Carrier Mills Nsg & Rehab Center is the sole nursing home located in Carrier Mills, Illinois. With an overall rating of B-, this looks like 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 major highlights of this facility's profile is its stellar inspection rating, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Carrier Mills Nsg & Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
6789 Us Rt 45, P O Box 68,
Carrier Mills IL 62917
69.89% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
This facility earned a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to point out its nearly flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A+ in this category. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this category most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This facility was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered severe. This means that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to create an imminent threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the category of long-term care, we gave this facility a grade of A- in that area. When nursing homes receive this type of score in long-term care it is a good sign for patient care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. One of the criteria we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a proven method to minimize unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the aged 65 and up population. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Next, we looked at the nursing category where we awarded this nursing home a grade of C, which is a decent grade. When determining a nursing home's nursing rating, we look at the number of hours nurses commit to patients and the level of skill of those nurses. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Finally, although this facility got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it excelled in some of our quality measures. With less than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it did remarkably well in this area.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to our fourth area, this nursing home really didn't perform very well. With a rock bottom grade of F in short-term care, this was this nursing home's weakest category. In our short-term care category, we strive to create a meaningful barometer for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Unfortunately, we discovered that this facility provided less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. The last item we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to return home from the nursing home. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 3.9 percent of its residents returning home. This was quite a bit below average.
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, 8.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Carrier Mills Nsg & Rehab Center, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Carrier Mills Nsg & Rehab Center, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with facilities with worst hygiene practices. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Carrier Mills Nsg & Rehab Center, 18.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Carrier Mills Nsg & Rehab Center, 19.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Carrier Mills Nsg & Rehab Center, 30.45% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Some argue this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Carrier Mills Nsg & Rehab Center, 87.4% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Carrier Mills Nsg & Rehab Center, 13.9% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Carrier Mills Nsg & Rehab Center, 17.56% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term residents who retained mobility levels. Many in the industry argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' physical and mental well-being.
In Carrier Mills Nsg & Rehab Center, 1.66 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Carrier Mills Nsg & Rehab Center, 17.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Carrier Mills Nsg & Rehab Center, 11.82 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Carrier Mills Nsg & Rehab Center, 71.65% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements.