Clark Retirement Community is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, which is one of the most densely populated metropolitan areas in the nation. We gave this facility an A overall grade, ranking it in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the United States. Grand Rapids has a host of other nursing homes, but it is doubtful you will need to check out too many others. This one looks like a high quality option. As you can find below, this nursing home also performed just fine in our category scores. It's hard to find any major flaws in this facility's profile.
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Clark Retirement Community
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Our nursing rating considers numerous factors. The most important one is the amount of time nurses spent with residents. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures 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.
Adding to its impressive category scores, this nursing home excelled in the category of inspections, where it earned an A. Not many nursing homes performed better in this area. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies 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.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility also fared very well in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of A. Few facilities fared better in this area. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home'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 patients. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nursing hours is vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 87.786255 percent of its residents. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, we were pleased to find nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our next area, this facility also performed well in our short-term care category. We gave it a grade of B+ for this area. This wrapped up a very strong profile. In determining our short-term care grades, we analyze the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This rating is typically a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Clark Retirement Community Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Clark Retirement Community, 8.87% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Clark Retirement Community, 2.93% of Patients had Serious Falls
This gauges the percent of long-term care patients who suffered falls resulting in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Clark Retirement Community, 2.23% of Patients had UTIs
This gauges the percent of long-term care patients which have experienced a urinary tract infection. While more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Clark Retirement Community, 13.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for many conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Clark Retirement Community, 19.66% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are given antianxiety medication. These medications are prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Clark Retirement Community, 3.38% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Clark Retirement Community, 91.02% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Clark Retirement Community, 12.09% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing. Some believe this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Clark Retirement Community, 13.78% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that maintained mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Clark Retirement Community, 13.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Scores for Grand Rapids, MI
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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