Heritage Health-Gibson City is a nursing home in Gibson City, Illinois, a city with a total of 4,321 people. This facility was awarded an uninspiring overall grade of D, which is a lower end rating. This is not the worse facility we looked at, however, we'd still struggle to recommend it. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's profile is its impressive inspection grade. You can scroll down to find out about inspections and other category grades
Heritage Health-Gibson City
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
Updated Jun 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
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
While we were not very complementary of this nursing home's overall grade, it actually received a very impressive inspection report this year. In fact, it received an excellent inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our best grades in that category with an A. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. A couple minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
One of this nursing home's better category grades came in the category of short-term care. This turned out to be its second best category. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a C. Our short-term care grade is commonly employed to judge a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to have highly graded rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to provide higher levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Unfortunately, we found that this facility provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The key is determining what bearing this had on quality of care. The last datapoint we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 5 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.
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Turning to the area of nursing care, this facility received a grade of just D in this category. Our nursing rating includes several subcategories, however, the primary consideration is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This figure is far below average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing grades. This nursing home performed well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these datapoints to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we graded is long-term care. Unfortunately, we gave it a lowly F for this category, which is a rock bottom score. Nursing homes that don't fare well in long-term care typically aren't as well-staffed and are lagging in a few of the areas of routine personal care we looked at. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. Candidly, we were a bit worried that this nursing home vaccinated 89.94083 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which happens to be quite a few points below average. Surprisingly, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This is its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Health-Gibson City Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Health-Gibson City, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Health-Gibson City, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Health-Gibson City, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Health-Gibson City, 18.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Health-Gibson City, 19.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Health-Gibson City, 29.8% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Health-Gibson City, 87.49% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Health-Gibson City, 14.23% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Health-Gibson City, 19.34% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were able to retain mobility. Some experts argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' health.
In Heritage Health-Gibson City, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Health-Gibson City, 19.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Health-Gibson City, 11.45 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
- Gibson Community HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 1.48 miles away1120 N Melvin Street Gibson City Illinois 60936Voluntary non-profit - Private(217) 784-4251