With an address in Hancock, Michigan, Houghton Co Med Care Facility is one of just three nursing homes in this city. This facility was awarded an A- overall, which is an elite rating. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all facilities in the United States. This nursing home's impressive profile was highlighted by its short-term care score, which we will address in the next section.
Houghton Co Med Care Facility
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - City/county
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received an excellent short-term care score, with a grade of A. In computing our short-term care grades, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our purpose is to formulate a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we considered in this area is the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that 5.6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Adding to its impressive category grades, this nursing home also excelled in the category of inspections, where it earned an A. Inspection scores weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this category generally have few severe deficiencies. This facility received 9 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This means that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to resident health or safety. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.
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This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Our nursing score considers numerous subcategories. The most heavily weighted factor is the amount of time nurses spend with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the next area, this nursing home was given a respectable long-term care score. Although this was not as strong as many of its other category grades, this is still not a poor grade. Our long-term care grade is used to judge a nursing home's performance as a traditional nursing home, as opposed to focusing on the skilled nursing services provided by a rehabilitation facility. After we finished assessing the quantity of nursing care, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. We were pleased to find that this facility vaccinated 99.15398 percent of its residents for pneumonia. This facility was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Houghton Co Med Care Facility Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Houghton Co Med Care Facility, 8.85% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Houghton Co Med Care Facility, 2.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who had falls resulting in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Houghton Co Med Care Facility, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Houghton Co Med Care Facility, 13.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Houghton Co Med Care Facility, 18.73% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Houghton Co Med Care Facility, 3.47% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Houghton Co Med Care Facility, 91.4% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Houghton Co Med Care Facility, 12.4% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and bathing. Many would argue this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Houghton Co Med Care Facility, 19.67% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who remained mobile levels.
In Houghton Co Med Care Facility, 1.35 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Houghton Co Med Care Facility, 19.67 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Houghton Co Med Care Facility, 10.71 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Houghton Co Med Care Facility, 76.5% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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