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Miller Health Care Center

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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1601 Butterfield Trail,
Kankakee IL 60901

(815) 936-6500

51.06% estimated occupancy 1

Miller Health Care Center is one of just three available facilities in Kankakee, Illinois. With an overall grade of B+, this looks like a strong nursing home. We were pleased to learn that this matched the average grade of nursing homes in Kankakee, which is one of the better cities in Illinois to find a nursing home. This nursing home was better in some categories than others, but it did not have any bad scores in any of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Pain Management


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Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2022)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

One of the reasons this place is a strong nursing home is that it earned a very impressive inspection grade. Inspections turned out to be its best category. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Our inspection grades are tied to many datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this area have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In addition, this nursing home also received favorable short-term care grades this year. Indeed, we gave it one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. In calculating these short-term care grades, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our goal is to devise a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this facility submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The final datapoint we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that 5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B+. The nursing rating is based on several subcategories, most of which are tied to nursing hours. This nursing home averages 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The final area we looked at is this facility's weakest area. Nevertheless, even in its weakest link we still awarded it a decent grade of B- in our long-term care category. For prospective residents seeking a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are an important measure. After assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 98.75 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is higher than the average nursing home. Finally, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Miller Health Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Miller Health Care Center, 7.64% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Miller Health Care Center, 3.13% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure measures the percent of long-term residents who experienced a fall which caused major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indication of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Miller Health Care Center, 10.26% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Miller Health Care Center, 11.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Miller Health Care Center, 10.43% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Miller Health Care Center, 6.76% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Many in the industry would argue that this is a measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Miller Health Care Center, 98.77% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Miller Health Care Center, 13.33% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and continence. Some experts argue this is a measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Miller Health Care Center, 21.49% of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that maintained mobility. Some experts argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients health.


Grade: B

In Miller Health Care Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Miller Health Care Center, 21.49% of Residents Rehospitalized

Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In Miller Health Care Center, 16.96% of Patients

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

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Miller Health Care Center, 72.74% of Resident

This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Riverside Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.27 miles away350 N Wall St Kankakee Illinois 60901Voluntary non-profit - Private(815) 933-1671
  • Presence St Marys HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.86 miles away500 W Court St Kankakee Illinois 60901Voluntary non-profit - Private(815) 937-2490

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita - Kankakee River Dialysis0.88 miles away455 W Court Street Suite 100 Kankakee Illinois 60901Dialysis Stations: 24 (815) 937-2470
  • Kankakee County Dialysis2.72 miles away581 William Latham Drive, Ste 104 Bourbonnais Illinois 60914CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (815) 936-3088
  • Davita - Manteno Dialysis Centre9.06 miles away1 East Division Street Manteno Illinois 60950Dialysis Stations: 15 (815) 468-1000