Heritage Health-Bloomington is an average-sized nursing home located in Bloomington, Illinois. Sporting an overall grade of C, this is likely a decent nursing home. This facility has a few things going for it. We were also pleased to discover that this place was consistent in each of the major categories. More information about its category grades is available below.
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this proved to be a decent facility is it earned a very favorable inspection score. In this area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B. Our inspection scores are based on many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this category have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. A few minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Short-term Care Quality
Another one of this nursing home's better category grades came in the category of short-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a B. Short-term care ratings are based on a nursing home's quantity of skilled nursing services. This includes a broad range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 5.3 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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We also gave this nursing home a decent score in the category of nursing care, with a grade of B-. In computing a nursing home's nursing rating, we consider the quantity of hours nurses commit to residents and the level of skill of those nurses. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics. While this nursing home got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of these quality-based measures. With less than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed well in this statistic. This is typically a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a policy of moving a patient at least once a day.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed was long-term care. We awarded it a C in this area. This is a decent grade in this area. In a long-term care setting, the primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. After considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. Candidly, we were a bit concerned this nursing home vaccinated 90.67358 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is quite a few points below the national average. Fortunately, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Health-Bloomington Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Health-Bloomington, 8.22% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents which are suffering from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Health-Bloomington, 5.18% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term patients which experienced falls resulting in major injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Health-Bloomington, 3.95% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Health-Bloomington, 20.42% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term residents that are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Health-Bloomington, 19.87% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents which are given antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Health-Bloomington, 4.44% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Health-Bloomington, 92.21% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Health-Bloomington, 19.08% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Health-Bloomington, 22.88% of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels. Some would argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' physical and mental well-being.
In Heritage Health-Bloomington, 0.04 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is critical to the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Health-Bloomington, 22.88% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Health-Bloomington, 8.92% of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Health-Bloomington, 66.96% of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements.
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