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Alhambra Care Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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Alhambra Care Center's website

417 East Main Street, Box 310,
Alhambra IL 62001

(618) 488-3565

45.59% estimated occupancy 1

With an address in Alhambra, Illinois, Alhambra Care Center is one of just a few available nursing homes in the city. This nursing home proved to be a middle of the pack facility, with an overall grade of B-. Based on our ratings, this place ought to meet the needs of many people. One of the highlights of this nursing home's profile is its strong nursing score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

The main reason this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an elite nursing grade. In fact, we gave this facility a grade of A-. When calculating a facility's nursing rating, we consider the number of hours nurses are seeing patients as well as the level of skill of those nurses. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

An additional strength of this facility is its top-shelf score in short-term care. We gave it one of our better grades in that category, with a grade of A-. Short-term care grades are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a wide range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

We also found that this nursing home has received favorable inspections in recent years. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B- in this category. This is better than many facilities in this category. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in the industry.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The next area we analyzed was long-term care, which proved to be this facility's worst category. We awarded this nursing home a D in this category. Naturally, this grade hurt the facility's overall grade a bit. For residents looking for a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are an important measure. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents, which is more than the average nursing home. To our surprise, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Sadly, a few 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.

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Alhambra Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Alhambra Care Center, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents who developed pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Alhambra Care Center, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Alhambra Care Center, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint could be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Alhambra Care Center, 18.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for many conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Alhambra Care Center, 19.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Alhambra Care Center, 29.8% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression could reveal a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Alhambra Care Center, 87.49% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term care residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Alhambra Care Center, 14.23% Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Alhambra Care Center, 19.34% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Alhambra Care Center, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Alhambra Care Center, 19.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Alhambra Care Center, 11.45 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Community Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 9.34 miles away400 N Caldwell St Staunton Illinois 62088Voluntary non-profit - Private(618) 635-2200
  • St Joseph's HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 9.64 miles away12866 Troxler Avenue Highland Illinois 62249Voluntary non-profit - Church(618) 651-2600
  • Anderson HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 15.68 miles away6800 State Route 162 Maryville Illinois 62062Voluntary non-profit - Private(618) 288-5711
  • Greenville Regional HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 17.27 miles away200 Health Care Dr Greenville Illinois 62246Voluntary non-profit - Private(618) 664-1230

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita - Edwardsville Dialysis13.2 miles away235 South Buchanan Street Edwardsville Illinois 62025Dialysis Stations: 8 (618) 692-9217
  • Davita - Maryville Dialysis16.75 miles away2102 Vadalabene Dr Ste 1 Maryville Illinois 62062Dialysis Stations: 16 (618) 288-1196
  • Davita - Maryville Home Dialysis16.75 miles away2102 Vadalabene Drive Suite 2 Maryville Illinois 62062Dialysis Stations: 2 (618) 288-1521