Fairfield Memorial Hospital is one of just a few facilities located in Fairfield, Illinois. After receiving an A+ overall grade, this nursing home has the prestigious distinction of being one of the 25 best nursing homes in Illinois. At the end of the day, this facility looks like a great choice for just about anybody. Finally, this appears to be a very consistent facility with consistent grades in all four of the major categories we assessed. More information about its category grades is available below.
Fairfield Memorial Hospital
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Radiation Therapy
Best Nursing Home in Illinois Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Fairfield, Illinois Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Illinois Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Illinois Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this place ended up being a great nursing home is that it received an A+ in our inspections category. This is just about as good as it gets in this category. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this category typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you CMS didn't 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.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also received an A+ for its long-term care grade. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is far higher than the average nursing home. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. In computing our nursing ratings, we look at both staffing levels and the skill levels 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 place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a policy of moving a patient more often.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our final category, this facility was given an excellent short-term care rating. In fact, we gave it an A in that area, giving this facility straight A's. Our short-term care grade is often employed to measure a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. To provide highly scored rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must have better levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents that returned home from this facility. We found that 5.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Fairfield Memorial Hospital Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Fairfield Memorial Hospital, 8.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of long-term residents which have pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fairfield Memorial Hospital, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who have experienced falls resulting in severe injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fairfield Memorial Hospital, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care limits the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fairfield Memorial Hospital, 18.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fairfield Memorial Hospital, 19.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term stay residents who were administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fairfield Memorial Hospital, 30.45% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fairfield Memorial Hospital, 87.4% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fairfield Memorial Hospital, 13.9% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fairfield Memorial Hospital, 17.56% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term care residents that maintained mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fairfield Memorial Hospital, 17.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Fairfield Memorial Hospital, 11.82 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Fairfield Memorial Hospital, 71.65% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements.
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