Ashley Care Center is a small facility in Ashley, Michigan. This nursing home was given a somewhat concerning overall grade of D, which is a relatively poor rating. This wasn't the worse facility we found, however, we would still be very reluctant to recommend it. More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category is nursing, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
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Ashley Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 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.
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
Although we did not rate this facility well overall, we want to point out its decent grade of B- in the category of nursing. We analyzed the skill-level of nurses working for the facility, as well as the number of hours the nurses were with patients, in calculating our rating in this area. This particular nursing home provided just 0 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This figure is far below the national average. Lastly, while this place got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of our quality metrics. With fewer than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it fared well in this area.
Short-term Care Quality
We also awarded this facility a middle of the road grade in the area of short-term care, with a B-. In calculating our short-term care grades, we analyze the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This rating is often a useful assessment of a nursing home's rehabilitation. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The last measure we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a respectable score in the category of long-term care, where we gave it a B-. Our long-term care grade is used to measure a facility's performance as a traditional nursing home, as opposed to focusing on the skilled nursing services offered by a rehabilitation facility. One of the datapoints we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours is vaccines. Frankly, we were a bit concerned this facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to a relatively low 86.30137 percent of its patients. Fortunately, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
In our last category of inspections, this facility received an abysmal grade. We weight this category more heavily than our other categories. We would advise paying special attention to any deficiencies on a nursing home's inspection reports when it receives this poor of an inspection rating. We would scrutinize the severity of those deficiencies. This facility was assessed 2 deficiencies by CMS. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they posed a risk to patient health or safety. 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.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ashley Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ashley Care Center, 8.87% 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, 2.93% 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, 2.23% 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, 13.4% 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, 19.66% 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, 3.38% 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, 91.02% 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, 12.09% 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, 13.78% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term patients that retained mobility levels.
In Ashley Care Center, 1.65 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, 13.78 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 Ashley Care Center, 11.28 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Ashley Care Center, 77.57% 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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