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Life Care Center of Plainwell

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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Life Care Center of Plainwell's website

320 Brigham St,
Plainwell MI 49080

(269) 685-9805

61.59% estimated occupancy 1

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.

Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: C

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

Grade: C

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.

Facility Inspections

Grade: F

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

Grade: F

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.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Life Care Center of Plainwell Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

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

Grade: B-plus

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

Grade: B-plus

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

Grade: B-minus

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

Grade: A-minus

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

Grade: A+

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

Grade: A-minus

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

Grade: A

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

Grade: B

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.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

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

Grade: B

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

Grade: D

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

Grade: B

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.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Ascension Borgess HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 10.4 miles away1521 Gull Road Kalamazoo Michigan 49048Voluntary non-profit - Other(269) 226-7000
  • Bronson Methodist HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 11.24 miles away601 John Street Kalamazoo Michigan 49007Voluntary non-profit - Private(269) 341-6000
  • Kalamazoo Regional Psychiatric HospitalPsychiatric 11.49 miles away1312 Oakland Dr Kalamazoo Michigan 49008Government - State(269) 337-3309
  • Allegan General HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 11.89 miles away555 Linn Street Allegan Michigan 49010Voluntary non-profit - Other(269) 686-4101
  • Bronson Lakeview HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 19.87 miles away408 Hazen Street Paw Paw Michigan 49079Voluntary non-profit - Private(269) 657-1400

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc - Gull Road10.32 miles away5010 Gull Rd Suite 6 Kalamazoo Michigan 49048Dialysis Stations: 12 (269) 382-3012
  • Fmc - Oshtemo10.37 miles away6739 Seeco Dr Kalamazoo Michigan 49009CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (269) 375-5815
  • Fmc - Kalamazoo10.8 miles away521 E Michigan Ave Kalamazoo Michigan 49007CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (269) 384-6180
  • Fmc - Kalamazoo Pd Unit10.8 miles away527 E Michigan Ave Kalamazoo Michigan 49007Dialysis Stations: 2 (269) 384-6191
  • Davita - Kalamazoo Central11.16 miles away535 S Burdick St Ste 110 Kalamazoo Michigan 49007Dialysis Stations: 10 (269) 343-0251
  • Fmc - Allegan11.53 miles away730 Airway Dr Allegan Michigan 49010Dialysis Stations: 12 (269) 673-1700
  • Fmc - Kalamazoo East14.46 miles away2901 E Kilgore Rd Kalamazoo Michigan 49001CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (269) 345-1660