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 short-term care, which is discussed in the next paragraph.
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to earning a strong overall score, this facility also received an elite short-term care grade. We gave them one of our higher grades in that area, with an impressive grade of A-. In the category of short-term care, we seek to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We look at a facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we looked at in this area is the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 6.4 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this nursing home's impressive category scores came in the area of long-term care. We awarded them one of our better grades in that area, with a grade of B+. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in this category tend to provide consistent around the clock care to ensure patients are kept in good health. Once we concluded our assessment of the amount of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia tragically can be a life or death health condition for nursing home patients so we like it when a nursing home doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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In addition, this facility also performed well in our inspection category, which is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. We awarded it a grade of B+ for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with better scores in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Switching gears to our fourth area, this nursing home received a decent nursing grade of C. Our nursing grade focuses on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of training of those nurses as well as the amount of time spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, our nursing grades also consider quality-based metrics, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this facility actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is typically an indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place. Some falls can be avoided if a facility supplies enough nurses aids to assist its patients.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Health-Gillespie Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Health-Gillespie, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Health-Gillespie, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that have sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Health-Gillespie, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint may be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Health-Gillespie, 18.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Health-Gillespie, 19.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Health-Gillespie, 29.8% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are showing depressive symptoms. High levels of depression may be a sign worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Health-Gillespie, 87.49% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Health-Gillespie, 14.23% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence. Some experts argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Health-Gillespie, 19.34% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who were able to retain mobility.
In Heritage Health-Gillespie, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Health-Gillespie, 19.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Health-Gillespie, 11.45 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 medical emergencies is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Health-Gillespie, 71.39% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.
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