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The Citadel of Sterling

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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The Citadel of Sterling's website

105 East 23rd Street,
Sterling IL 61081

(815) 626-4264

67.1% estimated occupancy 1

The Citadel of Sterling is one of just three available nursing homes in Sterling, Illinois. This is a lower end nursing home, with an overall grade of D. Unfortunately, this grade is right in line with the city grade in Sterling, which is also well below average. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's profile is its strong inspection score. You can scroll down to learn more about inspections and other category scores

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

While we were not very complementary of this nursing home's overall score, it actually received a very impressive inspection report this year. In fact, it received an excellent inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with an A. Our inspection ratings account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. You generally want to avoid facilities with too many deficiencies flagged. This facility was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This means that the government inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to resident health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

This nursing home's second best area came in the area of short-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a C. In the area of short-term care, we seek to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. We were surprised to find that this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. The facility offered fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. It is still important to determine whether this also correlates to a lower quality of care. The last measure we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that just 5.5 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Unfortunately, this facility only received a grade of D for its long-term care grade, which is not an impressive grade. If you are looking for anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care scores. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 94.3609 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is better than the majority of nursing homes. Surprisingly, this facility was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

Moving on to the next category, this facility really didn't fare very well in this area either. Due to an abysmal grade of F in nursing, this is really as as uninspiring as it gets. Our nursing rating looks at the facility's level of nurse staffing. We weigh both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with patients. This facility provided a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing ratings. This place fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these metrics to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

The Citadel of Sterling Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In The Citadel of Sterling, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of long-term residents who have pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In The Citadel of Sterling, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents who have had a fall resulting in major injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In The Citadel of Sterling, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with insufficient hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In The Citadel of Sterling, 18.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In The Citadel of Sterling, 19.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric tells you the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: F

In The Citadel of Sterling, 29.8% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In The Citadel of Sterling, 87.49% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In The Citadel of Sterling, 14.23% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In The Citadel of Sterling, 19.34% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In The Citadel of Sterling, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In The Citadel of Sterling, 19.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In The Citadel of Sterling, 11.45 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In The Citadel of Sterling, 71.39% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts argue that this is a measure of rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Cgh Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.5 miles away100 East Lefevre Road Sterling Illinois 61081Government - Local(815) 625-0400
  • Katherine Shaw Bethea HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 11.38 miles away403 E 1st St Dixon Illinois 61021Voluntary non-profit - Private(815) 288-5531
  • Morrison Community HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 13.4 miles away303 N Jackson Street Morrison Illinois 61270Government - Hospital District or Authority(815) 772-4003

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita - Whiteside Dialysis0.64 miles away4406 East Lincoln Way Sterling Illinois 61081CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (815) 535-0447
  • Davita - Dixon Kidney Center11.03 miles away1131 N Galena Avenue Dixon Illinois 61021Dialysis Stations: 8 (815) 284-0595
  • Fmc - Quad Citites11.23 miles away101 West Second Street Dixon Illinois 61021Dialysis Stations: 8 (815) 284-0555