Shiawassee County Med Care Fac is a large government-owned nursing home located in Owosso, Michigan. This facility was awarded an A- overall, which is a high-end score. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top third of all nursing homes in the country. This place's impressive report card was highlighted by its nursing rating, which is addressed in the next section.
Shiawassee County Med Care Fac
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
275 Caledonia Drive,
Owosso MI 48867
91.02% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. When determining a nursing home's nursing rating, we consider the amount of time nurses are seeing patients as well as the skill levels of the nurses. This facility provided 4.4 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis, which is among the highest figures in the country. A significant percentage of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the more skilled levels of nurses. We were really impressed by these figures. On top of offering high levels of care, this facility also excelled in several of the quality-based metrics we assessed. With under five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it fared as well as any facility Michigan in this category.
Short-term Care Quality
We also would like to alert you to the fact that this nursing home was given a strong score of A in our short-term care category. Short-term care grades are vital for individuals seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of skilled nursing. This means a broad scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. One of this nursing home's strengths is registered nurse hours. This facility provides more care from registered nurses than most nursing homes. The last statistic we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. It was above average in this area with 54.6 percent of its patients returning home.
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This facility also earned first-rate inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our more favorable grades in that area, with a grade of B+. Inspection grades are based on several items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we analyzed was long-term care, in which this facility was awarded a grade of B-. This proved to be this nursing home's worst category. This is nevertheless not a bad grade. Our long-term care scores are more critical for those needing more traditional assistance related to activities of daily living. One of the factors we considered after this nursing home's very solid nursing hours is vaccines. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. This is a great way to avoid unnecessary deaths for the elderly population. This combination proved to be successful as this place was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.89 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Shiawassee County Med Care Fac Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Shiawassee County Med Care Fac, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who suffer from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Shiawassee County Med Care Fac, 2.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Shiawassee County Med Care Fac, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Shiawassee County Med Care Fac, 13.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for many conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Shiawassee County Med Care Fac, 18.58% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Shiawassee County Med Care Fac, 3.45% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression may imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Shiawassee County Med Care Fac, 91.71% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Shiawassee County Med Care Fac, 12.37% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Shiawassee County Med Care Fac, 19.59% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who remained mobile levels.
In Shiawassee County Med Care Fac, 1.35 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to maintaining the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Shiawassee County Med Care Fac, 19.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Shiawassee County Med Care Fac, 10.82 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Shiawassee County Med Care Fac, 76.52% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living typically correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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