Life Care Center of Michigan City is a facility located in Michigan City, Indiana, which has 43,625 people. We gave it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the road grade. In our view, this place ought to be a good fit for quite a few people. One of the highlights of this nursing home's profile is its strong inspection reports, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Life Care Center of Michigan City
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this ended up being a decent nursing home is that it earned an elite inspection grade. In fact, its inspection score was far superior to its overall grade. In our inspections category, we gave this facility an A-. Our inspection scores account for several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this area generally have few of these severe deficiencies. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This means 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 shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility was awarded its second highest category score in the category of short-term care. We gave this facility a grade of B- in this category, which is an acceptable grade. Short-term care grades are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a broad range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. In this facility's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than a typical facility. The hope is always that this does not adversely affect the quality of care. Finally, we looked at the number of residents that were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.3 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below average.
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This facility's next best category grade came in the area of nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of C. The nursing score analyzes quite a few subcategories, however, the paramount consideration is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily, which is not an impressive total. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home actually fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. It performed well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we analyzed is long-term care. It received an abysmal F for this category, which is an abysmal grade. This is clearly a significant disappointment. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Sadly, a few of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Life Care Center of Michigan City Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Life Care Center of Michigan City, 7.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Life Care Center of Michigan City, 3.93% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Life Care Center of Michigan City, 1.87% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that sustained UTI's. Although more of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Life Care Center of Michigan City, 13.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Life Care Center of Michigan City, 21.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Life Care Center of Michigan City, 12.89% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Life Care Center of Michigan City, 91.48% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Life Care Center of Michigan City, 15.74% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Life Care Center of Michigan City, 15.7% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term patients that remained mobile levels.
In Life Care Center of Michigan City, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Life Care Center of Michigan City, 15.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Life Care Center of Michigan City, 11.29 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 Life Care Center of Michigan City, 73.78% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements.
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