Life Care Center of Plainwell is one of a mere two nursing homes located in Plainwell, Michigan. This facility received an overall grade of F. As far as we can see, you would be better off to steer clear of this nursing home. We wouldn't blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, we will discuss nursing in the next section.
Life Care Center of Plainwell
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Even though we graded this nursing home incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable nursing score this year. We gave it a C in that category. The nursing rating includes many factors, many of which are based on nursing hours. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is a much lower figure than we were hoping for. Lastly, although this place got docked a bit for nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in some of our quality metrics. With fewer than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it did remarkably well in this statistic.
Short-term Care Quality
We were also pleasantly surprised to discover that this facility earned a decent short-term care grade this year. We awarded it a grade of C in that category. Our short-term care grades are believed to be more important for individuals in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates additional skilled nursing services. This means not only nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, this facility was below average in terms of its level of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the metrics we assessed. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
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Unfortunately, this facility received an F for its inspection score. This is an important category. Grades in this range usually point to some red flags on the facility's government inspection reports. We would advise paying close attention to any deficiencies on a facility's inspection reports when it receives this poor of an inspection rating. We suggest you scrutinize the level of severity of those deficiencies. This facility was hit with 5 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they posed a threat to patient safety or health. Finally, we also want to point out that this nursing home received significant government fines recently totaling over $100,000. This typically suggests that a facility's bad track record spanned multiple years.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our final area, this facility really didn't perform very well here either. With an abysmal grade of F in long-term care, this is about as as uninspiring as it gets. For residents in need of a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are an important measure. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 99.14163 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is better than the majority of nursing homes. Surprisingly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Unfortunately, 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 Plainwell Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Life Care Center of Plainwell, 8.78% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure measures the percentage of long-term stay patients which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Life Care Center of Plainwell, 2.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a fall which resulted in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Life Care Center of Plainwell, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of long-term residents who experienced UTI's. Although a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Life Care Center of Plainwell, 13.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Life Care Center of Plainwell, 18.81% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Life Care Center of Plainwell, 3.44% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are showing depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression may be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Life Care Center of Plainwell, 91.43% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Life Care Center of Plainwell, 12.1% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Life Care Center of Plainwell, 17.7% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Life Care Center of Plainwell, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Life Care Center of Plainwell, 17.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Life Care Center of Plainwell, 10.81 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Life Care Center of Plainwell, 77.3% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's typically correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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