With an address in New Athens, Illinois, New Athens Home for the Aged is the sole facility we were able to find in this city. With an overall grade of B+, this nursing home should work for most people. At the end of the day, this nursing home is a solid choice for quite a few people. The best part of this nursing home's impressive report card is its inspection grade. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 53 Beds

CCRC :

Non profit - Church related

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-Mar 19: A-Apr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Inspection ratings are based on several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this category typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This nursing home received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered severe. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

A-
Oct 18: CNov 18: B-Dec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: BApr 19: B-May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

Among the reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it was given a favorable long-term care grade. In fact, long-term care ended up being its second most favorable category grade. In that area, we gave this nursing home a grade of A-. Facilities that receive this kind of score in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure patients are well cared for. After considering the volume of nursing care, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 97.05882 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly can be a life or death ailment for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a nursing home doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 1.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than most nursing homes.

Nurse Quality

B+
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: CFeb 19: CMar 19: CApr 19: B-May 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. In calculating a facility's nursing score, we look at the amount of time nurses spend with residents as well as the level of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home averages 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at certain nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these datapoints as predictive indicators of the quality of nursing care being provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Short-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: DFeb 19: DMar 19: DApr 19: CMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

Turning to our last category, this facility received a respectable short-term care score. Even though this is not quite as impressive as some of its other grades, this is truly not a poor grade. Short-term care grades are commonly employed to gauge a facility's rehabilitation services. To provide high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally must feature higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. Unfortunately, it does not look like this facility provided data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The last item we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 27.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
B+
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

New Athens Home for the Aged Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term care patients who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.

Provider
B+
6.06%
State
B
7.57%
National
B
7.31%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a fall which resulted in major injury.

Provider
C
4.41%
State
B
3.23%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poor hygiene.

Provider
B+
1.53%
State
B
2.95%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
D
24.24%
State
B-
18.17%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Provider
A+
8%
State
B
19.44%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Provider
A+
0%
State
C
21.9%
National
B+
5.05%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This metric measures the percent of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Provider
B-
96.92%
State
B-
88.88%
National
B
92.06%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.

Provider
B+
13.11%
State
B+
13.64%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who remained mobile levels.

Provider
F
6.33%
State
B
15.77%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of care.

Provider
A-
1.03
State
B
1.83
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.

Provider
A+
6.33
State
B
15.77
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

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

Provider
D
16.67
State
B
10.09
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

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