Bay Bluffs-Emmet Co Med Care Fac is an average-sized government-owned facility located in Harbor Springs, Michigan. This nursing home is a grade A facility, which is a high-end score. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top fifth of all facilities in the United States. Headlining this facility's stellar report card is its short-term care grade, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Bay Bluffs-Emmet Co Med Care Fac
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
750 E Main,
Harbor Springs MI 49740
59.58% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - County
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
To pair with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home an A+ for its short-term care score. Our short-term care grades are critical for prospective residents needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires additional highly-skilled nursing. This includes a vast scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.6 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. In that area, we awarded this facility an A+. We weighed the levels of nurses employed by the nursing home, as well as the quantity of hours the nurses spent with residents, in computing our score in this category. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place 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.
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In addition, this facility also received a nearly flawless inspection report. It earned one of our highest grades in that category with an A-. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection scores. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being quite insignificant. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we rated is long-term care, where this nursing home was awarded a grade of B+. This topped off a very impressive report card. Only a select few facilities received a B+ or better in each of our categories. Facilities that do well in long-term care typically provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. After considering the volume of nursing care, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 99.64789 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is too frequently a deadly ailment for nursing home residents so we like it when a nursing home does not leave this to chance. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bay Bluffs-Emmet Co Med Care Fac Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bay Bluffs-Emmet Co Med Care Fac, 8.78% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bay Bluffs-Emmet Co Med Care Fac, 2.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Falls are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bay Bluffs-Emmet Co Med Care Fac, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that sustained UTI's. UTI's could be an indicator of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this statistic may be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bay Bluffs-Emmet Co Med Care Fac, 13.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bay Bluffs-Emmet Co Med Care Fac, 18.81% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bay Bluffs-Emmet Co Med Care Fac, 3.44% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bay Bluffs-Emmet Co Med Care Fac, 91.43% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bay Bluffs-Emmet Co Med Care Fac, 12.1% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bay Bluffs-Emmet Co Med Care Fac, 17.7% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Bay Bluffs-Emmet Co Med Care Fac, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bay Bluffs-Emmet Co Med Care Fac, 17.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bay Bluffs-Emmet Co Med Care Fac, 10.81 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bay Bluffs-Emmet Co Med Care Fac, 77.3% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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