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Wabash Christian Retirement

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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216 College Boulevard,
Carmi IL 62821

(618) 988-0777

73.07% estimated occupancy 1

Wabash Christian Retirement is a large non-profit nursing home located in Carmi, Illinois. This is a solid facility, with an overall grade of B-. This place has some things working in its favor. We were also pleased to find that this facility was consistent in all of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

This facility received a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to emphasize its excellent government inspection reports in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with better scores in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. A deficiency-free inspection report is what we look for.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Another one of this nursing home's more favorable category scores came in the area of short-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a grade of B. In calculating these short-term care ratings, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our purpose is to devise a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. This place is above the national average in terms of both its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its patients. The last item we looked at in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. This nursing home was above average with 49.9 percent of its patients able to return home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

One of this facility's better category grades was in the area of nursing care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of B-. There are many criteria within this category. Most of the factors reflect nurse staffing. This facility provided 3.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, our nursing grades also factor in some quality-focused statistics. Specifically, we look at the percent of residents who sustained pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these datapoints as good indicators of the quality of nursing care, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

Moving on to the final category, this nursing home was awarded a decent long-term care score of C. Our long-term care scores are more important for folks in need of more conventional services associated with activities of daily living. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Candidly, we were a bit alarmed this facility gave the vaccine to a relatively low 88.53658 percent of its residents. Nevertheless, this place keeps its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 1.37 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Wabash Christian Retirement Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Wabash Christian Retirement, 8.96% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who have pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Wabash Christian Retirement, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients who had a fall leading to serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Wabash Christian Retirement, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that have experienced a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric can also be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Wabash Christian Retirement, 18.2% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used for several conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Wabash Christian Retirement, 19.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Wabash Christian Retirement, 29.52% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents showing signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Wabash Christian Retirement, 87.71% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines indispensable.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Wabash Christian Retirement, 14.14% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate deterioration of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Wabash Christian Retirement, 19.35% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percentage of long-term residents who maintained mobility. Many argue that mobility is important for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Wabash Christian Retirement, 1.5 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Wabash Christian Retirement, 19.35 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Wabash Christian Retirement, 11.42 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Wabash Christian Retirement, 71.34% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many believe that this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.