Bridge Care Suites
3089 Old Jacksonville Road, Springfield IL 62704 · (217) 787-0000 · 81.46% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Reese
Bridge Care Suites is a small nursing home in Springfield, Illinois. This nursing home received an overall score of B-. As As it turns out, this is the three highest graded facilities in the city. Based on our analysis, there are certainly much worse places out there. One of the highlights of this facility's profile is its strong short-term care score, which is addressed in the next section.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 75 Beds
For profit - Individual
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
We awarded this facility an impressive grade of A for our short-term care rating. This score is far more impressive than its overall grade. Our short-term care grade is typically employed to judge a facility's rehabilitation services. In order to have good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must offer higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this facility provided registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. This facility performed much better in the final metric we considered in this category, which was the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. It performed as well as just about any nursing home in Illinois in this metric with 68.3 percent of its patients returning home. For most facilities, less than half of their short-stay patients ever return home.
This nursing home also excelled in the area of nursing, where it earned an B+. Nursing ratings are mostly based on the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
This nursing home also received a strong inspection score. Inspection grades are based on the nursing home's recent inspections. We awarded this facility a B in this area. Our inspection grades account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this area tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. 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 rated was long-term care. We awarded this facility a grade of D for long-term care, making this the nursing home's weakest category. Facilities that don't fare well in long-term care typically aren't as well-staffed and are lagging in some of the areas of routine personal care we looked at. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this nursing home provided data regarding vaccinations. To our surprise, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This was its best score in this category.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bridge Care Suites Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better