Medilodge of Clare is an average-sized nursing home located in Clare, Michigan. Sporting an overall score of A+, this nursing home is one of the most elite facilities we assessed. In fact, this facility has the distinction of being one of the top 10 nursing homes in Michigan. Headlining this nursing home's remarkable report card is its long-term care grade, which is addressed in the next section.
Medilodge of Clare
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Oncology Care
- Catheter Care
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
We also found that this nursing home excelled in long-term care. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Facilities that receive this type of grade in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are well cared for. One of the factors we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. This is a great way to minimize negative health outcomes for the nursing home population. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. Nursing ratings are largely associated with the nursing home's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was elite in the area of short-term care, where it received a score of A. Few nursing homes received a better grade in this category. In forming our short-term care grades, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our purpose is to devise a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 6.3 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Another impressive feature for this place is its inspection rating. In that area, we gave this facility an impressive grade of A, completing its straight A performance. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Medilodge of Clare Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Medilodge of Clare, 8.85% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Medilodge of Clare, 2.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents which sustained a fall which caused major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Medilodge of Clare, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Medilodge of Clare, 13.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term care residents who are administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Medilodge of Clare, 18.73% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Medilodge of Clare, 3.47% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many in the industry believe that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Medilodge of Clare, 91.4% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Medilodge of Clare, 12.4% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate the decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Medilodge of Clare, 19.67% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Medilodge of Clare, 1.35 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Medilodge of Clare, 19.67 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Medilodge of Clare, 10.71 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Medilodge of Clare, 76.5% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living generally correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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