Wisconsin Nursing Homes Rank Among the Top in the U.S.
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on June 3, 2015 in Nursing Homes and Elder Rights
If your loved one is a resident of a Wisconsin nursing home, you can rest assured that they are most likely receiving a better quality of care than they would in homes in most other states.
According to a recent study conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, Wisconsin nursing homes rank higher in quality than the national average. The study revealed that 55 percent of the states facilities have earned the two highest rankings from the federal government, compared to the national average of 42 percent.
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Choosing Quality Care
More than 27,000 people reside in 388 Wisconsin nursing homes, including short-term residents who have been discharged to a nursing home after hospitalization.
Quality of care has been a concern for years for residents who are generally frail, have multiple chronic conditions like dementia and other cognitive impairments, and are particularly vulnerable to bed sores, falls and medical errors.
Because of this, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services created the Nursing Home Compare website to offer ratings for nursing homes based on a number of quality conditions.
While it is important to consider a nursing homes ratings, John Sauer, president and CEO for LeadingAge Wisconsin, notes that other factors are just as important.
He suggests that reputation, recommendations, staffing, turnover and tenure of administrators are just as important to consider when choosing a home for your loved one.
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