Hazel Findlay is a large non-profit nursing home located in Saint Johns, Michigan. With an A- overall grade, we rated this nursing home in the top quarter of all facilities in the nation. At the end of the day, this place is a no brainer for just about anybody. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its nursing score, which you can find in the next section.
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- 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
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received a very strong nursing grade. In fact, this turned out to be its best category. In this category, we awarded this facility an A. Our nursing category assesses quite a few factors, many of which are tied to nursing hours. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Adding to its impressive category grades, this facility also excelled in the category of inspections, where it earned an A. Inspection scores weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area usually have very few severe deficiencies. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also would like to alert you to the fact that this nursing home was awarded a high-end score of A in our short-term care area. Our short-term care grades are important for residents needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires more highly-skilled nursing. This means a wide spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.1 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we looked at was long-term care. This nursing home was given an above average long-term care grade in our assessment, with a B-. Although this was not as strong as many of its other grades, this is still a respectable score in this category. If you are looking for anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care scores. After looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. We were optimistic to discover that this nursing home vaccinated 99.63899 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Lastly, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hazel Findlay Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hazel Findlay, 8.87% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hazel Findlay, 2.93% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hazel Findlay, 2.23% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Better hygiene protocols reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hazel Findlay, 13.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients that are administered antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically required. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these medications due to having more patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hazel Findlay, 19.66% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hazel Findlay, 3.38% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hazel Findlay, 91.02% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hazel Findlay, 12.09% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hazel Findlay, 13.78% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Hazel Findlay, 1.65 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hazel Findlay, 13.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Hazel Findlay, 11.28 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hazel Findlay, 77.57% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements.
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