includes not only nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last item we assessed in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 5.2 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Soldiers Grove Health Services Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Soldiers Grove Health Services, 6.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Soldiers Grove Health Services, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Soldiers Grove Health Services, 3.17% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Soldiers Grove Health Services, 13.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications may be used for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Soldiers Grove Health Services, 15.58% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Soldiers Grove Health Services, 6.45% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents showing signs of depression. Some experts would argue this is a measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Soldiers Grove Health Services, 92.81% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Soldiers Grove Health Services, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Soldiers Grove Health Services, 21.75% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term patients that retained mobility levels.
In Soldiers Grove Health Services, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Soldiers Grove Health Services, 21.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Soldiers Grove Health Services, 13.28 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Soldiers Grove Health Services, 75.11% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's typically correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
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