The Laurels of Sandy Creek is in Wayland, Michigan. This city has a population of 12,153 people. With an overall rating of F, we consider this to be a very poor facility. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Wayland. We wouldn't blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, we will discuss nursing in the next paragraph.
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The Laurels of Sandy Creek
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
Note: The Laurels of Sandy Creek has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- 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
- Medication Management
- Meal Delivery
- 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
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was rock bottom, it didn't perform as poorly in nursing. In fact, we gave it a B- for that area. The nursing score assesses quite a few factors, however, the paramount consideration is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place surprisingly fared better in some of the quality measures we assessed. It scored well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
Incredibly, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B- for its short-term care rating, which really isn't a bad grade. In the area of short-term care, we strive to evaluate indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. In this facility's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than a typical facility. The last metric we considered in this category is the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 5.9 percent of this facility's patients returned home. This figure was below the national average.
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Long-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, this nursing home's next best category is long-term care. However, with a grade of D in this category, it still performed relatively poorly. For long-term care residents, the primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 98.11321 percent of its residents. To our surprise, this facility was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Sadly, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
Turning our final area of inspections, this facility received an F here. Since this data is compiled by government inspectors, we heavily weight poor results in this area. When a facility has this poor of an inspection score, you should expect some severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to the well being of residents. This nursing home was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only favorable thing we found is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that indicate that they caused a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, CMS cited this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. Hopefully, its performance improves in the future, but until then we simply can't recommend this facility.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Laurels of Sandy Creek Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Laurels of Sandy Creek, 5.04% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Laurels of Sandy Creek, 3.3% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric indicates the percent of long-term care residents who experienced falls resulting in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Laurels of Sandy Creek, 1.98% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Laurels of Sandy Creek, 16.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Laurels of Sandy Creek, 40.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. These drugs are commonly given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Laurels of Sandy Creek, 1.13% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Laurels of Sandy Creek, 98.1% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Laurels of Sandy Creek, 10.68% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Laurels of Sandy Creek, 13.79% of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Laurels of Sandy Creek, 13.79% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Laurels of Sandy Creek, 15.84% of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Laurels of Sandy Creek, 68.08% of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some argue this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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