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Valley Health Center

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+Sep 20: A+Oct 20: A+Jan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: A+Aug 21: A+Sep 21: A+Oct 21: A+Nov 21: A+Jan 22: A-Feb 22: A-Mar 22: A-Apr 22: AMay 22: A
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1015 E Paris Ave Se,
Grand Rapids MI 49546

(616) 301-6209

80.5% estimated occupancy 1

Valley Health Center is a very-small non-profit facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We gave this nursing home a very impressive overall score of A. This is ranked among the better facilities in Grand Rapids, which features plenty of quality nursing homes. Even in a city offering 19 nursing homes, this one caught our attention as a fine option. If you look further down this page, you will see this place's category ratings, which are also strong.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to performing well overall, this facility earned a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it received one of our highest scores in that area with a grade of A+. Our inspection scores are based on several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this category tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This facility received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the government inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to be an immediate threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

An additional reason we rated this nursing home so favorably is that it was given an A+ long-term care grade. This is simply as dominant as it gets in this category. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care tend to provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 95.23809 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. Our nursing rating features several subcategories. The most heavily weighted one is the amount of time nurses spend with patients. With 6.6 hours of nursing care per resident each day, this place surpassed the vast majority of facilities. Lastly, this facility also excelled in several of the quality measures we looked at. With fewer than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, this place performed as well as any nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Many pressure ulcers can be avoided by offering better nursing care and a policy of turning residents at least once a day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Moving on to our final area, this nursing home was awarded a very strong short-term care score. In fact, we gave it a grade of B+ in this category, topping off one of our better report cards. In calculating these short-term care scores, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our objective is to create a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. This nursing home employs both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities employ these skilled professionals. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Valley Health Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Valley Health Center, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Valley Health Center, 2.87% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a fall which caused serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Valley Health Center, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs

This is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients who had urinary tract infections. Although more infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Valley Health Center, 13.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for several conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Valley Health Center, 18.58% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. These medications are used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Valley Health Center, 3.45% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients showing depressive symptoms. Some experts argue this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Valley Health Center, 91.71% of Patients

This is the percent of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Valley Health Center, 12.37% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Valley Health Center, 19.59% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that were able to retain mobility.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Valley Health Center, 19.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Scores for Grand Rapids, MI

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

Looking for more options? Grand Rapids, Michigan has 18 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Saint Mary's Health CareAcute Care Hospitals 4.8 miles away200 Jefferson Avenue Se Grand Rapids Michigan 49503Voluntary non-profit - Church(616) 685-5000
  • Spectrum Health - Butterworth CampusAcute Care Hospitals 5.09 miles away100 Michigan St Ne Grand Rapids Michigan 49503Voluntary non-profit - Private(616) 391-1774
  • Metro Health HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.77 miles away5900 Byron Center Avenue, Sw Wyoming Michigan 49519Voluntary non-profit - Private(616) 252-7200

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita - Beltline Home Training1.92 miles away330 E Beltline Ave Ne Ste 2047 Grand Rapids Michigan 49506Dialysis Stations: 1 (616) 285-7081
  • Total Renal Care, Inc.4.06 miles away705 28th St Se Grand Rapids Michigan 49548Dialysis Stations: 20 (616) 475-0553
  • Davita - Grand Rapids East4.39 miles away1230 Ekhart St Ne Grand Rapids Michigan 49503CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (616) 742-8930
  • Fmc - Kentwood4.7 miles away4300 Callander Dr Se Grand Rapids Michigan 49508Dialysis Stations: 16 (616) 454-1051
  • Davita - Grand Rapids4.98 miles away801 Cherry St Se Grand Rapids Michigan 49506CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 36 (616) 458-5100
  • Devos Childrens Hosp - Dialysis Unit5.05 miles away35 Michigan St Ne, Mc 83 Suite 3121 Grand Rapids Michigan 49503Dialysis Stations: 4 (616) 267-2305
  • Fmc Clyde Park - Wyoming7.47 miles away4893 Clyde Park Ave Sw Wyoming Michigan 49509CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 36 (616) 531-5353
  • Fms Clyde Park South, LLC7.86 miles away5311 Clyde Park Avenue Sw Wyoming Michigan 49509Dialysis Stations: 16 (616) 534-7179

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