With an address in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, St Francis Home is one of six available facilities in the city. This facility was given a phenomenal overall grade of A, which is better than most of the nursing homes in Fond Du Lac by quite a bit. This really is impressive given that the city offers plenty of very solid nursing homes. Based on our assessment, this place looks like a wonderful choice for just about anybody. This facility was also given phenomenal ratings in all of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
St Francis Home
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Aquatic Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Wisconsin Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being an elite nursing home overall, this nursing home also performed well in the area of inspections, where it earned a grade of A+. Very few facilities fared this well in this area. Our inspection grades are based on items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This tells you CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
To add to its elite achievements in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a score of A- for its long-term care score. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. One of the factors we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a great way to minimize unnecessary hospitalizations for the senior population. Lastly, this facility 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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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A-. In calculating our nursing grades, we look at both staffing levels and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last category we rated, this nursing home received a very strong grade of A- in our short-term care category. With this score, the facility completed a straight A report card. In the category of short-term care, we seek to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We assess the facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.1 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
St Francis Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In St Francis Home, 6.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In St Francis Home, 3.27% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that have had a fall which caused major injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In St Francis Home, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint could also be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In St Francis Home, 13.83% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for many medical conditions, including dementia. Unfortunately, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In St Francis Home, 15.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In St Francis Home, 6.26% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. High rates of depression could be an indicator lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In St Francis Home, 92.96% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In St Francis Home, 13.23% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In St Francis Home, 20.17% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility. Some experts believe that mobility is critical to residents' well-being.
In St Francis Home, 1.28 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In St Francis Home, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In St Francis Home, 13.08 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In St Francis Home, 75.51% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Fond Du Lac, WI
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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