Randolph County Care Center is an average-sized government-owned facility located in Sparta, Illinois. Sporting an overall score of D, this is a relatively poor facility. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Sparta. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this nursing home's profile is its impressive inspection reports. You can scroll down to learn more about inspections and other category scores
Randolph County Care Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
312 West Belmont,
Sparta IL 62286
42.1% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
Although we did not rate this facility highly overall, we want to point out its excellent government inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A- in this category. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This tells you that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a respectable grade in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of C. In computing our long-term care grades, we look at the personal care received by the facility's residents. One of the factors we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccinations. Thankfully, this facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 95.03546 percent of its residents. Finally, we looked at the nursing home's number of hospitalizations. Here we found that this nursing home had 2.31 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, this figure was not quite as favorable than its other scores in this category.
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Unfortunately, this facility only received a grade of D for its nursing grade, which was actually one of its better category grades. In determining our nursing ratings, we assess both staffing levels and the training levels of those nurses. According to CMS records, this nursing home averaged 4 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This was actually above the national average. Keep in mind, however, that when we compute our nursing grades, we apply more weight to hours performed by nurses with a higher level of skill. Despite being above average in terms of nursing hours, this nursing home had abysmal scores in some of the quality-based measures we looked at in calculating our nursing grades. For starters, we looked at the percent of residents sustaining pressure ulcers. This facility was at more than double the national average in this statistic. This is quite alarming when you consider that many bed sores are believed to be preventable with better nursing care. This ended up sealing the nursing home's fate of receiving a very poor nursing grade.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed was short-term care, was this nursing home's worst area. We gave this facility a grade of D in that category. Our short-term care grades are probably more meaningful for folks in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not only nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home offers substantially less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than a typical facility. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents that ultimately returned home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 43.3 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Randolph County Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Randolph County Care Center, 8.96% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Randolph County Care Center, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Randolph County Care Center, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with facilities with worst hygiene practices. Additional nurse staffing can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Randolph County Care Center, 18.2% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who were given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Randolph County Care Center, 19.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Randolph County Care Center, 29.52% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Randolph County Care Center, 87.71% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Randolph County Care Center, 14.14% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the deterioration of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Randolph County Care Center, 19.35% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Randolph County Care Center, 1.5 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to maintaining the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Randolph County Care Center, 19.35 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Randolph County Care Center, 71.34% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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