Amberwood Care Centre is located in Rockford, Illinois. This city has a population of 189,162 people. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of D. A grade in this range generally suggests some concerning datapoints. If you are not satisfied with this facility's mediocre overall grade, you will be pleased to know there are five other nursing homes in Rockford. We wouldn't blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
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Amberwood Care Centre
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
Note: Amberwood Care Centre has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
While this facility's overall score is not a highlight, it received a slightly more favorable grade in the area of inspections. We awarded it a B- for this area, which is not bad. Our inspection grades are based on many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important item to look for on these reports. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to patient safety. This place received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies to cause an immediate risk to patient safety or health. Lastly, this facility was flagged by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We prefer to avoid facilities with this designation. Please do your best to find an alternative nursing home.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next highest category is its short-term care score, where it was given a grade of B-. Our short-term care grades are likely more critical for individuals requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires additional highly-skilled nursing. This includes not merely nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its level of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.8 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
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Unfortunately, this facility only received a grade of D for its nursing grade, which was actually one of its better category grades. Nursing scores are heavily correlated with quality and quantity of nursing care. This facility offered a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is not a very impressive figure. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing ratings. This nursing home fared well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at is long-term care, ended up being this nursing home's least impressive area. We gave this facility a grade of D in this category. For prospective residents seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are very important. One of the factors we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours is vaccinations. Fortunately, this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 98.52217 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 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 were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Amberwood Care Centre Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Amberwood Care Centre, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Amberwood Care Centre, 3.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term patients who experienced falls leading to serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Amberwood Care Centre, 2.49% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients that sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indication of lower quality nursing care. However, this datapoint could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Amberwood Care Centre, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Amberwood Care Centre, 19.21% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Amberwood Care Centre, 31.81% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents exhibiting signs of depression. Higher levels of depression may imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Amberwood Care Centre, 87.05% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Amberwood Care Centre, 13.3% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Amberwood Care Centre, 14.44% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Amberwood Care Centre, 1.92 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Amberwood Care Centre, 14.44 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Amberwood Care Centre, 13.66 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Amberwood Care Centre, 69.52% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Rockford, IL
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus
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