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The Laurels of Bedford

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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The Laurels of Bedford's website

270 N Bedford Rd,
Battle Creek MI 49017

(269) 968-2296

78.04% estimated occupancy 1

Located in Battle Creek, Michigan, The Laurels of Bedford is one of six nursing homes in the city. This facility was awarded an overall grade of D, which is a subpar score. This isn't the worse facility we looked at, however, we'd still be very reluctant to recommend it. More information on this nursing home's category grades is available below. Its best category was inspections, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Lymphedema Care

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

Although we did not rate this nursing home well overall, we wanted to point out its decent health inspection reports in recent years. We gave it a somewhat respectable score of B- in that category. Our inspection grades account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. This facility was hit with 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This means that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to pose an immediate threat to resident safety or health. A few minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

This nursing home actually received a decent grade in the area of nursing as well. We awarded it a grade of C for that category, which is not a bad score. There are many criteria included in this category. Most of the subcategories relate to staffing levels. This facility provides only 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is a somewhat concerning figure as it is well below average. Finally, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this nursing home actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is typically a reliable indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

This nursing home's third most favorable category ended up being its short-term care grade, where it was given a grade of C. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a vast scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. We found that this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we focus on. The facility supplied fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The last datapoint we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.8 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The next area we rated was long-term care, in which this nursing home was given an abysmal grade in this category as well. Unfortunately, we gave it a lowly F in this area, which is obviously a major concern. Facilities that don't fare well in long-term care typically aren't as well-staffed and are lagging in some of the areas of routine personal care we assessed. After considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. We were somewhat surprised to discover that this facility vaccinated just 87.540985 percent of its patients against pneumonia. To our surprise, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This was its best feature in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

The Laurels of Bedford Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In The Laurels of Bedford, 8.78% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in one position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In The Laurels of Bedford, 2.9% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a fall which caused serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In The Laurels of Bedford, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better hygiene protocols limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In The Laurels of Bedford, 13.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure tells you the percentage of long-term residents who are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In The Laurels of Bedford, 18.81% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In The Laurels of Bedford, 3.44% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents exhibiting signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In The Laurels of Bedford, 91.43% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In The Laurels of Bedford, 12.1% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In The Laurels of Bedford, 17.7% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In The Laurels of Bedford, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In The Laurels of Bedford, 17.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In The Laurels of Bedford, 10.81 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In The Laurels of Bedford, 77.3% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements.

Scores for Battle Creek, MI

  • Overall Rating has a grade of C
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of D
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of C

Looking for more options? Battle Creek, Michigan has 5 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Bronson Battle Creek HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.94 miles away300 North Avenue Battle Creek Michigan 49017Proprietary(269) 966-8000
  • Oaklawn HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 14.87 miles away200 N Madison Marshall Michigan 49068Voluntary non-profit - Other(269) 781-4271
  • Ascension Borgess HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 17.22 miles away1521 Gull Road Kalamazoo Michigan 49048Voluntary non-profit - Other(269) 226-7000
  • Bronson Methodist HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 18.5 miles away601 John Street Kalamazoo Michigan 49007Voluntary non-profit - Private(269) 341-6000
  • Kalamazoo Regional Psychiatric HospitalPsychiatric 19.67 miles away1312 Oakland Dr Kalamazoo Michigan 49008Government - State(269) 337-3309

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc - Battle Creek North2.56 miles away233 Roosevelt Ave E Battle Creek Michigan 49037CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (269) 968-8860
  • Davita Battle Creek Dialysis2.62 miles away220 Goodale Ave E Ste B Battle Creek Michigan 49037Dialysis Stations: 20 (269) 968-8401
  • Fmc - Battle Creek South6.72 miles away2845 Capital Ave Sw Ste 104 Battle Creek Michigan 49015Dialysis Stations: 17 (269) 979-8865
  • Oaklawn Dialysis Center14.99 miles away310 E Michigan Ave Marshall Michigan 49068Dialysis Stations: 8 (269) 789-7023
  • Fmc - Gull Road15.55 miles away5010 Gull Rd Suite 6 Kalamazoo Michigan 49048Dialysis Stations: 12 (269) 382-3012
  • Fmc - Kalamazoo East17.94 miles away2901 E Kilgore Rd Kalamazoo Michigan 49001CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (269) 345-1660
  • Fmc - Kalamazoo Pd Unit18.19 miles away527 E Michigan Ave Kalamazoo Michigan 49007Dialysis Stations: 2 (269) 384-6191
  • Fmc - Kalamazoo18.19 miles away521 E Michigan Ave Kalamazoo Michigan 49007CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (269) 384-6180