Fayette County Hospital is a nursing home in Vandalia, Illinois, which has a total of 10,233 people. It looks like this nursing home is ranked among the better nursing homes we looked at. A grade in this range requires high-end marks across the board. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all nursing homes in the nation. The best part of this facility's impressive report card was its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section
Fayette County Hospital
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
650 W Taylor St,
Vandalia IL 62471
38.82% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Government - Hospital district
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Blood Administration
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
Best Nursing Home in Vandalia, Illinois Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Vandalia, Illinois Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Vandalia, Illinois Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with a favorable overall score, we gave this place an A+ for inspections. Our inspection ratings are tied to several datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this category typically have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A- in our nursing category. We scrutinized the skill-level of nurses employed by the facility, as well as the quantity of hours those nurses were with patients, in determining our score in this area. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at 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 nursing home the country 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 by having a protocol of moving residents more often.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility is also above average in the area of short-term care, where it was awarded a score of B+. It outperformed most facilities in this category. In determining our short-term care ratings, we scrutinize the facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This score is typically a meaningful measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we looked at in this category is the number of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to our final area, this nursing home was given a decent long-term care rating. While this wasn't nearly as dominant as several of its other scores, this is still not a major area of concern. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. One of the statistics we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. Fortunately, this facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 96.799995 percent of its residents. This place keeps its residents out of the hospital. 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.
Fayette County Hospital Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Fayette County Hospital, 8.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care patients which suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fayette County Hospital, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fayette County Hospital, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fayette County Hospital, 18.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fayette County Hospital, 19.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fayette County Hospital, 30.45% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many in the industry believe this is a measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fayette County Hospital, 87.4% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fayette County Hospital, 13.9% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fayette County Hospital, 17.56% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Fayette County Hospital, 1.66 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fayette County Hospital, 17.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
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