Orchard Creek Skilled Nursing
9731 East Cherry Bend Road, Traverse City MI 49684 · (231) 932-9272 · 80% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Sara Levinsohn
Orchard Creek Skilled Nursing is a very-small nursing home located in Traverse City, Michigan. This nursing home was awarded an A- overall, which is one of the most impressive grades that we offer. A score of this caliber requires top-notch marks across the board. Based on our assessment, this place is simply as good as it gets. The best aspect of this nursing home's impressive report card is its short-term care score. short-term care grades are discussed in the next section
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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ in the area of short-term care. Our short-term care grades are meaningful for individuals seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. This includes a wide scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Remarkably, this nursing home provides about 50% more services from physical therapists and registered nurses than most nursing homes we looked at. This is a very favorable sign. The last statistic we assessed in this category is the number of residents that returned home from the nursing home. We found that it fared as well as just about any facility in Michigan in this area with 75.8 percent of its patients returning home. With most facilities, fewer than half of their short-term residents are able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
Compounding its strong assessments in other areas, we gave this facility a grade of A for its long-term care grade. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. This place really excelled in this area.
This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. The nursing grade weighs a handful of subcategories, however, the primary consideration is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This place boasts a really impressive 5.6 hours of nursing care per resident daily, of which a significant percentage was provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly highly trained levels of nurses. In addition to offering high levels of nursing care, this place also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. By way of illustration, it performed as well as any facility in the nation in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these datapoints as reliable measures of the quality of nursing care provided.
Finally, we found that this facility has received favorable inspections in recent years. We gave it a B in this area. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher grades in this area typically have very few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Orchard Creek Skilled Nursing Quality Metrics
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Percent of Patients
Higher 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 patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This indicates the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's typically correlates with successful rehabilitation.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better