Heritage Health-Mendota is an average-sized nursing home located in Mendota, Illinois. This nursing home was awarded an A- overall, which is very good grade. We simply can't say enough good things about this nursing home. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection reports, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is it earned an A+ inspection grade. This is just about as good as it gets in this critical area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection grades. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being quite minor. This particular nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that category. Our nursing grade assesses the facility's level of nurse staffing. We factor in both the levels of skill of those nurses as well as the amount of time spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning residents more frequently.
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Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its high-end profile, this nursing home also received a strong short-term care score, with a grade of A-. In computing our short-term care scores, we analyze a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. This area is considered to be a meaningful assessment of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that 5.5 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we graded turned out to be this facility's poorest category. However, even in its worst category we still awarded it an acceptable grade of B- in our long-term care category. In the area of long-term care, we weigh the amount of care offered by a facility, as opposed to more sophisticated services. One of the data points we considered after nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. Fortunately, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its patients. This place also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Health-Mendota Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Health-Mendota, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Health-Mendota, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Health-Mendota, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents who experienced a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric may be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Health-Mendota, 18.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Health-Mendota, 19.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients which were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Health-Mendota, 29.8% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Health-Mendota, 87.49% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Health-Mendota, 14.23% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Health-Mendota, 19.34% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Heritage Health-Mendota, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Health-Mendota, 19.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Health-Mendota, 11.45 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Health-Mendota, 71.39% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements.
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