Alden Lincoln Rehab and Health Care Center
Alden Lincoln Rehab and Health Care Center, 504 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
Alden Lincoln Rehab and Health Care Center, located in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood has 96 certified beds. The facility participates in Medicare and Medicaid. Its ownership is a for-profit corporation. Alden Lincoln Rehab and Health Care Center has overall rating above average.
In the last three years, inspectors from the Illinois Department of Health and Human Services have routinely inspected nursing home facilities in Illinois approximately every 18 months. The Department handles by inspection complaints about any particular nursing facility. In the case of Alden Lincoln Rehab and Health Care Center, there was a complaint registered with inspectors that determined that the nursing home failed to develop policies that prevent mistreatment, neglect or abuse of residents or theft of resident property. This report had an effect on a few residents. The date of the inspection was January 9, 2014 and corrected by January 22, 2014.
The inspection on August 28, 2014 found that the complaint registered dealt with providing necessary care and services to maintain the highest well-being of each resident. The date of correction was September 21, 2014. It was also noted that the Alden Lincoln Rehab and Health Care Center had failed to immediately tell the resident’s doctor and family of the resident’s injury or decline in health that affected the resident. This inspection date was June 3, 2014 and corrected by June 25, 2014.
In the category of professional staffing, Alden Lincoln Rehab and Health Care Center rates average. The total number of residents at the facility is 82 whereas the Illinois average residents per facility are 92.4. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day is 1 hour and 22 minutes which is below the Illinois and national averages. LPN hours per resident per day are at 14 minutes per resident per day which is well below the 37 minutes per day which is the Illinois average for nursing home facilities. The certified nurse’s aides hours per resident per day are 1 hour and 49 minutes which is below the Illinois average of 2 hours and 16 minutes and the national average of 2 hours and 28 minutes. The physical therapy staff hour per resident per day is 5 minutes.
In terms of the quality measures of Alden Lincoln Rehab and Health Care Center, it rates above average. Seven percent of the short-stay residents have had an outpatient hospital emergency department visit which is better than the Illinois and national average. On the other hand, the percentage of short-stay residents who were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission at Alden Lincoln Rehab and Health Care Center was 37.3% which is higher than both the Illinois and national averages. There was no report of pressure ulcers for residents of the short-stay variety.
As to long-stay residents who were physically restrained, there were none reported at Alden Lincoln Rehab and Health Care Center. The percentage of long-stay high risk residents with pressure ulcers was at 12.3% which is more than double the national average and almost doubles the average in Illinois. That rating is very important in that it signifies that Alden Lincoln residents are not being physically moved as often as needed to prevent pressure ulcers from arising. The percentage of long-stay residents with urinary tract infections was also higher than the Illinois and national averages.
There have been no federal fines reported as to Alden Lincoln Rehab and Health Care Center for the last 3 years.