Wellbridge of Clarkston is an average-sized facility in Clarkston, Michigan. This nursing home was given an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the pack grade. This place seems to have some things working in its favor. One of the highlights of this facility's report card is its impressive inspection rating, which we will address in the next section.
Wellbridge of Clarkston
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
5655 Clarkston Road,
Clarkston MI 48348
68.7% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
This facility received a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to emphasize its excellent government inspections in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Our inspection ratings account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this area usually have few of these severe deficiencies. 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.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. In fact, nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we gave this facility an B+. When computing a facility's nursing rating, we consider the amount of time nurses commit to residents as well as the level of skill of those nurses. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
Another one of this nursing home's more impressive category grades came in the area of short-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a B. Short-term care grades are often employed to score a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation To have highly graded rehabilitation services, facilities generally must feature better levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last item we assessed in this category is the number of patients that returned home from the nursing home. We found that 5.4 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we rated was long-term care. Sadly, it received an abysmal F for this area, which is a very poor grade. This is clearly a major concern. For residents looking for a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 95.61404 percent of its patients, which is higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. To our surprise, this facility was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Sadly, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Wellbridge of Clarkston Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Wellbridge of Clarkston, 8.78% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Wellbridge of Clarkston, 2.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term patients that have suffered a fall which caused severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Wellbridge of Clarkston, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents who had a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic could also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Wellbridge of Clarkston, 13.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that are prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Wellbridge of Clarkston, 18.81% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents which were administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally used to treat residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Wellbridge of Clarkston, 3.44% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents exhibiting signs of depression. Higher rates of depression may reveal a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Wellbridge of Clarkston, 91.43% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Wellbridge of Clarkston, 12.1% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and eating. Some would argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Wellbridge of Clarkston, 17.7% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Wellbridge of Clarkston, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Wellbridge of Clarkston, 17.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Wellbridge of Clarkston, 10.81 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Wellbridge of Clarkston, 77.3% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements.
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