The Laurels of Kent is a nursing home in Lowell, Michigan. This city has 16,627 people. We gave this nursing home a rock bottom overall score based on the data we looked at. This nursing home doesn't seem to have much going for it. More information on this facility's category grades may be found below. Its best category is inspections, which is discussed in the next paragraph.
The Laurels of Kent
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Sadly, we didn't have any favorable things to say about this nursing home's overall grade or its other ratings. Its best category was the area of inspections. Nevertheless, with a D in this category, it still performed badly. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection ratings. One key factor is health deficiencies. We recommend you scrutinize the severity of the deficiencies. This particular facility was assessed a category G through L deficiency, which are among the more severe deficiencies. This generally indicates that the deficiencies uncovered by inspectors had the potential to create actual harm to patients. Finally, we want to point out that this nursing home received significant government fines totaling more than $100,000. This usually means that a facility's poor performance spanned several years.
Short-term Care Quality
Among this facility's several rock-bottom scores was its F in the area of short-term care. In determining our short-term care scores, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The purpose is to formulate a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. With its score in this area, we were not surprised to find that this facility is well below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the figures we looked at. The last statistic we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.1 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor statistics sunk this nursing home's short-term care grade.
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We also wanted to draw your attention to this facility's poor nursing grade where it received an F. Our nursing grade focuses on the facility's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of training of the nurses as well as the amount of time spent with residents. This facility offered a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we analyzed is long-term care, where this nursing home received a poor grade here as well. Unfortunately, we gave it an F in this category, which is obviously a major disappointment. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in long-term care it generally means the nursing home did not perform well in our quality measures relating to patient care. One of the statistics we considered on top of nurse's aid hours was vaccines. Candidly, we were a bit concerned this facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to only 88.946014 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. This is its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Laurels of Kent Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Laurels of Kent, 8.85% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Laurels of Kent, 2.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients who have sustained a fall which caused major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Laurels of Kent, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Laurels of Kent, 13.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents that are administered antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Laurels of Kent, 18.73% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term care residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Laurels of Kent, 3.47% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some argue that this is a measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Laurels of Kent, 91.4% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Laurels of Kent, 12.4% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Laurels of Kent, 19.67% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who maintained mobility. Some would argue that mobility is important for residents' physical and mental health.
In The Laurels of Kent, 1.35 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Laurels of Kent, 19.67 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Laurels of Kent, 10.71 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Laurels of Kent, 76.5% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.
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