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Altercare of Big Rapids Center for Rehab & Nursing Ca

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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Altercare of Big Rapids Center for Rehab & Nursing Ca's website

805 West Ave,
Big Rapids MI 49307

(231) 796-3185

56.79% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Altercare of Big Rapids Center for Rehab & Nursing Ca has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Altercare of Big Rapids Center for Rehab & Nursing Ca is a senior living facility in Big Rapids, Michigan, which has 20,112 people. Our grading system was not kind to this nursing home, as we gave it an overall rating of F. Based on our analysis, this nursing home probably isn't a fit for anyone. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category is nursing, which is discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Speech Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

Although we graded this facility extremely poorly overall, it received a somewhat respectable nursing grade this year. We gave it a B- in this area. In calculating a nursing home's nursing score, we assess the amount of time nurses are seeing residents as well as the level of licensure of those nurses. This place provides only 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is a somewhat uninspiring figure which is well below the national average. Lastly, although this facility got docked a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in some of our quality metrics. With fewer than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed very well in this subcategory.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility also didn't perform poorly in the area of short-term care. Indeed, we awarded it a B- for that area, which turned out to be among its higher scores. In computing our short-term care scores, we analyze a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This rating is often a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation. We were surprised to find that this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing areas we assessed. It supplied fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. The final measure we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 5.6 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is actually below average.

Facility Inspections

Grade: F

Unfortunately, this nursing home received a lowly F for its inspection grade. This is a very important category. Scores in this range usually point to red flags on the facility's government inspections. With nursing homes that received this poor of an inspection score, we recommend scrutinizing the severe deficiencies on its inspection report. This particular facility had a category G through L deficiency, which are among the more severe deficiencies. These categories indicate that the deficiencies identified by the government inspectors had the potential to create actual harm to patients. We are also concerned by the fact that this facility was flagged by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We prefer to avoid facilities with this designation. Please do your best to find an alternative nursing home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The last category we rated is long-term care. This nursing home received an abysmal grade of F in this category. For residents in need of a permanent place to live rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are very important. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Fortunately, this nursing home provided the vaccine to 94.52737 percent of its residents, which is a very solid datapoint. To our surprise, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Altercare of Big Rapids Center for Rehab & Nursing Ca Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Altercare of Big Rapids Center for Rehab & Nursing Ca, 8.85% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Altercare of Big Rapids Center for Rehab & Nursing Ca, 2.88% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term stay residents who have suffered falls which resulted in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Altercare of Big Rapids Center for Rehab & Nursing Ca, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to inadequate hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Altercare of Big Rapids Center for Rehab & Nursing Ca, 13.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Altercare of Big Rapids Center for Rehab & Nursing Ca, 18.73% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Altercare of Big Rapids Center for Rehab & Nursing Ca, 3.47% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Altercare of Big Rapids Center for Rehab & Nursing Ca, 91.4% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Altercare of Big Rapids Center for Rehab & Nursing Ca, 12.4% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Altercare of Big Rapids Center for Rehab & Nursing Ca, 19.67% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percent of long-term care patients that retained mobility levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Altercare of Big Rapids Center for Rehab & Nursing Ca, 1.35 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Altercare of Big Rapids Center for Rehab & Nursing Ca, 19.67 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Altercare of Big Rapids Center for Rehab & Nursing Ca, 10.71 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Altercare of Big Rapids Center for Rehab & Nursing Ca, 76.5% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Spectrum Health Big Rapids HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.77 miles away605 Oak Street Big Rapids Michigan 49307Government - Local(231) 796-8691

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc - Big Rapids2.84 miles away14307 Northland Dr Big Rapids Michigan 49307Dialysis Stations: 12 (231) 527-1622