Galena Stauss Nursing Home is located in Galena, Illinois. With an overall score of B+, this looks like a high quality facility. In addition, this nursing home is also based in a hospital, which can often mean the nursing home offers a wider array of healthcare services. The best aspect of this nursing home's impressive report card is its long-term care grade. We discuss long-term care in the next section
Galena Stauss Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Lymphedema Care
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home earned a strong overall score as mentioned above, but we wanted to point out its excellent long-term care rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 99.27007 percent of its patients, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly can be a life threatening health condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a nursing home does not leave this to chance. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Adding to its impressive category grades, we awarded this nursing home an A- for inspections. Our inspection grades account for several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this area typically have very few severe deficiencies. While this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B+. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. The nursing grade features many subcategories. The most heavily weighted factor is the amount of time nurses spent with patients. 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 place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we graded was short-term care, in which this facility was awarded a grade of B-. This turned out to be this nursing home's weakest category. This is still not the end of the world. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we looked at in this area is the number of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. This figure was below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Galena Stauss Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Galena Stauss Nursing Home, 8.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Galena Stauss Nursing Home, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients who sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Galena Stauss Nursing Home, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Galena Stauss Nursing Home, 18.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Galena Stauss Nursing Home, 19.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Galena Stauss Nursing Home, 30.45% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Galena Stauss Nursing Home, 87.4% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Galena Stauss Nursing Home, 13.9% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Galena Stauss Nursing Home, 17.56% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility. Some would argue that mobility is important for patients physical and mental well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Galena Stauss Nursing Home, 17.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
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