Thrive of Fox Valley is one of seven available facilities located in Aurora, Illinois. It looks like this nursing home is one of the best facilities we assessed. A grade in this range requires excellent marks across the board. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top ten percentile of all nursing homes in the nation. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's exemplary report card is its inspection score. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
Thrive of Fox Valley
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Arguably the most important factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Unfortunately, it does not appear that we have deficiency data for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
We also want to emphasize the fact that this nursing home was awarded a first-rate grade of A in our short-term care area. Our short-term care grade is generally used to gauge a nursing home's rehabilitation services. In order to have quality rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must provide higher levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we considered in this category is the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that 5.6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was elite in the area of long-term care, where we gave it a grade of A. Few nursing homes received a better grade in this category. For long-term care residents, the primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. We weren't able to locate information on vaccination rates. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
In the final category we looked at, this facility was given a very strong grade of A- in our nursing category. With this grade, the facility topped off a straight A report card. There are many factors included in this category. Many of the data points reflect nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Thrive of Fox Valley Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Thrive of Fox Valley, 11.82 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Thrive of Fox Valley, 71.65% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Aurora, IL
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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