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. Finally, inspections was the only shining light in our review of this nursing home. We provide additional information about this category below.
Aperion Care Springfield
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this place a terrible overall score, we gave it a B+ for our inspections category. This is the result of the facility receiving a quality government inspection report this year. Our inspection scores are tied to several pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key item to look for on these reports. Most importantly, you should avoid nursing homes that have severe deficiencies linked to endangerment of patients. While this place had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. A couple minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's second most favorable category is long-term care, but it nevertheless received a grade of just D in that area. This still happens to be a relatively poor score. For residents in need of a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are very important. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. We were pleased to discover that this facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. To our surprise, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's second lowest score is short-term care, where it received just a D in that category. This is a well below average score. Our short-term care ratings are considered to be most critical for folks requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not only nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other types of therapy. As you might expect, we found that this nursing home offers substantially less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than a typical facility. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return home from this facility. This facility 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.
The next area we assessed is nursing. This nursing home was given a poor grade of F in that area. Our nursing grade includes several components, most of which are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home offered just 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This number is far below average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing ratings. This place performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Aperion Care Springfield Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Aperion Care Springfield, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Aperion Care Springfield, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a fall which caused severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Aperion Care Springfield, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Closer supervision minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Aperion Care Springfield, 18.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used for treating a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Aperion Care Springfield, 19.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Aperion Care Springfield, 29.8% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Aperion Care Springfield, 87.49% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Aperion Care Springfield, 14.23% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Aperion Care Springfield, 19.34% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Aperion Care Springfield, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Aperion Care Springfield, 19.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
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
Looking for more options? Springfield, Illinois has 5 other nursing homes
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