Allegan County Medical Care Fa is a small government-owned facility in Allegan, Michigan. This nursing home proved to be an A+ rated facility, which is the most impressive rating. In fact, this nursing home made our top 500 list of the top nursing homes in the country, which is an impressive subset of nursing homes. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's stellar profile is its inspection rating. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
Allegan County Medical Care Fa
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
3265 122nd Ave r2,
Allegan MI 49010
55.14% estimated occupancy 1
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On top of being a great nursing home overall, it also earned A+ inspections in recent years. Its inspections are nearly perfect. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This facility was hit with 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that CMS didn't consider any of these deficiencies to be an immediate threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also want to point out the fact that this nursing home received a top-shelf score of A in our long-term care category. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in long-term care it typically means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. In addition to offering very favorable levels of nurse staffing, this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. This combination proved to be effective as this nursing home was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.61 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. Our nursing rating focuses on the facility's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of skill of the nurses and the quantity of hours spent with residents. This facility provided 5.6 hours of nursing care per patient per day, which is among the more impressive figures in the country. A significant portion of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the more skilled levels of nurses. We were very impressed by both of these figures. On top of offering high levels of care, this place also excelled in several of the quality measures we looked at. With below five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the country in this category.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last category we graded, this nursing home received a very favorable grade of A in our short-term care category. With this grade, the nursing home finished off a straight A profile. Our short-term care scores are based in part on a facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. One reason for this facility's strong score in this category is that it provides more care with registered nurses to its residents than the average nursing home. The last measure we looked at in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in Michigan in this area with 61.8 percent of its patients returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Allegan County Medical Care Fa Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Allegan County Medical Care Fa, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term care patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Allegan County Medical Care Fa, 2.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Allegan County Medical Care Fa, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who sustained UTI's. UTI's may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric can also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Allegan County Medical Care Fa, 13.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that are given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Allegan County Medical Care Fa, 18.58% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term care patients who were administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Allegan County Medical Care Fa, 3.45% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Allegan County Medical Care Fa, 91.71% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Allegan County Medical Care Fa, 12.37% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Allegan County Medical Care Fa, 19.59% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels. Some experts believe that the ability to move around is critical to residents' mental and physical health.
In Allegan County Medical Care Fa, 1.35 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Allegan County Medical Care Fa, 19.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
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