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. Interestingly, it is actually rated as the best nursing home in Decatur. We were also pleased to find that this place was consistent in all four of the major categories. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 117 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

For profit - Corporation

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Short-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-Mar 19: A-Apr 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+
Historical

It should also be noted that this nursing home' short-term care score outpaced its overall grade. We gave it a B+ for its short-term care grade, which is an above average grade. This really helped its overall grade. Short-term care grades are vital for individuals looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates additional highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a broad range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, we weren't able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The final measure we considered in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it was above average in this area with 53.5 percent of its patients returning home.

Facility Inspections

B
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: CFeb 19: CMar 19: CApr 19: CMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: B-Jan 20: B-Mar 20: BApr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: B
Historical

This facility's inspection score exceeded its overall grade as well. We gave them one of our better grades in that category, with a B. This is a notably better grade than the facility's overall score. Inspection ratings weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category typically have very few of these severe deficiencies. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.

Long-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMar 19: FApr 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-
Historical

The third area we graded was long-term care. In that area, we gave this facility a decent grade of B-. With our long-term care score, we look at the amount of care provided by a facility, along with a handful of qualitative metrics. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 76.47059 percent of its patients. This is significantly lower than what we were hoping for. On a more positive note, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. While it had 4.83 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, its risk adjusted statistic was better than most nursing homes due to it having some more complicated patients.

Nurse Quality

B-
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: BApr 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-
Historical

The last area we scored was nursing. This facility received a grade of B- in this area. There are a number of subcategories within this category. Most of the factors reflect staffing levels. This nursing home provided just 0 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a low total compared with most facilities. Lastly, we also baked a few quality-based metrics into our nursing grades. This place was relatively weak in a few of the major metrics we focus on, with below average scores for minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. These areas are often decent measures of the quality of nursing care offered.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
NA
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Heartland of Decatur Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This measures the percent of long-term residents that have new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.

Provider
C
9.52%
State
B
7.57%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes 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.

Provider
F
11.76%
State
B
3.23%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

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.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
2.95%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses 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.

Provider
B
13.73%
State
B-
18.17%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses 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.

Provider
A-
14%
State
B
19.44%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

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

Provider
A+
0%
State
C
21.9%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

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

Provider
D
83.77%
State
B-
88.88%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

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.

Provider
F
53.19%
State
B+
13.64%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

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.

Provider
A-
20.8%
State
B
15.77%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

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.

Provider
A-
1.25
State
B
1.83
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

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.

Provider
C
20.8
State
B
15.77
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

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.

Provider
D
57.02%
State
B-
63.01%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

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Critical Access Hospitals
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Nearby Dialysis

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Dialysis Stations: 23
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Dialysis Stations: 18
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Dialysis Stations: 14
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