Heritage Health-Beardstown is an average-sized facility in Beardstown, Illinois. This facility was given a somewhat concerning overall grade of D, which is a subpar grade. This isn't the worse place we graded, but we would still be very reluctant to recommend it. The best thing we can say about this nursing home is that it did not receive any F's in in any of the major categories. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
Note: Heritage Health-Beardstown has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
Although we did not have many favorable things to say about this place's overall grade, it did receive a respectable government inspection report this year. As a result, it received a decent grade in this category with a B-. Inspection grades weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. While this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Lastly, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.
We also ended up giving this facility a fairly respectable grade in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B-. Nursing grades are primarily associated with the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a lower figure than we were hoping for. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home actually fared better in some of the quality measures we assessed. It scored well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the number of hours of care provided.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third category we assessed is long-term care. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of B-. Long-term care grades are used to measure a facility's performance as a traditional nursing home, as opposed to focusing on the skilled nursing services provided by a skilled nursing facility. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 93.61702 percent of its patients. This is a few points lower than we anticipated but still a respectable figure. Nevertheless, this nursing home excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's least impressive area is short-term care, which is the final area we assessed. For this area, we awarded this nursing home a D. With our short-term care rating, we try to forge a valuable measure for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we look at the facility's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents that returned home from this nursing home. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Health-Beardstown Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Health-Beardstown, 7.56% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients that suffered from pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Health-Beardstown, 2.66% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a fall leading to severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Health-Beardstown, 2.3% of Patients had UTIs
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who have experienced UTI's. UTI's could be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Health-Beardstown, 15.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term care patients which were prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Health-Beardstown, 24.44% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Health-Beardstown, 6.18% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who are showing signs of depression. Many in the industry believe that this is a reliable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Health-Beardstown, 96.81% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Health-Beardstown, 13.53% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Health-Beardstown, 18.06% of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Heritage Health-Beardstown, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Health-Beardstown, 18.06% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Health-Beardstown, 11.3% of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Health-Beardstown, 64.08% of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements.
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