Michigan Veterans Home of Chesterfield Township is a large government-owned nursing home located in New Baltimore, Michigan. We gave this facility an A overall grade, ranking it in the top fifth of all facilities in the country. Based on all of the relevant data, you can not go wrong with this facility. This facility also received very consistent ratings in all of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
Michigan Veterans Home of Chesterfield Township
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
One of the many reasons this place ended up being a quality nursing home is it received an A+ in our inspections category. This is as good as it gets in this critical area. Inspection grades are tied to several items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this category typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. It does not appear that we were able to find deficiency data for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
To add to its first-rate performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our long-term care rating. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care tend to provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Our nursing score is based on the facility's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of skill of the nurses and the number of hours spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the last category, this facility also performed well in the short-term care category. In fact, we gave it a B+ for this category. This wrapped up a very impressive profile. In determining our short-term care scores, we analyze a facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This grade is often a fair measure of the facility's rehabilitation. We were not able to find information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Michigan Veterans Home of Chesterfield Township Quality Metrics
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Michigan Veterans Home of Chesterfield Township, 2.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Michigan Veterans Home of Chesterfield Township, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Michigan Veterans Home of Chesterfield Township, 13.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used to treat several medical conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Michigan Veterans Home of Chesterfield Township, 18.73% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Michigan Veterans Home of Chesterfield Township, 3.47% of Patients
This is the percent of residents demonstrating signs of depression. High levels of depression may be an indicator a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Michigan Veterans Home of Chesterfield Township, 91.4% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.