Aperion Care St Elmo is a small nursing home located in Saint Elmo, Illinois. Sporting an overall score of D, this is a subpar nursing home. Based on our analysis, this nursing home may not be a great fit for most people. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's profile, you can continue reading to find out about its category grades. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
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Aperion Care St Elmo
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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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
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall score was not a highlight, it actually really excelled in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it an A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Inspection grades account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. You should avoid places with a bunch of severe deficiencies flagged. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. A couple minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, this facility only received a grade of D for its long-term care rating, which was actually one of its more favorable category grades. Nursing homes that do not fare well in long-term care often don't provide as much nursing care and also may be lagging in some of the areas of routine personal care we assessed. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination record. Candidly, we were a bit concerned this nursing home vaccinated 30.20833 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which happens to be quite a bit below average. Surprisingly, this place was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This is its best score in this category.
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In addition, we gave this facility an F in the area of nursing care. The nursing rating includes a handful of factors, but the paramount consideration is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. With only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis, this place's nurse staffing levels were far below average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing scores. This nursing home performed well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the last category, this nursing home really didn't perform well in this area either. With an abysmal grade of F in short-term care, this is just about as bad as it gets. Short-term care scores are based in part on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a broad scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Given its score in this category, we were not surprised to learn that this facility is well below average in terms of its number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the data we assessed. Honestly, this was what we expected to find. The last item we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 3.4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these subpar statistics doomed this nursing home's short-term care grade.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Aperion Care St Elmo Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Aperion Care St Elmo, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Aperion Care St Elmo, 3.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are often linked to poor nursing care. More supervision can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Aperion Care St Elmo, 2.49% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who suffered from urinary tract infections. While a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Aperion Care St Elmo, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Aperion Care St Elmo, 19.21% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Aperion Care St Elmo, 31.81% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Aperion Care St Elmo, 87.05% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Aperion Care St Elmo, 13.3% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the erosion of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Aperion Care St Elmo, 14.44% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who remained mobile levels. Some experts believe that the ability to move around is critical to residents' physical and mental health.
In Aperion Care St Elmo, 1.92 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Aperion Care St Elmo, 14.44 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Aperion Care St Elmo, 13.66 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Aperion Care St Elmo, 69.52% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living usually correlates with better rehabilitation.
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