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Mar Ka Nursing Home

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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201 South 10th Street,
Mascoutah IL 62258

(618) 566-8000

45.52% estimated occupancy 1

Mar Ka Nursing Home is an average-sized nursing home located in Mascoutah, Illinois. With an overall grade of B-, this is likely a middle of the pack facility. Based on our assessment, this place likely wouldn't be a bad choice. One of the better aspects of this facility's profile is its impressive inspection grade, which is addressed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

The primary reason this facility received a decent overall grade is its impeccable health inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our better grades in that area, with an A-. This is a much better grade than the place's overall grade, which was decent but certainly not elite. Inspection ratings are tied to many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this area tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Although this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B+. We weighed the skill-level of nurses at the nursing home, as well as the quantity of hours those nurses were with residents, in calculating our rating in this area. This nursing home averages 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at certain nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these metrics as good indicators of the quality of nursing care being provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

We also gave this facility a favorable grade in short-term care. This nursing home received a grade of B in this area, which turns out to be one of our higher scores. Short-term care scores are based on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this nursing home submitted information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. It performed better than most nursing homes with 51.2 percent of its patients returning home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The last category we analyzed is long-term care, proved to be this nursing home's least impressive area. We gave this facility a grade of D in this category. This really was one of just a few weak points on a quality report card. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in this category it is typically a bad sign for patient care and it may mean that the place is not as well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 92.66055 percent of its patients. This is slightly lower than we were hoping for but still a respectable figure. Lastly, we looked at the nursing home's number of hospitalizations. Here we found that this place had 2.15 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, this figure is also alarming.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

Mar Ka Nursing Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Mar Ka Nursing Home, 8.96% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in the same position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Mar Ka Nursing Home, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic measures the percent of long-term care patients which have suffered a fall which caused severe injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Mar Ka Nursing Home, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of poor nursing care. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Mar Ka Nursing Home, 18.2% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Mar Ka Nursing Home, 19.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: F

In Mar Ka Nursing Home, 29.52% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients who are showing depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression may reveal a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Mar Ka Nursing Home, 87.71% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Mar Ka Nursing Home, 14.14% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Mar Ka Nursing Home, 19.35% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Mar Ka Nursing Home, 1.5 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Mar Ka Nursing Home, 19.35 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Mar Ka Nursing Home, 11.42 Percentage of Patients

Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.

Nearby Hospitals

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Nearby Dialysis

  • Total Renal Care, Inc.8.03 miles away1941 Frank Scott Parkway East, Suite B O Fallon Illinois 62269Dialysis Stations: 12 (618) 622-0592
  • Davita - Shiloh Dialysis8.26 miles away1095 North Green Mount Rd Belleville Illinois 62221CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (618) 628-1108
  • Fmc - Regency Park8.78 miles away124 Regency Park Drive O Fallon Illinois 62269CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (618) 622-0634
  • Davita - Metro East Dialysis12.31 miles away5105 West Main St. Belleville Illinois 62226CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 36 (618) 233-9018
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  • Fmc - Breese Dialysis17.46 miles away160 North Main Street Breese Illinois 62230Dialysis Stations: 8 (618) 526-7370
  • Davita - Maryville Home Dialysis17.89 miles away2102 Vadalabene Drive Suite 2 Maryville Illinois 62062Dialysis Stations: 2 (618) 288-1521

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