Fireside House of Centralia is one of just a few available facilities located in Centralia, Illinois. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of B. A score of this caliber requires solid scores in most areas. You can certainly do much worse than this facility. This place was better in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of our major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
Fireside House of Centralia
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a strong overall score, this facility also earned top notch health inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our better grades in that category, with an A+. Arguably the most important factor we look at in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this place had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple relatively minor dings aren't the end of the world.
This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B. When computing a facility's nursing score, we assess the quantity of hours nurses are caring for patients as well as the level of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
In addition, this nursing home also was given favorable long-term care scores this year. In fact, we gave them one of our more favorable scores in that area, with a score of B. Facilities that excel in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to the final area, this nursing home was awarded a B- for short-term care, which we consider to be a decent grade. Our short-term care grade is typically used to grade a facility's rehabilitation services. To offer high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to offer higher levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic 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 just 4.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. This figure was below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Fireside House of Centralia Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Fireside House of Centralia, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term patients who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fireside House of Centralia, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls which result in injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fireside House of Centralia, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with facilities with lower levels of hygiene. More frequent bathing minimizes the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fireside House of Centralia, 18.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications may be used for treating a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fireside House of Centralia, 19.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fireside House of Centralia, 29.8% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents showing depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression could be an indicator a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fireside House of Centralia, 87.49% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fireside House of Centralia, 14.23% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fireside House of Centralia, 19.34% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Fireside House of Centralia, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is critical to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fireside House of Centralia, 19.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Fireside House of Centralia, 11.45 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Fireside House of Centralia, 71.39% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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