Advantage Living Center - Battle Creek is in Battle Creek, Michigan. We gave this facility an overall rating of F. Unfortunately, the city grade for Battle Creek isn't too much better. Nevertheless, you still should be able to do better Although this facility received one reasonable category grade for nursing, which you can find more information about below.
Advantage Living Center - Battle Creek
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
675 Wagner Dr,
Battle Creek MI 49017
73.78% estimated occupancy 1
Please note our records indicate that Advantage Living Center - Battle Creek has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.
Note: Advantage Living Center - Battle Creek has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
Registered Staff Hours
Although we graded this facility extremely poorly overall, it received a somewhat respectable nursing score this year. We gave it a B- in this area. Our nursing rating weighs several subcategories. The most heavily weighted variable is the number of hours nurses spend with residents. This nursing home averages just 2.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Lastly, our nursing scores also factor in quality-based assessments, such as preventing major falls. While this nursing home did not have as many nursing hours per resident as many of the other nursing homes we looked at, it was still better than average in the area of avoiding falls. This is usually an indicator of how carefully a facility's nursing staff is tending to its patients. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
We gave this facility just a D for our short-term care rating and that actually wound up as its second highest score. Our short-term care scores are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of skilled nursing services. This means a vast range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Not surprisingly, we learned that this place offers far less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than the average nursing home. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this facility. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 44.8 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
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This place received a lowly F for its inspection rating. This is an important category. Scores in this range generally point to red flags on the facility's government inspections. When a place has this poor of an inspection grade, you should expect some severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to resident safety. This facility was hit with multiple deficiencies in categories G through L, which rank among the more serious deficiencies. This generally indicates that the deficiencies identified by the government inspectors had the potential to cause actual harm to patients. On top of having severe deficiencies, this facility was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We would not recommend this facility under any circumstance.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we rated is long-term care, in which this nursing home received a very poor score in this category also. Unfortunately, we gave it a lowly F for this area, which is obviously a major disappointment. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it typically means the nursing home did not perform well in our measures relating to resident care. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. As it turns out, this nursing home administered the vaccine to a relatively low 87.56219 percent of its patients, which is slightly concerning. Surprisingly, this place was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 1.64 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This is its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Advantage Living Center - Battle Creek Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Advantage Living Center - Battle Creek, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Advantage Living Center - Battle Creek, 2.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term stay patients who sustained falls leading to serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Advantage Living Center - Battle Creek, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Advantage Living Center - Battle Creek, 13.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term care residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Advantage Living Center - Battle Creek, 18.58% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Advantage Living Center - Battle Creek, 3.45% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Some argue this is a measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Advantage Living Center - Battle Creek, 91.71% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Advantage Living Center - Battle Creek, 12.37% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Advantage Living Center - Battle Creek, 19.59% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Advantage Living Center - Battle Creek, 1.35 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Advantage Living Center - Battle Creek, 19.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Advantage Living Center - Battle Creek, 10.82 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Advantage Living Center - Battle Creek, 76.52% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
Scores for Battle Creek, MI
- Overall Rating has a grade of D
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of C
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