With an address in Benton, Illinois, Helia Healthcare of Benton is one of just three available facilities in this area. We gave this facility an overall grade of C. A grade in this range requires some respectable scores. Based on our assessment, this nursing home is a solid choice for most people. The best part of this nursing home's report card was its exemplary inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

While this nursing home's overall grade was not bad, it really excelled in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A+ for that category, which is one of our best scores. Perhaps the most important factor we consider in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with better scores in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This tells you the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple of minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.

Short-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: CFeb 19: CMar 19: CApr 19: B-May 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

This nursing home's next best category was short-term care. In that category, we awarded this facility a B-. In calculating our short-term care grades, we assess the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This area is more often than not a useful assessment of a nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its number of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its patients based on the measures we assessed. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. This place performed decently in this area, with 46.7 percent of its residents returning home.

Long-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: B+Jan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: BApr 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

The third area we looked at is long-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a solid grade of C. For residents looking for a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are an important measure. One of the statistics we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccinations. Thankfully, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its patients. This nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Although it had 1.94 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, its risk adjusted statistic was better than most nursing homes due to it having more complicated patients.

Nurse Quality

D
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: FFeb 19: FMar 19: FApr 19: FMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: FMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

The last category we assessed was nursing, which is this facility's worst area. We gave this nursing home a grade of D in this area. Our nursing score is mostly tied to a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 2.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. To pair with its low totals in the area of nursing hours per resident, this place also didn't perform as well in the quality-based measures we looked at in calculating our nursing ratings. We looked at the percent of patients experiencing pressure ulcers and major falls. This nursing home had more falls and pressure ulcers than the average nursing home.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
C
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

Helia Healthcare of Benton Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Provider
C
9.23%
State
B
7.57%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often caused by poor nursing care.

Provider
F
8.61%
State
B
3.23%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This statistic tells you the percent of long-term care patients that have sustained a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having varying reporting standards.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
2.95%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients which were administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to having more residents suffering from dementia.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B-
18.17%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

Provider
C
24.15%
State
B
19.44%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients showing signs of depression.

Provider
C
4.19%
State
C
21.9%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.

Provider
A-
99.12%
State
B-
88.88%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.

Provider
B+
12.87%
State
B+
13.64%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that retained mobility levels. Some would argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' well-being.

Provider
D
10.9%
State
B
15.77%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.

Provider
B+
1.44
State
B
1.83
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

Provider
A
10.9
State
B
15.77
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Provider
B-
10.94
State
B
10.09
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's usually correlates with better rehabilitation.

Provider
A
83.69%
State
B-
63.01%
National
B
68.02%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Franklin Hospital 0.14 mi
201 Bailey Lane Benton Illinois 62812
(618) 439-3161
Critical Access Hospitals
Government - Hospital District or Authority
Herrin Hospital 15.57 mi
201 S 14th St Herrin Illinois 62948
(618) 942-2171
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Marshall Browning Hospital 17.28 mi
900 North Washington Street Du Quoin Illinois 62832
(618) 542-2146
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Heartland Regional Medical Center 18.72 mi
3333 W Deyoung Marion Illinois 62959
(618) 998-7000
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary

Nearby Dialysis

Davita - Benton Dialysis 0.14 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 13
1151 Route 14 West Benton Illinois 62812
(618) 435-4850
Fmc - West Frankfort Home Therapies 8.04 mi
Dialysis Stations: 1
5 West Frankfort Plaza West Frankfort Illinois 62896
(618) 932-2643
Fmc - Williamson County 18.96 mi
Dialysis Stations: 11
900 Skyline Dr, Suite 200 Marion Illinois 62959
(618) 993-1625
Fmc - Duquoin 19.87 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 13
525 Sunset Ave Du Quoin Illinois 62832
(618) 542-2271