Helia Healthcare of Champaign is located in Champaign, Illinois. Featuring an overall grade of B-, this is a respectable nursing home. This nursing home seems to have a few things working in its favor. One of the better aspects of this nursing home's profile is its strong nursing grade, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Helia Healthcare of Champaign
- Nursing Home
Updated Oct 1, 2020 by Nick Reese
Note: Data for Helia Healthcare of Champaign has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.
To go along with its decent overall score, we awarded this nursing home an A- for our nursing rating. This score is far more impressive than the facility's overall grade. When calculating a facility's nursing rating, we consider the amount of time nurses are caring for patients and the level of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home Illinois in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a policy of turning a resident more frequently.
Short-term Care Quality
We also awarded this facility a favorable score in short-term care. This facility received a grade of B+ in this category, which happens to be one of our better grades. In determining these short-term care grades, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The goal is to devise a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that 6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next area we graded is long-term care, where this nursing home received a B- in this area. Our long-term care grades are meaningful for prospective residents requiring personal care. Once we concluded our assessment of the volume of nursing care, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. Frankly, we were a bit worried that this facility vaccinated only 87.70054 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Nevertheless, this nursing home keeps its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
The last category we assessed is inspections. We were surprised to find that this facility did not receive a favorable inspection rating. We gave it a just D in this area. This score is not on par with some of this nursing home's other category grades. Inspection scores relate to a nursing home's inspections. Since this information is collected by independent inspectors, we tend to weight it pretty heavily. Our inspection scores weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Generally, you should be most cautious when considering a nursing home that has severe deficiencies on its inspection reports. This particular facility was hit with 11 deficiencies by CMS. The only favorable thing we found is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that indicate that they created a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility also received 28 substantiated complaints in recent years. This is yet another bad sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Helia Healthcare of Champaign Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Helia Healthcare of Champaign, 8.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term stay residents that suffer from pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Helia Healthcare of Champaign, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Falls are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Helia Healthcare of Champaign, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indicator of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric may also be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Helia Healthcare of Champaign, 18.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Helia Healthcare of Champaign, 19.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Helia Healthcare of Champaign, 30.45% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Many in the industry argue that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Helia Healthcare of Champaign, 87.4% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Helia Healthcare of Champaign, 13.9% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and taking a bath. Some would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Helia Healthcare of Champaign, 17.56% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who retained mobility levels.
In Helia Healthcare of Champaign, 1.66 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Helia Healthcare of Champaign, 17.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Helia Healthcare of Champaign, 11.82 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Helia Healthcare of Champaign, 71.65% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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