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Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital

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Updated Feb 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital's website

601 Seventh Street,
Ontonagon MI 49953

(906) 884-8000

57.17% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital is a facility in Ontonagon, Michigan, which has a total of 2,879 people. This nursing home proved to be an A rated facility, which is one of the top ratings we offer. In addition, this is a hospital-based nursing home, which is a positive for prospective patients with medical conditions frequently requiring hospitalization. Scroll down to see this nursing home's category ratings, which are also quite good. It is hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Diabetes Management
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Pain Management
  • Oncology Care
  • Blood Administration
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation


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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

In addition to being a first rate facility overall, this facility also fared well in long-term care, where it earned an impressive grade of A+. Few facilities performed better in this area. Facilities that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. After looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Nursing grades are tied to quantity of nursing care available. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

This facility also earned a nearly flawless government inspection report. As a result, it earned one of our highest grades in that category with an A-. Our inspection scores account for several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category typically have few of these severe deficiencies. This place received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to be an immediate risk to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The last area we assessed was short-term care. In this category, we awarded this facility an impressive grade of B. In computing our short-term care ratings, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our goal is to formulate a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final datapoint we considered in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 4.4 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A+

In Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital, 0% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure tells you the percent of long-term residents who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital, 2.02% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents that had falls which resulted in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital, 6.06% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often caused by worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric can also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital, 8.89% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term stay residents who are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these medications due to having more patients with dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital, 19.78% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital, 0% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term patients showing depressive symptoms. Many in the industry argue that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital, 100% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital, 10.13% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of decline of a patient's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital, 24.53% of Residents

This indicates the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital, 24.53% of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.