Grace of Douglas is in Douglas, Michigan, a city with 884 people. This facility received an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the road rating. You could definitely do worse than this nursing home. This nursing home did not excel in every category we looked at, but it did not receive any terrible grades either. More information about its category grades can be found below.
Grace of Douglas
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its decent overall grade, we awarded this nursing home an A for its inspection grade. This grade is far more impressive than its overall rating. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with better scores in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Another one of this nursing home's stronger areas was in the category of nursing care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of B. Nursing grades are primarily associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility's next most favorable area is its short-term care score, where it was awarded a C. Our short-term care grades are based on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a wide range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. We were surprised to find that this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we assessed. It provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. It is important to determine whether this is adversely impacting the quality of care. Finally, we considered the number of residents who returned home from this facility. We found that 4.6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below average.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to our last area, we gave this nursing home a D in the area of long-term care. This is the nursing home's least impressive category score. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids. One of the statistics we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours is vaccines. Frankly, we were a bit alarmed this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to only 89.65517 percent of its patients. To our surprise, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes. This was its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Grace of Douglas Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Grace of Douglas, 8.85% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Grace of Douglas, 2.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are routinely linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Grace of Douglas, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can reduce the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Grace of Douglas, 13.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Grace of Douglas, 18.73% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Grace of Douglas, 3.47% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Grace of Douglas, 91.4% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Grace of Douglas, 12.4% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate erosion of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Grace of Douglas, 19.67% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term care residents that were able to retain mobility.
In Grace of Douglas, 1.35 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Grace of Douglas, 19.67 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Grace of Douglas, 10.71 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Grace of Douglas, 76.5% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe that this is a measure of rehabilitation services.