Heritage Health-Bloomington is an average-sized nursing home located in Bloomington, Illinois. Sporting an overall grade of B, this nursing home is a very good choice. This nursing home truly has plenty working in its favor. We were also pleased to find that this place didn't have any weak links in any of the four major categories. More information about its category grades is available below.
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Top Nursing Home in Illinois Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Bloomington, Illinois Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Bloomington, Illinois Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
One of the reasons this turned out to be a quality facility is it received a very impressive short-term care score. In fact, short-term care is its best category. In that area, we gave this nursing home an A. In calculating our short-term care scores, we size up the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This category is frequently a solid assessment of a facility's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.3 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Adding to this nursing home's list of strengths, it also received an excellent nursing grade. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Nursing grades are mostly associated with a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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This facility also earned impressive government inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our better grades in that area, with a B. Arguably the most important factor we consider in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This facility was assessed 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe. This indicates that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies to create an imminent risk to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies are not something to panic about.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we looked at was long-term care. This facility was given a C in the area. In computing our long-term care ratings, we assess the personal care received by the facility's patients. One of the data points we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours is vaccinations. Thankfully, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 97.68786 percent of its residents. This place was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Health-Bloomington Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Health-Bloomington, 8.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Health-Bloomington, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term patients which experienced falls which caused serious injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Health-Bloomington, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term patients which experienced UTI's. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Health-Bloomington, 18.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients which are given antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Health-Bloomington, 19.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. These drugs are used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Health-Bloomington, 30.45% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many in the industry believe that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Health-Bloomington, 87.4% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Health-Bloomington, 13.9% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Health-Bloomington, 17.56% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that remained mobile levels.
In Heritage Health-Bloomington, 1.66 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-Bloomington, 17.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Health-Bloomington, 11.82 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Health-Bloomington, 71.65% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Bloomington, IL
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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