Alden Estates of Skokie

Alden Estates of Skokie, 4626 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, Illinois 60076

Alden Estates of Skokie’s overall rating is much above average. The facility is located in Skokie, Illinois which is a northwestern suburb to the city of Chicago. The facility has 56 certified beds. Alden Estates of Skokie participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. Its ownership is a for-profit corporation. The facility is not in a Continuing Care Retirement Community. Alden Estates of Skokie 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 set up by residents and their families. These councils are important for communication between residents, families and loved ones. A resident and family council are able to facilitate answers to questions through the nursing home’s administrators.

The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. In addition, the Illinois Department of Health and Human Services will receive and inspect based on a complaint registered by a resident regarding an issue at a nursing home. There were no such complaint inspections between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016 at Alden Estates of Skokie. The last full report for a health inspection was made on October 29, 2015. At this health inspection, there were no health deficiencies identified.

The staffing rating at Alden Estates of Skokie is much above average. The registered nurse staffing rating is also much above average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Alden Estates of Skokie is 3 hours and 10 minutes. That number is much higher than both the Illinois and national averages which are 1 hour and 33 minutes and 1 hour and 42 minutes, respectively. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at Alden Estates of Skokie is also very high at 2 hours and 33 minutes. This is twice as high as both the Illinois and national averages. The CNA hours per resident per day at Alden Estates of Skokie is 2 hours and 46 minutes. This too is higher than both the Illinois and national averages in this category. The physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at Alden Estates of Skokie is 26 minutes. The Illinois and national averages are just both 6 minutes in this category. Obviously, Alden Estates of Skokie specializes in physical therapy devoted to its residents.

88.7% of Alden Estates of Skokie’s short-stay residents made improvements in function. This percentage was much higher than the Illinois average which was 60.2% and the national average which was 63.3%. 19.4% of Alden Estates of Skokie’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. The Illinois average is 24.3% and the national average is 22.6%. 9.4% of Alden Estates of Skokie’s short-stay residents had an outpatient emergency department visit. 61.5% of Alden Estates of Skokie’s short-stay residents were successfully discharged to the community. This percentage was higher than both the Illinois and the U.S. averages in this category. 99.6% of the short-stay residents at Alden Estates of Skokie were assessed and given the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine. This percentage was much higher than the Illinois average at 76.7% and the national average of 81.5%.

Alden Estates of Skokie has no data on long-stay residents. This may be because the facility focuses on short-stay residencies at the facility.

Alden Estates of Skokie 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: 56 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.

Five StarsMuch Above Average
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.

Five StarsMuch Above Average
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.

Five StarsMuch Above Average
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.

Five StarsMuch Above 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.
2.1%13.1%%
Percent of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
0.0%1.2%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
99.6%73.7%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
99.9%76.5%
Percent of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
0.2%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.
NOT AVAILABLE3.3%
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection.
Lower percentages are better.
NOT AVAILABLE4.3%
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
NOT AVAILABLE5.3%
Percentage of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers.
Lower percentages are better.
NOT AVAILABLE6.0%
Percentage of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
NOT AVAILABLE43.7%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
NOT AVAILABLE2.9%
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained.
Lower percentages are better.
NOT AVAILABLE0.6%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
NOT AVAILABLE16.9%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.
Lower percentages are better.
NOT AVAILABLE14.6%
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight.
Lower percentages are better.
NOT AVAILABLE7.7%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms.
Lower percentages are better.
NOT AVAILABLE18.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
NOT AVAILABLE22.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
NOT AVAILABLE92.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
NOT AVAILABLE91.9%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
NOT AVAILABLE19.4%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 10/29/2015
Total number of health deficiencies: 0
Average number of health deficiencies in Illinois: 8.5

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