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Accolade Healthcare of Pontiac

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: F
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: DFeb 19: DMar 19: DApr 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: FSep 20: FOct 20: FJan 21: FFeb 21: FMar 21: FApr 21: FMay 21: FJun 21: FJul 21: FAug 21: FSep 21: FOct 21: FNov 21: FJan 22: FFeb 22: FMar 22: FApr 22: FMay 22: FJun 22: F
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Accolade Healthcare of Pontiac's website

300 West Lowell,
Pontiac IL 61764

(815) 842-1181

76.28% estimated occupancy 1

Accolade Healthcare of Pontiac is in Pontiac, Illinois, a city with 14,460 people. This facility was given an overall rating of F. If you are not satisfied with this facility's low overall grade, you may find you have slim pickings in Pontiac. The city has just two other nursing homes. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, inspection reports are discussed in the next section.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Hemodialysis
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Bariatric Care

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: C

While we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable inspection report this year. As a result, it received a decent grade in that category with a score of C. We would argue that one of the most important factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially focus on the severity of the deficiencies. This place was assessed 9 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but fortunately none were in categories J through L. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies to place patient safety or health in imminent harm or jeopardy. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

Unfortunately, this facility received an F for its short-term care grade. Short-term care scores are based on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a broad range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. The final datapoint we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.6 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor statistics sunk this nursing home's short-term care score.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The third category we assessed was long-term care. This nursing home's was given a rock-bottom long-term care grade where it received a lowly F. Long-term care scores in this range generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids, as well as the levels of routine medical care available. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. As it turns out, this facility gave the vaccine to only 82.5 percent of its residents, which is slightly concerning. To our surprise, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes. This was its best feature in this category.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

The next area we analyzed was nursing, in which this nursing home received a poor score in this category also. We gave it a lowly F in this category, which is definitely a major concern. Nursing grades are largely based on a facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing scores. This place performed well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be measures of the quality of nursing care.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Accolade Healthcare of Pontiac Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Accolade Healthcare of Pontiac, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Accolade Healthcare of Pontiac, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are often the result of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Accolade Healthcare of Pontiac, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Closer supervision can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Accolade Healthcare of Pontiac, 18.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Accolade Healthcare of Pontiac, 19.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure tells you the percent of long-term care patients which were prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are typically prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: F

In Accolade Healthcare of Pontiac, 29.8% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Many in the industry argue this is a measure of resident quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Accolade Healthcare of Pontiac, 87.49% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Accolade Healthcare of Pontiac, 14.23% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Accolade Healthcare of Pontiac, 19.34% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Accolade Healthcare of Pontiac, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Accolade Healthcare of Pontiac, 19.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Accolade Healthcare of Pontiac, 11.45 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Accolade Healthcare of Pontiac, 71.39% Percentage of Resident

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