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 fifth of all facilities in the country. This place also received consistently good scores in all of our categories. More information about its category grades can be found below.
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- 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
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Best Nursing Home in Litchfield, Illinois Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a first rate nursing home overall, this facility also performed well in the area of inspections, where it received an A+. Few facilities fared as well in this category. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that CMS did not consider any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent risk to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also want to point out the fact that this nursing home was awarded a dominant grade of A- in our long-term care category. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in this category it typically means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 99.4012 percent of its patients, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly can be a dangerous illness for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility does not leave its residents vulnerable. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category. Our nursing grade is based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of training of the nurses and the amount of time spent with residents. 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 facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we scored was short-term care. This nursing home was given an above average nursing score in our assessment, with a B. Although this is not quite as impressive as a few of its other category grades, this is nevertheless one of our more impressive grades in that area. Our short-term care scores are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a wide scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 5.4 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Health-Litchfield Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Health-Litchfield, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Health-Litchfield, 3.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a fall which caused severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Health-Litchfield, 2.49% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols minimizes the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Health-Litchfield, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This gauges the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Health-Litchfield, 19.21% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Health-Litchfield, 31.81% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Health-Litchfield, 87.05% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Health-Litchfield, 13.3% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Health-Litchfield, 14.44% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Heritage Health-Litchfield, 1.92 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Health-Litchfield, 14.44 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Health-Litchfield, 13.66 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Health-Litchfield, 69.52% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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