Bement Health Care Center is a senior living facility in Bement, Illinois, a city with a total of 1,971 people. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of D. A score of this caliber typically suggests a few concerning datapoints. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Bement. If you aren't deterred by this facility's profile, you can continue reading to find out about its category scores. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
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Bement Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
601 North Morgan,
Bement IL 61813
57.33% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
Registered Staff Hours
Although we didn't give this facility a good overall score, we did give it a strong grade in the area of inspections, where it earned a B+. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's short-term care score ended up being one of its more favorable scores. The facility was awarded a C in this category. Our short-term care grades are crucial for people requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates additional highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a broad spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. We were surprised to find that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we focus on. It offered fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below the national average.
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Long-term Care Quality
Sadly, this nursing home's next highest category was long-term care. However, with a grade of D in this area, it still performed somewhat badly. If you are looking for services other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care ratings. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Thankfully, this nursing home provided the vaccine to 94.28571 percent of its patients, which is a very respectable total. To our surprise, this place was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
The next category we analyzed is nursing, which ended up being a weak spot for this nursing home. We awarded this facility a D for our nursing category. Nursing grades are based in large part on quality and quantity of nursing care. This nursing home provided a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is an alarmingly low total. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. This nursing home performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bement Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bement Health Care Center, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bement Health Care Center, 3.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bement Health Care Center, 2.49% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better hygiene protocols reduces 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 different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bement Health Care Center, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bement Health Care Center, 19.21% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who were administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bement Health Care Center, 31.81% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bement Health Care Center, 87.05% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bement Health Care Center, 13.3% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bement Health Care Center, 14.44% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bement Health Care Center, 14.44 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bement Health Care Center, 13.66 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bement Health Care Center, 69.52% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living often correlates with better rehabilitation services.
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