Chalet of Niles is an average-sized nursing home located in Niles, Michigan. Featuring an overall grade of F, we consider this to be a bottom of the barrel facility. Keep in mind that Niles received a city grade of C, so should consider some other options in the city as well. More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category was nursing, which is discussed in the next paragraph.
Chalet of Niles
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
911 S 3rd St,
Niles MI 49120
49.7% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
Neither this nursing home's overall score nor its category grades gave us anything to write home about. This place's best category was nursing, but even there it received just a D. The nursing grade weighs several datapoints, most of which are based on nursing hours. This particular place provided 2.9 hours of nursing care per resident each day, which is not great. In addition to its weak nursing hours, this place earned suboptimal marks in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at in computing our nursing ratings. We found that a higher percentage of this place's patients experienced falls leading to serious injury.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's next most favorable category is long-term care, but even there it earned just a D in that area. This turns out to be a well below average grade. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in long-term care may not provide the kind of consistent around the clock care that some other facilities provide. After we finished assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 91.44385 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Finally, we were stunned by the facility's number of hospitalizations. Here we found that this nursing home fared very poorly with 3.68 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, this statistic is more than twice the national average.
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Short-term Care Quality
Another concern is the F this facility was given in the area of short-term care. In the category of short-term care, we strive to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Not surprisingly, we discovered that this nursing home offers significantly less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than a typical facility. The last metric we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 44.9 percent of its patients returning home. This was well below the national average.
Moving on our final category of inspections, this nursing home received an F here. Since this data is collected by independent government inspectors, we heavily weight poor results in this area. When a place has this bad of an inspection rating, you should expect some severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to resident safety. This particular facility was assessed one category G through L deficiency, which rank among the more severe categories of deficiencies. These categories indicate that the deficiencies uncovered by CMS had potential to pose actual harm to patients. Finally, we need to draw your attention to the fact that this place received significant government fines of over $100,000. This generally suggests that a nursing home's poor track record spanned multiple years.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Chalet of Niles Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Chalet of Niles, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Chalet of Niles, 2.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic measures the percent of long-term care patients which have suffered a fall which caused severe injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Chalet of Niles, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of poor nursing care. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Chalet of Niles, 13.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Chalet of Niles, 18.58% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Chalet of Niles, 3.45% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are showing depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression may reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Chalet of Niles, 91.71% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Chalet of Niles, 12.37% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Chalet of Niles, 19.59% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Chalet of Niles, 1.35 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Chalet of Niles, 19.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Chalet of Niles, 10.82 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Chalet of Niles, 76.52% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements.
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