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Michigan Veterans Home of Chesterfield Township

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
Apr 22: AMay 22: AJun 22: AAug 22: DSep 22: DOct 22: DNov 22: DJan 23: DFeb 23: DMar 23: DApr 23: DJun 23: DJul 23: A-Aug 23: A-Sep 23: A-Oct 23: A-Nov 23: A-
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47901 Sugarbush Rd,
New Baltimore MI 48047

(586) 719-6791

77.18% estimated occupancy 1

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 third of all facilities in the nation. Based on our analysis, you can not go wrong with this nursing home. This place also received very consistent grades in all four of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - State

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

With an overall grade this high, it should come as no surprise that this nursing home excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned a grade of A. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some are relatively minor. It does not look like we have deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home also received a very strong long-term care grade. In fact, this turned out to be its second most impressive category grade. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 99.672134 percent of its residents, which is significantly higher than most nursing homes. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home was awarded an impressive short-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our better scores in that area with a score of B+. Our short-term care scores are believed to be more important for individuals in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing. This includes not just nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this facility provided data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final item we looked at in this area is the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

The final area we analyzed was nursing, in which this nursing home was awarded a B. Believe it or not, this was this nursing home's least impressive area. A nursing home is doing something right when it's lowest grade still rates higher than most facilities. The nursing score considers a host of subcategories. The most heavily weighted variable is the quantity of hours nurses spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed better than average in this area. This is often a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Michigan Veterans Home of Chesterfield Township Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Michigan Veterans Home of Chesterfield Township, 9.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Michigan Veterans Home of Chesterfield Township, 2.95% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients which experienced a fall resulting in serious injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Michigan Veterans Home of Chesterfield Township, 2.35% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Better nursing care reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Michigan Veterans Home of Chesterfield Township, 28.83% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Michigan Veterans Home of Chesterfield Township, 22.14% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Michigan Veterans Home of Chesterfield Township, 4.58% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents exhibiting signs of depression. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Michigan Veterans Home of Chesterfield Township, 98.67% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Michigan Veterans Home of Chesterfield Township, 13.7% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Michigan Veterans Home of Chesterfield Township, 15.97% of Residents

Measures the percent of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility. Some experts believe that the ability to move around is vital to residents' physical and mental well-being.


Grade: A-minus

In Michigan Veterans Home of Chesterfield Township, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Michigan Veterans Home of Chesterfield Township, 15.97% of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.