Heritage Health-Carlinville is a nursing home located in Carlinville, Illinois, which has a population of 8,354 people. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of D. A grade in this range generally suggests a few concerning datapoints. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Carlinville. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this nursing home's report card is its impressive inspection score. You can continue reading to learn more about inspections and other category scores
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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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
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was not a highlight, it actually excelled in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it an A- for that area, which is one of our best scores. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these are relatively minor. This place was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This means that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to create an imminent risk to resident health or safety. A few minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's long-term care grade appears to be one of its respectable scores. The facility was awarded a grade of C in this area. Long-term care grades are based in part on a nursing home's volume of nursing care. This includes a vast scope of personal care services, ranging from help with activities of daily living to routine healthcare services. Once we finished looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. We were a bit concerned this facility vaccinated only 90.38461 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Fortunately, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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We also wanted to point out that this nursing home received an F for its nursing grade. In computing our nursing ratings, we look at both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of the nurses. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing grades. This nursing home fared well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be measures of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the final category, this nursing home really did not fare very well in this area either. Due to a bottom of the barrel grade of F in short-term care, this is really as as uninspiring as it gets. Our short-term care scores are believed to be most critical for those in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. This means not only nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Given its abysmal score in this area, we were not shocked to learn this nursing home offers far fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most facilities. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. This definitely wasn't a strength for this facility. We found that just 4 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, around half of their residents are able to return home so this is well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Health-Carlinville Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Health-Carlinville, 6.38% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of long-term stay patients who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Health-Carlinville, 10.1% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percent of long-term patients which had falls which resulted in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Health-Carlinville, 2.07% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term patients who suffered from a UTI. UTI's may be an indication of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Health-Carlinville, 18.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders. Sadly, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Health-Carlinville, 9.5% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Health-Carlinville, 5.42% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Health-Carlinville, 95.19% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Health-Carlinville, 16.67% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Some believe this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Health-Carlinville, 16.86% of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that remained mobile levels. Many argue that mobility is critical to patients health.
In Heritage Health-Carlinville, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Health-Carlinville, 16.86% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Health-Carlinville, 2.66% of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Health-Carlinville, 76.14% of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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