Nursing Homes in Wisconsin- Monthly Analysis & Key Metrics

The State Level Skilled Nursing Home Analysis Report

Recently, the Biden administration announced a goal of improving nursing home care, as highlighted in several important announcements (see the initial announcement and a subsequent announcement). While this is a commendable goal, it is not entirely clear what the best approach is for achieving it. Proposing minimum staffing levels for all nursing homes simplifies a complicated issue. Nursing Homes address a wide range of resident needs, from short-term rehabilitation to long-term care to dementia and memory issues, that require different levels of care. It also fails to address a national staffing shortage that will likely only worsen.

At NursingHomeDatabase.com, we believe that one critical element of any improvement effort is to have access to good, clear data and analysis that can help everyone understand the current state of affairs, identify trends, and track progress over time. To this end, we have built this series of reports that will try to illuminate the key metrics of nursing home performance for each state. Our reports are designed to provide valuable insights and inform policymakers, healthcare providers, and families who are interested in nursing home care.

The analysis for the state level report cards of nursing home care is primarily derived from data that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ("CMS") provides. CMS publishes weekly data about nursing home occupancy and COVID-19 infections and publishes monthly reports with ratings, staffing levels, and deficiencies.

Summary Analysis of Nursing Homes in Wisconsin- The 10,000 foot view

Updated on November 5, 2023

According to the latest data compiled by NursingHomeDatabase.com, Wisconsin has a total of 327 active skilled nursing facilities and 25,558 beds. Based on the US Census estimates for the population of 5,892,539, the current total bed count represents one bed for every 230.56 persons in Wisconsin. There were 17,320 residents as November 5, 2023 for a state wide occupancy level of 67.77 percent. (Note that the home count is based on monthly data provided by CMS and the number of beds and the occupancy numbers are based on weekly data. There is a minor number of homes that do not report their data weekly.)

According to the monthly data, Wisconsin has added 0 new beds and lost 462 existing beds over the past year.

The Biden Administration has announced that it wants to regulate minimum nursing home staffing levels. They have proposed minimums of .55 hours of care per resident per day from registered nurses (RNs) and 2.45 hours of care per resident per day certified nursing aids (CNAs). These are the current level amount of hours per resident per day of care for Wisconsin and a comparison to national averages.

Staffing Levels State National
Registered Nurse (RN) 0.96 0.66
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) 2.38 2.25
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 0.61 0.88
All Staff 3.95 3.79

COVID-19 Infections in Wisconsin Nursing Homes

While COVID-19 infections and deaths are down significantly from late 2020 and 2021, the number of infections and deaths continues to be monitored. For nursing homes in Wisconsin there were a total of 149 new cases and 149 new deaths among residents for the week ending November 5, 2023. The chart below shows COVID-19 activity for the past year.

New and Lost Nursing Homes in Wisconsin

No new homes were reported by CMS over the past twelve months.

Wisconsin lost 13 skilled nursing facilities and 462 beds over the past year. Below is list of the lost facilities:

Facility Number of Beds
Epione Pavilion 38
Tivoli at Divine Savior Healthcare 83
Heritage of Elmwood Nh 34
Fairhaven Corporation 30
Villa Loretto Nursing Home 50
Aspirus Pleasant View 50
Pioneer Health and Rehab 30
Pine Haven Christian Home 50
Gundersen Tri-County Care Center 12
Colfax Health and Rehabilitation Center 28
Mellen Manor Health and Rehabilitation 21
The Recovery Inn, An Eduro Healthcare Community 12
Grace Luth Communities-Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites 24

This data is based on homes reported by CMS. Additional homes may have opened or closed but are not yet in the dataset.

Occupancy Percentages for Wisconsin Nursing Homes

The chart below shows the overall occupancy for nursing home beds in Wisconsin. Occupancies levels for individual facilities will differ and can be found on the detail page for the specific nursing home.

Best and Worst Nursing Homes in Wisconsin

The list below shows the best skilled nursing facilities in Texas based on their most recent weighted average inspection score. Some nursing homes may have higher overall 5-star ratings than those homes on this list. This is due to quirks with the rating system that tends to keep the overall rating from changing very quickly.

Facility Rating
Dove Healthcare-West
1405 TRUAX BLVD
EAU CLAIRE, WI
0.00
Grace Lutheran Communities - River Pines
206 N WILLSON DR
ALTOONA, WI
0.00
Masonic Center For Health and Rehab Inc
400 N MAIN ST
DOUSMAN, WI
0.00
Rennes Health and Rehab Center-Weston
4810 BARBICAN AVE
WESTON, WI
0.00
Trempealeau Cty Hcc Imd
W20410 STATE RD 121
WHITEHALL, WI
0.00
Door County Memorial Hospital Snf
323 S 18TH AVE
STURGEON BAY, WI
0.00
Clearview Brain Injury Center
198 COUNTY DF
JUNEAU, WI
0.67
Holton Manor
645 N CHURCH ST
ELKHORN, WI
0.67
Ridgeview Terrace Long Term Care
2350 N DEWEY AVE
REEDSBURG, WI
0.67
Twin Ports Health Services
1612 N 37TH ST
SUPERIOR, WI
1.33

The list below shows the worst skilled nursing facilities in Texas based on their most recent weighted average inspection score.

Facility Rating
Waterfall Health of Brown Deer
7500 W DEAN RD
MILWAUKEE, WI
994.50
Madison Health and Rehabilitation Center
110 BELMONT RD
MADISON, WI
745.67
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Silver Springs Health Care Center
1300 WEST SILVER SPRING DR
GLENDALE, WI
665.83
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Minocqua Health and Rehab
9969 OLD HWY 70 RD
MINOCQUA, WI
556.00
Ignite Medical Resort Oak Creek
2700 WEST HONADEL BOULEVARD
OAK CREEK, WI
530.80
Sheridan Health and Rehabilitation Center
8400 SHERIDAN RD
KENOSHA, WI
477.17
Southpointe Care and Rehab Center LLC
4500 W LOOMIS RD
GREENFIELD, WI
461.67
Waters Edge Health and Rehabilitation Center
3415 N SHERIDAN RD
KENOSHA, WI
388.17
Middleton Village Nursing and Rehab
6201 ELMWOOD AVE
MIDDLETON, WI
376.67
Waunakee Valley Senior Living
801 KLEIN DR
WAUNAKEE, WI
371.17

Nursing Homes with the warning icon () have been flagged by CMS for abuse.

Skilled Nursing Homes in Wisconsin Compared to Nationwide

We have compared Wisconsin nursing homes to the nationwide average on several metrics. Wisconsin performed better than the national average on several metrics and worse on other metrics.

Cycle 1 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 8.00 Lower
Cycle 1 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 5.80 Higher
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 7.70 Lower
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 5.90 Higher
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 7.90 Lower
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 4.20 Lower
Average Number Of Residents Per Day 52.70 Lower
Reported Nurse Aide Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 2.38 Higher
Reported Lpn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.61 Lower
Reported Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.96 Higher
Reported Licensed Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 1.57 Higher
Reported Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 3.95 Higher
Total Number Of Nurse Staff Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 3.44 Higher
Registered Nurse Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 0.65 Higher
Reported Physical Therapist Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.06 Lower
Total Nursing Staff Turnover 53.70 Higher
Registered Nurse Turnover 47.50 Lower
Number Of Administrators Who Have Left The Nursing Home 0.60 Lower
Case-mix Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.36 Lower
Case-mix Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 3.14 Lower
Number Of Fines 2.40 Lower
Fine Amount In Dollars 58,468.00 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Need For Help With Daily Activities Has Increased 13.77 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight 5.57 Lower
Percentage Of Low Risk Long Stay Residents Who Lose Control Of Their Bowels Or Bladder 50.06 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Catheter Inserted And Left In Their Bladder 2.82 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Urinary Tract Infection 3.24 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Have Depressive Symptoms 5.85 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained 0.08 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Experiencing One Or More Falls With Major Injury 3.29 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 94.91 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antipsychotic Medication 14.20 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 86.87 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Newly Received An Antipsychotic Medication 1.05 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Ability To Move Independently Worsened 17.66 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antianxiety Or Hypnotic Medication 15.56 Lower
Percentage Of High Risk Long Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers 7.76 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 94.49 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Made Improvements In Function 77.38 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 79.19 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Rehospitalized After A Nursing Home Admission 20.32 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Had An Outpatient Emergency Department Visit 14.84 Higher
Number Of Hospitalizations Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 1.48 Lower
Number Of Outpatient Emergency Department Visits Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 1.39 Higher