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Evenglow Lodge

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+Sep 20: A+Oct 20: A+Jan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: A+Aug 21: ASep 21: AOct 21: A+Nov 21: A+Jan 22: A+Feb 22: A+Mar 22: A+Apr 22: A+May 22: A+Jun 22: A
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Evenglow Lodge's website

215 East Washington,
Pontiac IL 61764

(815) 844-6131

62.32% estimated occupancy 1

Evenglow Lodge is a small non-profit nursing home located in Pontiac, Illinois. After receiving an A overall grade, this facility has the prestigious distinction of being one of the 50 best nursing homes in Illinois. You really can't do any better than this place. Keep reading to see this place's category scores, which are equally impressive. You really can't do much better than a straight A profile.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Church related
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Pharmacy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home excelled in our shot-term care category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. Our short-term care grade is commonly employed to judge a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To provide highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally must provide better levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 6.7 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. In that category, we awarded this facility an A. Our nursing grade features numerous datapoints. The most important factor is the quantity of hours nurses spend with residents. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning residents even once per day.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Turning the page to our third area, we gave this nursing home a grade of A for its long-term care score. This is a first-rate rating. Facilities that do well in long-term care typically provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

Lastly, this nursing home has received near flawless inspections in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of A in this category. This is one of the few places in the state to receive an A- or better in every category. Inspection grades account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this category generally have very few of these severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider 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.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Evenglow Lodge Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Evenglow Lodge, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Evenglow Lodge, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a fall resulting in major injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Evenglow Lodge, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with poor hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Evenglow Lodge, 18.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients who were given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some facilities need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Evenglow Lodge, 19.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric indicates the percentage of long-term patients who are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Evenglow Lodge, 29.8% of Patients

This is the percent of patients exhibiting signs of depression. Increased levels of depression may indicate a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Evenglow Lodge, 87.49% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Evenglow Lodge, 14.23% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and continence. Some would argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Evenglow Lodge, 19.34% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels. Some would argue that mobility is important for residents' physical and mental health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Evenglow Lodge, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Evenglow Lodge, 19.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Evenglow Lodge, 11.45 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. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Evenglow Lodge, 71.39% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements.