Mercy Harvard Hospital Care Center is a senior living facility in Harvard, Illinois. This city has 13,922 people. This facility is ranked among the most impressive facilities we assessed. A score in this range requires excellent scores across the board. We really can't say enough great things about this place. One of the major highlights of this facility's exemplary profile is its inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
Mercy Harvard Hospital Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Top Nursing Home in Illinois Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Illinois Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Illinois Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this nursing home has received near flawless government inspections recently. We gave them an A+ in this area. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
We also awarded this facility a grade of A+ for its short-term care grade. In our short-term care assessment, we attempt to craft a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents that who were able to eventually return home from this facility. We found that 5.6 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at was long-term care. Adding to its top-shelf profile, this facility also performed well in this area. In fact, we awarded it a of A- for the area. Facilities that do well in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. After assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 98 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
In the last category, this facility also was given an impressive nursing rating, with an A-. This wrapped up an elite report card. The nursing score consists of several subcategories, however, the paramount consideration is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place 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 many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Mercy Harvard Hospital Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Mercy Harvard Hospital Care Center, 8.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Mercy Harvard Hospital Care Center, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that have had a fall which resulted in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Mercy Harvard Hospital Care Center, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients that have experienced a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indication of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint may be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Mercy Harvard Hospital Care Center, 18.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Mercy Harvard Hospital Care Center, 19.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Mercy Harvard Hospital Care Center, 30.45% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients who are showing depressive symptoms. Some experts believe this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Mercy Harvard Hospital Care Center, 87.4% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Mercy Harvard Hospital Care Center, 13.9% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom. Many in the industry believe this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Mercy Harvard Hospital Care Center, 11.82 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Mercy Harvard Hospital Care Center, 71.65% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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