Ashley Care Center is a small facility in Ashley, Michigan. This nursing home received a rock bottom overall score based on the data we looked at. This place is about as bad as it gets. While this nursing home was given one reasonable category score for nursing, which you can find more information about below.
Ashley Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Please note our records indicate that Ashley Care Center 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: Ashley Care Center 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 Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this nursing home an abysmal overall score, we gave it a B- for our nursing rating. Nursing ratings are mostly based on a facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Finally, although this facility got docked a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in a few of our quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it fared well in this area.
Short-term Care Quality
We also wanted to point out that this nursing home was given an F for its short-term care grade. In computing our short-term care grades, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The objective is to create a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Given its grade in this area, we weren't surprised to learn that this place was well below average in terms of the number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the metrics we looked at. Frankly, this was about what we expected to find. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 4 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Does this page answer your questions about Ashley Care Center?
We wanted to draw your attention to this nursing home's inspection score where it received an F. For nursing homes with bad inspection scores, you should really focus on any severe deficiencies found on their recent inspection reports. This facility was hit with 2 deficiencies by CMS. The only positive thing we found is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that indicate that they caused a threat to resident safety or health. Finally, 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.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we rated was long-term care. This facility received a bottom of the barrel grade of F in this area. For prospective patients in need of a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are an important measure. After considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 97.402596 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is higher than the average nursing home. To our surprise, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. Sadly, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ashley Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ashley Care Center, 8.85% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure measures the percentage of long-term care residents that suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great measure of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ashley Care Center, 2.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who sustained a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ashley Care Center, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ashley Care Center, 13.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ashley Care Center, 18.73% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ashley Care Center, 3.47% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients exhibiting signs of depression. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ashley Care Center, 91.4% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ashley Care Center, 12.4% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ashley Care Center, 19.67% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term patients that retained mobility levels.
In Ashley Care Center, 1.35 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ashley Care Center, 19.67 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: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Ashley Care Center, 76.5% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some believe that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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