Oak Terrace Healthcare Center
1750 West Washington, Springfield IL 62702 · (217) 787-6466 Updated: Mar 1, 2019 · By Nick Lata
Oak Terrace Healthcare Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Springfield, Illinois. We gave this facility an overall grade of C. A score of this caliber requires some decent scores. This grade isn't too far off the city grade for Springfield, which is a B-. The best part of this place's profile was is its nursing rating. We discuss nursing in the next paragraph.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 78 Beds
For profit - Individual
One of the reasons this turned out to be a decent nursing home is that it earned a very favorable nursing score. Its nursing grade is its best category. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B+. Our nursing grade is based on many factors. The most important one is the quantity of hours nurses spend with residents. This particular nursing home provided 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 nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's higher category grades came in the category of short-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B+. In our short-term care rating, we attempt to create a sound gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we assess a facility's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Unfortunately, we weren't able to track down registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. The final datapoint we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The third best area we gave this facility in any area came in the category of long-term care, where we gave it a grade of B-. Our long-term care scores are crucial for individuals requiring personal care. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. It doesn't look like this nursing home provided vaccination data. Finally, this place excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 1.27 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a significantly better hospitalization rate than the majority of nursing homes.
Moving on the final category of inspections, this facility did not fare well. It received an F in this category. This dragged this nursing home's overall grade down as we heavily weight this category. With places that received this bad of an inspection grade, we would scrutinize the severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Unfortunately, we were not able to find information about this nursing home's deficiencies. Finally, this facility also received 3 substantiated complaints in recent years. This is yet another bad sign.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Oak Terrace Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Percent of Patients
Higher is Better
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.
Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better