The Bridge Care Suites is one of six available nursing homes located in Springfield, Illinois. Featuring an overall grade of B-, this is likely a middle of the pack facility. This grade was right in line with the city grade in Springfield. The best part of this nursing home's report card was is its nursing grade. We discuss nursing in the next paragraph.
The Bridge Care Suites
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an elite nursing grade. In fact, we gave this facility a grade of A-. We assessed the qualifications of nurses at the facility, in addition to the quantity of time the nurses spent with patients, in determining our rating in this area. This nursing home averages 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also excelled in the category of short-term care, with a very impressive grade of A- in this area. In our short-term care category, we strive to craft a fair gauge for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we look at a nursing home's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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We also awarded this nursing home a grade of B- for our inspections rating. This is a very respectable nursing score. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection scores. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being quite minor. This particular nursing home received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we scored is long-term care, is this nursing home's worst category. We gave this nursing home a D in this area. This really was one of the few weak links in a quality report card. If you are looking for anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care scores. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is higher than most nursing homes. To our surprise, this place also fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. 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.
The Bridge Care Suites Quality Metrics
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Bridge Care Suites, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Bridge Care Suites, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents who have experienced a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric can be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Bridge Care Suites, 18.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who are prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Bridge Care Suites, 30.45% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many in the industry believe that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Bridge Care Suites, 87.4% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient health.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Bridge Care Suites, 11.82 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Bridge Care Suites, 71.65% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many believe this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Springfield, IL
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
Looking for more options? Springfield, Illinois has 5 other nursing homes
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- Davita - Springfield Central Dialysis3.34 miles away600 North Grand Ave Springfield Illinois 62702CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (217) 528-0556
- Davita - Springfield South Dialysis3.77 miles away2930 South 6th St. Springfield Illinois 62703Dialysis Stations: 12 (217) 528-1745
- Fmc - Springfield East4.44 miles away140 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Springfield Illinois 62703Dialysis Stations: 9 (217) 528-5302