Heritage Health-Mount Zion is a small nursing home located in Mt Zion, Illinois. Our rating scheme was not very kind to this nursing home, as we gave it an overall rating of F. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Mt Zion. We would not blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, we will discuss short-term care in the next section.
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Heritage Health-Mount Zion
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
Note: Heritage Health-Mount Zion has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
Neither this place's overall score nor its category grades gave us much to write home about. Its best area was short-term care, but even there it received a lowly D. This is still a weak grade. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a wide spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Not surprisingly, we learned that this place offers substantially less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than the typical facility. The last measure we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 5.2 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor metrics sunk this facility's short-term care grade.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the area of long-term care, this nursing home was given a grade of just D in this area. Unfortunately, this wound up being one of its better features. In a long-term care environment, 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. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccinations. Fortunately, this facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 95.43147 percent of its residents. To our surprise, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
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We wanted to point out that this nursing home received a lowly F for its inspection grade. An F in this area is particularly troublesome because it usually points to red flags on the facility's government inspection reports. For nursing homes with bad inspection ratings, you should really scrutinize any severe deficiencies found on their recent inspection reports. This facility was assessed 3 deficiencies by CMS. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that suggest they posed a risk to patient health or safety. Finally, CMS flagged this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. This is not what you want to see. We advise you to direct your search elsewhere.
The next category we analyzed is nursing. Sadly, it received an abysmal F for this category, which is a very poor grade. Nursing scores are primarily based on a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing ratings. This nursing home fared well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Health-Mount Zion Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Health-Mount Zion, 13.33% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Health-Mount Zion, 7.11% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Health-Mount Zion, 0.61% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term patients that suffered from urinary tract infections. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Health-Mount Zion, 9.33% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Health-Mount Zion, 25.68% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Health-Mount Zion, 1.64% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are showing signs of depression. High levels of depression could indicate worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Health-Mount Zion, 95.22% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Health-Mount Zion, 23.7% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Health-Mount Zion, 19.43% of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that maintained mobility. Many argue that the ability to move around is important for patients mental and physical well-being.
In Heritage Health-Mount Zion, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Health-Mount Zion, 19.43% of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Health-Mount Zion, 15.57% of Patients
This indicates 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-Mount Zion, 73.07% of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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