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 impressive nursing home. Based on our analysis, this place is simply as good as it gets. The best part of this facility's impressive report card was its short-term care grade. short-term care grades are discussed in the next section
Eaton County Medical Care Faci
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has 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
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ in the area of short-term care. Our short-term care grades are crucial for prospective residents needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes additional skilled nursing. This includes a broad spectrum of services, ranging 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 skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 6.3 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
In addition, this facility received high marks in the area of nursing. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A+. Our nursing rating looks at the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We factor in both the levels of training of those nurses as well as the amount of time spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.6 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 terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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In addition, this facility also received excellent government inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our best grades in that area, with an impressive grade of A-. Inspection scores are tied to many datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area typically have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. A couple minor dings aren't necessarily something to panic about.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we scored is long-term care. We gave this nursing home a solid score in that area, with a grade of B-. While this wasn't as favorable as many of this nursing home's other grades, it is nevertheless not a bad grade. In our long-term care rating, we focus on the sheer quantity of care offered by a nursing home, along with some qualitative measures. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. This place keeps its residents out of the hospital. 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.
Eaton County Medical Care Faci Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 8.85% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 2.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls which result in injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This metric tells you the percent of long-term stay residents who experienced a UTI. UTI's could be an indication of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric could also be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 13.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 18.73% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term residents that are given antianxiety medication. These medications are commonly prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 3.47% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression may be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 91.4% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 12.4% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 19.67% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that retained mobility levels. Many believe that mobility is vital to residents' well-being.
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 1.35 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is critical to the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 19.67 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 10.71 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 76.5% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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