With an address in Dekalb, Illinois, Dekalb County Rehab & Nursing is the sole nursing home located in this area. This facility received an A- overall, which is an elite grade. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top third of all nursing homes in the United States. If you look below, you will see this place's category grades, which are also strong.
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Dekalb County Rehab & Nursing
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - County
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
One of the reasons this place received a great overall grade is that it earned an A+ short-term care grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this area. In determining our short-term care ratings, we look at the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This grade is typically a meaningful assessment of the facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 6.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In that category, we gave this nursing home an A. Nursing grades are largely based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Moving on to another of this nursing home's strengths, it also received a very impressive inspection rating. Inspections turned out to be one of its best grades. In that category, we awarded this nursing home an impressive grade of B+. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we assessed was long-term care. We awarded this facility one of our more favorable scores in that area, with a B. Even though this was not as strong as some of its other grades, it is still a positive grade. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in this category it is a good sign for patient care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. One of the factors we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccines. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 98.42696 percent of its patients. This is a reliable method to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations for the aged 65 and up population. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Dekalb County Rehab & Nursing Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Dekalb County Rehab & Nursing, 3.15% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Dekalb County Rehab & Nursing, 6.07% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Dekalb County Rehab & Nursing, 2.72% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Dekalb County Rehab & Nursing, 24.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term patients who are administered antianxiety medication. These medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Dekalb County Rehab & Nursing, 1.65% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Dekalb County Rehab & Nursing, 95.3% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Dekalb County Rehab & Nursing, 27.27% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Dekalb County Rehab & Nursing, 27.92% of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Dekalb County Rehab & Nursing, 0.01 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 Dekalb County Rehab & Nursing, 27.92% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Dekalb County Rehab & Nursing, 9.82% of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Dekalb County Rehab & Nursing, 67.95% of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living generally correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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