Heritage Health-Mount Sterling is a nursing home located in Mount Sterling, Illinois, a city with a total of 5,637 people. With an overall rating of B-, this looks like a decent nursing home. Based on our analysis, this place ought to meet the needs of many people. One of the better aspects of this facility's report card is its impressive inspection score, which we will address in the next section.
Heritage Health-Mount Sterling
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 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 Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home earned an inspection score which is stronger than its overall score. Inspection grades are associated with the facility's recent inspections. We awarded this nursing home an above average grade of B+ in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection scores. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some can be quite minor. This nursing home was hit with 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies to be an immediate threat to resident health or safety. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.
We also awarded this facility a favorable grade in nursing. This facility earned a grade of B in this category, which is one of our better grades. Our nursing rating is primarily based on a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place 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 many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's third most favorable category came in the area of short-term care. In that area, we gave this facility a B-. In the category of short-term care, we seek to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last measure we assessed in this category is the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the fourth area, this nursing home was given a C for long-term care, which we consider to be a decent score. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. Once we assessed the volume of nursing care, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. We were optimistic to learn that this nursing home vaccinates 99.27007 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Finally, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Health-Mount Sterling Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Health-Mount Sterling, 8.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Health-Mount Sterling, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term residents who experienced falls resulting in serious injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Health-Mount Sterling, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Health-Mount Sterling, 18.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used for treating a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Health-Mount Sterling, 19.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Health-Mount Sterling, 30.45% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Health-Mount Sterling, 87.4% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Health-Mount Sterling, 13.9% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Health-Mount Sterling, 17.56% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility. Many believe that the ability to move around is critical to patients well-being.
In Heritage Health-Mount Sterling, 1.66 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Health-Mount Sterling, 17.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Health-Mount Sterling, 11.82 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Health-Mount Sterling, 71.65% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living often correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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