UP Health System – Portage is a nursing home located in Hancock, Michigan, a city with a population of 6,987 people. Featuring an overall rating of B, this appears to be a very respectable nursing home. Based on our assessment, you could do much worse than this nursing home. We were also pleased to find that this facility did not have any bad scores in any of the major categories discussed below. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
UP Health System – Portage
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a quality nursing home overall, this facility really excelled in nursing, where it received an A. There are a variety of factors within this area. Many of the factors are tied to staffing levels. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home truly excelled in the category of short-term care, where it received a grade of A-. Very few facilities performed more favorably in this category. In the category of short-term care, we endeavor to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Does this page answer your questions about UP Health System – Portage ?
Another strong feature for this nursing home is that it excelled in the area of inspections, with a B in that category. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this area most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we assessed is long-term care. We awarded it a grade of C in that category. This is a fair grade in this area. If you are looking for anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care grades. Once we concluded our assessment of the volume of nursing care, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. We were pleased to discover that this nursing home vaccinates 99.55752 percent of its patients against pneumonia. This nursing home keeps its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
UP Health System – Portage Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In UP Health System – Portage , 8.78% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric indicates the percent of long-term residents that developed new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In UP Health System – Portage , 2.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In UP Health System – Portage , 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term care residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to facilities having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In UP Health System – Portage , 13.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In UP Health System – Portage , 18.81% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In UP Health System – Portage , 3.44% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In UP Health System – Portage , 91.43% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In UP Health System – Portage , 12.1% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate the erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In UP Health System – Portage , 17.7% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who maintained mobility.
In UP Health System – Portage , 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In UP Health System – Portage , 17.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
- Portage Health Dialysis Ctr0.01 miles away500 Campus Drive Hancock Michigan 49930Dialysis Stations: 12 (906) 483-1720