Heritage Health-Chillicothe is a facility located in Chillicothe, Illinois. This city has a total of 11,204 people. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of B. A grade in this range requires quality scores in most areas. Based on our assessment, this place ought to meet the needs of most people. Fortunately, this facility did not have any bad scores in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories is available below.
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
1028 Hillcrest Drive,
Chillicothe IL 61523
66.79% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
On top of earning a great overall grade, this facility performed even better in our inspections category which is associated with the facility's recent inspections. We awarded it a grade of A+ for that area, which is one of our highest scores. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this category most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home performed well in our short-term care category. As a result, we gave it a score of A- for that area, which happens to be one of our most dominant scores. Our short-term care grades are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a wide scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. When we assessed this facility's nursing hours, we found it offered more care from registered nurses than most nursing homes. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this facility. It performed as well as just about any nursing home in the country with 66 percent of its residents returning home.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third area we graded is long-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home a C. If you are looking for anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care ratings. Once we assessed the amount of nursing care, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. We were pleased to find that this facility vaccinated 99.04306 percent of its patients against pneumonia. This nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Although it had 1.8 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, its risk adjusted statistic was better than the majority of nursing homes due to it having some more complicated patients.
Turning to the fourth area, this facility was given a grade of C in nursing, which we consider to be an acceptable grade. When calculating our nursing grades, we weigh both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of the nurses. This facility provided 3.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, this place was relatively weak in some of the major areas we focus on, with subpar scores for minimizing its patients' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Health-Chillicothe Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Health-Chillicothe, 8.96% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Health-Chillicothe, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents who suffered falls which caused serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Health-Chillicothe, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint may be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Health-Chillicothe, 18.2% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Health-Chillicothe, 19.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percent of long-term residents who are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Health-Chillicothe, 29.52% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Health-Chillicothe, 87.71% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Health-Chillicothe, 14.14% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Health-Chillicothe, 19.35% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who remained mobile levels. Some argue that the ability to move around is important for patients mental and physical health.
In Heritage Health-Chillicothe, 1.5 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Health-Chillicothe, 19.35 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Health-Chillicothe, 11.42 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Health-Chillicothe, 71.34% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living often correlates with better rehabilitation.
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