Medilodge of Gaylord is a senior living facility in Gaylord, Michigan, a city with a total of 19,515 people. This facility was given an overall grade of B, which is favorable rating. As far as we can see, this facility is a good fit for most people. The best aspect of this facility's strong report card was its inspection grade. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section
Medilodge of Gaylord
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
508 Random Lane,
Gaylord MI 49735
73.12% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a great overall score, this facility also earned first-rate inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our higher scores in that category, with an A. Perhaps the most important factor we consider in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with better grades in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Nursing scores are largely associated with a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was given a favorable short-term care grade. In fact, we gave it an above average grade of B in this area. In computing these short-term care scores, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our purpose is to create a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.3 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we rated is long-term care. This facility was awarded a C in this area. In computing our long-term care grades, we assess the personal care received by the facility's residents. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 99.58848 percent of its patients, which is higher than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Medilodge of Gaylord Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Medilodge of Gaylord, 8.78% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term patients who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Medilodge of Gaylord, 2.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term care residents that have suffered falls which resulted in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Medilodge of Gaylord, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who suffered from a UTI. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Medilodge of Gaylord, 13.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure gauges the percent of long-term patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Medilodge of Gaylord, 18.81% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This measures the percent of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Medilodge of Gaylord, 3.44% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Medilodge of Gaylord, 91.43% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Medilodge of Gaylord, 12.1% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Medilodge of Gaylord, 17.7% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients that remained mobile levels.
In Medilodge of Gaylord, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to preserving the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Medilodge of Gaylord, 17.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Medilodge of Gaylord, 10.81 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Medilodge of Gaylord, 77.3% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements.
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