With an address in Beardstown, Illinois, Heritage Health-Beardstown is the lone option we found there. This nursing home was awarded a somewhat concerning overall grade of D, which is a subpar grade. This isn't the worse place we looked at, however, we'd still be very reluctant to recommend it. The best thing we can really say about this facility is that it did not receive any F's in any of the categories we assessed. Additional information about these categories is available below.
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 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.
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
While we were not high on this facility overall, we awarded it a B- for inspections. This score is more respectable than this place's overall grade. Inspection ratings are tied to pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important item to look for on these reports. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to the well being of residents. This nursing home was hit with 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This means that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to cause an imminent threat to patient safety or health. 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 awarded this facility a respectable grade in the area of nursing as well, with a grade of B-. Nursing grades are largely associated with the nursing home's nurse staffing. This facility averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day, which is a very low figure. Finally, while this facility got dinged a bit for its nursing hours, it excelled in some of our quality-based measures. With less than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it did well in this metric.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also awarded this facility a middle of the road score in the category of short-term care, with a grade of B-. Short-term care ratings are meaningful for prospective residents seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a wide range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. In this facility's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the typical facility. The final item we considered in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that just 5.7 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is below average.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our final area, this nursing home was awarded a respectable long-term care grade of B-. Long-term care scores are based on the facility's amount of nursing services. This includes a vast scope of personal care services, ranging from assistance with activities of daily living to routine healthcare services. One of the statistics we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccines. Candidly, we were a bit concerned this facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to only 78.91156 percent of its patients. Nevertheless, this place was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Health-Beardstown Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Health-Beardstown, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term patients who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Health-Beardstown, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a fall which resulted in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Health-Beardstown, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who have suffered from UTI's. UTI's may be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic could also be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Health-Beardstown, 18.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Health-Beardstown, 19.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Health-Beardstown, 29.8% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients exhibiting signs of depression. High rates of depression could be a sign lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Health-Beardstown, 87.49% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Health-Beardstown, 14.23% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Many believe that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Health-Beardstown, 19.34% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility.
In Heritage Health-Beardstown, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Health-Beardstown, 19.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Health-Beardstown, 11.45 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Health-Beardstown, 71.39% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many believe this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation services.
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