Life Care Center of Plainwell is an average-sized nursing home in Plainwell, Michigan. With an overall rating of F, we consider this to be a very poor facility. This nursing home is just about as bad as it gets. If you aren't deterred by this facility's report card, you can continue reading to find out about its category grades. Nursing grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

Additional Details:

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Accepts Medicaid 1 : 119 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

For profit - Corporation

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Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Nurse Quality

B+
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMay 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

Even though we gave this nursing home a weak overall score, we gave it a B+ for our nursing rating. When calculating a nursing home's nursing grade, we look at the amount of time nurses spend with patients and the level of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home provides 2.9 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

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

We were also stunned to discover that this facility earned a decent short-term care rating in our assessment. We awarded it a B- in that area. In the category of short-term care, we seek to evaluate measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The tricky part is determining what effect this had on the quality of care. The final measure we assessed in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. In fact, we found it was above average in this metric with 49.4 percent of its residents returning home.

Facility Inspections

F
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: CMar 20: B-Apr 20: B-May 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

We wanted to draw your attention to this place's inspection rating where it received a lowly F. This typically means we found red flags on its inspection reports. You should pay close attention to any deficiencies on a nursing home's inspection reports when it receives this poor of an inspection grade. We would pay close attention to the level of severity of those deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with 5 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only positive thing we found is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that indicate that they posed a threat to patient health or safety. Lastly, we also would like to point out that this nursing home was assessed large government fines recently amounting to over $100,000. This usually suggests that a nursing home's poor track record spanned more than one year.

Long-term Care Quality

F
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: CFeb 19: CMay 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: CJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

The final category we scored was long-term care. This nursing home received a bottom of the barrel grade of F in this category. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to a relatively low 85.26316 percent of its residents, which is several points lower than we expected. To our surprise, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 1.6 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This was its best score in this category.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
F
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 Plainwell Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Provider
A-
4.26%
State
B
7.4%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients that have had a fall resulting in serious injury.

Provider
A-
1.84%
State
B
3.14%
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 the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often associated with a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this metric could be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Provider
B+
1.61%
State
B
2.65%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Provider
C
17.45%
State
B+
12.47%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Provider
B-
22.25%
State
B+
18.08%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percent of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression could indicate a less hospitable environment.

Provider
A-
0.57%
State
B+
2.49%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Provider
D
87.42%
State
B
92.45%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate erosion of a patient's health.

Provider
C
20%
State
B+
13.32%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This tells you the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.

Provider
B+
18.8%
State
B
16.83%
National
B
17.09%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.

Provider
B+
1.4
State
B
1.59
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
B-
18.8
State
B
16.83
National
B
17.09

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Provider
B-
11.66
State
B
10.01
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.

Provider
B-
66.53%
State
B
70.74%
National
B
68.04%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Ascension Borgess Hospital 10.4 mi
1521 Gull Road Kalamazoo Michigan 49048
(269) 226-7000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other
Bronson Methodist Hospital 11.24 mi
601 John Street Kalamazoo Michigan 49007
(269) 341-6000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Kalamazoo Regional Psychiatric Hospital 11.49 mi
1312 Oakland Dr Kalamazoo Michigan 49008
(269) 337-3309
Psychiatric
Government - State
Allegan General Hospital 11.89 mi
555 Linn Street Allegan Michigan 49010
(269) 686-4101
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other
Bronson Lakeview Hospital 19.87 mi
408 Hazen Street Paw Paw Michigan 49079
(269) 657-1400
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Fmc - Gull Road 10.32 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
5010 Gull Rd Suite 6 Kalamazoo Michigan 49048
(269) 382-3012
Fmc - Oshtemo 10.37 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
6739 Seeco Dr Kalamazoo Michigan 49009
(269) 375-5815
Fmc - Kalamazoo 10.8 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
521 E Michigan Ave Kalamazoo Michigan 49007
(269) 384-6180
Fmc - Kalamazoo Pd Unit 10.8 mi
Dialysis Stations: 2
527 E Michigan Ave Kalamazoo Michigan 49007
(269) 384-6191
Davita - Kalamazoo Central 11.16 mi
Dialysis Stations: 10
535 S Burdick St Ste 110 Kalamazoo Michigan 49007
(269) 343-0251
Fmc - Allegan 11.53 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
730 Airway Dr Allegan Michigan 49010
(269) 673-1700
Fmc - Kalamazoo East 14.46 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 17
2901 E Kilgore Rd Kalamazoo Michigan 49001
(269) 345-1660