Heritage Health-Pana is one of just a couple available nursing homes located in Pana, Illinois. This is a well below average nursing home, with an overall grade of D. In our view, we would struggle to recommend this nursing home. If you aren't deterred by this place's report card, feel free to continue reading to find out about its category scores. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
1000 East Sixth Street Road,
Pana IL 62557
64.45% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
Although we did not rate this facility favorably overall, we want to draw your attention to its nearly flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Inspection grades are tied to many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important thing to look for on these inspections. You should especially avoid facilities that have severe deficiencies linked to endangerment of patients. This place was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered severe. This tells you that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to create an immediate risk to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's second best category was its long-term care grade, where it was given a C. In determining our long-term care grades, we analyze the assistance with daily living offered to the nursing home's residents. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination record. We were pleased to find that this nursing home vaccinated 95.75971 percent of its residents for pneumonia. This place was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had just 1.35 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days.
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This nursing home actually received a decent grade in the area of nursing as well. We awarded it a grade of C for that category, which is not a bad score. The nursing score consists of a handful of subcategories, but the paramount consideration is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 3.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, our nursing grades also factor in some quality-focused statistics. Specifically, we look at the percent of residents who sustained pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these statistics as good indicators of the quality of nursing care, since better care tends to reduce these problems.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at was short-term care, which turned out to be this facility's least impressive area. We awarded this facility a D in this category. With our short-term care grade, we seek to create a fair measure for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we assess the facility's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home offers substantially less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the average nursing home. Finally, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 46.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Health-Pana Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Health-Pana, 8.96% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Health-Pana, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Health-Pana, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols can reduce the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Health-Pana, 18.2% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Health-Pana, 19.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Health-Pana, 29.52% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents showing depressive symptoms. Some experts believe this is a measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Health-Pana, 87.71% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Health-Pana, 14.14% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Health-Pana, 19.35% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Heritage Health-Pana, 1.5 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Health-Pana, 19.35 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Health-Pana, 11.42 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Health-Pana, 71.34% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements.
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