Aperion Care Capitol is one of four facilities in Springfield, Illinois. With an overall rating of F, we consider this to be a bottom of the barrel facility. Based on our assessment, this facility probably isn't a good fit for any prospective resident. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's report card, feel free to continue reading to find out about its category scores. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Aperion Care Capitol
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this place a terrible overall score, we awarded it a B+ for our inspections category. This is the result of the facility receiving a decent inspection report this year. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. It is generally best to avoid nursing homes that had a long list of severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 7 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the category of long-term care, this facility was given a grade of just D in that area. Sadly, this proved to be one of its better features. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. We were disappointed to learn that this nursing home vaccinated only 57.64706 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Surprisingly, this nursing home actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was its best feature in this category.
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We were stunned to find that this facility also excelled in nursing. In fact, we awarded it a score of D for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Nursing ratings are heavily correlated with nurse staffing levels. This facility averaged a meager 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is well below average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing ratings. This facility fared well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these datapoints to be indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the next area, this facility really did not fare very well in this category either. With a poor grade of F in short-term care, this is about as as uninspiring as it gets. Our short-term care scores are probably most meaningful for folks in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically utilizes additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not only nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Considering its abysmal rating in this area, we weren't shocked to find this nursing home offered substantially fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Aperion Care Capitol Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Aperion Care Capitol, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Aperion Care Capitol, 3.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Aperion Care Capitol, 2.49% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents which experienced UTI's. While more of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Aperion Care Capitol, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Aperion Care Capitol, 19.21% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of long-term residents that were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Aperion Care Capitol, 31.81% of Patients
This is the percent of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression may imply a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Aperion Care Capitol, 87.05% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Aperion Care Capitol, 13.3% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence. Some argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Aperion Care Capitol, 14.44% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Aperion Care Capitol, 1.92 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Aperion Care Capitol, 14.44 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Aperion Care Capitol, 13.66 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Aperion Care Capitol, 69.52% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's typically correlates with superior rehabilitation.
Scores for Springfield, IL
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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