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Heartland of Decatur

Updated Jul 1, 2020 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: DFeb 19: DMar 19: CApr 19: DMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-
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444 West Harrison Street,
Decatur IL 62526

(217) 877-7333

Note: Data for Heartland of Decatur has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Heartland of Decatur is a facility located in Decatur, Illinois. This city has a total of 87,793 people. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of B-. A grade in this range requires some solid scores. In a city without an elite selection of nursing homes, we found that this nursing home was better than the average facility in Decatur. We were also pleased to discover that this place received consistently decent grades in each of the other areas we looked at. Additional information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

One of the reasons this is a decent nursing home is that it earned a very favorable inspection grade. In this area, we gave this facility a B+. Our inspection ratings are based on many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this area typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In addition, we also wanted to note that this facility was awarded favorable short-term care marks this year. We awarded them one of our higher grades in that area, with a grade of B+. This proved to be the facility's second best grade. With our short-term care assessment, we try to forge a fair gauge for rehabilitation services. In this process, we analyze the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. We weren't able to track down registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return home from this nursing home. It performed better than most facilities in this area with 53.5 percent of its patients returning home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The third area we graded is long-term care. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B. It actually performed better than most facilities in this category. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. One of the statistics we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours was vaccines. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 76.47059 percent of its residents. Fortunately, this nursing home keeps its patients out of the hospital. Although it had 4.83 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, its risk adjusted metric was better than most nursing homes due to it having more complex patients.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

The next category we graded is nursing. We gave it a grade of B- in that area. This is a fair grade in this area. Nursing scores are mostly associated with a facility's nurse staffing. This particular facility provided just 0 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This figure is significantly below the national average. Finally, our nursing ratings also factor in some quality-focused statistics. We like to look at the percent of residents who suffered pressure ulcers and major falls. These data points are measures of the quality of nursing care, since superior care tends to reduce these issues.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Heartland of Decatur Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Heartland of Decatur, 8.96% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Heartland of Decatur, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents who suffered falls which caused serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Heartland of Decatur, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint may be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Heartland of Decatur, 18.2% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Heartland of Decatur, 19.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric gauges the percent of long-term residents who are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Heartland of Decatur, 29.52% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Heartland of Decatur, 87.71% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Heartland of Decatur, 14.14% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term care patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Heartland of Decatur, 19.35% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who remained mobile levels. Some argue that the ability to move around is important for patients mental and physical health.


Grade: B-plus

In Heartland of Decatur, 1.5 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Heartland of Decatur, 19.35 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Heartland of Decatur, 71.34% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living often correlates with better rehabilitation.

Scores for Decatur, IL

  • Overall Rating has a grade of D
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of D
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of D
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of D
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of C

Looking for more options? Decatur, Illinois has 4 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Decatur Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.2 miles away2300 North Edward Street Decatur Illinois 62526Voluntary non-profit - Other(217) 876-8121
  • St Marys HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.02 miles away1800 E Lake Shore Dr Decatur Illinois 62521Voluntary non-profit - Private(217) 464-2966
  • Warner Hospital and Health ServicesCritical Access Hospitals 19.73 miles away422 W White St Clinton Illinois 61727Government - Local(217) 935-9571

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita - Macon County Dialysis0.72 miles away1090 W Mckinley Decatur Illinois 62526CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 23 (217) 877-9351
  • Davita - Decatur East Wood Dialysis1.8 miles away794 East Wood Street Decatur Illinois 62523Dialysis Stations: 18 (217) 425-6403
  • Fmc - Dialysis Centers of America-Illinois4.9 miles away1830 South 44th Street Decatur Illinois 62521CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 14 (217) 423-6760

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