Kalkaska Memorial Health Center is the only option we identified in Kalkaska, Michigan. With an A- overall grade, we rated this nursing home in the top quarter of all nursing homes in the United States. In addition, this is a hospital-based nursing home, which may add peace of mind for prospective patients with significant health conditions. This nursing home's impressive profile was highlighted by its nursing grade, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Kalkaska Memorial Health Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - Hospital district
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. When computing our nursing scores, we assess both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
We also would like to draw your attention to the fact that this facility was awarded a superb grade of A in our short-term care area. In determining our short-term care grades, we size up the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This area is often a solid assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 5.8 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
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Adding yet another impressive category grade, we awarded this nursing home an impressive grade of B+ for our inspections rating. Inspection grades weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we analyzed proved to be this nursing home's weakest category. However, even its lowest point would be a highlight for most nursing homes. In fact, we gave it a strong grade of B in our long-term care category. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in this category tend to provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are kept in good health. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is much higher than most nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Kalkaska Memorial Health Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Kalkaska Memorial Health Center, 8.85% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Kalkaska Memorial Health Center, 2.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Kalkaska Memorial Health Center, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often linked to poor nursing care. Better nursing care can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Kalkaska Memorial Health Center, 13.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Kalkaska Memorial Health Center, 18.73% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Kalkaska Memorial Health Center, 3.47% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients showing signs of depression. Some believe this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Kalkaska Memorial Health Center, 91.4% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Kalkaska Memorial Health Center, 12.4% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and continence. Some believe this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Kalkaska Memorial Health Center, 19.67% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Kalkaska Memorial Health Center, 1.35 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Kalkaska Memorial Health Center, 19.67 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Kalkaska Memorial Health Center, 10.71 Percentage of Patients
This is 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 Kalkaska Memorial Health Center, 76.5% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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