With an address in Wishek, North Dakota, Wishek Living Center is the sole option we were able to find in the area. Sporting an overall rating of A, this is undoubtedly a first-rate facility. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the United States. One of the best aspects of this facility's exemplary profile is its inspection grade. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Wishek Living Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Best Nursing Home in North Dakota Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in North Dakota Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in North Dakota Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize that this facility has received near flawless inspections recently. We awarded them an A+ in this area. Inspection grades account for several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this category usually have few severe deficiencies. 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. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. The nursing rating includes quite a few factors, however, the primary consideration is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of turning a resident even once per day.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also performed well in the area of short-term care, where it received a grade of A-. Not many nursing homes fared better in this category. Short-term care grades are typically used to grade a nursing home's rehabilitation services In order to offer good rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to provide better levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last item we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
In the last category we rated, this nursing home received a very strong grade of B+ in our long-term care category. With this score, the nursing home finished off a very impressive profile. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure patients are well cared for. One of the factors we considered after nursing hours was vaccines. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. This is a reliable method to minimize unnecessary deaths for the aged 65 and up population. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Wishek Living Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Wishek Living Center, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Wishek Living Center, 4.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term patients who experienced a fall which resulted in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Wishek Living Center, 3.36% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of facilities with worst hygiene practices. More frequent bathing reduces the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Wishek Living Center, 19.9% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Wishek Living Center, 18.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term stay residents who were administered antianxiety medication. These medications are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Wishek Living Center, 5.76% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression could be a sign lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Wishek Living Center, 96.66% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Wishek Living Center, 15.94% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Wishek Living Center, 17.76% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility. Many would argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Wishek Living Center, 1.14 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Wishek Living Center, 17.76 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Wishek Living Center, 8.62 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Wishek Living Center, 78.29% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.