Mount Vernon Health Care Center is one of four facilities located in Mount Vernon, Illinois. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of B-. A score in this range requires some respectable scores. You can certainly do worse than this place. One of the better aspects of this facility's report card is its impressive nursing score, which is addressed in the next section.
Mount Vernon Health Care Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
#5 Doctors Park,
Mount Vernon IL 62864
38.01% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its decent overall grade, we awarded this nursing home an A- for our nursing rating. This score is far more impressive than the facility's overall score. Our nursing score analyzes the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of training of those nurses and the amount of time spent with patients. This nursing home averages 3.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of turning a patient more often.
This facility's second best category is inspections. In that category, we gave this facility a B. It actually outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this category most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this place had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This tells you CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next highest category was its short-term care grade, where it was awarded a grade of B-. In determining our short-term care ratings, we size up a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This rating is generally a reliable measure of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, this nursing home offers both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities offer both. Finally, we considered the number of patients who ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was well below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we rated was long-term care. In this category, we gave this facility a grade of C. For prospective residents in need of a permanent place to live rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. Once we concluded our assessment of the volume of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 91.279076 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Nevertheless, this nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. 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.
Mount Vernon Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Mount Vernon Health Care Center, 8.96% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percent of long-term patients which have pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Mount Vernon Health Care Center, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This gauges the percentage of long-term residents who experienced falls which resulted in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Mount Vernon Health Care Center, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffered from a UTI. While more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare between facilities due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Mount Vernon Health Care Center, 18.2% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Mount Vernon Health Care Center, 19.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Mount Vernon Health Care Center, 29.52% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Mount Vernon Health Care Center, 87.71% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Mount Vernon Health Care Center, 14.14% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Mount Vernon Health Care Center, 19.35% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Mount Vernon Health Care Center, 1.5 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Mount Vernon Health Care Center, 19.35 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Scores for Mount Vernon, IL
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
Looking for more options? Mount Vernon, Illinois has 3 other nursing homes
- Crossroads Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.07 miles away8 Doctors Park Rd Mount Vernon Illinois 62864Proprietary(618) 244-5500
- Good Samaritan Regional Hlth CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.36 miles away1 Good Samaritan Way Mount Vernon Illinois 62864Voluntary non-profit - Private(618) 899-1469
- Ssm Health St Mary's Hospital -CentraliaAcute Care Hospitals 17.94 miles away400 North Pleasant Avenue Centralia Illinois 62801Voluntary non-profit - Church(618) 436-8000