The Laurels of Mt. Pleasant is an average-sized nursing home located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. This proved to be a decent facility, with an overall grade of B-. Based on our analysis, there are certainly much worse nursing homes out there. One of the major highlights of this facility's report card is its remarkable nursing score, which we will address in the next section.
The Laurels of Mt. Pleasant
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- 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 - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- 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
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
We gave this facility one of our better scores in the area of nursing, with a grade of A. This is a notably better grade than the facility's overall score, which was decent but not in the elite range. There are a variety of factors included in this category. Many of these subcategories are tied to staffing levels. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of turning a patient at least once a day.
Remarkably, this facility actually received a good grade in the area of inspections as well. In fact, we awarded it a B- for that category, which is one of our better scores. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection grades. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being relatively minor. While this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next highest category we gave this nursing home in any category came in the category of short-term care, where we awarded it a B-. Our short-term care ratings are based on a nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 4.5 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the fourth area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of D in our long-term care category. This is the nursing home's weakest category rating. Unfortunately, this grade pulled down the nursing home's overall grade to a certain degree. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's primary goal 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 patients. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 97.8903 percent of its residents. To our surprise, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Laurels of Mt. Pleasant Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Laurels of Mt. Pleasant, 8.78% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Laurels of Mt. Pleasant, 2.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . Falls are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Laurels of Mt. Pleasant, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of long-term care patients who had a UTI. Although more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Laurels of Mt. Pleasant, 13.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Laurels of Mt. Pleasant, 18.81% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Laurels of Mt. Pleasant, 3.44% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Laurels of Mt. Pleasant, 91.43% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Laurels of Mt. Pleasant, 12.1% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Laurels of Mt. Pleasant, 17.7% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents that were able to retain mobility. Many argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients health.
In The Laurels of Mt. Pleasant, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Laurels of Mt. Pleasant, 17.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Laurels of Mt. Pleasant, 10.81 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Laurels of Mt. Pleasant, 77.3% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living often correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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