The Loft Rehabilitation and Nursing of Normal is one of a mere three nursing homes in Normal, Illinois. We gave this facility an overall rating of F. Based on our analysis, this facility likely isn't a good fit for anyone. Although this nursing home received a single reasonable category grade in short-term care, which you can find more information about below.
The Loft Rehabilitation and Nursing of Normal
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Note: The Loft Rehabilitation and Nursing of Normal has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Dialysis Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
Even though we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable short-term care grade this year. We gave it a B- in that area. In our short-term care rating, we endeavor to craft a sound measure for rehabilitation. In this process, we assess a nursing home's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. We found that this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing areas we focus on. The facility offered fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The final statistic we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 5.8 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is below average.
We also wanted to draw your attention to this facility's inspection score where it received a lowly F. This usually means we found some red flags on its inspection reports. With nursing homes that received this bad of an inspection grade, we recommend scrutinizing the severe deficiencies on its inspection report. This particular nursing home had multiple category G through L deficiencies, which rank among the more severe deficiencies. These categories indicate that the deficiencies identified by the government inspectors had potential to create actual harm to patients. Another red flag is that CMS cited this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. Hopefully, its performance improves in the future, but until then we simply can't recommend this facility.
Does this page answer your questions about The Loft Rehabilitation and Nursing of Normal?
This facility ended up receiving rock bottom score in our nursing category. It received an F in this category. The nursing score weighs a number of subcategories. The most important factor is the quantity of hours nurses spent with residents. This place offered a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing grades. This nursing home fared well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we rated was long-term care. This nursing home received a bottom of the barrel grade of F in that category. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids. After assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination statistics. We were concerned by the fact that this facility vaccinated only 85.29412 percent of its patients against pneumonia. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This is its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Loft Rehabilitation and Nursing of Normal Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Loft Rehabilitation and Nursing of Normal, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term care residents who have new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Loft Rehabilitation and Nursing of Normal, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Loft Rehabilitation and Nursing of Normal, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Loft Rehabilitation and Nursing of Normal, 18.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term patients which are administered antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Loft Rehabilitation and Nursing of Normal, 19.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percent of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Loft Rehabilitation and Nursing of Normal, 29.8% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents showing signs of depression. High levels of depression could be an indicator worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Loft Rehabilitation and Nursing of Normal, 87.49% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Loft Rehabilitation and Nursing of Normal, 14.23% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Loft Rehabilitation and Nursing of Normal, 19.34% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that retained mobility levels. Many believe that mobility is critical to residents' mental and physical health.
In The Loft Rehabilitation and Nursing of Normal, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Loft Rehabilitation and Nursing of Normal, 19.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Loft Rehabilitation and Nursing of Normal, 11.45 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Loft Rehabilitation and Nursing of Normal, 71.39% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many argue that this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation services.
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