Symphony Linden is a facility located in Linden, Michigan, a city with 14,767 people. We gave this facility an overall grade of B. A score of this caliber requires solid marks in most areas. Based on our analysis, this nursing home ought to meet the needs of most people. This facility is better in some categories than others, but it didn't have any poor grades in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
202 South Bridge Street,
Linden MI 48451
80.83% estimated occupancy 1
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition to being a quality nursing home overall, this nursing home really excelled in the area of short-term care, where it received an A+. Few facilities fared better in this category. Short-term care grades are commonly used to judge a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to offer highly rated rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to have better levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This nursing home provided more physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most facilities. This is what we like to find when assessing a nursing home in this category. The final statistic we looked at in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it fared as well as just about any nursing home in Michigan in this area with 74.2 percent of its patients returning home. For most nursing homes, fewer than half of their short-term residents are able to return home.
In addition, this facility earned a solid inspection report this year also. For this reason, it received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B. Inspection scores are tied to several items located in the a nursing home's recent government inspections. Places that score well in this area have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
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This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B. Nursing ratings are based largely on nurse staffing levels. This place provided 3.5 hours of nursing care per patient each day. Approximately one-fourth of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are among the most skilled levels of nurses. This is a high percentage of skilled nursing care. We weight these hours performed by these types of nurses more in calculating our nursing scores. Lastly, we also factored a few quality measures into our nursing grades. This facility was relatively weak in two of the major areas we focus on, with below average scores for minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. These areas are generally reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care provided.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we analyzed is long-term care. We awarded it a C in that category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this area. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 96.503494 percent of its patients. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 1.62 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Symphony Linden Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Symphony Linden, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Symphony Linden, 2.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term stay residents which have sustained a fall which caused serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Symphony Linden, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric can be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Symphony Linden, 13.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used for several conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Symphony Linden, 18.58% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Symphony Linden, 3.45% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Symphony Linden, 91.71% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Symphony Linden, 12.37% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Symphony Linden, 19.59% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Symphony Linden, 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 the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Symphony Linden, 19.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Symphony Linden, 10.82 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Symphony Linden, 76.52% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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