Eaton County Medical Care Faci is a senior living facility located in Charlotte, Michigan. The city has a total of 21,182 people. With an overall rating of A, this is undoubtedly an elite nursing home. Based on our analysis, this place is simply as good as it gets. One of the major highlights of this facility's exemplary report card is its nursing score. Nursing grades are discussed in the next section.
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Eaton County Medical Care Faci
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - County
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ for nursing. Nursing scores are largely based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.6 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 generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
An additional reason we assessed this facility so highly is that it received an A+ short-term care grade. This is flat out as dominant as it gets in this area. Our short-term care scores are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of skilled nursing services. This includes a broad range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.7 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Moving on to our inspection category, this facility excelled in that area, which is based on the facility's recent government inspection reports. In fact, we awarded it an impressive grade of A for that category. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this place had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we scored was long-term care. We awarded this facility an acceptable grade in this area, with a B-. While this wasn't as high as some of this facility's other scores, it is nevertheless not a major area of concern. For long-term care residents, the primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is more than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Eaton County Medical Care Faci Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 8.87% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric tells you the percent of long-term care patients who have pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 2.93% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are routinely the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 2.23% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of poor nursing care. Better nursing care can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 13.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 19.66% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term care residents who were given antianxiety medication. These medications are generally given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 3.38% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are showing signs of depression. Increased rates of depression may be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 91.02% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 12.09% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 13.78% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who maintained mobility. Some experts believe that mobility is critical to residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 1.65 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 13.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 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 reduced emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 77.57% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's usually correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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