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.
Gogebic Medical Care Facility
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
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 94.64883 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
The last category we rated was short-term care. This nursing home was awarded a better than average nursing grade this year, with a grade of B. Even though this isn't quite as impressive as some of its other category grades, this is nevertheless one of the stronger scores in this area. Our short-term care grades are based on a facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a broad range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. 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, 8.78% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gogebic Medical Care Facility, 2.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are routinely the result of poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gogebic Medical Care Facility, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care can minimize the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gogebic Medical Care Facility, 13.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gogebic Medical Care Facility, 18.81% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gogebic Medical Care Facility, 3.44% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are showing signs of depression. Some argue that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gogebic Medical Care Facility, 91.43% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gogebic Medical Care Facility, 12.1% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing. Some experts believe this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gogebic Medical Care Facility, 17.7% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Gogebic Medical Care Facility, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gogebic Medical Care Facility, 17.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Gogebic Medical Care Facility, 10.81 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Gogebic Medical Care Facility, 77.3% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements.
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