The Willows at East Lansing is a small nursing home in East Lansing, Michigan. With an overall grade of B+, this looks like a high quality facility. Based on our assessment, this nursing home has quite a bit going for it. This nursing home is better in some categories than others, but it did not have any poor grades in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
The Willows at East Lansing
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
One of the reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received a very impressive short-term care rating. In fact, short-term care turned out to be its best category. In that area, we gave this nursing home an impressive grade of A-. Short-term care grades are based on the facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a broad scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 6.7 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
This nursing home performed well in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Nursing grades are mostly tied to a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by having a system of moving patients even once per day.
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Adding another impressive category grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our inspections rating. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed was long-term care. This nursing home received an impressive long-term care grade in our assessment, with a B-. While this was not as strong as a few of its other grades, this remains an acceptable score for that category. Our long-term care ratings are critical for individuals requiring personal care. One of the criteria we considered on top of nurse's aid hours is vaccinations. Thankfully, this facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 97.31544 percent of its residents. This place keeps its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Willows at East Lansing Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Willows at East Lansing, 8.85% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Willows at East Lansing, 2.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents which had falls leading to severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Willows at East Lansing, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents that experienced a UTI. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Willows at East Lansing, 13.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Willows at East Lansing, 18.73% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Willows at East Lansing, 3.47% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Willows at East Lansing, 91.4% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Willows at East Lansing, 12.4% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Willows at East Lansing, 19.67% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In The Willows at East Lansing, 1.35 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Willows at East Lansing, 19.67 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Willows at East Lansing, 10.71 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Willows at East Lansing, 76.5% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
Scores for East Lansing, MI
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus
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