Evenglow Lodge is a small non-profit nursing home located in Pontiac, Illinois. This facility made our top 500 list of the best facilities in the United States. With more than 15,000 nursing homes in the nation, this is an exclusive list. You really can not do any better than this place. Keep reading to see this nursing home's category scores, which are equally impressive. You just can't do much better than a straight A profile.
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
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Top Nursing Home in Illinois Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Pontiac, Illinois Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Illinois Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Pontiac, Illinois Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Illinois Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Pontiac, Illinois Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. When calculating a nursing home's nursing score, we consider the quantity of hours nurses are seeing patients and the level of skill of the nurses. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a system of moving a patient at least once a day.
Adding to an already impressive profile, this facility also received virtually flawless health inspections in recent years. As a result, we awarded it an A+ inspection grade. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this area typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed was short-term care. This facility also was given an A+ short-term care grade, making it one of the few nursing homes to be given several A+ category grades. Short-term care ratings are crucial for residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes more skilled nursing. This includes a vast scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 6.5 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
In the last area we analyzed, this facility was given first-rate marks in the category of long-term care as well. Consequently, it received an A+. This made it one of the few of nursing homes who received A+'s in each of our categories. Facilities that excel in this category typically provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. After looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the average nursing home. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Evenglow Lodge Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Evenglow Lodge, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Evenglow Lodge, 3.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a fall which caused severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Evenglow Lodge, 2.49% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Evenglow Lodge, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used for treating a variety of medical conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Evenglow Lodge, 19.21% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Evenglow Lodge, 31.81% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Many in the industry argue this is a measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Evenglow Lodge, 87.05% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Evenglow Lodge, 13.3% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Evenglow Lodge, 14.44% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Evenglow Lodge, 1.92 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Evenglow Lodge, 14.44 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Evenglow Lodge, 13.66 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Evenglow Lodge, 69.52% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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