Florence Nursing Home is a small nursing home located in Marengo, Illinois. This nursing home is an A rated facility. This facility was given one of the best ratings that we offer. A grade in this range requires excellent scores across the board. Based on our assessment, this nursing home looks like a no brainer for most people. This nursing home was also given phenomenal scores in all of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Florence Nursing Home
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
546 East Grant Highway,
Marengo IL 60152
58.21% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being an elite facility overall, this nursing home also excelled in our inspections category, where it earned an A+. Few nursing homes fared this well in this area. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered severe. This indicates that CMS didn't consider any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
On the list of its many impressive grades, this nursing home was given a top-shelf long-term care score. In fact, we gave it a score of A in this category. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it typically means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 99.22481 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is far higher than the average nursing home. Lastly, we looked at the facility's number of hospitalizations. With 1.96 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility was close to average in this area.
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Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B+ for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. Nursing ratings are based in large part on quality and quantity of nursing care. This nursing home provides 3.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at 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 state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of turning a patient at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we rated was short-term care. We gave this nursing home one of our better scores in this category, with a grade of B. Although this is not on par with a few of its other scores, it is nevertheless a perfectly acceptable score. Our short-term care grades are likely more meaningful for residents requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually requires more highly-skilled nursing. This includes not merely nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. One of this nursing home's strengths is registered nurse hours. We found that it offers more care from registered nurses to its residents than most facilities. The final statistic we looked at in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. It was above average in this area with 51.8 percent of its residents returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Florence Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Florence Nursing Home, 8.96% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Florence Nursing Home, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are often linked to poor nursing care. Better nursing care minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Florence Nursing Home, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint may be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Florence Nursing Home, 18.2% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Florence Nursing Home, 19.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Florence Nursing Home, 29.52% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression may indicate a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Florence Nursing Home, 87.71% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Florence Nursing Home, 14.14% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Florence Nursing Home, 19.35% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Florence Nursing Home, 1.5 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Florence Nursing Home, 19.35 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Florence Nursing Home, 11.42 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
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