Quality Care is at our Core
Providing for all their needs
"Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for the care and devotion you showed to my dad. All of you, from the receptionist, to the certified nursing assistants, the nurses, the housekeeping staff treated my dad, and me, with the utmost kindness and compassion that made his stay there more bearable.
I just want you to know how deeply I appreciate it"
Maples - Benzie County Medical Care Facility
Nursing and Rehab Facilities
Over time, Skilled Nursing and Rehab Facilities, like all areas of health care, have advanced in terms of clinical practices, resident rights, quality improvement, and the overall approach to the needs and wants of residents and patients.
Quality Care. Always
Committed to Quality
Michigan nursing facilities are walking the walk when it comes to their dedication to ensuring quality care. The Quality Measure Initiative, or QMI, is a provider-funded program administered by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to reward providers for increasing and sustaining quality care. The QMI program offers a strong incentive for facilities to improve and maintain high quality care for the residents they serve by meeting quality measures approved by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid services. The program was initiated by providers in conjunction with MDHHS to show their dedication to quality care for Michigan’s seniors.
Skilled nursing facilities receive direct admissions from home, physicians’ office, and the hospital and are the largest provider of short-term rehab and long-term care for Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) analyzes data indicating quality of care in facilities across the nation and provides ratings by state based on specific criteria. The CMS data shows the high quality of care provided by facilities in our state.
Michigan outranks the national average in the following important indicators of quality as measured by CMS.
Michigan exceeds the national average in the successful rehabilitation of residents, helping them recover and return home. Michigan facilities outrank national average in improvement in function for short stay residents.
Average length of stay continues to decrease for both long-term residents and post-acute residents.
Michigan facilities have successfully decreased antipsychotic drug use below the national average in long-term care and short-stay rehabilitation.
Fewer Hospital Visits
Re-hospitalization rates are lower than the national average, making nursing facilities cost competitive in comparison to other settings.
Direct care staffing and RN staffing levels in Michigan facilities exceed the national average.
Michigan received a rating of 4.15 stars for the 5 Star Quality Measures Rating from CMS, outranking the national average, and Michigan’s overall 5 Star Rating exceeds the national average.
Modern, state of the art facilities for seniors to call home
Facilities are safe havens where seniors find security and protection, social support and companionship, wellness and rehabilitation. Michigan is a leader nationally in building new facilities and renovating existing ones, with more than 40 new facilities built since 2010 and 30 new renovation projects under way. These improvements provide residents with state of the art amenities such as private rooms, physical therapy gyms, and flexible dining experiences. Residents have never had more choice and more involvement in their care making decisions.