Alamo Nursing Home is an average-sized facility located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This turns out to be a quality facility, with an overall grade of B. This grade was right in line with the city grade in Kalamazoo. This nursing home's strong report card was highlighted by its short-term care score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
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Alamo Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
- Contracted Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition to earning a strong overall score, this nursing home performed well in short-term care. We awarded it a grade of A- for that category. In crafting our short-term care grades, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our purpose is to formulate a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. This proved to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. We weighed the licensure of nurses at the facility, as well as the quantity of hours the nurses were with patients, in calculating our rating in this category. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility's next most favorable category came in the area of long-term care. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B-. In the area of long-term care, we focus more on the quantity of services offered by a facility, rather than more healthcare-oriented services. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Thankfully, this nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is a very respectable statistic. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Turning to the final category we assessed, this facility received a good score in inspections as well. In fact, we gave it a grade of B- for that category. This nursing home didn't have any major weak links. Inspection scores account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Alamo Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Alamo Nursing Home, 10.2% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of long-term care residents that are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Alamo Nursing Home, 4.91% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls which result in injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Alamo Nursing Home, 0.75% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term care patients which have suffered from a UTI. While more infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Alamo Nursing Home, 21.32% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Alamo Nursing Home, 16.52% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are typically used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Alamo Nursing Home, 7.34% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Higher rates of depression may be a sign lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Alamo Nursing Home, 100% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Alamo Nursing Home, 12.26% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Alamo Nursing Home, 10.6% of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents that maintained mobility.
In Alamo Nursing Home, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Alamo Nursing Home, 10.6% of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Alamo Nursing Home, 4.8% of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Alamo Nursing Home, 79.38% of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Kalamazoo, MI
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus
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