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 B, this is a fine option. Based on our analysis, this place has quite a bit going for it. 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 Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
530 W Beech St,
Charlotte MI 48813
82.11% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, this nursing home performed well in our short-term care category. We awarded it an impressive grade of A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Short-term care scores are vital for patients seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a wide scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. We were not able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The last item we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 5.7 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
This facility also excelled in inspections. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- for that area. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. We should point out that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
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In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. There are several factors within this category. Many of the factors relate to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's weakest category is long-term care, which is the final category we looked at. In this area, we awarded this facility a grade of D. If you are looking for anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care scores. 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. To our surprise, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
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, 8.78% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 2.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients that had falls leading to major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this statistic may be skewed for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 13.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term residents who are administered antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 18.81% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 3.44% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are showing symptoms of depression. Higher rates of depression may be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 91.43% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 12.1% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 17.7% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who maintained mobility.
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 17.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 10.81 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Eaton County Medical Care Faci, 77.3% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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