Heartland of Champaign is an average-sized nursing home located in Champaign, Illinois. We gave this facility an overall grade of B-. A score of this caliber requires some decent marks. In our view, this facility ought to be a good fit for most people. The best part of this nursing home's profile is is its nursing grade. We discuss nursing in the next section.
Heartland of Champaign
- Nursing Home
Updated Mar 1, 2020 by Nick Lata
Note: Data for Heartland of Champaign has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.
The main reason this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an elite nursing grade. In fact, we gave this facility a grade of A-. When calculating our nursing ratings, we assess both nursing hours and the skill levels of the nurses. This facility provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
We would also like to draw your attention to this facility's strong inspection grade. This facility earned a B in this category, which is one of our better scores. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This nursing home was assessed 8 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies to pose an immediate threat to patient health or safety. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received an impressive short-term care score. Indeed, we awarded it a grade of B in this category, which happens to be one of our more favorable scores. Our short-term care grade is typically used to assess a facility's performance with rehabilitation In order to offer highly graded rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must offer better levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. Unfortunately, we weren't able to track down registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. The last measure we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 5 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we scored was long-term care. We gave this nursing home a grade of C in that area. Long-term care grades focus on a facility's personal care instead of the skilled therapy and healthcare services that are critical to a skilled nursing facility. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. We found that this facility gave the vaccine to only 89.47369 percent of its patients, which is several points lower than we expected. Nevertheless, this place keeps its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.07 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heartland of Champaign Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heartland of Champaign, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heartland of Champaign, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of long-term residents which sustained falls resulting in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heartland of Champaign, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic can be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heartland of Champaign, 18.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heartland of Champaign, 19.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term residents who were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heartland of Champaign, 29.8% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heartland of Champaign, 87.49% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heartland of Champaign, 14.23% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heartland of Champaign, 19.34% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility. Some believe that the ability to move around is critical to patients mental and physical health.
In Heartland of Champaign, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heartland of Champaign, 19.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heartland of Champaign, 11.45 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heartland of Champaign, 71.39% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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