Aperion Care Springfield is one of six 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. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this nursing home's report card is its strong inspection score. You can continue reading to find out about inspections and other category scores
Aperion Care Springfield
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Registered Staff Hours
While we graded this place incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly impressive inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our more favorable scores in that category with a B+. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe. This means that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies to be an immediate risk to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
We were also stunned to find that this facility earned a somewhat respectable long-term care grade in our assessment. We awarded it a grade of C in this area. In a long-term care setting, the primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. This facility keeps its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, this facility received an F for its short-term care grade. In determining our short-term care scores, we look at the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. This category is often a useful assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. With a score of this caliber for this category, we were not stunned to find that this nursing home was below average in two of the key staffing areas we focus on. In fact, it supplied substantially fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most other facilities. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients that eventually returned home from this facility. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
The final category we looked at was nursing, where this facility was given a rock bottom grade in this area as well. It received an abysmal F for this category, which is obviously very concerning. Our nursing score assesses the facility's level of nurse staffing. We consider both the levels of training of those nurses and the number of hours spent with residents. This facility offered just 0.1 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This statistic is quite a bit below average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing grades. This nursing home fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Aperion Care Springfield Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Aperion Care Springfield, 8.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Aperion Care Springfield, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Aperion Care Springfield, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely associated with a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this statistic could be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Aperion Care Springfield, 18.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Aperion Care Springfield, 19.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Aperion Care Springfield, 30.45% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Aperion Care Springfield, 87.4% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Aperion Care Springfield, 13.9% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate decline of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Aperion Care Springfield, 17.56% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Aperion Care Springfield, 1.66 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Aperion Care Springfield, 17.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Scores for Springfield, IL
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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