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Medilodge of Portage

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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Medilodge of Portage's website

7855 Currier Dr,
Portage MI 49002

(269) 323-7748

70.75% estimated occupancy 1

Medilodge of Portage is an average-sized facility located in Portage, Michigan. Sporting an overall rating of B, this nursing home is a great option. Based on our ratings, this nursing home ought to meet the needs of most people. This facility's strong profile was highlighted by its short-term care grade, which we will address in the next paragraph.

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 Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Medication Management
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Optometry

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

In addition to earning a strong overall grade, this nursing home performed well in short-term care. In fact, we awarded it an A for that category, which is one of our best grades. In the area of short-term care, we strive to assess indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. When determining our nursing grades, we weigh both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of the nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home Michigan in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a policy of moving a patient more frequently.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

In addition, this facility also excelled in the category of inspections, where it earned an impressive grade of B+. Few nursing homes performed better in this category. Our inspection scores account for several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this area typically have few of these severe deficiencies. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The final category we rated was long-term care. We gave this facility a D in our long-term care category, rendering this its weakest grade. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is better than the vast majority of nursing homes. Surprisingly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Unfortunately, some 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

Medilodge of Portage Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Medilodge of Portage, 8.78% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Medilodge of Portage, 2.9% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients who have sustained falls which caused major injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Medilodge of Portage, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better nursing care can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Medilodge of Portage, 13.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients who are given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Medilodge of Portage, 18.81% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure tells you the percentage of long-term patients that were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Medilodge of Portage, 3.44% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients exhibiting signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Medilodge of Portage, 91.43% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Medilodge of Portage, 12.1% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Medilodge of Portage, 17.7% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Medilodge of Portage, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Medilodge of Portage, 17.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Medilodge of Portage, 10.81 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Medilodge of Portage, 77.3% Percentage of Resident

Measures the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Kalamazoo Regional Psychiatric HospitalPsychiatric 5.25 miles away1312 Oakland Dr Kalamazoo Michigan 49008Government - State(269) 337-3309
  • Bronson Methodist HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.74 miles away601 John Street Kalamazoo Michigan 49007Voluntary non-profit - Private(269) 341-6000
  • Ascension Borgess HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.14 miles away1521 Gull Road Kalamazoo Michigan 49048Voluntary non-profit - Other(269) 226-7000
  • Bronson Lakeview HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 15.94 miles away408 Hazen Street Paw Paw Michigan 49079Voluntary non-profit - Private(269) 657-1400

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc - Kalamazoo East3.45 miles away2901 E Kilgore Rd Kalamazoo Michigan 49001CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (269) 345-1660
  • Fms Kalamazoo, LLC5.45 miles away12180 N Us Highway 131 Schoolcraft Michigan 49087Dialysis Stations: 4 (269) 679-3588
  • Davita - Kalamazoo Central5.79 miles away535 S Burdick St Ste 110 Kalamazoo Michigan 49007Dialysis Stations: 10 (269) 343-0251
  • Fmc - Kalamazoo Pd Unit6.28 miles away527 E Michigan Ave Kalamazoo Michigan 49007Dialysis Stations: 2 (269) 384-6191
  • Fmc - Kalamazoo6.28 miles away521 E Michigan Ave Kalamazoo Michigan 49007CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (269) 384-6180
  • Fmc - Oshtemo7.85 miles away6739 Seeco Dr Kalamazoo Michigan 49009CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (269) 375-5815
  • Fmc - Gull Road8.48 miles away5010 Gull Rd Suite 6 Kalamazoo Michigan 49048Dialysis Stations: 12 (269) 382-3012
  • Fmc - Three Rivers18.91 miles away601 S Health Pkwy Three Rivers Michigan 49093CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (269) 273-4991