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Covenant Living of the Great Lakes

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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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2520 Lake Michigan Drive Nw,
Grand Rapids MI 49504

(616) 735-4541

87.56% estimated occupancy 1

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 D. A grade of this caliber typically suggests some red flags. We rated this as one of the three worst nursing homes in Grand Rapids. With countless other facilities in the city, you may simply want to look elsewhere. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's report card, feel free to continue reading to learn more about its category scores. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.

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Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Audiology

Awards

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Top Nursing Home in Michigan Awards 2019

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

Although we were not high on this nursing home overall, we awarded it a B+ for our inspections category. This grade is much better than the place's overall grade. Our inspection ratings weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. You generally want to avoid nursing homes with a list of severe deficiencies flagged. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This tells you that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The second best area we gave this facility in any category came in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a grade of B-. In determining our short-term care scores, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The purpose is to formulate a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various facilities. We found that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we assessed. In fact, it provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. It is important to determine whether this is adversely impacting the quality of care. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.3 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below the national average.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

Unfortunately, this facility only received a grade of D for its nursing grade, which was actually one of its better category grades. Nursing ratings are based largely on levels of nurse staffing. This place offered a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing ratings. This place fared well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these datapoints to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The next category we scored was long-term care, in which this nursing home was given a bottom of the barrel score in this area as well. We gave it an F in this category, which is obviously very concerning. For prospective patients in need of a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are a key measure. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is more than the average nursing home. To our surprise, this nursing home also fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18May 23

Covenant Living of the Great Lakes Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Covenant Living of the Great Lakes, 8.87% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure measures the percent of long-term care patients which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Covenant Living of the Great Lakes, 2.93% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a fall which caused serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Covenant Living of the Great Lakes, 2.23% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of long-term patients who have sustained UTI's. UTI's could be an indication of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this metric could be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Covenant Living of the Great Lakes, 13.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Covenant Living of the Great Lakes, 19.66% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Covenant Living of the Great Lakes, 3.38% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Some would argue that this is a measure of quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Covenant Living of the Great Lakes, 91.02% of Patients

This is the percent of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Covenant Living of the Great Lakes, 12.09% Percentage of Patients

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

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In Covenant Living of the Great Lakes, 13.78% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In Covenant Living of the Great Lakes, 13.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Covenant Living of the Great Lakes, 11.28 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Covenant Living of the Great Lakes, 77.57% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements.

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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