Helia Healthcare of Benton is a facility in Benton, Illinois, which has 11,265 people. This nursing home was given an overall grade of C, which is a solid score. In our view, this facility is a solid choice for quite a few people. One of the major highlights of this facility's report card is its remarkable inspection grade, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Helia Healthcare of Benton
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
1310 Mark Franklin Louis Street,
Benton IL 62812
47.71% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable facility overall, this facility really excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A+. Few facilities performed better in this area. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.
Short-term Care Quality
One of this nursing home's more respectable category grades came in the area of short-term care. This proved to be its second most respectable category. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of C. In determining our short-term care grades, we look at a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This category is typically a fair assessment of a facility's rehabilitation. This nursing home employs both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities employ these skilled professionals. The final item we looked at in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. This place was respectable in this area with 45.9 percent of its patients returning home.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third category we graded was long-term care, where this nursing home received a C in this category. Long-term care grades are generally used to measure a nursing home's performance as a traditional nursing home, as opposed to focusing on the skilled nursing services offered by a rehabilitation facility. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Thankfully, this facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is a very respectable percentage. This nursing home keeps its patients out of the hospital. While it had 1.97 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, its risk adjusted score was better than most facilities since it had some more complex patients.
This nursing home's weakest area is nursing, which is the final category we scored. It received an F for this area. Even with a few solid scores in other areas, this grade is still disappointing so we felt obligated to draw your attention to it. In determining our nursing grades, we analyze both nursing hours and the skill levels of the nurses. This facility provided just 3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. In addition to being below average in nursing hours per resident, this nursing home also had poor scores in the quality-based metrics we looked at in calculating our nursing ratings. We looked at the percent of residents experiencing pressure ulcers and major falls. This place was at approximately 1.5 times the national average in both of these metrics. This is likely a bad sign when you consider that many bed sores and falls are preventable with better nursing care. These scores pulled down this nursing home's nursing rating significantly.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Helia Healthcare of Benton Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Helia Healthcare of Benton, 8.96% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term care patients that have pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Helia Healthcare of Benton, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients who sustained a fall resulting in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Helia Healthcare of Benton, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care patients who have had a UTI. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Helia Healthcare of Benton, 18.2% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used to treat several conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Helia Healthcare of Benton, 19.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Helia Healthcare of Benton, 29.52% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression may imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Helia Healthcare of Benton, 87.71% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Helia Healthcare of Benton, 14.14% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Helia Healthcare of Benton, 19.35% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that were able to retain mobility. Many argue that mobility is critical to residents' well-being.
In Helia Healthcare of Benton, 1.5 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Helia Healthcare of Benton, 19.35 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Helia Healthcare of Benton, 11.42 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Helia Healthcare of Benton, 71.34% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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