With an address in Dekalb, Illinois, Dekalb County Rehab & Nursing is one of four available facilities in the city. This nursing home was awarded an overall grade of B, which is favorable rating. This grade is right in line with the city grade in Dekalb. This nursing home's impressive report card was highlighted by its nursing rating, which is addressed in the next section.
Dekalb County Rehab & Nursing
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - County
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this facility earned even higher marks in nursing. In fact, we gave it one of our highest scores in that category with an A-. There are many factors within this area. Many of the criteria are tied to nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility was given high marks in the area of short-term care as well. As a result, we awarded it one of our most superb grades in that category with a area of A-. Our short-term care scores are vital for patients looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires additional highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a wide spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility earned a grade of B for its inspections rating. This is a well above average score in this category. Our inspection ratings are based on several pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this area have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This facility received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the government inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to be an immediate 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. In this category, we gave this facility a grade of B-. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. One of the data points we considered in addition to nursing hours is vaccinations. Thankfully, this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 99.333336 percent of its patients. Finally, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Dekalb County Rehab & Nursing, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that suffered a fall which caused severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Dekalb County Rehab & Nursing, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percent of long-term care residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Dekalb County Rehab & Nursing, 18.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Dekalb County Rehab & Nursing, 19.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Dekalb County Rehab & Nursing, 29.8% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are showing signs of depression. Higher rates of depression may be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Dekalb County Rehab & Nursing, 87.49% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Dekalb County Rehab & Nursing, 14.23% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Dekalb County Rehab & Nursing, 19.34% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility.
In Dekalb County Rehab & Nursing, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Dekalb County Rehab & Nursing, 19.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Dekalb County Rehab & Nursing, 11.45 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Dekalb County Rehab & Nursing, 71.39% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's usually correlates with better rehabilitation services.
Scores for Dekalb, IL
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
Looking for more options? Dekalb, Illinois has 3 other nursing homes
- Kishwaukee Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.7 miles away1 Kish Hospital Drive Dekalb Illinois 60115Voluntary non-profit - Private(815) 756-1521
- Rochelle Community HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 14.96 miles away900 N 2nd St Rochelle Illinois 61068Voluntary non-profit - Private(815) 562-2181