Alden Estates of Naperville
Alden Estates of Naperville has 203 certified beds and participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. The overall rating for Alden Estates of Naperville is much below average. Alden Estates of Naperville is located in Naperville, Illinois, which is a western suburb to the City of Chicago lying approximately 33.9 miles from the center of the City of Chicago. Alden Estates of Naperville is not in a Continuing Care Retirement Community. That being the case, this nursing facility allows residents to move from one level of care to another based on their particular medical needs while staying in the same continuing care retirement community.
Alden Estates of Naperville has a resident and family council. Resident and family councils are important to facilitate communications with the nursing home staff. The law requires nursing homes to allow councils to be set up by residents and families. In the case of the nursing home not having a resident and/or family council, a resident or a family member should ask the nursing home administrator why that is the case. It also may be important to suggest to residents and family members to speak with the council president to get an idea of how the nursing home has acted with other residents who have raised concerns about how the nursing home is operating.
The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. The most recent standard health inspection at Alden Estates of Naperville was completed on August 10, 2017. The total number of health citations was reported to be 15. The average number of health citations in Illinois is 9.1. The average number of health citations in the U.S. is 7.2. In addition to the standard health inspection, complaint inspections can be conducted based on a report by a resident, family member or loved one. Between December 1, 2016 and November 30, 2017, there were 3 such complaint inspections conducted at Alden Estates of Naperville. The number of complaints in the last three years that resulted in a citation at Alden Estates of Naperville was 14. The number of times in the past three years a facility-reported issue resulted in a citation was 2.
The staffing rating at Alden Estates of Naperville is average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Alden Estates of Naperville is 1 hour and 23 minutes. The Illinois average is 1 hour and 33 minutes, with the national average being 1 hour and 41 minutes. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at Alden Estates of Naperville is 1 hour and 12 minutes compared to 56 minutes for the Illinois average and 50 minutes for the national average. Physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at Alden Estates of Naperville is 8 minutes compared to 6 minutes for the Illinois average. Physical therapists are licensed healthcare professionals providing treatment to help residents regain and maintain physical functions. In this category, the time shows the average time physical therapists providing care to residents throughout the nursing home. Not all residents of nursing homes require physical therapy. The registered nurse staffing rating at Alden Estates of Naperville is much above average.
Illinois nursing homes that are certified by Medicare and Medicaid regularly report clinical information for each of their residents to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS gives nursing homes a quality of resident care star rating based on performance on 16 different measures. These measures reflect how well a nursing home cares for its residents. These listings are based on two groups which are short-stay residents who spend 100 days or less in a nursing home and long-stay residents who spend over 100 days in a nursing home.
27.9% of Alden Estates of Naperville’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. The Illinois average is 22.5% and the national average is 21.1%. 10.3% of Alden Estates of Naperville’s short-stay residents had an outpatient emergency department visit. The Illinois average was higher at 12.1%, as is the national average that stands at 11.9%. 54.2% of Alden Estates of Naperville’s short-stay residents were successfully discharged to the community. The Illinois average is at 53.8%. The national average is at 57%. 7.9% of Alden Estates of Naperville’s short-stay residents reported moderate to severe pain. The Illinois average in this category is higher at 11.5%, as is the national average which is 14.1%. 51.4% of Alden Estates of Naperville’s short-stay residents received a needed vaccine to prevent pneumonia. The Illinois average is 76.3%. The national average is 82.8%.
3.9% of Alden Estates of Naperville’s long-stay residents experienced one or more falls with major injury. The Illinois average is 2.4% as is the national average. 4.3% of Alden Estates of Naperville’s long-stay high-risk residents developed pressure ulcers. The Illinois average is higher at 5.8%, as is the national average of 5.6%. Pressure ulcers are areas of damaged skin caused by lying or staying in one position for too long. High-risk residents are those who have an impaired mobility, difficulty in nourishment and hydration or may be immobilized by other illness or physical injury. 92.5% of Alden Estates of Naperville’s long-stay residents received a needed flu shot for the current flu season compared to 92.8% for the Illinois average and 94.8% for the national average.
Alden Estates of Naperville did not receive any nursing home fines in the last 3 years. It was noted that there was neither a federal fine nor an Illinois state fine during that 3-year period.