LITCHFIELD CARE CENTER

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Litchfield Care Center. It is important to note that when evaluating if a nursing home is right for you or a loved one, ratings should not be taken as the sole deciding factor, but as one of many aspects to be considered.

Address

LITCHFIELD CARE CENTER
1024 EAST TYLER
LITCHFIELD, IL 62056
(217) 324-3842

Nursing Home Ratings

Health Inspections
Quality Measures
Nursing Staff
R.N. Staff Only
Overall Rating

Percent of Beds Occupied

86%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 56
  • Certified Beds: 65

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By For Profit - Corporation
  • Offers Only Resident Counseling
  • This Facility is Not Part of a Chain or Franchise

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Rating Details For Litchfield Care Center

Nursing Staff -

The nursing staff is the most important part of what determines the quality of care and comfort of a resident in a nursing home. Government regulations set expectations on time spent with each resident based on the services being provided. The breakdown below lists the nursing types (RN, LPN, LVN, CNA) and a comparison of the reported and expected hours per resident per day.

Nursing Hours Per Resident Per DayReportedExpected
Registered Nurse (RN) Hours24 Minutes43 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours21 Minutes31 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours1 Hour and 7 Minutes1 Hour and 45 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours45 Minutes1 Hour and 14 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours1 Hour and 52 Minutes2 Hours and 58 Minutes

Quality of Care -

Medicare determines quality of care ratings for nursing facilities by surveying several "quality measures", which are broken down into long-term and short-term stay residents, as well as if the action is preventive or if there is a deficiency in the quality of care. State averages for Illinois are also provided for comparison purposes. Note: Figures below are averaged over the past nine months.

This FacilityIllinois Average

Long-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season87%88%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination82%85%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain-4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained-5%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection-9%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse1%12%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight1%9%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased1%14%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores-3%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder10%44%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious21%16%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair-3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder-5%

Health Inspection Details -

All Medicare and/or Medicaid certified nursing home must undergo health inspections on average once a year, but may be more frequent if the facility is peforming poorly. These inspections cover most aspects of life in a nursing home, and are broken down into deficiencies types, which including: Pharmacy Service, Administration, Resident Rights, Nutrition and Dietary, Resident Assessment, Environmental, and Mistreatment. Below are the list of deficiencies found by inspectors in the past few years along with the degree of harm and how many residents may have been affected. Note: The most recent health survey was on 08/12/2010.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Environmental

Provide Needed Housekeeping and Maintenance.
  • Inspection Date: 09/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/14/2008
Provide Rooms That Are Big Enough for Each Resident.
  • Inspection Date: 09/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/05/2008
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Safe, Easy to Use, Clean and Comfortable.
  • Inspection Date: 07/23/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/20/2009
Provide Rooms That Are Big Enough for Each Resident.
  • Inspection Date: 08/12/2010
  • Correction Date: 09/24/2010

Mistreatment

1) Hire Only People Who Have No Legal History of Abusing, Neglecting or Mistreating Residents; or 2) Report and Investigate Any Acts or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents.
  • Inspection Date: 08/12/2010
  • Correction Date: 09/17/2010
Write and Use Policies That Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect and Abuse of Residents and Theft of Residents' Property.
  • Inspection Date: 08/12/2010
  • Correction Date: 09/17/2010

Nutrition and Dietary

Make Sure That Residents Are Well Nourished.
  • Inspection Date: 09/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/17/2008
Offer Other Nutritional Food to Each Resident Who Will Not Eat the Food Served.
  • Inspection Date: 09/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/17/2008
Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 09/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/25/2008
Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 07/23/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/06/2009

Pharmacy Service

1) Make Sure That Residents Who Take Drugs Are Not Given Too Many Doses or for Too Long; 2) Make Sure That the Use of Drugs is Carefully Watched; or 3) Stop or Change Drugs That Cause Unwanted Effects.
  • Inspection Date: 09/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/03/2008
Have Drugs and Other Similar Products Available, Which Are Needed Every Day and in Emergencies, and Give Them out Properly.
  • Inspection Date: 07/23/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/04/2009
Properly Mark Drugs and Other Similar Products.
  • Inspection Date: 07/23/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/04/2009

Quality Care

Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 09/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/03/2008
Make Sure That Each Resident's Nutritional Needs Were Met.
  • Inspection Date: 09/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/17/2008
Develop/Implement Required Procedures for the Administration of Immunizations.
  • Inspection Date: 09/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/03/2008
Develop/Implement Required Procedures for the Administration of Immunizations.
  • Inspection Date: 07/23/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/04/2009

Resident Rights

Properly Hold, Secure and Manage Each Resident's Personal Money Which is Deposited with the Nursing Home.
  • Inspection Date: 07/23/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/23/2009

Deficiencies from Complaints and Incidents

The table below lists incident reports by the nursing staff or administration for Litchfield Care Center, as well as complaints by residents or their family in the previous three years.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Formal ComplaintsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Mistreatment

1) Hire Only People Who Have No Legal History of Abusing, Neglecting or Mistreating Residents; or 2) Report and Investigate Any Acts or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents.
  • Complaint Filed: 05/21/2009
  • Correction Date: 06/15/2009

Fire Safety

Nursing homes certified by Medicare and/or Medicaid are required to have fire safety inspections to meet Life Safety Code (LSC) standards. Below is a list of deficiencies that Litchfield Care Center had in recent fire safety inspections. This information can be used to see if all standards were met, the degree of harm, the number of residents affected, and the date when deficiencies were corrected. Note: The most recent fire safety survey was on 08/24/2010.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Automatic Sprinkler Systems

An Approved Automatic Sprinkler System Connected to the Fire Alarm System.
  • Inspection Date: 09/03/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/03/2009
Properly Working Alarms on Sprinkler Valves.
  • Inspection Date: 09/03/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/12/2008
Automatic Sprinkler Systems That Have Been Maintained in Working Order.
  • Inspection Date: 09/03/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/27/2008
Have an Adequate Water Supply for the Sprinkler System.
  • Inspection Date: 09/03/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/03/2008
Automatic Sprinkler Systems That Have Been Maintained in Working Order.
  • Inspection Date: 08/28/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/12/2009
An Approved Automatic Sprinkler System Connected to the Fire Alarm System.
  • Inspection Date: 08/24/2010
  • Correction Date: 10/08/2010
Automatic Sprinkler Systems That Have Been Maintained in Working Order.
  • Inspection Date: 08/24/2010
  • Correction Date: 10/08/2010
Have an Adequate Water Supply for the Sprinkler System.
  • Inspection Date: 08/24/2010
  • Correction Date: 10/08/2010
Back-Up Procedures in Place for a Faulty Automatic Sprinkler System.
  • Inspection Date: 08/24/2010
  • Correction Date: 10/08/2010

Building Construction

Approved Construction Type or Materials.
  • Inspection Date: 08/28/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/12/2009

Building Service Equipment

Properly Protected Cooking Facilities.
  • Inspection Date: 09/03/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/01/2008
Heating and Ventilation Systems That Have Been Properly Installed According to the Manufacturer's Instructions.
  • Inspection Date: 08/24/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/01/1900

Corridor Walls and Doors

Corridor and Hallway Doors That Block Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 09/03/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/26/2008
Corridors That Are Separated from Common Areas by Walls Constructed to Limit the Passage of Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 08/28/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/12/2009

Emergency Plans and Fire Drills

Record of Quarterly Fire Drills for Each Shift Under Varying Conditions.
  • Inspection Date: 08/28/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/12/2009
Did Not Have a Written Emergency Evacuation Plan.
  • Inspection Date: 08/24/2010
  • Correction Date: 10/08/2010
Record of Quarterly Fire Drills for Each Shift Under Varying Conditions.
  • Inspection Date: 08/24/2010
  • Correction Date: 10/08/2010

Exits and Egress

Exits That Are Accessible at All Times.
  • Inspection Date: 09/03/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/18/2008
Exits That Are Accessible at All Times.
  • Inspection Date: 08/24/2010
  • Correction Date: 10/08/2010

Fire Alarm Systems

An Approved Installation, Maintenance and Testing Program for Fire Alarm Systems.
  • Inspection Date: 09/03/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/18/2008
Properly Maintained Smoke Detectors.
  • Inspection Date: 09/03/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/18/2008
A Fire Alarm System That Can Be Heard Throughout the Facility.
  • Inspection Date: 08/28/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/12/2009
An Approved Installation, Maintenance and Testing Program for Fire Alarm Systems.
  • Inspection Date: 08/28/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/12/2009
An Approved Installation, Maintenance and Testing Program for Fire Alarm Systems.
  • Inspection Date: 08/24/2010
  • Correction Date: 10/08/2010
An Approved Back-Up Procedure for a Faulty Fire Alarm System.
  • Inspection Date: 08/24/2010
  • Correction Date: 10/08/2010

Hazardous Area

Construction That Can Resist Fire for One Hour or an Approved Fire Extinguishing System.
  • Inspection Date: 09/03/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/07/2008
Construction That Can Resist Fire for One Hour or an Approved Fire Extinguishing System.
  • Inspection Date: 08/28/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/12/2009
Construction That Can Resist Fire for One Hour or an Approved Fire Extinguishing System.
  • Inspection Date: 08/24/2010
  • Correction Date: 10/08/2010

Illumination and Emergency Power

Emergency Lighting That Can Last at Least 1 1/2 Hours.
  • Inspection Date: 09/03/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/03/2008
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Illinois Department of Public Health - Retrieved 2011