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Belltower Health & Rehabilitation Center

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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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Belltower Health & Rehabilitation Center's website

5805 North Fir Road,
Granger IN 46530

(574) 406-6600

66.35% estimated occupancy 1

Belltower Health & Rehabilitation Center is a facility located in Granger, Indiana. This city has 30,614 people. This turns out to be a solid facility, with an overall grade of C. Based on our assessment, there are definitely much worse places out there. You should also take a look at this nursing home's category grades below. We discuss short-term care in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Partnership
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Podiatry
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Bariatric Care
  • Optometry

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

We awarded this facility one of our higher grades in short-term care, where it earned a grade of A-. This is far better than the facility's overall grade, which was certainly not elite. Our short-term care grades are likely more meaningful for individuals in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not just nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 6.7 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

This facility actually earned a solid inspection report this year as well, with few major dings from the applicable government inspectors. As a result, it earned one of our better grades in that category with a B-. We were surprised this nursing home earned multiple category grades of this caliber. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home received 14 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

This facility's next best category grade came in the area of nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of C. The nursing grade includes quite a few subcategories, many of which are based on quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility surprisingly fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. It scored well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

This facility's weakest category was long-term care, which is the last area we analyzed. In this area, we awarded this facility an D. For prospective patients in need of a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 96.44444 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is better than the average nursing home. To our surprise, this nursing home was 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. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Belltower Health & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Belltower Health & Rehabilitation Center, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Belltower Health & Rehabilitation Center, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of patients who have had a fall resulting in major injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Belltower Health & Rehabilitation Center, 1.96% of Patients had UTIs

This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents which suffered from a UTI. UTI's may be an indicator of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this statistic may be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Belltower Health & Rehabilitation Center, 13.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Belltower Health & Rehabilitation Center, 21.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric gauges the percentage of long-term patients who are administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Belltower Health & Rehabilitation Center, 12.38% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some experts believe this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Belltower Health & Rehabilitation Center, 91.56% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Belltower Health & Rehabilitation Center, 16.12% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Belltower Health & Rehabilitation Center, 17.5% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Belltower Health & Rehabilitation Center, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to the physical health of nursing home residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Belltower Health & Rehabilitation Center, 17.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In Belltower Health & Rehabilitation Center, 11.23 Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Belltower Health & Rehabilitation Center, 73.53% Percentage of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Saint Joseph Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.85 miles away5215 Holy Cross Pkwy Mishawaka Indiana 46545Voluntary non-profit - Private(574) 335-5000
  • Memorial Hospital of South BendAcute Care Hospitals 4.94 miles away615 N Michigan St South Bend Indiana 46601Voluntary non-profit - Private(574) 647-1000
  • Elkhart General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.16 miles away600 E Blvd Elkhart Indiana 46514Government - Local(574) 294-2621
  • Community Hospital of Bremen IncCritical Access Hospitals 17.81 miles away1020 High Rd Bremen Indiana 46506Voluntary non-profit - Private(574) 546-2211
  • Ascension Borgess Lee HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 18.8 miles away420 W High St Dowagiac Michigan 49047Voluntary non-profit - Church(269) 782-8681

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc - Nephrology - Home1.1 miles away250 E. Day Road, Suite 300 Mishawaka Indiana 46545Dialysis Stations: 2 (574) 273-6777
  • Fmc - Nephrology - Mishawaka1.36 miles away710 Park Place Mishawaka Indiana 46545CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 26 (574) 273-6776
  • Fmc - South Bend Dialysis5.25 miles away320 South Street South Bend Indiana 46601Dialysis Stations: 17 (574) 246-0752
  • Davita - Irish Dialysis5.33 miles away4350 South Ironwood Dr South Bend Indiana 46614Dialysis Stations: 20 (574) 299-4529
  • Davita - Dialysis South Bend West8.61 miles away5660 Nimtz Pkwy South Bend Indiana 46628Dialysis Stations: 12 (574) 234-8870
  • Fmc - Nephrology - Blackthorn8.78 miles away6201 Nimtz Parkway South Bend Indiana 46628CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (574) 246-7000
  • Davita - Elkhart9.21 miles away1401 N Michigan St Elkhart Indiana 46514Dialysis Stations: 12 (574) 262-5295
  • Liberty Dialysis at Lakeland - Niles10.72 miles away8 Longmeadow Village Dr Niles Michigan 49120CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (269) 684-0116