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The Villa at West Branch

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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The Villa at West Branch's website

445 S Valley St,
West Branch MI 48661

(989) 345-3600

82.28% estimated occupancy 1

Located in West Branch, Michigan, The Villa at West Branch is the only facility we were able to find in this area. It looks like this is a fine facility. We gave it an overall grade of B, which is a very solid score. Based on all of the relevant data, you can do much worse than this nursing home. This place's strong profile was highlighted by its short-term care grade, which you can find in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Meal Delivery
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

In addition to earning a strong overall score, this facility performed well in short-term care. We awarded it an A- for that category. Short-term care grades are typically employed to judge a facility's rehabilitation services. To have highly graded rehabilitation services, facilities generally must have better levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. Unfortunately, it does not look like this facility provided information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The last item we considered in this area is the number of patients that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 5.8 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Building on its strong performance in other categories, we gave this nursing home an B+ for nursing. Our nursing grade is largely based on a facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility 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 country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of moving patients more often.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility's next best area turned out to be its long-term care score, where it was awarded a grade of B-. Our long-term care ratings are essential for individuals seeking personal care. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. We were pleased to learn that this nursing home vaccinates 99.462364 percent of its patients for pneumonia. This place keeps its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

In the last area we looked at, we found that this facility earned a solid government inspection report this year as well, with few major dings from government inspectors. It earned a decent grade in our inspection category with a B-. This nursing home really didn't have any major weak links. Inspection ratings account for several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. This place received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered severe. This indicates that CMS did not consider any of these deficiencies to cause an imminent risk to resident safety or health. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

The Villa at West Branch Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In The Villa at West Branch, 8.85% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In The Villa at West Branch, 2.88% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In The Villa at West Branch, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients who experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indication of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint could be skewed for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In The Villa at West Branch, 13.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In The Villa at West Branch, 18.73% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure measures the percent of long-term stay residents who were administered antianxiety medication. These medications are typically used to treat residents suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In The Villa at West Branch, 3.47% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who are showing signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In The Villa at West Branch, 91.4% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In The Villa at West Branch, 12.4% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and continence.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In The Villa at West Branch, 19.67% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In The Villa at West Branch, 1.35 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In The Villa at West Branch, 19.67 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In The Villa at West Branch, 10.71 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In The Villa at West Branch, 76.5% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Midmichigan Medical Center - West BranchAcute Care Hospitals 1.03 miles away2463 South M-30 West Branch Michigan 48661Government - Local(989) 345-6366

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita - West Branch Dialysis0.81 miles away599 Court St West Branch Michigan 48661Dialysis Stations: 14 (989) 345-8422