Bay Bluffs-Emmet Co Med Care Fac is an average-sized government-owned facility located in Harbor Springs, Michigan. This nursing home is an A+ facility, which is our top rating. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top ten percent of all facilities in the nation. Headlining this nursing home's remarkable report card is its nursing score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Bay Bluffs-Emmet Co Med Care Fac
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this nursing home excelled in our nursing score. We awarded them an A+ in this category. Our nursing grade focuses on the facility's level of nurse staffing. We weigh both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the number of hours spent with patients. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a policy of moving a patient even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its high-end profile, this facility also performed well in our short-term care category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A in that area. Our short-term care grades are critical for people needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a wide range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.1 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Moving on our next area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for its long-term care grade. This is a very impressive grade. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 99.65398 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
In addition, this nursing home also received a virtually flawless government inspection report. As a result, it earned one of our highest grades in that category with an impressive grade of A-. With this impressive grade, this place is one of the few nursing homes in Michigan to earn straight A's. Perhaps the most important factor we consider in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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, 8.85% 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, 2.88% 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, 13.01% 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, 18.73% 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, 3.47% 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, 91.4% 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, 12.4% 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, 19.67% 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, 1.35 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, 19.67 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, 10.71 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, 76.5% 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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