Dixon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center is a nursing home located in Dixon, Illinois. The city has 23,745 people. We awarded this nursing home an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top quarter of all facilities in the United States. Based on our assessment, this place is really as good as it gets. This facility also received consistently good scores in each of our categories. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
Dixon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize that this facility has received nearly flawless health inspections in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of A in this category. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe. This means that the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to be an imminent risk to patient safety or health. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
Among its many impressive grades, this nursing home was awarded a top-shelf short-term care grade. In fact, it received a grade of A- in that category. Our short-term care scores are important for prospective residents seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more highly-skilled nursing. This includes a wide range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. We were not able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The final measure we looked at in this area is the number of patients that were able to return home from the facility. We found that 5.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. We looked at the licensure of nurses working for the nursing home, as well as the number of hours those nurses spent with patients, in computing our grade in this area. This particular nursing home provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home 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
The final area we scored was long-term care. This nursing home received a strong nursing rating this year, with a grade of B. While this is not quite as dominant as some of its other category grades, this is nevertheless one of our more impressive grades in this area. For residents looking for a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 69.45606 percent of its patients. This is somewhat lower than we were hoping for but still a respectable percentage. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Dixon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Dixon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 8.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Dixon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Dixon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic can also be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Dixon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 18.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, such as dementia. Tragically, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Dixon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 19.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Dixon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 30.45% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Higher rates of depression could be an indicator lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Dixon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 87.4% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Dixon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 13.9% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Dixon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 17.56% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Dixon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 1.66 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Dixon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 17.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Dixon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 11.82 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Dixon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 71.65% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's often correlates with better rehabilitation.
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