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 25 percent of all facilities in the country. The best aspect of this facility's strong profile is its inspection rating. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
Fayette County Hospital
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
On top of faring well overall, this facility earned nearly flawless government inspections. Consequently, it received one of our best scores in that category with an A+. Inspection ratings account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this category generally have very few severe deficiencies. 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.
This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, this turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Our nursing score is primarily based on a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics 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 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 by having a system of turning patients more often.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility was awarded a favorable short-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our higher grades in that category with a score of B+. In calculating our short-term care grades, we analyze the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This grade is considered to be a fair measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we analyzed is long-term care. In this area, we gave this facility an acceptable grade of B-. This actually turned out to be this nursing home's least impressive area. For patients looking for a permanent place to live rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are a key measure. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Thankfully, this facility gave the vaccine to 96.1165 percent of its residents, which is a very solid percentage. Lastly, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. 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, 8.94% 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, 3.47% 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, 18.4% 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, 19.11% 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, 29.8% 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, 87.49% 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, 14.23% 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, 19.34% 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, 1.51 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, 19.34 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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