Freeburg Care Center is a facility in Freeburg, Illinois. This city has 5,910 people. This nursing home was given an overall grade of C, which is a solid rating. At the end of the day, this facility should be a solid choice for most people. One of the better aspects of this nursing home's profile is its strong inspection grade, which you can find in the next section.
Freeburg Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
While this facility's overall grade was decent, it really excelled in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our best scores. Inspection ratings account for several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this area tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. This facility received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to be an imminent risk to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.
Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this nursing home a favorable score in long-term care. This nursing home earned a grade of B in this area, which turns out to be one of our more impressive grades. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it typically means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly can be a life threatening illness for nursing home patients so we prefer when a nursing home doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This facility's next best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of C. Our nursing rating includes a host of datapoints. The most important variable is the quantity of hours nurses spent with residents. 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. Lastly, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this facility actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is generally a good indicator that a place has quality controls in place. Some falls could be avoided if a facility provides enough nurses to assist its patients.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we assessed is short-term care, which is this nursing home's weakest area. We gave it an abysmal F for this area, which is clearly a major concern. In crafting these short-term care grades, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our goal is to create a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different facilities. With a grade of this caliber for this area, we weren't surprised to learn this facility was below average in multiple staffing figures we looked at. The facility provided significantly fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The final metric we considered in this area is the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 3.9 percent of its residents returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Freeburg Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Freeburg Care Center, 8.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Freeburg Care Center, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Freeburg Care Center, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Freeburg Care Center, 18.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Sadly, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Freeburg Care Center, 19.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Freeburg Care Center, 30.45% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression may reveal lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Freeburg Care Center, 87.4% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Freeburg Care Center, 13.9% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Freeburg Care Center, 17.56% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term care residents who retained mobility levels. Many in the industry believe that mobility is important for residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Freeburg Care Center, 1.66 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Freeburg Care Center, 17.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Freeburg Care Center, 11.82 Percentage of Patients
Measures 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 Freeburg Care Center, 71.65% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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