Chippewa County War Mem Hosp Ltcu is a senior living facility located in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, a city with 19,668 people. Featuring an overall rating of C, this is likely a decent nursing home. Based on our analysis, there are certainly much worse places out there. One of the best aspects of this facility's profile is its stellar nursing score, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Chippewa County War Mem Hosp Ltcu
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
500 Osborn Blvd,
Sault Sainte Marie MI 49783
70.19% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Government - County
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Bariatric Care
- Oncology Care
Registered Staff Hours
We want to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home received a much better grade for nursing than it received overall. In fact, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A+. Nursing scores are tied to quality and quantity of nursing care. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded a positive short-term care score. Indeed, we gave them a grade of B+ in that category, which is one of our better. In determining our short-term care scores, we scrutinize the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. This grade is typically a fair assessment of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last datapoint we assessed in this category is the number of patients that were able to return home from the facility. We found that 4.9 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the category of long-term care, this facility was awarded a grade of just D in that category. If you are looking for anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care ratings. Once we concluded our assessment of the volume of nursing care, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. We were optimistic to find that this nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia. To our surprise, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. Sadly, some of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
The last category we assessed was inspections. This nursing home did not receive favorable government inspections in recent years. In fact, we gave it an F in this category. This pulled down this nursing home's overall score significantly. When a nursing home has this bad of an inspection rating, you should expect some severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to resident safety. This particular nursing home had 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only favorable thing we found is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that indicate they posed a threat to resident health or safety. Lastly, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines recently totaling over $100,000. This usually indicates that a nursing home's bad track record has been an issue for several years.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Chippewa County War Mem Hosp Ltcu Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Chippewa County War Mem Hosp Ltcu, 8.78% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Chippewa County War Mem Hosp Ltcu, 2.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients which have had falls resulting in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Chippewa County War Mem Hosp Ltcu, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Chippewa County War Mem Hosp Ltcu, 13.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for many conditions, including cognitive disorders. Sadly, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Chippewa County War Mem Hosp Ltcu, 18.81% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Chippewa County War Mem Hosp Ltcu, 3.44% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Chippewa County War Mem Hosp Ltcu, 91.43% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Chippewa County War Mem Hosp Ltcu, 12.1% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of decline of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Chippewa County War Mem Hosp Ltcu, 17.7% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term care patients that remained mobile levels. Some argue that mobility is critical to patients mental and physical well-being.
In Chippewa County War Mem Hosp Ltcu, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to preserving the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Chippewa County War Mem Hosp Ltcu, 17.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Chippewa County War Mem Hosp Ltcu, 77.3% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living generally correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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