Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital Ltcu is a senior living facility located in Gaylord, Michigan, a city with a population of 19,515 people. After receiving an A overall grade, this facility has the prestigious distinction of being one of the 50 best facilities in Michigan. In addition, this is a hospital-based facility, which is a positive for prospective patients with significant health conditions. One of the best aspects of this facility's remarkable profile is its long-term care grade. We discuss long-term care in the next paragraph.
Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital Ltcu
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Aquatic Therapy
Best Nursing Home in Gaylord, Michigan Awards 2019
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Long-term Care Quality
We also found that this facility excelled in our long-term care rating. We gave them an A+ in this area. Facilities that excel in this category typically provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, this turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Nursing scores are primarily based on a facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility 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.
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Another impressive feature of this facility is its inspection score. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A-. Arguably the most important factor we consider in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with better scores in this category most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last area, we gave this facility an A- for its short-term care grade. This completed a very impressive report card. In determining our short-term care grades, we assess the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This score is typically a solid assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final measure we considered in this area is the number of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that 5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital Ltcu Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital Ltcu, 8.78% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of long-term residents that are suffering from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital Ltcu, 2.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term care patients which had a fall which resulted in serious injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital Ltcu, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital Ltcu, 13.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital Ltcu, 18.81% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term care patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital Ltcu, 3.44% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients exhibiting signs of depression. Increased levels of depression may be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital Ltcu, 91.43% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital Ltcu, 12.1% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital Ltcu, 17.7% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital Ltcu, 17.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital Ltcu, 10.81 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital Ltcu, 77.3% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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