Medilodge of Sterling is located in Sterling, Michigan. This nursing home proved to be a grade A facility, which is a high-end grade. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top 20 percent of all facilities in the United States. Headlining this nursing home's remarkable report card is its nursing score, which is addressed in the next section.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Nurse Quality

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Our nursing rating weighs many factors, but the primary one is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility provides an incredible 4.5 hours of nursing care per patient daily. Very few nursing homes provide this quantity of nursing care to their patients. Out of this total, many of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the more highly trained levels of nurses. In addition to providing high levels of nursing care, this place also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. It performed as well as any nursing home in the nation in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.

Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

This facility also earned an A+ inspection score, making it one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+'s in our category grades. This is based on the nursing home's government inspections. Inspection scores are based on items located in the a nursing home's inspections. Places that score well in this category typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This facility was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This indicates that the government inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to cause an imminent risk to resident safety or health. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.

Short-term Care Quality

A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

We also want to emphasize the fact that this facility received a strong grade of A in our short-term care category. Short-term care grades are commonly used to judge a facility's rehabilitation services In order to offer highly rated rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must have higher levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. One reason for this facility's strong grade in this area is it offers more care from registered nurses than a typical nursing home. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return home from this nursing home. This place outperformed the vast majority of facilities in the nation with 57.6 percent of its residents returning home. This is a significantly higher rate than most facilities.

Long-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

The last area we graded is this nursing home's worst area. However, even in its worst category we still awarded it a respectable grade of B- in our long-term care category. In calculating our long-term care ratings, we size up the personal care offered to a facility's residents. On top of offering above average levels of nurse staffing, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 98.42519 percent of its residents. This figure is better than most nursing homes. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.89 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A
State:
B
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Medilodge of Sterling Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Provider
A+
1%
State
B
7.4%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a fall which caused severe injury.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
3.14%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to insufficient hygiene.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
2.65%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
A-
8.11%
State
B+
12.47%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Provider
A+
7.21%
State
B+
18.08%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients demonstrating symptoms of depression. High rates of depression may be a sign a less hospitable environment.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B+
2.49%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Provider
A-
99.21%
State
B
92.45%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This indicates the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of erosion of a resident's medical condition.

Provider
A+
3.7%
State
B+
13.32%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Measures the percent of long-term patients that maintained mobility. Some experts believe that mobility is important for patients health.

Provider
B
16.67%
State
B
16.83%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home residents.

Provider
A
0.95
State
B
1.59
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

Provider
B
16.67
State
B
16.83
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
B-
11.18
State
B
10.01
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This indicates the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.

Provider
A-
76.17%
State
B
70.74%
National
B
68.02%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

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