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Clark Retirement Community

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Clark Retirement Community's website

1551 Franklin Street, Se,
Grand Rapids MI 49506

(616) 278-6520

91.02% estimated occupancy 1

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 a phenomenal overall grade of A. Indeed, this turned out to be one of the top ten nursing homes in the city. Grand Rapids offers a variety of nursing homes, but we doubt you will need to check out too many others. This one looks like a first class option. As you can find below, this place also performed just fine in our category scores. It would be hard to find any major flaws in this facility's profile.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A

On top of performing well in its overall score, this facility received a strong nursing grade. We awarded it a grade of A in that area. Our nursing grade considers a host of subcategories. The most heavily weighted variable is the quantity of hours nurses spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility Michigan in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a system of moving residents more frequently.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

Adding to this facility's impressive resume, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This place received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Adding to its remarkable resume, this nursing home also was given a strong long-term care score, with a score of A. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's primary objective 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. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 92.753624 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is a few points less than we anticipated but still a respectable percentage. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Turning to our last category, this facility also performed well in the short-term care category. In fact, we awarded it a B+ in this area. This completed a first-rate profile. Short-term care scores are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a wide scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Clark Retirement Community Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Clark Retirement Community, 8.78% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in one position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Clark Retirement Community, 2.9% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Clark Retirement Community, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to poor nursing care. However, this metric could be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Clark Retirement Community, 13.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This gauges the percentage of long-term residents which are administered antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Clark Retirement Community, 18.81% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Clark Retirement Community, 3.44% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients showing signs of depression. Higher levels of depression could imply a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Clark Retirement Community, 91.43% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Clark Retirement Community, 12.1% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Clark Retirement Community, 17.7% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Clark Retirement Community, 17.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Scores for Grand Rapids, MI

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

Looking for more options? Grand Rapids, Michigan has 18 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Saint Mary's Health CareAcute Care Hospitals 1.84 miles away200 Jefferson Avenue Se Grand Rapids Michigan 49503Voluntary non-profit - Church(616) 685-5000
  • Spectrum Health - Butterworth CampusAcute Care Hospitals 2.34 miles away100 Michigan St Ne Grand Rapids Michigan 49503Voluntary non-profit - Private(616) 391-1774
  • Metro Health HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.83 miles away5900 Byron Center Avenue, Sw Wyoming Michigan 49519Voluntary non-profit - Private(616) 252-7200

Nearby Dialysis

  • Devos Childrens Hosp - Dialysis Unit2.05 miles away35 Michigan St Ne, Mc 83 Suite 3121 Grand Rapids Michigan 49503Dialysis Stations: 4 (616) 267-2305
  • Davita - Grand Rapids2.23 miles away801 Cherry St Se Grand Rapids Michigan 49506CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 36 (616) 458-5100
  • Davita - Grand Rapids East2.46 miles away1230 Ekhart St Ne Grand Rapids Michigan 49503CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (616) 742-8930
  • Davita - Beltline Home Training2.48 miles away330 E Beltline Ave Ne Ste 2047 Grand Rapids Michigan 49506Dialysis Stations: 1 (616) 285-7081
  • Fmc - Kentwood4.48 miles away4300 Callander Dr Se Grand Rapids Michigan 49508Dialysis Stations: 16 (616) 454-1051
  • Fmc Clyde Park - Wyoming5.72 miles away4893 Clyde Park Ave Sw Wyoming Michigan 49509CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 36 (616) 531-5353
  • Fms Clyde Park South, LLC6.23 miles away5311 Clyde Park Avenue Sw Wyoming Michigan 49509Dialysis Stations: 16 (616) 534-7179
  • Total Renal Care, Inc.6.88 miles away705 28th St Se Grand Rapids Michigan 49548Dialysis Stations: 20 (616) 475-0553