Hillcrest Nursing Center is a large nursing home located in Round Lake, Illinois. With an overall rating of C, this is likely a solid nursing home. Based on our assessment, this place has some redeeming qualities. The best part of this facility's profile was is its inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Hillcrest Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
1740 North Circuit Drive,
Round Lake IL 60073
80.21% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable nursing home overall, this facility really excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this area most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This particular nursing home received 9 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home was awarded its next best category score in the category of long-term care. We gave this facility a B- in this category, which is a reasonably acceptable grade. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. We were a bit alarmed this nursing home gave the vaccine to a relatively low 84.964195 percent of its patients. Fortunately, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of C in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. The nursing grade includes a handful of subcategories, however, the paramount consideration is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This particular facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This figure is significantly below average. Lastly, we also assessed several nursing quality measures. While this facility got docked a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of these quality-based metrics. With fewer than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it fared well in this statistic. This is generally an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a system of turning residents more frequently.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's worst category was short-term care, which is the last area we assessed. It received an abysmal F for this category. Even with several decent grades in other categories, this score is nevertheless of a concern so we wanted to draw your attention to it. Short-term care grades are often employed to score a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to have highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally must offer higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. With a score of this caliber in this category, we were not stunned to discover this nursing home was below average in multiple staffing metrics we focus on. It supplied substantially fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 4 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hillcrest Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hillcrest Nursing Center, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hillcrest Nursing Center, 3.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are routinely linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hillcrest Nursing Center, 2.49% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hillcrest Nursing Center, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used for treating a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hillcrest Nursing Center, 19.21% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hillcrest Nursing Center, 31.81% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hillcrest Nursing Center, 87.05% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hillcrest Nursing Center, 13.3% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hillcrest Nursing Center, 14.44% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Hillcrest Nursing Center, 1.92 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hillcrest Nursing Center, 14.44 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Hillcrest Nursing Center, 13.66 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hillcrest Nursing Center, 69.52% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some would argue that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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