Avenues at Litchfield is located in Litchfield, Illinois, a city with a population of 8,930 people. Featuring an overall rating of B-, this looks like a middle of the road facility. In our view, this facility ought to be a good fit for most people. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category was long-term care, which is discussed in the next section.
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Avenues at Litchfield
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
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Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
This facility really performed well in our long-term care category, with an A in this area. This really helped its overall score quite a bit. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 97.95082 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly can be a life or death illness for nursing home patients so we prefer when a nursing home doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Inspections is another category where this facility excelled. In fact, we awarded this nursing home an A- for our inspections rating. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection ratings. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some can be relatively minor. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This means that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Moving on to another strength for this facility, it also earned an elite nursing rating. We gave this nursing home an D. Our nursing score is primarily associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. With a meager 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day, this place's nurse staffing levels were far below the national average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing scores. This place fared well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's least impressive category is short-term care, which is the last area we analyzed. It received a lowly F for this area. In spite of multiple acceptable scores in other categories, this grade is still disappointing so we would like to to draw your attention to it. Short-term care ratings are vital for people seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a wide range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. It appears that this place was subpar in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours offered to its residents based on the data we assessed. The final item we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 0 percent of its patients returning home. This was well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Avenues at Litchfield Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Avenues at Litchfield, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avenues at Litchfield, 3.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that sustained a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avenues at Litchfield, 2.49% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who had a urinary tract infection. Although more infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avenues at Litchfield, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for many medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avenues at Litchfield, 19.21% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avenues at Litchfield, 31.81% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. High rates of depression could imply lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avenues at Litchfield, 87.05% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avenues at Litchfield, 13.3% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing. Many in the industry would argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avenues at Litchfield, 14.44% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Avenues at Litchfield, 1.92 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avenues at Litchfield, 14.44 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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