2944 Greenwood Acres Drive, Dekalb IL 60115 · (815) 756-8461 · 51.66% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Sara Levinsohn
Oak Crest is a very-small non-profit nursing home located in Dekalb, Illinois. Featuring an overall score of A+, this facility is without a doubt a superb facility. In fact, this facility has the prestigious distinction of being one of the top 100 facilities in Illinois. This is an impressive feat in a state with a long list of elite nursing homes. This place also received very consistent scores in each of the major categories. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
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Non profit - Other
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Our inspection scores are tied to several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this category typically have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this place had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a score of A+ for its short-term care grade. In determining our short-term care grades, we size up a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This score is more often than not a solid assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. We weren't able to track down registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. The last statistic we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. It fared as well as just about any facility in Illinois with 81.5 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, at most nursing homes, less than half of their short-stay residents are able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded a first-rate long-term care score. This actually is this nursing home's third strongest category score. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are well cared for. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this nursing home provided information on its vaccination levels. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
In the last category we assessed, this facility was awarded an impressive grade grade of B+ in our nursing category. With this grade, the nursing home finished off a very impressive profile. Our nursing score focuses on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of skill of those nurses as well as the number of hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0 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 often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of turning a resident even once per day.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Oak Crest Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This tells you the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's generally correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better