Located in Peru, Illinois, Heritage Health-Peru is one of only two nursing homes in this city. This is a very good nursing home. We gave this it an overall grade of B+, which is a strong score. Based on our ratings, this facility has quite a bit going for it. If you scroll down, you will see this nursing home's category grades, which are also strong.
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
1301 21st Street,
Peru IL 61354
54.72% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Best Nursing Home in Peru, Illinois Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Peru, Illinois Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Illinois Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Peru, Illinois Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its favorable overall score, we gave this nursing home a grade of A for the area of inspections. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these are relatively minor. Although this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. A few relatively minor dings are not necessarily the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our short-term care score. In forming our short-term care grades, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The goal is to formulate a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.1 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B. The nursing score weighs many subcategories, many of which are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 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 facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the next area, this facility received an excellent long-term care score. This nursing home didn't end up having any weak grades. When facilities receive a score in this range in long-term care it typically means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 99.591835 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is much higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Health-Peru Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Health-Peru, 8.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Health-Peru, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Health-Peru, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this metric may be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Health-Peru, 18.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used for treating a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Health-Peru, 19.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term care residents that were administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Health-Peru, 30.45% of Patients
This is the percent of residents exhibiting signs of depression. High levels of depression could be a sign lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Health-Peru, 87.4% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Health-Peru, 13.9% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the decline of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Health-Peru, 17.56% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients that remained mobile levels. Many believe that the ability to move around is important for patients health.
In Heritage Health-Peru, 1.66 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Health-Peru, 17.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Health-Peru, 11.82 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Health-Peru, 71.65% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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