Blessing Hospital Snu
Broadway at 11th Street, Quincy IL 62301 · (217) 223-8400 · 69.5% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
Located in Quincy, Illinois, Blessing Hospital Snu is one of four nursing homes in this city. It looks like this nursing home is among the best nursing homes we assessed. Being awarded an A+ in our rating system requires superb scores across the board. Based on our ratings, you can't go wrong with this place. Headlining this place's stellar profile is its short-term care grade, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
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Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to being a strong facility overall, this facility also excelled in the area of short-term care, where it received an A+. Our short-term care scores are thought to be more important for individuals in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates higher levels of skilled nursing. This includes not just nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Remarkably, this nursing home provides approximately 50% more hours of services from physical therapists and registered nurses than most nursing homes we looked at. This is generally a great sign. The final item we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that it fared as well as just about any nursing home in Illinois in this area with 75.9 percent of its patients returning home. With most nursing homes, fewer than half of their short-stay residents are able to return home.
Adding to an already impressive profile, this facility also received virtually flawless health inspections in recent years. As a result, we awarded it an A+ inspection grade. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a of A+ for its long-term care grade. If you are seeking services other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care ratings. One of the statistics we considered on top of nurse's aid hours was vaccines. It does not look like this facility provided information on its vaccination levels. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Moving on to our next category, this nursing home received a very strong nursing rating. We gave it an A in this area, giving this facility straight A's. In determining our nursing grades, we weigh both nursing hours and the training levels of the nurses. This nursing home provided 8.6 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This was one of the highest figures we found. In addition, a significant percentage of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. In addition to providing high levels of care, this place also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. By way of illustration, it performed as well as any nursing home in the country when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We view these statistics as good measures of the caliber of nursing care being provided.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Blessing Hospital Snu Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts argue this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better