Laurels of Carson City is in Carson City, Michigan, a city with 5,641 people. With a really poor overall grade of F, this nursing home didn't fare well in our assessment. Based on our assessment, this nursing home is not a fit for any prospective resident. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, we will discuss nursing in the next section.
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Laurels of Carson City
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
Note: Laurels of Carson City has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Aquatic Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
Although we graded this nursing home extremely poorly overall, it received a somewhat respectable nursing score this year. We gave it a B- in that area. We looked at the skill-level of nurses at the nursing home, as well as the number of hours the nurses were with residents, in calculating our grade in this area. This nursing home provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is a low total compared to most other nursing homes. Finally, despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this nursing home performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is generally an indicator that a place has quality controls in place.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also didn't fare too badly in the category of short-term care. In fact, we gave it a grade of B- in that category, which wound up being another one of its higher scores. In determining our short-term care ratings, we analyze the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. This area is frequently a useful measure of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its level of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the metrics we assessed. The question is whether this also affected quality of care. The final metric we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who returned home from the facility. We found that just 6 percent of this facility's residents returned home. This figure was below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
We awarded this nursing home a grade of just D for our long-term care score. This is well below average in this category. Facilities that receive this type of grade in this category may not provide the kind of consistent around the clock care that some other nursing homes provide. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 91.04478 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which happens to be a bit lower than we anticipated but still a respectable figure. To our surprise, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This is its best score in this category.
Moving on our final category of inspections, this nursing home received an abysmal grade. For facilities with bad inspection scores, you should really scrutinize any severe deficiencies found on their inspection reports. This nursing home was assessed 6 deficiencies by CMS. The only positive thing we can say is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that indicate that they posed a risk to patient health or safety. Lastly, this facility was flagged by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We prefer to avoid facilities with this designation. Please do your best to find an alternative nursing home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Laurels of Carson City Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Laurels of Carson City, 8.87% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who developed pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Laurels of Carson City, 2.93% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents who sustained falls which caused serious injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Laurels of Carson City, 2.23% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this datapoint can be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Laurels of Carson City, 13.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for many medical conditions, including dementia. Unfortunately, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Laurels of Carson City, 19.66% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Laurels of Carson City, 3.38% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Laurels of Carson City, 91.02% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Laurels of Carson City, 12.09% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the decline of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Laurels of Carson City, 13.78% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Laurels of Carson City, 1.65 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Laurels of Carson City, 13.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Laurels of Carson City, 11.28 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Laurels of Carson City, 77.57% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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