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Heritage Health-Litchfield

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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Heritage Health-Litchfield's website

628 South Illinois Street,
Litchfield IL 62056

(217) 324-2153

46.84% estimated occupancy 1

Heritage Health-Litchfield is located in Litchfield, Illinois. The city has 8,930 people. This nursing home was given an A- overall, which is one of the highest scores we offer. A grade in this range requires superb scores across the board. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top quarter of all facilities in the country. This place's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection grade, which we will address in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Catheter Care
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition

Awards

Best Nursing Home in Litchfield, Illinois badge

Best Nursing Home in Litchfield, Illinois Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

One of the reasons this place turned out to be a great nursing home is that it earned an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Although this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

We also gave this facility a score of A+ for its long-term care grade. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. One of the statistics we considered after nursing hours is vaccines. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a great way to avoid unnecessary deaths for the senior population. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B+. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Our nursing score weighs quite a few datapoints, many of which are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The final category we graded is short-term care. This facility was awarded a better than average short-term care score in our assessment, with a grade of B-. Even though this isn't quite as dominant as many of its other grades, this is nevertheless an acceptable grade in this area. Our short-term care scores are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a wide range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, it does not look like this nursing home submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The final statistic we assessed in this category is the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that just 5.4 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Heritage Health-Litchfield Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A+

In Heritage Health-Litchfield, 8.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Heritage Health-Litchfield, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . Falls which result in injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Heritage Health-Litchfield, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this metric may also be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Heritage Health-Litchfield, 18.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Heritage Health-Litchfield, 19.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of long-term residents who are given antianxiety medication. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Heritage Health-Litchfield, 30.45% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term care residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Heritage Health-Litchfield, 87.4% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Heritage Health-Litchfield, 13.9% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Heritage Health-Litchfield, 17.56% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of patients that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Heritage Health-Litchfield, 1.66 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Heritage Health-Litchfield, 17.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Heritage Health-Litchfield, 11.82 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Heritage Health-Litchfield, 71.65% Percentage of Resident

This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

Nearby Hospitals

  • St Francis HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0.77 miles away1215 Franciscan Dr Litchfield Illinois 62056Voluntary non-profit - Church(217) 324-2191
  • Hillsboro Area HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 8.78 miles away1200 E Tremont Street Hillsboro Illinois 62049Voluntary non-profit - Private(217) 532-6111
  • Community Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 13.3 miles away400 N Caldwell St Staunton Illinois 62088Voluntary non-profit - Private(618) 635-2200
  • Carlinville Area HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 15.48 miles away20733 N Broad Street Carlinville Illinois 62626Voluntary non-profit - Private(217) 854-3141

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita - Litchfield Dialysis0.77 miles away915 St Francis Way Litchfield Illinois 62056CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (217) 324-2200
  • Total Renal Care - Montgomery County Dialysis8.56 miles away1822 Senator Miller Dr. Hillsboro Illinois 62049Dialysis Stations: 8 (217) 532-3000