Covenant Living of the Great Lakes is a small non-profit nursing home located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B+. A grade of this caliber requires solid scores in most areas. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top third of all nursing homes in the United States. Fortunately, this nursing home did not have any bad scores in any of the major categories. Additional information about these categories is available below.
Covenant Living of the Great Lakes
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In that area, we awarded this nursing home an A. There are many subcategories included in this category. Many of the criteria relate to the quantity of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 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 place 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 many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home performed well in the area of short-term care. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which turns out to be one of our higher grades. Our short-term care grades are arguably more critical for folks needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes more skilled nursing. This means not only nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.3 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Turning to another of this facility's strengths, it also received a very impressive inspection score. In that area, we gave this nursing home a grade of A-. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection grades. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively insignificant. While this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we scored is long-term care. In this area, we awarded this facility a solid grade of C. This ended up being this nursing home's weakest area. In determining these long-term care ratings, we assess the nursing home's personal care services. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is better than most nursing homes. This place keeps its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Covenant Living of the Great Lakes Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Covenant Living of the Great Lakes, 8.78% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Covenant Living of the Great Lakes, 2.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Covenant Living of the Great Lakes, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percent of long-term residents who suffered from urinary tract infections. While more infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Covenant Living of the Great Lakes, 13.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Covenant Living of the Great Lakes, 18.81% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Covenant Living of the Great Lakes, 3.44% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. High levels of depression may be a sign lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Covenant Living of the Great Lakes, 91.43% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Covenant Living of the Great Lakes, 12.1% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Covenant Living of the Great Lakes, 17.7% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Covenant Living of the Great Lakes, 17.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Covenant Living of the Great Lakes, 10.81 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Covenant Living of the Great Lakes, 77.3% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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
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