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 low overall grade, you may find you have slim pickings in Carlinville. The city has just two other nursing homes. This nursing home's only redeeming quality was its inspection score, which we provide more information on below.
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
1200 University Avenue,
Carlinville IL 62626
58.94% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
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
Unfortunately, this nursing home's second most respectable category is long-term care. As it turns out, with a grade of D in this area, it still fared relatively poorly. Facilities that receive this type of grade in this category may not provide the type of consistent 24/7 care that some other facilities provide. Once we finished looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 93.69748 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Surprisingly, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This was its best feature in this category.
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We were surprised to find that this nursing home also excelled in the category of nursing. We awarded it an impressive grade of D for that category, which is one of our best grades. When determining our nursing scores, we factor in both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of licensure of those 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 assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing ratings. This place fared well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed was short-term care. This facility was given an abysmal grade of F in this category. Short-term care grades are often used to grade a nursing home's rehabilitation services. To have highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to feature higher levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. With its abysmal score in this area, we were not shocked to discover this nursing home provides far fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 4 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Health-Carlinville Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Health-Carlinville, 8.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Health-Carlinville, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Health-Carlinville, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this metric can also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Health-Carlinville, 18.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are used for several conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Health-Carlinville, 19.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Health-Carlinville, 30.45% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Health-Carlinville, 87.4% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Health-Carlinville, 13.9% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom. Some would argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Health-Carlinville, 17.56% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients mental and physical health.
In Heritage Health-Carlinville, 1.66 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to maintaining the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Health-Carlinville, 17.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Health-Carlinville, 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-Carlinville, 71.65% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements.
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