Country Health is a nursing home in Gifford, Illinois. The city has a population of 1,256 people. This is a lower end facility, with an overall grade of D. This isn't the worse facility we graded, but we'd still be very reluctant to recommend it. We would not blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, nursing grades are discussed in the next section.
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
2304 C R 3000 N,
Gifford IL 61847
76.29% estimated occupancy 1
Note: Country Health has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- 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
Even though we did not have many favorable things to say about this facility's overall score, it did receive a respectable nursing grade of B-. There are quite a few factors included in this area. Many of these criteria reflect staffing levels. This facility averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis, which is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place surprisingly excelled in some of the quality measures we assessed. In fact, it performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
One of this facility's better category grades came in the area of short-term care. This turned out to be its second most respectable category. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a B-. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Unfortunately, we found that this place provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The final datapoint we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 6 percent of this facility's residents returned home. This figure was below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility was awarded its next highest category score in the area of long-term care. We gave this facility a grade of B- in this area, which is an acceptable grade. Long-term care ratings are based on the facility's quantity of nursing services. This includes a broad range of personal care services, ranging from assistance with activities of daily living to routine healthcare services. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. We were optimistic to find that this facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. This facility was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
In our final category of inspections, this nursing home received an F in this area. Since this information is compiled by government inspectors, we heavily weight negative feedback in this category. We would advise paying special attention to any deficiencies on a facility's inspection reports when it receives this bad of an inspection rating. We recommend you pay close attention to the level of severity of those deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with 6 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that suggest they posed a risk to resident safety or health. Finally, CMS cited this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. Hopefully, its performance improves in the future, but until then we simply can't recommend this facility.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Country Health Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Country Health, 8.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term care patients which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Country Health, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who had falls resulting in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Country Health, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with poor nursing care. Better nursing care can reduce the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Country Health, 18.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for many medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Country Health, 19.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents who are administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically used to treat residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Country Health, 30.45% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. High rates of depression could be an indicator a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Country Health, 87.4% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Country Health, 13.9% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Country Health, 17.56% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term care patients that maintained mobility. Many in the industry argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients physical and mental health.
In Country Health, 1.66 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Country Health, 17.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Country Health, 11.82 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Country Health, 71.65% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements.