Heritage Health-Dwight is located in Dwight, Illinois, a city with a total of 6,102 people. We awarded it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the pack rating. You could definitely do worse than this nursing home. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's report card is its stellar inspection reports, which we will address in the next section.
- 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 - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable nursing home overall, this facility really excelled in the category of inspections, where it received an A+. Few facilities performed better in this category. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This facility was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This tells you that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to be an imminent threat to resident safety or health. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's second most favorable area turned out to be its short-term care score, where it was given a B-. In determining our short-term care ratings, we analyze a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This rating is generally a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last item we looked at in this area is the number of residents who were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 5.3 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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This facility's next best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of B-. Nursing scores are mostly based on the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home actually fared better in some of the quality measures we assessed. It scored well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be measures of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the quantity of hours of care provided.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we scored is long-term care, which ended up being this nursing home's weakest area. We awarded this facility a grade of D in that area. Naturally, this category pulled down the facility's overall grade a bit. For prospective residents looking for a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are a key measure. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Fortunately, this nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents, which is a very solid figure. Surprisingly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Health-Dwight Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Health-Dwight, 8.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Health-Dwight, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls leading to injury are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Health-Dwight, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Health-Dwight, 18.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used to treat several medical conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Health-Dwight, 19.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Health-Dwight, 30.45% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some experts argue that this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Health-Dwight, 87.4% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Health-Dwight, 13.9% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Health-Dwight, 17.56% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who maintained mobility.
In Heritage Health-Dwight, 1.66 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Health-Dwight, 17.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Health-Dwight, 11.82 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Health-Dwight, 71.65% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements.
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