Aperion Care St Elmo is a small nursing home located in Saint Elmo, Illinois. With an overall score of F, we consider this to be a bottom of the barrel nursing home. Based on our analysis, this nursing home is not a fit for any prospective resident. 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.
Aperion Care St Elmo
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
While this facility's overall grade was as bad as it gets, it actually really excelled in the category of inspections. In fact, we gave it an A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Our inspection ratings account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. You should avoid facilities with too many severe deficiencies flagged. While this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. A couple minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
We also wanted to point out this nursing home's unfortunate short-term care grade where it was given a lowly F. Our short-term care ratings are based on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a broad spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. With a score of this caliber for this area, we weren't stunned to discover this place was well below average in many staffing metrics we focus on. The nursing home supplied far fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most other nursing homes. Finally, we considered the number of patients who ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 3.6 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, this facility received an F for its long-term care score. Facilities that do not fare well in long-term care typically aren't as well-staffed and are lagging in some of the areas of routine medical care we assessed. One of the datapoints we considered in addition to nursing hours is vaccines. Candidly, we were a bit worried that this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to only 39.411762 percent of its patients. To our surprise, this place was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This is its best score in this category.
The last area we scored was nursing. This facility received a bottom of the barrel grade of F in that category. We analyzed the qualifications of nurses at the facility, in addition to the number of hours those nurses worked with residents, in determining our rating in this category. This facility averaged just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is not a very impressive figure. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing ratings. This place performed well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be measures of the quality of nursing care.
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, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Aperion Care St Elmo, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a fall which resulted in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Aperion Care St Elmo, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often the result of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint can be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Aperion Care St Elmo, 18.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used for treating a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Aperion Care St Elmo, 19.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Aperion Care St Elmo, 29.8% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients demonstrating signs of depression. High levels of depression could reveal a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Aperion Care St Elmo, 87.49% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Aperion Care St Elmo, 14.23% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing. Many in the industry believe this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Aperion Care St Elmo, 19.34% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Aperion Care St Elmo, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Aperion Care St Elmo, 19.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Aperion Care St Elmo, 11.45 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.
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