Wellbridge of Clarkston is an average-sized facility in Clarkston, Michigan. This nursing home was given an overall grade of B+, which is very favorable grade. This place definitely has plenty of good features. The best aspect of this nursing home's impressive report card was its short-term care rating. short-term care grades are discussed in the next section
Wellbridge of Clarkston
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
Short-term Care Quality
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this facility an A for short-term care. Short-term care ratings are crucial for patients requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a vast spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.4 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we gave this facility an A. When determining a facility's nursing grade, we assess the amount of time nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of the 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 nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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This facility also earned top notch inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our more favorable scores in that area, with a grade of B+. Inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category typically have very 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.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the last category, this facility didn't fare well. Due to a rock bottom grade of F in that area, this is notably this nursing home's poorest category grade. In a long-term care setting, the primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. After considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 97.19626 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is better than the vast majority of nursing homes. To our surprise, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Sadly, some of its other scores in this 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, 8.85% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term care residents who suffered from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are an measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Wellbridge of Clarkston, 2.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often caused by poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Wellbridge of Clarkston, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents who suffered from UTI's. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Wellbridge of Clarkston, 13.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for many medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Wellbridge of Clarkston, 18.73% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Wellbridge of Clarkston, 3.47% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Wellbridge of Clarkston, 91.4% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Wellbridge of Clarkston, 12.4% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Wellbridge of Clarkston, 19.67% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Wellbridge of Clarkston, 1.35 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Wellbridge of Clarkston, 19.67 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Wellbridge of Clarkston, 10.71 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Wellbridge of Clarkston, 76.5% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements.
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