Carrier Mills Nsg & Rehab Center is an average-sized facility in Carrier Mills, Illinois. Featuring an overall grade of B-, this is a middle of the road nursing home. Based on the data we reviewed, there are certainly much worse nursing homes out there. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's report card is its exemplary inspection score, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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Carrier Mills Nsg & Rehab Center
- 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 Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its relatively modest overall score, we gave this facility an A+ for our inspections rating. This grade is far more impressive than the facility's overall grade. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
This facilities second most favorable area is long-term care. We awarded it a grade of B- in this area. This is basically a slightly below average grade in this category. In computing our long-term care scores, we analyze the assistance with daily living offered to the facility's patients. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is more than the average nursing home. This facility was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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One of this facility's better category grades was in the area of nursing care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of B-. The nursing grade assesses several factors, many of which are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a low total compared to most facilities. Lastly, nursing grades also consider quality-based measures, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this facility actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has sufficient quality controls in place. Many falls could be avoided if a nursing home provides enough nurses to assist its residents.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed is short-term care. We awarded this nursing home a grade of D in our short-term care category, leaving this as its weakest category grade. In computing our short-term care grades, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The goal is to formulate a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 3.9 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Carrier Mills Nsg & Rehab Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Carrier Mills Nsg & Rehab Center, 6.38% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of long-term patients who have pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Carrier Mills Nsg & Rehab Center, 3.19% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Falls leading to injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Carrier Mills Nsg & Rehab Center, 6.64% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric can also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Carrier Mills Nsg & Rehab Center, 14.16% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Carrier Mills Nsg & Rehab Center, 18.52% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Carrier Mills Nsg & Rehab Center, 54.32% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Carrier Mills Nsg & Rehab Center, 99.32% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Carrier Mills Nsg & Rehab Center, 25.22% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Carrier Mills Nsg & Rehab Center, 26.98% of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who remained mobile levels. Some would argue that mobility is vital to residents' mental and physical health.
In Carrier Mills Nsg & Rehab Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Carrier Mills Nsg & Rehab Center, 26.98% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Carrier Mills Nsg & Rehab Center, 13.9% of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Carrier Mills Nsg & Rehab Center, 61.03% of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.