Located in Peru, Illinois, Heritage Health-Peru is one of only two nursing homes in this city. It looks like this nursing home is among the more impressive nursing homes we assessed. A score in this range requires first-rate scores across the board. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all nursing homes in the country. The best part of this nursing home's strong report card is its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Inspection ratings account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this category generally have few of these severe deficiencies. This place was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe. This means that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to cause an imminent threat to resident health or safety. We should point out that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its first-rate resume, this facility also performed well in our short-term care category. In fact, we gave it a score of A- for that category. Short-term care ratings are based in part on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we looked at in this area is the number of patients who ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that 6.1 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. In determining our nursing grades, we look at both nursing hours and the training levels of the nurses. 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 nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we scored is long-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a decent grade of B-. This actually is this facility's worst area. For prospective patients looking for a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. After assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 99.17013 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is higher than the average nursing home. Lastly, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations 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-Peru Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Health-Peru, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term patients that suffered from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Health-Peru, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. More supervision limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Health-Peru, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Closer supervision can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Health-Peru, 18.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Health-Peru, 19.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly used to treat patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Health-Peru, 29.8% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are showing symptoms of depression. Increased rates of depression may reveal worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Health-Peru, 87.49% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Health-Peru, 14.23% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Health-Peru, 19.34% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that were able to retain mobility. Many believe that the ability to move around is critical to residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Heritage Health-Peru, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Health-Peru, 19.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Health-Peru, 11.45 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Health-Peru, 71.39% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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