Gogebic Medical Care Facility is located in Wakefield, Michigan. The city has a total of 2,247 people. This facility was given an A- overall, which is a high-end rating. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top 20 percent of all facilities in the country. Keep reading to find this nursing home's category scores, which are also quite good. It is hard to find any major flaws in this facility's profile.
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Gogebic Medical Care Facility
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - County
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in Michigan Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a strong overall score, this facility also received an A+ inspection score. This score is based on the facility's recent government inspections. An A+ in this area is one of the highest complements we can pay to a nursing home. Arguably the most important factor we look at in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, this turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Nursing scores are primarily associated with a facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of moving a patient more frequently.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our next area, this facility also received a grade of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is a well above average grade in this area. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in long-term care it generally means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. One of the datapoints we considered on top of nurse's aid hours is vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 96.85535 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a proven method to avoid unnecessary deaths for the aged 65 and up population. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our last area, this nursing home received an extremely favorable short-term care grade. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B+ in that category, rounding out one of our more impressive profiles. Short-term care grades are based in part on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 4.8 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Gogebic Medical Care Facility Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Gogebic Medical Care Facility, 8.87% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gogebic Medical Care Facility, 2.93% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric indicates the percent of long-term care residents who have sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gogebic Medical Care Facility, 2.23% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who sustained UTI's. UTI's may be an indication of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this metric could also be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gogebic Medical Care Facility, 13.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gogebic Medical Care Facility, 19.66% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term patients which were given antianxiety medication. These medications are typically used to treat residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gogebic Medical Care Facility, 3.38% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gogebic Medical Care Facility, 91.02% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gogebic Medical Care Facility, 12.09% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gogebic Medical Care Facility, 13.78% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Gogebic Medical Care Facility, 1.65 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gogebic Medical Care Facility, 13.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Gogebic Medical Care Facility, 11.28 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Gogebic Medical Care Facility, 77.57% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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