Medilodge of Howell is one of four available nursing homes located in Howell, Michigan. We gave this nursing home an overall score of F. Howell received a more impressive city grade of B, so there are far better options in the city worth considering. We wouldn't blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, we will discuss nursing in the next section.
Medilodge of Howell
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Note: Medilodge of Howell has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a grade of B- for our nursing rating. Our nursing grade assesses the facility's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of training of those nurses and the number of hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides only 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is a somewhat alarming figure which is well below average. Lastly, nursing scores also factor in quality-based metrics, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this place actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is often a reliable indicator that a place has quality controls in place. Many falls can be avoided if a facility provides enough nurses to assist its residents.
Short-term Care Quality
We were also pleasantly surprised to discover that this nursing home received a decent short-term care score this year. We awarded it a grade of B- in this category. Our short-term care ratings are critical for residents requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a broad spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. In this place's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the typical facility. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 4.1 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
We gave this facility just a D for our long-term care score. This is not an impressive grade. Nursing homes that don't score well in this category often don't provide as much nursing care and also may be struggling in a few of the areas of routine personal care we looked at. After looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 92.083336 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is slightly less than we were hoping for but still a respectable percentage. To our surprise, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This is its best score in this category.
Turning our last category of inspections, this facility received a grade that's as bad as it gets. We weight this grade more heavily than other categories. When a nursing home has this poor of an inspection score, you should expect some severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to resident safety. This nursing home was hit with 4 deficiencies by CMS. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that indicate that they caused a risk to resident safety or health. Finally, CMS flagged this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. This is not what you want to see. We advise you to direct your search elsewhere.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Medilodge of Howell Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Medilodge of Howell, 8.78% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Medilodge of Howell, 2.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Major falls leading to injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Medilodge of Howell, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely caused by facilities with worst hygiene practices. More frequent bathing minimizes the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Medilodge of Howell, 13.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many medical conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Medilodge of Howell, 18.81% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Medilodge of Howell, 3.44% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Some experts believe this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Medilodge of Howell, 91.43% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Medilodge of Howell, 12.1% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Medilodge of Howell, 17.7% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Medilodge of Howell, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Medilodge of Howell, 17.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Medilodge of Howell, 10.81 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Medilodge of Howell, 77.3% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living usually correlates with better rehabilitation services.
Scores for Howell, MI
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
Looking for more options? Howell, Michigan has 3 other nursing homes
- Saint Joseph Mercy Livingston HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.57 miles away620 Byron Rd Howell Michigan 48843Voluntary non-profit - Other(517) 545-6000
- Brighton Dialysis of Davita8.68 miles away7960 Grand River Rd Ste 210 Brighton Michigan 48114Dialysis Stations: 13 (810) 225-6288
- Fmc Dialysis - Brighton11.63 miles away5757 Whitmore Lake Rd Ste 1600 Brighton Michigan 48116CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 13 (810) 229-6945
- Fenton Dialysis of Davita16.45 miles away17420 Silver Parkway Fenton Michigan 48430Dialysis Stations: 12 (810) 750-9200