Alden North Shore Rehab & HCC

Alden North Shore Rehab & HCC has 93 certified beds that participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. The ownership of Alden North Shore Rehab & HCC is a for-profit corporation. The facility is not in a continuing care retirement community. The overall rating is much above average. Alden North Shore Rehab & HCC is located in Skokie, Illinois just west of the community of Lincolnwood and north of the Edgebrook neighborhood on Chicago’s north side. Skokie is a near north suburb of Chicago.

The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes approximately every 18 months. A full report was submitted after a health inspection at Alden North Shore Rehab & HCC on April 28, 2016. Based on interview and record review, Alden North Shore Rehab & HCC failed to follow their policy for pacemaker care. This applied to four residents who were reviewed for pacemakers in the sample. On April 25, 2016 during the initial tour with the admissions director, a resident was laying in bed. The resident was unresponsive to verbal stimuli. This resident recently suffered from aspiration pneumonia at home requiring hospitalization in January 2016. At that time, a device was placed for feedings. In this instance Alden North Shore Rehab & HCC lacked documentation to identity the resident’s pacemaker rate, date of inspection, location of insertion, type of pacemaker, battery life or the date of the last pacemaker check.

At this April 2016 health inspection, the Illinois Department of Health & Human Services found that there were 6 health deficiencies at Alden North Shore Rehab & HCC. The average number of health deficiencies in Illinois nursing homes is 7.7, whereas the national average is 7.0. Of the 6 health deficiencies at Alden North Shore Rehab & HCC, three were for quality care, 1 was for pharmacy services and 2 were for environmental issues.

In addition, nursing homes in Illinois are regularly inspected for fire safety deficiencies. In the case of Alden North Shore Rehab & HCC, there were four fire safety deficiencies in this nursing home. The average number of fire safety deficiencies in Illinois is 6.5. The average number of fire safety deficiencies in Illinois is 3.3.

The overall rating for Alden North Shore Rehab & HCC staffing is considered average. The registered nurse staffing was listed as above average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Alden North Shore Rehab & HCC was 1 hour and 35 minutes. This is nearly the same amount of nurse staff hours per resident per day as the Illinois average and national averages in this category. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at Alden North Shore Rehab & HCC is 1 hour and 30 minutes. This was considerably higher than the Illinois average of 56 minutes and the national average of 51 minutes for registered nurse hours per resident per day.

The Licensed practical nurse/licensed vocational nurse hours per resident per day at Alden North Shore Rehab & HCC was 1 hour and 30 minutes. This was substantially higher than the Illinois average of 56 minutes and the national average of 51 minutes. The certified nursing aid hours per resident per day was at 2 hours and 9 minutes. This compares similarly with the Illinois average is 2 hours and 15 minutes and the national average is 2 hours and 28 minutes. The physical therapy staff hours per day at Alden North Shore Rehab & HCC is 6 minutes. That is exactly the same amount of physical staff therapy hours per resident per day as shown on average for Illinois and the United States.

Under federal law, all nursing homes, including those in Illinois, are to provide enough staff to adequately and safely care for residents. However, there is no current federal standard for the best nursing home staffing levels. Illinois nursing homes must have at least one registered nurse for at least 8 straight hours a day, 7 days a week and either a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse/licensed vocational nurse on duty 24 hours per day. Some states, including Illinois, may have additional staffing requirements. Certified nursing assistants (CNA) should provide care to nursing home residents 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. In the category of physical therapy service hours, that depends on what the facility’s residents require or how the Illinois nursing home is set up for specialization. The staffing numbers that are listed on the Medicare.gov website for Illinois nursing homes are based on information reported by the nursing home. They represent staffing levels for a 2-week period prior to the time of a state inspection.

45.7% of Alden North Shore Rehab & HCC’s short-stay residents made improvements in function. This percentage was lower than the Illinois and national averages which were 60.1% and 53.3%, respectively. 25.6% of Alden North Shore Rehab & HCC’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. 61.2% of the short-stay residents at Alden North Shore Rehab & HCC’s short-stay residents were successfully discharged to the community. This was higher than both the Illinois and national averages in this category. 99.3% of Alden North Shore Rehab & HCC’s short-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine. The Illinois average in this category is 77.2%.

There were no reports of long-stay residents at Alden North Shore Rehab & HCC who experienced one or more falls with major injury. 4.2% of Alden North Shore Rehab & HCC’s long-stay high-risk residents developed pressure ulcers. This percentage was lower than both the Illinois and national averages which were 6.3% and 5.8%, respectively. Only 1.9% of Alden North Shore Rehab & HCC’s long-stay residents had experienced an increased need for help with daily activities. This was much better on average than the Illinois average of 15.7% of long-stay residents whose need with help with daily activities had increased. 5.4% of Alden North Shore Rehab & HCC’s long-stay residents received antipsychotic medication during their residency at this facility. This percentage at Alden North Shore Rehab & HCC was much better than the Illinois average of long-stay residents who received antipsychotic medication which was 20.3% and the national average of 17.3%.

Alden North Shore Rehab & HCC 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: 93 certified bedsRating Info

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

Accepts: Medicare and MedicaidRating Info

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

2 Key Ratings
Star Rating Summary
Overall Rating Rating Info

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 Rating Info

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

Four StarsAbove Average
Staffing Rating Info

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 Rating Info

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 Rating Info

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 North Shore Rehab & HCCIllinois
Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
14.0%12.1%
Percent of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
0.4%1.1%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
88.9%73.5%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
99.3%76.5%
Percent of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
0.1%2.4%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
DescriptionAlden North Shore Rehab & HCCIllinois
Average
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury.
Lower percentages are better.
0.0%3.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection.
Lower percentages are better.
7.3%4.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
11.5%4.8%
Percentage of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers.
Lower percentages are better.
4.2%5.9%
Percentage of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
34.3%44.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
8.2%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.
3.8%17.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.
Lower percentages are better.
1.9%14.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight.
Lower percentages are better.
3.6%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.
29.6%22.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
74.6%92.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
98.2%91.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
5.4%19.3%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 04/28/2016
Total number of health deficiencies: 6
Average number of health deficiencies in Illinois: 8.9

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