Alden Estates of Evanston

Alden Estates of Evanston, 2520 Gross Point Road, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Alden Estates of Evanston is located in Evanston, Illinois. Evanston is the first suburb north of Chicago along the lakefront of Lake Michigan. The overall rating of Alden Estates of Evanston is average. The facility has 99 certified beds and participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. The ownership of Alden Estates of Evanston is a for-profit corporation. The facility is not in a continuing care retirement community. Alden Estates of Evanston has a resident council only.

Resident and family councils are important to encourage communications with the nursing home staff. The law requires nursing homes to allow councils to be organized by residents and their families. In a case of a nursing home not having a resident and family council, it would be appropriate for the resident and/or family members to inquire with the nursing home administrator why that is the case. In addition, it may be important to ask to speak with a council president to understand how the nursing home has acted on issues that have arisen in the past.

The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. The department also will inspect an Illinois nursing home if a complaint is filed about management, personnel or resident care. A complaint inspection between October 1, 2016 and September 20, 2016 resulted in a full report of February 19, 2016. Based on observation, interview and record review, Alden Estates of Evanston failed to follow their policy for infection control protocol for contact isolation and wear personal protective equipment for one of three residents who were reviewed for contact isolation

With respect to health deficiencies, there was a full report filed on November 5, 2015 that showed seven health deficiencies. The average number of health deficiencies in Illinois is 7.7. The average number of health deficiencies in the U.S. is 7.1. In this health inspection, two of the deficiencies was in quality care, one in resident rights, one in nutrition and dietary, one in pharmacy services and two in environmental.

In addition to health inspection, the Illinois department also participates in fire and safety inspections. In one such inspection, seven fire safety deficiencies were identified at Alden Estates of Evanston. The average number of fire safety deficiencies in Illinois is 6.6. The average number of fire safety deficiencies in the U.S. is 3.4.

The overall staffing rating for Alden Estates of Evanston is average. The registered nurse staffing rating is considered much above average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Alden Estates of Evanston is 2 hours and 18 minutes. This is significantly higher than both the Illinois and national averages. The Illinois average for total number of licensed staff hours per resident per day is 1 hour and 33 minutes. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at Alden Estates of Evanston is 1 hour and 59 minutes. Again, this is a markedly higher number of hours devoted to residents than on average in Illinois which is 57 minutes for the Illinois average at 50 minutes. On the other hand, the CNA hours per resident per day at Alden Estates of Evanston is lower than the Illinois and national averages at 1 hour and 49 minutes. The Illinois average is 2 hours and 16 minutes. The national average is 2 hours and 28 minutes. The physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at Alden Estates of Evanston is 3 times higher than the Illinois and national averages which are 6 minutes. Alden Estates of Evanston physical staff therapy hours per resident per day is 18 minutes.

61% of Alden Estates of Evanston’s short-stay residents made improvements in function. 28.2% of Alden Estates of Evanston’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. This percentage was slightly higher than both the Illinois and national averages in this category. In terms of short-stay residents who had outpatient emergency department visits, 12.9% of Alden Estates of Evanston’s residents had an outpatient emergency department visit whereas the Illinois average was lower at 12.3%. 57.6% of Alden Estates of Evanston’s short-stay residents were successfully discharged to the community. The Illinois average in this category is 53.5% whereas the U.S. average is 56.9%. 8% of Alden Estates of Evanston’s short-stay residents self-reported moderate to severe pain. This percentage was significantly lower than both the Illinois and national averages. 92.2% of Alden Estates of Evanston’s short-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate seasonal influenza vaccine.

10.7% Alden Estates of Evanston’s long-stay residents experienced one or more falls with major injury. This percentage was much higher than both the Illinois and national averages which were 3.4% and 3.3%, respectively. 71.7% of Alden Estates of Evanston’s long-stay low-risk residents reportedly lose control of their bowels or bladder. This percentage is much higher than the Illinois average of 42.9% and the U.S. average or 48.6%. 8.2% of Alden Estates of Evanston’s long-stay residents had an increased need for help with daily activities. This percentage was much lower than the Illinois average of 15.4% and the national average of 15.3%. 92.9% of Alden Estates of Evanston’s long-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine.

Alden Estates of Evanston has not received any federal fines in the last 3 years. It is possible that Illinois may have imposed a penalty under state law, but none are listed. To search for the Illinois state penalties, there is a separate website that would allow for an independent viewing of any such fines.

1 Vital Statistics
Number of Beds: 99 certified bedsi rating icon

Beds in the nursing home that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare or Medicaid.

Accepts: Medicare and Medicaidi rating icon

Shows if the nursing home participates in the Medicare, Medicaid, or both.

2 Key Ratings
Star Rating Summary
Overall Rating i rating icon

A rating of 1 to 5 stars based on the health inspection, staffing, and quality measures ratings combined into one. More stars are better.

Three StarsAverage
Health Inspection i rating icon

A rating of 1 to 5 stars based on the nursing home’s health inspection results. More stars are better.

Three StarsAverage
Staffing i rating icon

A rating of 1 to 5 stars based on the nursing home’s staffing hours for Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). More stars are better.

Three StarsAverage
RN Staffing i rating icon

A rating of 1 to 5 stars based on the amount of time Registered Nurses (RNs) spend with residents as reported by the nursing home. More stars are better.

Five StarsMuch Above Average
Quality Measures i rating icon

A rating of 1 to 5 stars based on resident assessment data that show how well the nursing home cares for residents’ needs. More stars are better.

Four StarsAbove Average
3 Key Short Stay Statistics
DescriptionAlden Estates of EvanstonIllinois
Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
8.0%12.1%
Percent of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
1.2%1.1%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
92.2%73.5%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
95.4%76.5%
Percent of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
0.9%2.4%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
DescriptionAlden Estates of EvanstonIllinois
Average
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury.
Lower percentages are better.
10.7%3.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection.
Lower percentages are better.
3.6%4.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
7.1%4.8%
Percentage of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers.
Lower percentages are better.
6.7%5.9%
Percentage of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
71.7%44.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
0.0%2.6%
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained.
Lower percentages are better.
0.0%0.5%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
9.0%17.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.
Lower percentages are better.
8.2%14.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight.
Lower percentages are better.
5.5%7.9%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms.
Lower percentages are better.
0.0%18.9%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
27.5%22.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
87.2%92.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
92.9%91.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
11.5%19.3%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 11/05/2015
Total number of health deficiencies: 7
Average number of health deficiencies in Illinois: 8.9

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