Skld Grand Rapids South is a large facility located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. With an overall grade of C, this is likely a middle of the road facility. We wanted to point out that Grand Rapids received a city grade of B+, so you may wish to consider other options in the city as well. The best part of this facility's profile was is its nursing score. We discuss nursing in the next section.
Skld Grand Rapids South
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
2320 E Beltline Se,
Grand Rapids MI 49546
73.46% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
It should also be noted that this facility's nursing score outpaced its overall rating. We gave it a B+ for its nursing grade, which is one of our better scores. Our nursing grade includes several datapoints, but the paramount one is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility provided 3.1 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed certain nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these metrics as reliable indicators of the caliber of nursing care provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.
Short-term Care Quality
In addition, we awarded this facility a B+ in our short-term care category. This is one of our better grades. In determining these short-term care grades, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our goal is to devise a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of different facilities. This nursing home employs both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities employ these skilled professionals. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents that were able to return home from this nursing home. This nursing home performed better in this area than in its staffing levels. This place fared as well as just about any facility in the country with 57 percent of its patients returning home.
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We wanted to point out that this facility received a lowly F for its inspection grade. An F in this area is alarming because it generally points to red flags on the nursing home's inspections. For places with bad inspection grades, you should scrutinize any severe deficiencies found on their inspection reports. This particular nursing home was hit with 7 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that suggest they created a threat to patient health or safety. Lastly, we would like to point out that this nursing home received significant government fines recently totaling over $100,000. This usually means that a facility's bad performance has been an issue for more than one year.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we scored is long-term care. Unfortunately, we gave it an F for this category, which is a rock bottom grade. This is clearly a significant concern. If you are looking for anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care scores. One of the statistics we considered in addition to nursing hours is vaccinations. Fortunately, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 94.46809 percent of its patients. To our surprise, this place also was not as bad as we expected at keeping its patients out of the hospital. While it had 1.94 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, its risk adjusted metric was not bad due to it having more complex patients.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Skld Grand Rapids South Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Skld Grand Rapids South, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Skld Grand Rapids South, 2.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a fall which caused severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Skld Grand Rapids South, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better hygiene protocols can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Skld Grand Rapids South, 13.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of 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 make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Skld Grand Rapids South, 18.58% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Skld Grand Rapids South, 3.45% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression could be an indicator a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Skld Grand Rapids South, 91.71% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Skld Grand Rapids South, 12.37% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate decline of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Skld Grand Rapids South, 19.59% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility.
In Skld Grand Rapids South, 1.35 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Skld Grand Rapids South, 19.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Skld Grand Rapids South, 10.82 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Skld Grand Rapids South, 76.52% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's typically correlates with successful rehabilitation.
Scores for Grand Rapids, MI
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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