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 short-term care score, which we will address in the next section.
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Heritage Health-Mount Sterling
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home earned a short-term care score which is better than its overall score. We awarded this facility a B in this area. This helped its overall profile quite a bit. In crafting our short-term care grades, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our purpose is to devise a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. 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 assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
In addition, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B in our nursing category. This is one of our better grades. Nursing scores are largely tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 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 nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a system of turning patients at least once a day.
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This nursing home also received favorable government inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a B. This grade is also better than the nursing home's overall score. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This means CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the fourth category, this facility was awarded a grade of C for long-term care, which we consider to be a decent grade. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to just 88.4058 percent of its residents, which is slightly concerning. Fortunately, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that are suffering from pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Health-Mount Sterling, 3.56% 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, 2.49% 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, 18.65% 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, 19.21% 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, 31.81% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Health-Mount Sterling, 87.05% 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, 13.3% 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, 14.44% 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.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Health-Mount Sterling, 14.44 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, 13.66 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, 69.52% 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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