Aperion Care Springfield is one of four facilities in Springfield, Illinois. Our rating system was not kind to this facility, as it received an overall rating of F. Based on our assessment, this place is not a fit for any prospective resident. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category is long-term care, which is discussed in the next section.
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Aperion Care Springfield
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
Note: Aperion Care Springfield has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
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Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
Even though we gave this place a terrible overall score, we gave it a C for our long-term care rating. Long-term care grades are generally used to score a facility's performance as a traditional convalescent home, as opposed to focusing more on the skilled nursing services offered by a rehabilitation facility. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. We were pleased to learn that this facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia. This nursing home keeps its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
As it turns out, its inspection reports were not the source of this facility's abysmal overall grade. In fact, it earned a C in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being relatively insignificant. This nursing home was assessed 3 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but none were category G through L deficiencies. This tells you that inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to be an imminent risk to patient safety or health. Finally, CMS flagged this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. This is not what you want to see. We advise you to direct your search elsewhere.
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Unfortunately, we gave this facility an F for its nursing grade. Nursing grades are based in large part on nurse staffing levels. This place provided just 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing scores. This nursing home performed well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be measures of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we graded is short-term care, where this nursing home was given a poor grade here as well. We gave it an abysmal F for this area, which is obviously a major concern. Our short-term care scores are probably more critical for folks requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically requires additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not merely nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. With a grade in this range in this area, we were not surprised to learn that this nursing home was below average in many staffing figures we looked at. In fact, it provided significantly fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Aperion Care Springfield Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Aperion Care Springfield, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Aperion Care Springfield, 3.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Aperion Care Springfield, 2.49% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of facilities with lower levels of hygiene. More frequent bathing can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Aperion Care Springfield, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Aperion Care Springfield, 19.21% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Aperion Care Springfield, 31.81% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Aperion Care Springfield, 87.05% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Aperion Care Springfield, 13.3% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Aperion Care Springfield, 14.44% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility. Some believe that the ability to move around is critical to patients mental and physical well-being.
In Aperion Care Springfield, 1.92 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Aperion Care Springfield, 14.44 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
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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