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Borgess Gardens

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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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Borgess Gardens's website

3057 Gull Road,
Kalamazoo MI 49048

(269) 215-1650

58.41% estimated occupancy 1

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.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

We also wanted to note that this nursing home excelled in our nursing score. We awarded them an A+ in this category. Nursing ratings are primarily based on the facility'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 place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

We also wanted to point out the fact that this nursing home performed remarkably in our short-term care category. We awarded them an exemplary score of A+ in this category. Our short-term care ratings are believed to be more critical for residents needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing. This means not just nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last metric we considered in this area is the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 6.4 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection scores. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some can be quite minor. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

This nursing home's weakest category is long-term care, which is the final category we analyzed. For this area, we awarded this facility a grade of D. We would like to to point out this possible weakness, however, you shouldn't dwell on a single category either. Long-term care ratings are based in part on the facility's amount of nursing care. This includes a vast spectrum of personal care services, ranging from help with activities of daily living to routine medical services. One of the factors we considered in addition to nursing hours is vaccines. Thankfully, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this facility also keeps its patients out of the hospital. It had just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 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.

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

Borgess Gardens Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Borgess Gardens, 8.85% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Borgess Gardens, 2.88% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term care patients that suffered a fall which resulted in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Borgess Gardens, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric can be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Borgess Gardens, 13.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Borgess Gardens, 18.73% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Borgess Gardens, 3.47% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who are showing symptoms of depression. Some experts argue this is a measure of resident quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Borgess Gardens, 91.4% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Borgess Gardens, 12.4% Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and continence. Some experts argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Borgess Gardens, 19.67% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who maintained mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Borgess Gardens, 1.35 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Borgess Gardens, 19.67 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Borgess Gardens, 10.71 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Borgess Gardens, 76.5% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's often correlates with better rehabilitation services.

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 D
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B

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Nearby Hospitals

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Nearby Dialysis

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