The Bridges of Milwaukee Rehab and Care Center is a large nursing home located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This facility was given an F, which is really a bottom of the barrel score in our grading scheme. If you aren't happy with this nursing home, you should be able to find another option in Milwaukee, as the city has more than 25 nursing homes. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category was inspections, which is discussed in the next section.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 144 Beds

CCRC :

For profit - Limited Liability company

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

F
Jan 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: DMar 20: F
Historical

This facility didn't receive any favorable grades. Its most concerning grade may be its inspection grade, where we gave it an F. When a nursing home has this bad of an inspection score, you should expect some severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to resident safety. This facility was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that suggest they caused a threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility also received 20 substantiated complaints in recent years. This is yet another bad sign.

Short-term Care Quality

F
Jan 19: B-May 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: B-Mar 20: B-
Historical

This facility ended up receiving a an abysmal score in our short-term care category. It was given an F in this area. In our short-term care score, we attempt to forge a meaningful measure for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess a nursing home's level of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 36.9 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.

Nurse Quality

F
Jan 19: BMay 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: BMar 20: B
Historical

We also wanted to draw your attention to this facility's poor nursing grade where it received an F. There are a variety of factors within this category. Many of the subcategories relate to levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided only 1.6 hours of nursing care per resident each day. Unfortunately, this place also had terrible marks in some of the quality-based measures to pair with its low nursing hour totals. We looked at the percentage of residents experiencing pressure ulcers and we were disappointed. This facility was at roughly 1.5 times the national average in this measure. This is a bad sign in light of the fact that many pressure ulcers are preventable with better nursing care. This metric helped pull down this facility's nursing rating quite a bit.

Long-term Care Quality

F
Jan 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: FMar 20: F
Historical

The next category we assessed was long-term care, in which this facility received a bottom of the barrel grade in this category as well. Unfortunately, we gave it a lowly F for this area, which is obviously very concerning. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means the facility didn't perform well in our measures relating to patient care. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 92.8125 percent of its patients, which is slightly below what we were hoping for. To our surprise, this nursing home was not as bad as we expected at keeping its residents out of the hospital. While it had 1.83 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, its risk adjusted score was not bad due to it having some more complicated patients.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
NA
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

The Bridges of Milwaukee Rehab and Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Provider
D
12.24%
State
B+
5.64%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Provider
B+
2.81%
State
B
3.54%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with insufficient hygiene.

Provider
B-
2.5%
State
B
2.92%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic measures the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
A
5.78%
State
B+
12.1%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.

Provider
A-
12.71%
State
B+
15.28%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percentage of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. High levels of depression could be an indicator worse patient care.

Provider
D
7.97%
State
B
5.26%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This tells you the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
C
94.91%
State
B
93.65%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.

Provider
F
29.84%
State
B+
13.53%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who retained mobility levels.

Provider
A+
40.55%
State
B
18.07%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Provider
A
1.83
State
B+
1.35
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Provider
F
40.55
State
B
18.07
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.

Provider
D
15.81
State
B-
12.26
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This indicates the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's often correlates with successful rehabilitation services.

Provider
F
36.87%
State
B+
74.45%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Ascension Se Wisconsin Hospital - St Joseph Campus 4.98 mi
5000 W Chambers St Milwaukee Wisconsin 53210
(414) 447-2130
Acute Care Hospitals
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Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division 6.87 mi
9455 W Watertown Plank Rd Milwaukee Wisconsin 53226
(414) 257-5202
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Childrens Hospital of Wisconsin 7.25 mi
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(414) 266-2000
Childrens
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Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Ascension Columbia St Mary's Hospital Milwaukee 8.45 mi
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(414) 585-1374
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Voluntary non-profit - Church
Ascension Columbia St Mary's Hospital Ozaukee 8.9 mi
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(414) 585-1374
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Aurora West Allis Medical Center 9.71 mi
8901 W Lincoln Ave Milwaukee Wisconsin 53227
(414) 328-6000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Aurora St Lukes Medical Center 11 mi
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(414) 649-6000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Fresenius Medical Care Midwest Good Hope 0.64 mi
Dialysis Stations: 19
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(414) 760-3090
Davita - West Appleton 2.13 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 26
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(414) 393-0600
Chicot Dialysis LLC 2.97 mi
Dialysis Stations: 20
9127 N 76th St Milwaukee Wisconsin 53223
(414) 354-4319
Fresenius Medical Care Midwest Appleton Ave 3.17 mi
CMS Rating: 1 stars
Dialysis Stations: 19
7793 W Appleton Ave Milwaukee Wisconsin 53222
(414) 464-0820
Ara - Milwaukee 3.29 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 21
Milwaukee Dialysis Center 4775 N Green Bay Ave Milwaukee Wisconsin 53209
(414) 265-1700
Fresenius Medical Care Milwaukee, LLC 3.41 mi
Dialysis Stations: 18
2615 W Silver Spring Dr Milwaukee Wisconsin 53209
(414) 461-2649
Davita - Capitol Court Dialysis 3.63 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
4176 N 56th St Milwaukee Wisconsin 53216
(414) 445-2119
Fresenius Medical Care Midwest Dialysis, LLC 3.81 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 17
4021 N 52nd St Milwaukee Wisconsin 53216
(414) 873-3600