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Medilodge of Sterling Heights

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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Medilodge of Sterling Heights's website

14151 E 15 Mile Rd,
Sterling Heights MI 48312

(586) 939-0200

63.83% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Medilodge of Sterling Heights has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Medilodge of Sterling Heights is a very-large nursing home located in Sterling Heights, Michigan. This nursing home received a rock bottom overall score based on the data we assessed. Keep in mind that Sterling Heights received a city grade of C, so should look at some other options in the city as well. Even though this place was awarded a single encouraging category grade for nursing, which you can find more information about below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Hemodialysis
  • Podiatry
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry
  • Audiology
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a grade of B- for our nursing rating. Nursing ratings are primarily tied to the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. It scored well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good measures of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the number of hours of care provided.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Turning to the category of short-term care, this nursing home was given a grade of just D in that category. Sadly, this ended up being one of its better grades. Our short-term care ratings are considered to be more important for patients requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally requires higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not merely nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Considering its score in this area, we weren't surprised to learn that this facility was well below average in terms of the quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours offered to its residents based on the metrics we looked at. Honestly, this was what we expected here. The last datapoint we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.1 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor metrics was damning for this facility's short-term care score.

Facility Inspections

Grade: F

We also wanted to point out this place's inspection grade where it received an F. For facilities that received this poor of an inspection grade, we would scrutinize the severe deficiencies on its inspection report. This nursing home was hit with one category G through L deficiency, which are among the more severe deficiencies. This generally indicates that the deficiencies found by the government inspectors had the potential to pose actual harm to patients. 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.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The final category we rated was long-term care. We gave it an abysmal F in this area, which is a bottom of the barrel score. When facilities receive this kind of grade in long-term care it is typically a bad sign for patient care and it may mean that the nursing home is not as well-staffed with nurses and aids. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 70.35775 percent of its residents. This is significantly below the national average. Surprisingly, this nursing home actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This is its best feature in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Medilodge of Sterling Heights Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Medilodge of Sterling Heights, 8.78% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Medilodge of Sterling Heights, 2.9% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who have had a fall resulting in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Medilodge of Sterling Heights, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this metric can also be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

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

This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

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

This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Medilodge of Sterling Heights, 3.44% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Medilodge of Sterling Heights, 91.43% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Medilodge of Sterling Heights, 12.1% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Medilodge of Sterling Heights, 17.7% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Medilodge of Sterling Heights, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Medilodge of Sterling Heights, 17.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Medilodge of Sterling Heights, 10.81 Percentage of Patients

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

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Medilodge of Sterling Heights, 77.3% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Scores for Sterling Heights, MI

  • Overall Rating has a grade of C
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of D
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of C

Looking for more options? Sterling Heights, Michigan has 4 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Ascension Macomb Oakland Hosp-Warren CampusAcute Care Hospitals 3.34 miles away11800 East Twelve Mile Road Warren Michigan 48093Voluntary non-profit - Private(586) 573-5000
  • Henry Ford Macomb HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.28 miles away15855 Nineteen Mile Rd Clinton Township Michigan 48038Voluntary non-profit - Private(586) 263-2300
  • Mclaren MacombAcute Care Hospitals 4.93 miles away1000 Harrington St Mount Clemens Michigan 48043Voluntary non-profit - Private(586) 493-8000
  • Ascension St John HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.85 miles away22101 Moross Rd Grosse Pointe Michigan 48236Voluntary non-profit - Church(313) 343-4000
  • Beaumont Hospital, Royal OakAcute Care Hospitals 10.94 miles away3601 W Thirteen Mile Rd Royal Oak Michigan 48073Voluntary non-profit - Private(248) 898-5000
  • Beaumont Hospital, Grosse PointeAcute Care Hospitals 12.14 miles away468 Cadieux Rd Grosse Pointe Michigan 48230Voluntary non-profit - Private(313) 343-1000
  • Ascension Providence Rochester HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 12.25 miles away1101 W University Drive Rochester Michigan 48307Voluntary non-profit - Private(248) 652-5000
  • Ascension Providence HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.08 miles away16001 W Nine Mile Rd Southfield Michigan 48075Voluntary non-profit - Church(248) 849-3011

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc Dialysis - Warren2.85 miles away30300 Hoover Rd Ste 100 Warren Michigan 48093CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (586) 558-8890
  • Macomb Kidney Center of Davita3.53 miles away28295 Schoenherr Rd Suite A Warren Michigan 48088CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (586) 558-8160
  • Fmc Dialysis - Clinton3.75 miles away35351a S Gratiot Ave Clinton Township Michigan 48035CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 32 (586) 791-6203
  • Macomb Regional Dialysis Center4.32 miles away16151 19 Mile Rd Ste 200 Clinton Township Michigan 48038CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (586) 263-8350
  • Clinton Township Dialysis of Davita4.32 miles away15918 Nineteen Mile Rd Suite 110 Clinton Township Michigan 48038CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (586) 412-9195
  • Davita Troy Dialysis5.16 miles away2391 15 Mile Rd Sterling Heights Michigan 48310Dialysis Stations: 13 (586) 795-2920
  • Davita Roseville Commons Dialysis5.45 miles away18001 E 10 Mile Rd Ste B Roseville Michigan 48066Dialysis Stations: 24 (586) 771-2286
  • Nephrology Center of Eastpointe LLC5.75 miles away24931 Kelly Rd Eastpointe Michigan 48021Dialysis Stations: 24 (586) 771-0675