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Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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50 Wolverton Ave,
Ripon WI 54971

(920) 748-5638

50.2% estimated occupancy 1

Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation is the lone option we were able to find in Ripon, Wisconsin. After receiving an A overall grade, this facility has the prestigious distinction of being one of the top 100 facilities in Wisconsin. This is an impressive achievement in a state with a long list of elite nursing homes. This is just about as good of a place as you're going to find. Headlining this nursing home's stellar report card is its inspection grade, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Medication Management
  • Meal Delivery
  • Home Making
  • Dialysis Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Bariatric Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to being a great nursing home overall, it also received A+ government inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually perfect. Inspection ratings account for several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this area generally have very few of these severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent 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

Grade: A

Adding to its dominant assessments in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a score of A for our long-term care rating. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 94.80519 percent of its residents, which is higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Turning the page to our third category, we awarded this facility a grade of A- for our short-term care rating. This is a very strong rating. Our short-term care ratings are considered to be more meaningful for people needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally utilizes additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not just nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

Switching gears to our last area, this nursing home was awarded an extremely favorable nursing rating. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- in this area, resulting in this facility receiving straight A's. Our nursing grade looks at the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We weigh both the levels of training of the nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a policy of turning a patient more often.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation, 6.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation, 3.27% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with facilities with lower levels of hygiene. More frequent bathing limits the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation, 13.83% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term patients who are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation, 15.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure measures the percent of long-term residents which are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation, 6.26% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents exhibiting signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation, 92.96% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation, 13.23% Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation, 20.17% Percentage of Residents

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

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation, 75.51% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's often correlates with superior rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Ripon Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 1.77 miles away845 Parkside St Ripon Wisconsin 54971Voluntary non-profit - Private(920) 748-3101
  • Thedacare Medical Center - Berlin IncCritical Access Hospitals 9.84 miles away225 Memorial Drive Berlin Wisconsin 54923Voluntary non-profit - Private(920) 361-1313
  • Waupun Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 16.28 miles away620 W Brown St Waupun Wisconsin 53963Voluntary non-profit - Private(920) 324-6512
  • Aurora Medical Ctr OshkoshAcute Care Hospitals 16.91 miles away855 N Westhaven Drive Oshkosh Wisconsin 54904Voluntary non-profit - Private(920) 456-6000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc - Ripon South1.23 miles away37 Stoney Ridge Rd Ste 100 Ripon Wisconsin 54971Dialysis Stations: 12 (920) 748-8651
  • Davita - Green Lake County Dialysis9.96 miles away432 Oak St Berlin Wisconsin 54923Dialysis Stations: 12 (920) 361-1177
  • Fresenius Medical Care Oshkosh LLC15.87 miles away2700 W 9th Ave Suite 101a Oshkosh Wisconsin 54904Dialysis Stations: 10 (920) 223-4990
  • Waupun Regional Dialysis16.17 miles away10 Beaver Dam St Waupun Wisconsin 53963Dialysis Stations: 12 (920) 324-6531
  • Davita - Oshkosh Dialysis18.67 miles awayDialysis Unit 855 North Westhaven Drive Oshkosh Wisconsin 54904Dialysis Stations: 10 (920) 303-0650