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Rock River Health Care

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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Rock River Health Care's website

707 West Riverside Boulevard,
Rockford IL 61103

(815) 877-5752

54.53% estimated occupancy 1

Rock River Health Care is in Rockford, Illinois. With a rock bottom overall grade of F, this nursing home didn't fare well in our assessment. We ranked this as one of the bottom three facilities in Rockford. With plenty of other nursing homes in the city, you should be able to do better. Surprisingly, we were able to give this facility some positive feedback for our inspections category, which you can read more about below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Hemodialysis
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: B

While we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we gave it a B for our inspections rating. This is the result of the nursing home receiving a decent inspection report this year. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be quite minor. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

In addition, we gave this facility an F in the area of nursing care. Our nursing rating analyzes the facility's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of training of the nurses as well as the amount of time spent with patients. This nursing home offered a meager 0.2 hours of nursing care per patient each day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing scores. This facility performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

Unfortunately, we gave this facility an F for its long-term care score. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in long-term care likely don't provide the type of consistent 24/7 care that some other facilities provide. After considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. We were disappointed to learn that this facility vaccinated just 74.80315 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This is its best feature in this category.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The last category we analyzed is short-term care. Sadly, it received an F for this category, which is a poor score. In our short-term care score, we attempt to craft a meaningful barometer for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at a facility's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Considering its score in this category, we weren't stunned to discover that this nursing home was well below average in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the measures we looked at. Frankly, this was what we expected here. Lastly, we considered the number of residents that were able to return home from this nursing home. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 3.3 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well off the national average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Rock River Health Care Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Rock River Health Care, 8.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients that have pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-plus

In Rock River Health Care, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls resulting in injury are often caused by poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Rock River Health Care, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. However, this metric can be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Rock River Health Care, 18.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for many conditions, such as dementia. Unfortunately, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Rock River Health Care, 19.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Rock River Health Care, 30.45% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who are showing symptoms of depression. Many believe this is a measure of resident quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Rock River Health Care, 87.4% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Rock River Health Care, 13.9% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term care patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and continence. Some argue that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Rock River Health Care, 17.56% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who retained mobility levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Rock River Health Care, 1.66 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Rock River Health Care, 17.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In Rock River Health Care, 11.82 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Rock River Health Care, 71.65% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.

Scores for Rockford, IL

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

Looking for more options? Rockford, Illinois has 12 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

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  • Swedish American HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.38 miles away1401 East State Street Rockford Illinois 61104Voluntary non-profit - Other(815) 968-4400
  • Saint Anthony Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4.76 miles away5666 East State Street Rockford Illinois 61108Voluntary non-profit - Church(815) 226-2000
  • Beloit Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 16.33 miles away1969 W Hart Rd Beloit Wisconsin 53511Voluntary non-profit - Private(608) 364-5011

Nearby Dialysis

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  • Davita - Machesney Park Dialysis2.75 miles away7170 N. Perryville Road Machesney Park Illinois 61115CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (815) 885-8132
  • Davita - Stone Crest Dialysis3.35 miles away1302 E. State St. Rockford Illinois 61104CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (815) 968-5794
  • Davita - Roxbury Dialysis Center4.3 miles away622 Roxbury Road Rockford Illinois 61107CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (815) 397-0713
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  • Davita - Churchview Dialysis Center5.61 miles away417 Ware Avenue Rockford Illinois 61107CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (815) 397-4123
  • Davita - Belvidere Dialysis11.01 miles away1751 Henry Luckow Lane Belvidere Illinois 61008Dialysis Stations: 12 (815) 544-0311
  • Beloit Health System - Dialysis16.45 miles away1969 W Hart Rd Beloit Wisconsin 53511Dialysis Stations: 18 (608) 364-5580