Country Health is a nursing home in Gifford, Illinois. The city has a population of 1,256 people. With an overall score of F, we consider this to be a lower end nursing home. This place is just about as bad as it gets. More information on this nursing home's category grades is available below. Its best category was short-term care, which is discussed in the next section.
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
Note: Country Health has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- 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
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Short-term Care Quality
Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a grade of B- for our short-term care rating. In the area of short-term care, we strive to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. We found that this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we focus on. It offered fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. Finally, we considered the number of residents who who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was well below average.
Unfortunately, this facility only received a grade of D for its nursing grade, which was actually one of its better category grades. There are a number of subcategories within this category. Many of these criteria reflect the quantity of nurse staffing. This nursing home offered a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is an alarmingly low total. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility fared well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these statistics to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.
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Sadly, this facility received a grade of just D in our inspection category. This is well below average grade. Inspection ratings account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. You should be more cautious when considering a nursing home that has severe deficiencies on its inspection reports. This facility was hit with 6 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only positive thing we found is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that indicate they caused a risk to patient health or safety. Lastly, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at is long-term care, where this nursing home was given a poor score in this category as well. It received a lowly F for this category, which is obviously very concerning. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Fortunately, this nursing home administered the vaccine to 99.23372 percent of its residents, which is a very respectable figure. Surprisingly, this place also fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Country Health Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Country Health, 11.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Country Health, 3.83% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents who experienced falls which caused major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Country Health, 0.82% of Patients had UTIs
This gauges the percentage of long-term care residents which have had urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indication of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this datapoint could also be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Country Health, 10.34% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for many conditions, including cognitive disorders. Sadly, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Country Health, 13.9% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Country Health, 2.13% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some experts would argue that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Country Health, 89.01% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Country Health, 12.33% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Country Health, 15.44% of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who maintained mobility.
In Country Health, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is critical to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Country Health, 15.44% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Country Health, 13.92% of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Country Health, 77.5% of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.