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.
Altercare of Big Rapids Center for Rehab & Nursing Ca
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
805 West Ave,
Big Rapids MI 49307
55.29% 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.
- 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
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
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
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 6.3 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is actually below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, this nursing home's third best score is long-term care. However, with a D in this area, it still fared relatively poorly. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. Once we concluded our assessment of the amount of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. We were pleased to find that this nursing home vaccinates 94.24084 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
Turning our last category of inspections, this nursing home received a grade that's as bad as it gets. When a facility has this poor of an inspection rating, you should look for severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to patient safety. This facility was hit with a category G through L deficiency, which rank among the more serious categories of deficiencies. These categories indicate that the deficiencies found by inspectors had potential to cause actual harm to residents. Another red flag is that CMS cited this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. Hopefully, its performance improves in the future, but until then we simply can't recommend this facility.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Altercare of Big Rapids Center for Rehab & Nursing Ca Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Altercare of Big Rapids Center for Rehab & Nursing Ca, 8.78% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Altercare of Big Rapids Center for Rehab & Nursing Ca, 2.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Altercare of Big Rapids Center for Rehab & Nursing Ca, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint could also be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Altercare of Big Rapids Center for Rehab & Nursing Ca, 13.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term patients who are given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Altercare of Big Rapids Center for Rehab & Nursing Ca, 18.81% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Altercare of Big Rapids Center for Rehab & Nursing Ca, 3.44% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Many would argue that this is a measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Altercare of Big Rapids Center for Rehab & Nursing Ca, 91.43% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Altercare of Big Rapids Center for Rehab & Nursing Ca, 12.1% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate the erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Altercare of Big Rapids Center for Rehab & Nursing Ca, 17.7% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were able to retain mobility.
In Altercare of Big Rapids Center for Rehab & Nursing Ca, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Altercare of Big Rapids Center for Rehab & Nursing Ca, 17.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Altercare of Big Rapids Center for Rehab & Nursing Ca, 10.81 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Altercare of Big Rapids Center for Rehab & Nursing Ca, 77.3% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.
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