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
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Galena Stauss Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Lymphedema Care
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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 98.7013 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.
This facility received high grades in the area of nursing as well. In fact, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. We looked at the qualifications of nurses employed by the nursing home, as well as the number of hours those nurses were with patients, in computing our score in this area. This facility provided 0.4 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 frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was given an impressive short-term care grade as well. We gave it one of our higher grades in that category with a grade of B. Short-term care ratings are based in part on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a broad spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
In the last category we looked at, we found that this nursing home received a solid government inspection report this year as well. As a result, it received a decent score in our inspection category with a B-. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection ratings. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being quite minor. This nursing home was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that CMS did not consider any of these deficiencies an imminent risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Galena Stauss Nursing Home, 3.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure indicates the percent of long-term care residents who have had falls leading to serious injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Galena Stauss Nursing Home, 2.49% of Patients had UTIs
This metric gauges the percent of long-term care residents which sustained UTI's. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Galena Stauss Nursing Home, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used for a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Galena Stauss Nursing Home, 19.21% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term care residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Galena Stauss Nursing Home, 31.81% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents showing depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression could be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Galena Stauss Nursing Home, 87.05% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Galena Stauss Nursing Home, 13.3% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Galena Stauss Nursing Home, 14.44% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients that remained mobile levels.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Galena Stauss Nursing Home, 14.44 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Galena Stauss Nursing Home, 69.52% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some would argue that this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation performance.
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