Effingham Rehab & Health Care Center is one of a mere three available nursing homes in Effingham, Illinois. Sporting an overall score of C, this is likely a solid nursing home. Based on the data we reviewed, there are certainly far worse facilities out there. The best part of this facility's report card is is its short-term care rating. We discuss short-term care in the next paragraph.
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Effingham Rehab & Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
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
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
It should also be noted that this facility's short-term care grade outperformed its overall grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of B for its short-term care grade, which is an above average grade. This helped its overall score. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we look at the facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This area is often a fair measure of a facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The last datapoint we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
This nursing home also excelled in nursing, where it received a grade of B. Our nursing score is primarily associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 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 avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Turning to our inspection category, it appears this facility has received respectable inspections in recent years as well. We gave it a grade of B- in this category. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the final area, this facility really didn't perform well. With a rock bottom grade of F in long-term care, this was this facility's weakest category. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in long-term care likely don't provide the kind of consistent 24/7 care that some other facilities offer. One of the data points we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccines. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 93.38843 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this facility actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Effingham Rehab & Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Effingham Rehab & Health Care Center, 17.24% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Effingham Rehab & Health Care Center, 7.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Effingham Rehab & Health Care Center, 10.38% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely caused by worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Effingham Rehab & Health Care Center, 43.81% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for many medical conditions, including dementia. Unfortunately, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Effingham Rehab & Health Care Center, 46.55% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Effingham Rehab & Health Care Center, 23.42% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression may imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Effingham Rehab & Health Care Center, 94.69% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Effingham Rehab & Health Care Center, 23.08% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Effingham Rehab & Health Care Center, 24.29% of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Effingham Rehab & Health Care Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Effingham Rehab & Health Care Center, 24.29% of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Effingham Rehab & Health Care Center, 27.53% of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term 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 Effingham Rehab & Health Care Center, 67.59% of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living often correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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