Helia Healthcare of Energy is an average-sized nursing home in Energy, Illinois. This is a very respectable nursing home. We awarded it an overall grade of B, which is a favorable grade. Based on the data we reviewed, you could do much worse than this facility. This place's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection rating, which we will address in the next section.
Helia Healthcare of Energy
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
This facility received a quality overall score as described above, but we especially want to emphasize its excellent health inspections in recent years. We awarded it an A- in this area. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home truly excelled in the category of short-term care, where we gave it a grade of A-. Not many nursing homes performed more favorably in this category. In computing our short-term care ratings, we look at a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This area is generally a useful assessment of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of B- in this category. While this wasn't quite as good as some of its other category grades, this isn't a bad score either. Our nursing score is largely associated with a nursing home's nurse staffing. This place provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a relatively low total compared with most nursing homes. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures. While this facility got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of these quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it fared well in this subcategory. This can be an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a protocol of moving a resident more frequently.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we assessed was long-term care. This facility was given a C for this area. In the area of long-term care, we assess the quantity of care offered by a nursing home, rather than more sophisticated services. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 99.22481 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is better than the majority of nursing homes. This nursing home was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.04 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Helia Healthcare of Energy Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Helia Healthcare of Energy, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Helia Healthcare of Energy, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Helia Healthcare of Energy, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better nursing care can minimize the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Helia Healthcare of Energy, 18.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Helia Healthcare of Energy, 19.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Helia Healthcare of Energy, 29.8% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Helia Healthcare of Energy, 87.49% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Helia Healthcare of Energy, 14.23% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Helia Healthcare of Energy, 19.34% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who retained mobility levels. Some believe that the ability to move around is vital to residents' physical and mental well-being.
In Helia Healthcare of Energy, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Helia Healthcare of Energy, 19.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Helia Healthcare of Energy, 11.45 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Helia Healthcare of Energy, 71.39% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's generally correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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