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. More information on this facility's category grades may be found below. Its best category was nursing, which is discussed in the next paragraph.
Ashley Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
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
While we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable nursing grade this year. We gave it a grade of B- in that category. Our nursing score assesses the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We weigh both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the amount of time spent with residents. This particular facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This figure is significantly below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility surprisingly excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. It performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
Surprisingly, we awarded this facility a grade of B- for its short-term care grade, which is not too bad of a score. In forming these short-term care grades, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our purpose is to create a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. We found that this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. The facility supplied fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The final datapoint we considered in this area is the number of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. This figure was below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
Our third category we graded was long-term care, in which this facility received an F. Nursing homes that don't fare well in this category often do not provide as much nursing care and also may be lagging in a few of the areas of routine personal care we looked at. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 93.37748 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is a bit lower than we were hoping for but still a respectable percentage. To our surprise, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. This was its best feature in this category.
The last category we looked at was inspections. Unfortunately, this nursing home didn't receive favorable inspections in recent years. As a result, we had to give it an F in this category. When a place has this bad of an inspection rating, you should expect some severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to the well being of residents. This particular nursing home had 2 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only positive thing we can say is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that indicate they posed a threat to patient health or safety. Lastly, 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.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ashley Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ashley Care Center, 8.78% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents that have new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an indicator of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ashley Care Center, 2.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ashley Care Center, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are routinely the result of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric can be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ashley Care Center, 13.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ashley Care Center, 18.81% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ashley Care Center, 3.44% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ashley Care Center, 91.43% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ashley Care Center, 12.1% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of decline of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ashley Care Center, 17.7% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility.
In Ashley Care Center, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is critical to preserving the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ashley Care Center, 17.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Ashley Care Center, 77.3% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.
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