Country Health is a nursing home in Gifford, Illinois. The city has a population of 1,256 people. Sporting an overall score of B, this facility is a fine choice. At the end of the day, this nursing home looks like a solid choice for quite a few people. This facility was stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its strong overall grade, this facility earned a grade of B+ for its nursing rating. This is an above average score in this area. Nursing scores are heavily correlated with levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this nursing home's above average category scores came in the category of long-term care. We awarded them one of our more positive grades in that category, with a grade of B. When facilities receive this type of score in long-term care it is usually a good sign for resident care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. On top of considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was awarded a strong short-term care grade as well. We gave it one of our better grades in that area with a score of B. In the area of short-term care, we seek to qualify measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 5.7 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Turning to the last category we assessed, this nursing home received a good score in inspections as well. In fact, we gave it a score of B- for that category. This nursing home didn't have any major weak links. Our inspection scores are based on several pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important thing to look for on these inspections. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to the well being of residents. This place received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to be an immediate threat to patient safety or health. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in the industry.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Country Health Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Country Health, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents who suffered from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Country Health, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of long-term care residents that sustained falls which caused major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Country Health, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents who sustained a UTI. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Country Health, 18.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients who were administered antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Country Health, 19.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Country Health, 29.8% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Increased levels of depression could reveal lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Country Health, 87.49% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Country Health, 14.23% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Country Health, 19.34% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients that remained mobile levels.
In Country Health, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Country Health, 19.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Country Health, 11.45 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of 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 Country Health, 71.39% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation performance.