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Ascension Living Saint Joseph Village

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Adult Day Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Ascension Living Saint Joseph Village's website

659 East Jefferson Street,
Freeport IL 61032

(815) 232-6181

68.38% estimated occupancy 1

Ascension Living Saint Joseph Village is in Freeport, Illinois. It looks like this is a very good nursing home. We gave this it an overall grade of B+, which is a well above average grade. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all facilities in the nation. The best part of this facility's strong report card was its short-term care score. We discuss short-term care in the next section

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pain Management

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This nursing home received a strong overall grade as described above, but we especially wanted to note its excellent short-term care grade. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this area. Our short-term care grades are arguably most important for patients needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally requires more highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients that ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 6.6 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

Turning to another one of this nursing home's strengths, it also received a very impressive inspection score. In fact, inspections proved to be one of its best categories. In that area, we gave this nursing home an A. Our inspection scores account for several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher grades in this area generally have few severe deficiencies. Although this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. A couple minor dings are not necessarily the end of the world.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B+ for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. Our nursing rating is primarily tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a policy of moving patients more frequently.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The last category we rated was long-term care. In this area, we gave this nursing home a solid grade of C. This turned out to be this nursing home's weakest area. Long-term care grades are generally used to score a nursing home's performance as a traditional nursing home, as opposed to focusing on the skilled nursing services provided by a skilled nursing facility. Once we assessed the quantity of nursing care, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. We were a bit concerned this nursing home vaccinated just 89.75265 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Nevertheless, this nursing home keeps its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations 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 18Sep 22

Ascension Living Saint Joseph Village Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Ascension Living Saint Joseph Village, 8.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients which suffer from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of quality of care.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Ascension Living Saint Joseph Village, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often the result of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Ascension Living Saint Joseph Village, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of long-term patients that have experienced UTI's. UTI's may be a sign of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic can also be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Ascension Living Saint Joseph Village, 18.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia. Sadly, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Ascension Living Saint Joseph Village, 19.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Ascension Living Saint Joseph Village, 30.45% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Ascension Living Saint Joseph Village, 87.4% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Ascension Living Saint Joseph Village, 13.9% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom. Some argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Ascension Living Saint Joseph Village, 17.56% Percentage of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that maintained mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Ascension Living Saint Joseph Village, 1.66 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to maintaining the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Ascension Living Saint Joseph Village, 17.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Ascension Living Saint Joseph Village, 11.82 Percentage of Patients

Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Ascension Living Saint Joseph Village, 71.65% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Scores for Freeport, IL

  • Overall Rating has a grade of C
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of D
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus

Looking for more options? Freeport, Illinois has 3 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Fhn Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.68 miles away1045 West Stephenson Street Freeport Illinois 61032Voluntary non-profit - Private(815) 599-6000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita - Driftwood Dialysis1.35 miles away1808 S West Ave Freeport Illinois 61032Dialysis Stations: 10 (815) 232-0295
  • Davita - Freeport Dialysis3.38 miles away1028 Kunkle Boulevard Freeport Illinois 61032Dialysis Stations: 10 (815) 232-2477