Heritage Health-Springfield is a large nursing home located in Springfield, Illinois. Featuring an overall score of D, this is a relatively poor nursing home. This nursing home has very little going for it. Nevertheless, this nursing home surprisingly performed well in our inspections category, which you can find more information about below.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A-
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-Mar 19: A-Apr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: B+Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

While we were not high on this nursing home overall, we awarded it a grade of A- for our inspections rating. This score is significantly more impressive than the nursing home's overall score. Inspection scores are tied to several datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key thing to look for on these reports. You should especially avoid nursing homes with severe deficiencies linked to endangerment of patients. While this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.

Long-term Care Quality

D
Oct 18: FNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: DFeb 19: DMar 19: FApr 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: CAug 20: D
Historical

Sadly, this nursing home's second best category is long-term care. Nevertheless, with a D in this category, it still fared somewhat poorly. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. One of the criteria we considered after nursing hours was vaccinations. Thankfully, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 99.754906 percent of its residents. Unfortunately, its hospitalization rate was not nearly as favorable. We found that this nursing home had 2.42 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an alarming rate.

Nurse Quality

D
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: B-Feb 19: B-Mar 19: B-Apr 19: B-May 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

Unfortunately, this facility only received a grade of D for its nursing grade, which was actually one of its better category grades. Our nursing rating focuses on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We weigh both the levels of skill of those nurses and the quantity of hours spent with patients. Quantity of nursing care does not appear to be the source of this facility's poor nursing grade. This facility provides 4 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is above average. In calculating our grades, we apply more weight to hours performed by more highly trained nurses such as registered nurses. Despite performing well in terms of nursing hours, this facility was a bit less impressive in some of the quality-based measures we looked at in computing our nursing ratings. We looked at the percent of patients sustaining pressure ulcers and found that this nursing home was at roughly 150 percent of the national average in this statistic. This is likely a bad sign when you consider that many bed sores are believed to be preventable with better nursing care. Unfortunately, this statistic pulled down this nursing home's nursing grade substantially.

Short-term Care Quality

D
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: BApr 19: B-May 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

This facility's least impressive area was short-term care, which is the final category we assessed. For this category, we gave this facility a grade of D. In the category of short-term care, we strive to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. With a grade this poor for this area, we weren't shocked to discover that this facility was below average in many staffing figures we assess. The facility supplied substantially fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most facilities. The final measure we considered in this category is the number of residents who ultimately returned home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 40.5 percent of its residents returning home.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
D
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Heritage Health-Springfield Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.

Provider
B
7.36%
State
B
7.57%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Major falls are often caused by lower quality nursing care.

Provider
B
3.19%
State
B
3.23%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This figure indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients who suffered from a UTI. While more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare different nursing homes due to reporting standards.

Provider
A-
1.01%
State
B
2.95%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
B-
15.08%
State
B-
18.17%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Provider
B
18.85%
State
B
19.44%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients showing depressive symptoms.

Provider
D
9.5%
State
C
21.9%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.

Provider
A
99.88%
State
B-
88.88%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.

Provider
B
15.21%
State
B+
13.64%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay residents that retained mobility levels. Some believe that the ability to move around is vital to patients physical and mental well-being.

Provider
C
13.32%
State
B
15.77%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Provider
C
2.03
State
B
1.83
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Provider
A-
13.32
State
B
15.77
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
F
19.48
State
B
10.09
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This is the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Provider
C
62.53%
State
B-
63.01%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Memorial Medical Center 0.23 mi
701 N First St Springfield Illinois 62702
(217) 788-3000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
St Johns Hospital 0.72 mi
800 E Carpenter St Springfield Illinois 62769
(217) 544-6464
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Church

Nearby Dialysis

Davita - Springfield Central Dialysis 0.39 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 20
600 North Grand Ave Springfield Illinois 62702
(217) 528-0556
Fmc - Springfield East 1.56 mi
Dialysis Stations: 9
140 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Springfield Illinois 62703
(217) 528-5302
Fmc - Rai - Centre West Springfield 2.82 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 16
1112 Centre West Dr Springfield Illinois 62704
(217) 787-3310
Davita - Springfield South Dialysis 3.36 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
2930 South 6th St. Springfield Illinois 62703
(217) 528-1745
Davita - Springfield Montvale Dialysis 3.6 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
2930 S Montvale Drive, Ste A Springfield Illinois 62704
(217) 793-2781