The Lighthouse at Ishpeming Health and Rehab is an average-sized facility in Ishpeming, Michigan. Our rating system was not kind to this facility, as we gave it an overall rating of F. As far as we can see, you'd be better off to avoid of this facility. More information on this nursing home's category grades is available below. Its best category is short-term care, which is discussed in the next paragraph.
The Lighthouse at Ishpeming Health and Rehab
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Note: The Lighthouse at Ishpeming Health and Rehab has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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Short-term Care Quality
Even though we graded this nursing home incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable short-term care rating this year. We gave it a C in that category. With our short-term care assessment, we attempt to forge a sound measure for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we look at a nursing home's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. In this place's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. The hope is that this does not adversely impact the quality of care. The final measure we considered in this category is the number of residents that ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
This facility really excelled in the area of nursing, where it received an D. We scrutinized the qualifications of nurses at the facility, as well as the number of hours the nurses worked with patients, in computing our grade in this area. With a meager 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis, this nursing home's nurse staffing levels were well below the national average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing ratings. This place fared well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these datapoints to be indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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We also wanted to draw your attention to this nursing home's inspection grades where it received an F. This generally means we found some red flags on the inspection reports. You should pay close attention to any deficiencies on a facility's inspection reports when it receives this bad of an inspection grade. We would scrutinize the severity of those deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with a category G through L deficiency, which rank among the more serious categories of deficiencies. This generally indicates that the deficiencies uncovered by inspectors had potential to create actual harm to residents. Another red flag is that 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.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed is long-term care, where this facility was given a rock bottom score in this area as well. It received a lowly F in this category, which is definitely a major concern. If you are seeking anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care ratings. Once we finished looking at the amount of nursing care, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. We were pleased to discover that this facility vaccinates 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this nursing home also fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Lighthouse at Ishpeming Health and Rehab Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Lighthouse at Ishpeming Health and Rehab, 8.78% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who developed pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Lighthouse at Ishpeming Health and Rehab, 2.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term residents that have sustained a fall which caused severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Lighthouse at Ishpeming Health and Rehab, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Lighthouse at Ishpeming Health and Rehab, 13.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are used for several conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Lighthouse at Ishpeming Health and Rehab, 18.81% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term patients that are administered antianxiety medication. These medications are used to treat patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Lighthouse at Ishpeming Health and Rehab, 3.44% of Patients
This is the percent of residents exhibiting signs of depression. High levels of depression may be an indicator worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Lighthouse at Ishpeming Health and Rehab, 91.43% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Lighthouse at Ishpeming Health and Rehab, 12.1% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the decline of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Lighthouse at Ishpeming Health and Rehab, 17.7% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In The Lighthouse at Ishpeming Health and Rehab, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to maintaining the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Lighthouse at Ishpeming Health and Rehab, 17.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Lighthouse at Ishpeming Health and Rehab, 10.81 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Lighthouse at Ishpeming Health and Rehab, 77.3% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation performance.
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