Life Care Center of Michigan City is in Michigan City, Indiana. This city has a population of 43,625 people. This nursing home was given an uninspiring overall grade of D, which is a subpar grade. In our view, we would struggle to recommend this nursing home. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's report card, feel free to continue reading to learn more about its category grades. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 120 Beds

CCRC :

For profit - Corporation

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A-
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

While we were not high on this nursing home's overall grade, it actually received a very impressive inspection report this year. In fact, it received an excellent inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest scores in that category with an A-. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection scores. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being relatively minor. This place was hit with 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to be an imminent risk to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.

Short-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: B-Feb 19: B-Mar 19: CApr 19: B-May 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

One of this facility's higher category scores came in the area of short-term care. This ended up being its second most favorable category. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a B-. Our short-term care grades are probably more critical for residents needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires more highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not just nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. One of this nursing home's strengths is physical therapy hours. We found that it offers more hours with physical therapists to its residents than most facilities. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that it outperformed the majority of facilities with 55.3 percent of its residents returning home. This is a higher rate than most nursing homes.

Long-term Care Quality

F
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMar 19: FApr 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

This nursing home wound up receiving a a very poor score in our long-term care category. It was given a lowly F in this category. For patients looking for a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. We were pleased to learn that this facility vaccinated 94.52737 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Finally, we looked at its number of hospitalizations. We found that this place had 2.07 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, this figure is far less impressive than its vaccination record.

Nurse Quality

F
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: DFeb 19: DMar 19: DApr 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

The last category we rated is nursing, in which this nursing home was given a bottom of the barrel grade in this area also. It received a lowly F for this category, which is obviously somewhat alarming. When computing a nursing home's nursing score, we look at the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of training of those nurses. This facility offered just 3.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is not a very impressive figure. To go along with its subpar totals in the area of nursing hours per resident, this nursing home also didn't perform as well in the quality-based measures we looked at in determining our nursing scores. We looked at the percent of patients experiencing pressure ulcers and major falls. This nursing home had more falls and pressure ulcers than the average facility. This could be a bad sign when you consider that many bed sores and falls are believed to be preventable with better nursing care. Unfortunately, these statistics pulled down this facility's nursing grade quite a bit.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
D
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Life Care Center of Michigan City Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in one position for too long.

Provider
C
9.92%
State
B
6.86%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . Falls which result in injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.

Provider
C
4.98%
State
B
3.87%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. However, this metric could be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.

Provider
A
0.5%
State
B+
2.1%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients who were given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Provider
B
12.64%
State
B
13.94%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.

Provider
B+
15.66%
State
B
20.46%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B-
9.34%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is the percent of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Provider
C
93.49%
State
B-
91.77%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate decline of a resident's health.

Provider
B
14.72%
State
B
15.64%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Provider
A
24.74%
State
B-
15.15%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Provider
C
2.07
State
B
1.61
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Provider
D
24.74
State
B+
15.15
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess short-term care.

Provider
B+
8.58
State
B
10.32
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This is the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's usually correlates with superior rehabilitation services.

Provider
C
59.99%
State
B-
65.99%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

La Porte Hospital 9.54 mi
1007 Lincolnway La Porte Indiana 46350
(219) 326-1234
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Porter Regional Hospital 12.86 mi
85 East Us Hwy 6 Valparaiso Indiana 46383
(219) 983-8300
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary

Nearby Dialysis

Davita - Michigan City 1.46 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 15
9836 W. 400 N. Michigan City Indiana 46360
(219) 878-1989
Usrc Michigan City Dialysis 1.57 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
3727 N Frontage Road Michigan City Indiana 46360
(219) 879-9450
Dsi - Dialysis - La Porte 10.43 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
103 West 18th Street La Porte Indiana 46350
(219) 326-6362
Davita La Porte Dialysis 10.6 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
1406 East Lincolnway Suite A La Porte Indiana 46350
(219) 324-3080
Dsi - Coffee Creek Dialysis 10.8 mi
Dialysis Stations: 19
3100 Village Point, Suite 101 Chesterton Indiana 46304
(219) 395-8020
Davita - Chesterton 11.1 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
711 Plaza Drive, Suite 6 Chesterton Indiana 46304
(219) 926-6049
Fmc - Nephrology - La Porte 11.33 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
2910 Monroe St La Porte Indiana 46350
(219) 324-0944
Valparaiso Dialysis 17.29 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
2711 Leonard Drive Suite 100 Valparaiso Indiana 46383
(219) 462-1233