The Bridge Care Suites is one of four available nursing homes located in Springfield, Illinois. Featuring an overall grade of B+, this facility should work for most prospective patients. If you take a look at the other options in Springfield, we suspect you will find this nursing home to be a better option than most of the facilities in the city. We were also pleased to find that this place did not have any weak links in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about its category grades can be found below.
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The Bridge Care Suites
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our short-term care grade. In our short-term care score, we try to forge a valuable barometer for rehabilitation services. In this process, we look at a nursing home's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we assessed in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. There are many datapoints within this category. Most of these factors relate to levels of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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In addition, this facility also excelled in the category of inspections, where it earned an impressive grade of B+. Few facilities performed better in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some can be relatively 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 final category we graded was long-term care. This facility was awarded a favorable long-term care score this year, with a grade of C. Although this was not as elite as many of its other category grades, this is still an acceptable score in this category. For patients looking for a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are an important measure. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents. Lastly, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Bridge Care Suites Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Bridge Care Suites, 12.2% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Bridge Care Suites, 0% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percentage of long-term patients who experienced a fall leading to severe injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Bridge Care Suites, 13.11% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Bridge Care Suites, 21.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Bridge Care Suites, 17.86% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Bridge Care Suites, 4.84% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Many in the industry would argue this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Bridge Care Suites, 92.86% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Bridge Care Suites, 17.31% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Bridge Care Suites, 34.42% of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who remained mobile levels. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is important for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Bridge Care Suites, 34.42% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Bridge Care Suites, 18.72% of Patients
Measures 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 The Bridge Care Suites, 83.95% of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Springfield, IL
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
Looking for more options? Springfield, Illinois has 3 other nursing homes
- Fmc - Rai - Centre West Springfield0.58 miles away1112 Centre West Dr Springfield Illinois 62704CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (217) 787-3310
- Davita - Springfield Montvale Dialysis1.69 miles away2930 S Montvale Drive, Ste A Springfield Illinois 62704Dialysis Stations: 17 (217) 793-2781
- 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