The Laurels of Coldwater is a large nursing home located in Coldwater, Michigan. This facility received an overall score of F. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Coldwater. The city has just one other nursing home. We wouldn't blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, we will discuss nursing in the next paragraph.
The Laurels of Coldwater
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
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 Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Dialysis Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
While we gave this nursing home a terrible overall grade, we gave it a B- for our nursing category. The nursing category assesses many factors, most of which are tied to quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Lastly, despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this nursing home actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is usually a good indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place.
Short-term Care Quality
We were also stunned to find that this nursing home earned a solid short-term care rating in our assessment. We gave it a B- in this category. Our short-term care grade is commonly employed to measure a nursing home's rehabilitation services. In order to offer good rehabilitation services, facilities generally must feature better levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other types of therapists. Unfortunately, this facility was below average in terms of its number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the measures we assessed. The question is whether this also impacted quality of care. The final metric we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 5.1 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Sadly, this facility only received a grade of D for its long-term care score, which is not a very good score. In a long-term care environment, the primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. We were pleased to learn that this facility vaccinated 97.50623 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Surprisingly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Sadly, some of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
The last category we assessed is inspections. This facility did not receive favorable inspections in recent years. In fact, we gave it an F here. When a place has this poor of an inspection grade, you should expect some severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to patient safety. This particular nursing home was assessed 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only favorable thing we found is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that indicate that they posed a threat to resident health or safety. Lastly, we also want to draw your attention to the fact that this place was assessed significant government fines recently amounting to over $100,000. This often indicates that a bad track record has been an issue for several years.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Laurels of Coldwater Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Laurels of Coldwater, 8.78% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure tells you the percent of long-term residents who have pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Laurels of Coldwater, 2.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents who sustained a fall leading to major injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Laurels of Coldwater, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients who experienced a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be a sign of lower quality nursing care. However, this datapoint could be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Laurels of Coldwater, 13.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents which are administered antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Laurels of Coldwater, 18.81% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Laurels of Coldwater, 3.44% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression could indicate lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Laurels of Coldwater, 91.43% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Laurels of Coldwater, 12.1% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Laurels of Coldwater, 17.7% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who maintained mobility.
In The Laurels of Coldwater, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Laurels of Coldwater, 17.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Laurels of Coldwater, 10.81 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Laurels of Coldwater, 77.3% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements.