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. We also gave this facility impressive ratings in all of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a strong overall score, this nursing home also excelled in our inspections category, which is based on its inspection reports. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for this category. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing 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 found in categories G through L. This tells you the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
On the list of its many elite scores, this facility was awarded an excellent long-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that category. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in long-term care it typically means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 98.89503 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Compounding its strong profile, this nursing home also was given a dominant short-term care score, with a score of A-. Our short-term care scores are based on a nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 5.4 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Moving on to our fourth area, this nursing home also excelled in the nursing category. We gave it a grade of B+ for this category. This wrapped up a very strong profile. Our nursing grade assesses many factors, but the most important one is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. 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 facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Borgess Gardens Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Borgess Gardens, 8.87% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who developed pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Borgess Gardens, 2.93% 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
In Borgess Gardens, 2.23% 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
In Borgess Gardens, 13.4% 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
In Borgess Gardens, 19.66% 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
In Borgess Gardens, 3.38% 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
In Borgess Gardens, 91.02% 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
In Borgess Gardens, 12.09% 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
In Borgess Gardens, 13.78% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who maintained mobility.
In Borgess Gardens, 1.65 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
In Borgess Gardens, 13.78 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
In Borgess Gardens, 11.28 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
In Borgess Gardens, 77.57% 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 C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus
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