Heritage Health-Gillespie is located in Gillespie, Illinois. This city has a total of 4,894 people. This nursing home was given an overall grade of B, which is favorable score. Based on our ratings, this place has quite a bit going for it. More information on this nursing home's category grades is available below. Its best category is long-term care, which is discussed in the next paragraph.
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- Home Health Agency
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a strong overall score, this facility also earned an elite long-term care grade. We gave it one of our higher scores in that category, with a grade of A-. Facilities that receive this type of grade in long-term care tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are kept in good health. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is often a life threatening illness for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a nursing home doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
We also wanted to emphasize this nursing home's nearly flawless inspections recently. We awarded them an B+ in this area. Our inspection grades account for several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this category typically have few severe deficiencies. This facility was hit with 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This means that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to cause an imminent threat to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded a favorable short-term care score. Indeed, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this category. In determining these short-term care grades, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The goal is to create a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final datapoint we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who returned home from the facility. We found that 5.3 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
The final category we scored is nursing. We gave it a C in this area. This is a decent grade in this area. The nursing grade is based on a host of subcategories. The most important variable is the number of hours nurses spend with residents. This facility provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a lower figure than we are used to seeing. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home fared better in some of the quality measures we looked at. It scored well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Health-Gillespie Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Health-Gillespie, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Health-Gillespie, 3.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure indicates the percent of long-term care patients that suffered falls resulting in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Health-Gillespie, 2.49% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who experienced a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic can also be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Health-Gillespie, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for many conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Health-Gillespie, 19.21% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Health-Gillespie, 31.81% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. High levels of depression may be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Health-Gillespie, 87.05% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Health-Gillespie, 13.3% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Health-Gillespie, 14.44% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Heritage Health-Gillespie, 1.92 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Health-Gillespie, 14.44 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Health-Gillespie, 13.66 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Health-Gillespie, 69.52% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's generally correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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