Big Meadows is an average-sized facility in Savanna, Illinois. It looks like this is a fine facility. We awarded it an overall grade of B, which is a respectable score. Based on our assessment, this place looks like a good fit for most people. We were also pleased to find that this place didn't have any bad scores in any of the major categories discussed below. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this ended up being a strong nursing home is that it received a very impressive inspection score. In fact, inspections turned out to be its best category. In that area, we gave it an A. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection scores. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some can be relatively insignificant. This place received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This indicates that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies an immediate threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
An additional quality feature for this nursing home is that it was awarded a very positive long-term care score. In fact, this wound up being its second best category grade. In this area, we gave this nursing home a grade of B+. Nursing homes that do well in this category typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 99.6337 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next most favorable area we gave this facility in any area came in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a C. In computing our short-term care scores, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to devise a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. We weren't able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The last datapoint we assessed in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.
Turning to the fourth area, this facility was given a decent nursing grade of C. Our nursing score looks at the facility's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of skill of those nurses and the number of hours spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is a lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, although this facility got dinged a bit for nursing hours, it excelled in some of our quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it did very well in this subcategory.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Big Meadows Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Big Meadows, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Big Meadows, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term residents which experienced a fall which resulted in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Big Meadows, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents who sustained UTI's. UTI's could be an indication of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric could also be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Big Meadows, 18.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Big Meadows, 19.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Big Meadows, 29.8% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. High levels of depression may be an indicator lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Big Meadows, 87.49% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Big Meadows, 14.23% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate deterioration of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Big Meadows, 19.34% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Big Meadows, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Big Meadows, 19.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
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