River Crossing of Alton is a nursing home located in Alton, Illinois, a city with a total of 32,704 people. This facility received an F, which is just about as bad as it gets in our grading scheme. If you are not satisfied with this facility's low overall grade, you may find you have slim pickings in Alton. The city has just two other nursing homes. We were surprised to find that this nursing home actually received one decent category score in inspections, which you can read more about below.
River Crossing of Alton
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
3490 Humbert Road,
Alton IL 62002
50.33% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
While we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable inspection report this year. As a result, it received a decent grade in that category with a score of B-. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some can be relatively minor. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this nursing home an D. In calculating a facility's nursing rating, we consider the number of hours nurses are caring for patients and the level of skill of those nurses. This nursing home provides 3.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day, which is slightly below the national average. Unfortunately, this facility also had terrible marks in some of the quality-based measures to go along with its weak nursing hour totals. We looked at the percent of patients experiencing pressure ulcers and we were disappointed. This place was at approximately 150 percent of the national average in this statistic.
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Short-term Care Quality
We gave this nursing home a grade of just D for our short-term care score. This is not an impressive grade. In our short-term care assessment, we strive to forge a valuable gauge for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze a facility's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. With a grade in this range for this area, we were not stunned to find this place was below average in two of the key staffing metrics we assess. It provided significantly fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most facilities. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from this facility. This place fared better in this area, with 50.9 percent of its patients returning home.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our fourth category, this nursing home didn't perform well here either. Due to a very poor grade of F in long-term care, this is really as bad as it gets. When facilities receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means the facility did not perform well in our quality measures relating to patient care. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. We were a bit alarmed this nursing home gave the vaccine to a relatively low 79.29824 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.45 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This was its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
River Crossing of Alton Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In River Crossing of Alton, 8.96% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure indicates the percent of long-term care residents that developed new or worsened pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In River Crossing of Alton, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In River Crossing of Alton, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this metric can be skewed for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In River Crossing of Alton, 18.2% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. These medications are used to treat a variety of conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In River Crossing of Alton, 19.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that were prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are typically used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In River Crossing of Alton, 29.52% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Higher levels of depression may indicate worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In River Crossing of Alton, 87.71% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In River Crossing of Alton, 14.14% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing. Some experts argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In River Crossing of Alton, 19.35% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term care residents that were able to retain mobility.
In River Crossing of Alton, 1.5 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In River Crossing of Alton, 19.35 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In River Crossing of Alton, 11.42 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In River Crossing of Alton, 71.34% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation performance.
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