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The Willows at Howell

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Adult Day Care
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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The Willows at Howell's website

1500 Byron Road,
Howell MI 48855

(517) 798-8401

90.89% estimated occupancy 1

Located in Howell, Michigan, The Willows at Howell is one of four available facilities in this city. This turns out to be an A rated facility. This nursing home received one of the highest scores we offer. A grade of this caliber requires top-notch marks across the board. In fact, this nursing home has the distinction of being one of the top 100 facilities in Michigan. This is an impressive feat in a state with a long list of high-end facilities. This facility also received very consistent grades in all of our categories. Additional information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • Recreational Therapy

Awards

Best Nursing Home in Howell, Michigan badge

Best Nursing Home in Howell, Michigan Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Howell, Michigan badge

Best Nursing Home in Howell, Michigan Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

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

Grade: A

In addition to being a first rate facility overall, this facility also excelled in our short-term care category, where it earned an A. Our short-term care ratings are critical for individuals in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires more skilled nursing services. This includes a wide range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 6.2 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. Inspection grades weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this category generally have few of these severe deficiencies. Although this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A-. We analyzed the levels of nurses employed by the facility, in addition to the number of hours those nurses worked with patients, in computing our grade in this area. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In the last category we rated, this facility was given a very favorable grade of B+ in our long-term care category. With this score, the nursing home finished off a very favorable report card. Facilities that receive this type of score in long-term care typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are well cared for. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 93.57143 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is somewhat less than we anticipated but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

The Willows at Howell Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In The Willows at Howell, 8.78% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure indicates the percent of long-term stay residents who suffer from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In The Willows at Howell, 2.9% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care . Major falls leading to injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In The Willows at Howell, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs

This metric tells you the percent of long-term care residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indication of poor nursing care. However, this datapoint can be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In The Willows at Howell, 13.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In The Willows at Howell, 18.81% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure measures the percentage of long-term patients which were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In The Willows at Howell, 3.44% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In The Willows at Howell, 91.43% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In The Willows at Howell, 12.1% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In The Willows at Howell, 17.7% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that retained mobility levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: F

In The Willows at Howell, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In The Willows at Howell, 17.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In The Willows at Howell, 10.81 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In The Willows at Howell, 77.3% Percentage of Resident

Measures the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.

Scores for Howell, MI

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus

Looking for more options? Howell, Michigan has 3 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Saint Joseph Mercy Livingston HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.64 miles away620 Byron Rd Howell Michigan 48843Voluntary non-profit - Other(517) 545-6000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Brighton Dialysis of Davita8.74 miles away7960 Grand River Rd Ste 210 Brighton Michigan 48114Dialysis Stations: 13 (810) 225-6288
  • Fmc Dialysis - Brighton11.81 miles away5757 Whitmore Lake Rd Ste 1600 Brighton Michigan 48116CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 13 (810) 229-6945
  • Fenton Dialysis of Davita15.58 miles away17420 Silver Parkway Fenton Michigan 48430Dialysis Stations: 12 (810) 750-9200