Borgess Gardens is an average-sized non-profit facility located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This nursing home received an overall grade of A-. In fact, this is actually one of the three highest graded nursing homes in Kalamazoo. You really can't do much better than this nursing home. This nursing home's impressive profile was highlighted by its nursing rating, which is addressed in the next section.
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. Nursing grades are mostly tied to the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
Compounding its top-shelf accomplishments in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a score of A for its short-term care grade. With our short-term care grade, we seek to create a meaningful barometer for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we assess the facility's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility 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. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.4 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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Another impressive feature of this nursing home is its inspection rating. In that area, we awarded this facility an A-. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's weakest category is long-term care, which is the final area we assessed. For this area, we gave this nursing home a grade of just D. We would like to to point out this possible weak spot, but you shouldn't over-emphasize a single weak area either. With our long-term care grade, we weigh the sheer volume of services provided by a facility, along with a handful of qualitative data points. After looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. We were optimistic to find that this facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. To our surprise, this facility also fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Borgess Gardens Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Borgess Gardens, 8.78% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Borgess Gardens, 2.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Major falls are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Borgess Gardens, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of poor nursing care. Closer supervision can limit the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Borgess Gardens, 13.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Borgess Gardens, 18.81% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term care residents that were given antianxiety medication. These medications are commonly used to treat residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Borgess Gardens, 3.44% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Borgess Gardens, 91.43% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Borgess Gardens, 12.1% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Borgess Gardens, 17.7% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Borgess Gardens, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Borgess Gardens, 17.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Borgess Gardens, 10.81 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Borgess Gardens, 77.3% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements.
Scores for Kalamazoo, MI
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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