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Helia Healthcare of West Frankfort

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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Helia Healthcare of West Frankfort's website

2500 East St. Louis Street,
West Frankfort IL 62896

(618) 932-3236

50.17% estimated occupancy 1

Helia Healthcare of West Frankfort is a small facility located in West Frankfort, Illinois. This nursing home turns out to be a solid facility, with an overall grade of B-. You can certainly do worse than this facility. The best part of this facility's profile was its remarkable inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Amputee Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Podiatry
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

The primary reason this ended up being a decent nursing home is that it received an excellent inspection score. In fact, its inspection grade was far better than its overall grade. In our inspections category, we gave this facility an A. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This indicates that CMS didn't deem any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Another one of this facility's more impressive category scores came in the category of short-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home a B+. It actually fared better than most nursing homes in this category. Our short-term care ratings are probably more critical for patients requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not just nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility 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 final measure we considered in this category is the number of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. 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.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility's next best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of B-. We looked at the skill-level of nurses at the facility, as well as the number of hours the nurses were with patients, in computing our grade in this area. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home actually excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. It performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Switching gears to our final area, we gave this nursing home a D for our long-term care category. This is the facility's weakest category grade. Naturally, this score hurt the facility's overall grade a bit. For patients seeking a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are an important measure. Once we finished looking at the amount of nursing care, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. We were pleased to discover that this facility vaccinates 99.08257 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Sadly, some of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Helia Healthcare of West Frankfort Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Helia Healthcare of West Frankfort, 8.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term care residents that suffer from pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Helia Healthcare of West Frankfort, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls resulting in injury are often the result of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Helia Healthcare of West Frankfort, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to poor nursing care. Closer supervision can reduce the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Helia Healthcare of West Frankfort, 18.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic measures the percent of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Helia Healthcare of West Frankfort, 19.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Helia Healthcare of West Frankfort, 30.45% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Helia Healthcare of West Frankfort, 87.4% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Helia Healthcare of West Frankfort, 13.9% Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Helia Healthcare of West Frankfort, 17.56% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who maintained mobility. Many would argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients physical and mental health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Helia Healthcare of West Frankfort, 1.66 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to the physical well-being of nursing home residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Helia Healthcare of West Frankfort, 17.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Helia Healthcare of West Frankfort, 11.82 Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Helia Healthcare of West Frankfort, 71.65% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some argue this is a measure of rehabilitation performance.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Franklin HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 7.62 miles away201 Bailey Lane Benton Illinois 62812Government - Hospital District or Authority(618) 439-3161
  • Herrin HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.84 miles away201 S 14th St Herrin Illinois 62948Voluntary non-profit - Private(618) 942-2171
  • Heartland Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 11.87 miles away3333 W Deyoung Marion Illinois 62959Proprietary(618) 998-7000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc - West Frankfort Home Therapies2.93 miles away5 West Frankfort Plaza West Frankfort Illinois 62896Dialysis Stations: 1 (618) 932-2643
  • Davita - Benton Dialysis7.56 miles away1151 Route 14 West Benton Illinois 62812CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 13 (618) 435-4850
  • Fmc - Williamson County12.03 miles away900 Skyline Dr, Suite 200 Marion Illinois 62959Dialysis Stations: 11 (618) 993-1625
  • Fmc - Carbondale19.44 miles away1425 E. Main St. Carbondale Illinois 62901CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (618) 351-8031