Bethany Rehabilitation & Health Care Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Dekalb, Illinois. This facility received an overall grade of B-, which is a decent score. As far as we can see, this nursing home looks like a good fit for most people. The best part of this nursing home's report card was is its short-term care score. We discuss short-term care in the next section.
Bethany Rehabilitation & Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
We gave this facility one of our better grades in the area of short-term care, where it earned an A. This is far better than its overall score, which was decent but not in the elite range. Short-term care ratings are based on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. It doesn't look like this facility provided data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The last item we looked at in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 6.7 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. In that category, we gave this nursing home an B. Our nursing grade assesses a handful of datapoints, but the most important consideration is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a policy of turning residents more frequently.
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This facility received a solid inspection report this year as well, with few dings from the applicable government inspectors. As a result, it earned one of our better grades in that category with a score of B-. We would argue that one of the most critical factors in evaluating an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially look at the severity of the deficiencies. While this facility had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's least impressive area is long-term care, which is the last category we scored. For this area, we gave this facility a grade of just D. In a long-term care setting, the primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. Once we assessed the quantity of nursing care, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. We were pleased to find that this nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. To our surprise, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bethany Rehabilitation & Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bethany Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bethany Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bethany Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of long-term residents who have suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indicator of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric may also be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bethany Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 18.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are used for treating several medical conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bethany Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 19.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bethany Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 29.8% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bethany Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 87.49% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bethany Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 14.23% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who needed additional 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 Bethany Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 19.34% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Bethany Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bethany Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 19.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bethany Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 11.45 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks 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 Bethany Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 71.39% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's generally correlates with better rehabilitation services.
Scores for Dekalb, IL
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
Looking for more options? Dekalb, Illinois has 3 other nursing homes
- Kishwaukee Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.46 miles away1 Kish Hospital Drive Dekalb Illinois 60115Voluntary non-profit - Private(815) 756-1521
- Rochelle Community HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 17.49 miles away900 N 2nd St Rochelle Illinois 61068Voluntary non-profit - Private(815) 562-2181