Medilodge of St Clair is in East China, Michigan. The city has a total of 7,339 people. Sporting an overall rating of D, this is a well below average nursing home. Based on our ratings, this place may not be the best fit for most prospective residents. We wouldn't blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Medilodge of St Clair
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
4220 S Hospital Dr,
East China MI 48054
68.03% estimated occupancy 1
Note: Medilodge of St Clair has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- 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
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Although this facility's overall grade is not a highlight, it received a somewhat respectable grade in the area of inspections. We awarded it a grade of B- for that area, which is a decent score. Inspection scores weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. Another area of concern is that 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.
We also want to point out that this facility received a decent grade in our nursing category. We awarded it a grade of B- in the area. Our nursing grade is primarily tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This place provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is a low total compared to most other facilities. Lastly, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics. While this nursing home got docked a bit for nursing hours, it excelled in some of these quality metrics. With less than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it performed well in this statistic. This can be a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of turning residents more frequently.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also awarded this facility a middle of the pack grade in the area of short-term care, where we awarded it a grade of B-. Short-term care ratings are important for residents seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates additional highly-skilled nursing. This includes a vast scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. In this facility's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than a typical facility. The last metric we considered in this category is the percentage of patients that returned home from the facility. We found that just 5.4 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. This figure was below average.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our fourth area, this facility received a respectable long-term care grade of C. Long-term care ratings are based on the nursing home's quantity of care. This means a broad spectrum of personal care services, ranging from assistance with activities of daily living to routine medical services. After assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. We were pleased to find that this nursing home vaccinated 98.60335 percent of its residents against pneumonia. This nursing home keeps its patients out of the hospital. 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 St Clair Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Medilodge of St Clair, 8.87% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Medilodge of St Clair, 2.93% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Medilodge of St Clair, 2.23% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Medilodge of St Clair, 13.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used for several conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Medilodge of St Clair, 19.66% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Medilodge of St Clair, 3.38% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. High levels of depression could indicate a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Medilodge of St Clair, 91.02% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Medilodge of St Clair, 12.09% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing. Some argue this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Medilodge of St Clair, 13.78% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term care residents that maintained mobility. Some argue that mobility is critical to patients well-being.
In Medilodge of St Clair, 1.65 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Medilodge of St Clair, 13.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Medilodge of St Clair, 11.28 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Medilodge of St Clair, 77.57% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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