Symphony Linden is located in Linden, Michigan. This turns out to be a middle of the pack facility, with an overall grade of B-. You can certainly do worse than this place. One of the highlights of this facility's report card is its impressive short-term care grade, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home really excelled at short-term care, with an A in this area. In computing our short-term care ratings, we scrutinize a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. This rating is often a fair measure of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home 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 datapoint we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who returned home from the facility. We found that 7 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
This nursing home also excelled in the category of nursing, where it earned an B. Our nursing rating is largely tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 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 frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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This facility received somewhat favorable health inspections in recent years. We awarded them a decent score in that area, with a grade of C. Our inspection grades account for a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. This place had 3 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but fortunately none were in categories G through L. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to be an imminent risk to resident safety or health. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we scored is long-term care, proved to be this nursing home's weakest area. We gave this nursing home a D in that area. This was one of just a few weak links of a very solid profile. If you are looking for anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care grades. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 99.337746 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is better than the average nursing home. Surprisingly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Symphony Linden Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Symphony Linden, 8.87% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term residents which are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Symphony Linden, 2.93% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who have experienced a fall which resulted in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Symphony Linden, 2.23% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint may be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Symphony Linden, 13.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric indicates the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Symphony Linden, 19.66% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Symphony Linden, 3.38% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some argue that this is a measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Symphony Linden, 91.02% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Symphony Linden, 12.09% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate the erosion of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Symphony Linden, 13.78% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Symphony Linden, 1.65 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Symphony Linden, 13.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Symphony Linden, 11.28 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Symphony Linden, 77.57% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's usually correlates with better rehabilitation services.
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