Located in Arcola, Illinois, Arcola Health Care Center is the only option we found in this city. This nursing home received a concerning overall grade of D in our grading scheme. This wasn't the worse facility we found, but we would still struggle to recommend it. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's report card, you can continue reading to learn more about its category grades. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
Arcola Health Care Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
422 East Fourth Street,
Arcola IL 61910
63.1% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall score was not a highlight, it actually excelled in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category, which is one of our best scores. Our inspection scores are based on many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key thing to look for on these inspections. You should especially avoid facilities with severe deficiencies linked to risks to resident well being. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. A few minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's long-term care rating is one of its better scores. The facility was awarded a B- in this area. In the area of long-term care, we focus on the quantity of services provided by a nursing home, rather than more sophisticated services. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We found that this nursing home vaccinated just 90.51384 percent of its patients, which is quite a bit lower than we expected. Finally, we looked at its number of hospitalizations. This place did not excel here either, with 2.76 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. While this figure is quite a bit higher than the national average, this statistic can be skewed for some nursing homes due to the medical complexity of patients.
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Among this nursing home's several poor grades was its F in the area of nursing care. When determining our nursing ratings, we weigh both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This place provided a meager 2.4 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This number is well below the national average. Unfortunately, this place also had abysmal scores in several of the quality-based measures to go along with its weak nursing hours. We looked at the percentage of residents experiencing pressure ulcers. This nursing home was at more than twice the national average in this metric. This is quite alarming when you consider that many pressure ulcers are believed to be preventable with better nursing care. This ended up sealing the facility's fate of receiving a poor nursing rating.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we analyzed is short-term care. This facility was given a rock bottom grade of F in this category. In our short-term care assessment, we attempt to craft a valuable barometer for rehabilitation. In this process, we assess a nursing home's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. With a score this poor in this category, we were not shocked to discover this facility was below average in multiple staffing areas we looked at. The nursing home offered substantially fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most other nursing homes. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 32.3 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Arcola Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Arcola Health Care Center, 8.96% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Arcola Health Care Center, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that have had a fall which caused severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Arcola Health Care Center, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Better hygiene protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Arcola Health Care Center, 18.2% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Arcola Health Care Center, 19.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Arcola Health Care Center, 29.52% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Arcola Health Care Center, 87.71% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Arcola Health Care Center, 14.14% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Arcola Health Care Center, 19.35% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that retained mobility levels.
In Arcola Health Care Center, 1.5 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Arcola Health Care Center, 19.35 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Arcola Health Care Center, 11.42 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of short-term care.
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