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.
Mar Ka Nursing Home
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
201 South 10th Street,
Mascoutah IL 62258
45.52% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
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.
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.
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Short-term Care Quality
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
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.
Mar Ka Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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