Aperion Care Chicago Heights
Aperion Care Chicago Heights has an overall rating of average. The facility has 200 certified beds that participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. Aperion Care Chicago Heights is not in a Continuing Care Retirement Community. The advantage of a Continuing Care Retirement Community is that it allows a resident to move from one level to another based on their particular medical needs. For example, an individual resident may come to the nursing home as an independent living arrangement but later because of illness or injury requires assisted living or critical nursing care. In those instances, the resident can simply move to a different wing of the nursing home rather than to move out into another facility.
Aperion Care Chicago Heights has a resident council only. 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. Chicago Heights is a south suburban community lying approximately 32.7 miles from the center of the City of Chicago.
The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. The most recent standard health inspection was completed and reported on October 21, 2016. The Aperion Care Chicago Heights health inspection rating is below average. The total number of health citations was 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 regularly scheduled health inspections, complaint inspections may be initiated by residents or a loved one. There were three such complaint inspections with full reports between December 1, 2016 and November 30, 2017. Over the last three years, the number of complaints that resulted in citations was 16. The number of times in the past three years a facility-reported issue resulted in a citation was just one time.
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.
51.8% of Aperion Care Chicago Heights’s short-stay residents received a needed flu shot for the current flu season. The Illinois average in this category is 73.3%, with the national average being 80.6%.
7.6% Aperion Care Chicago Heights’s long-stay residents had an increased need for help with daily activities. The Illinois average was considerably higher at 14.4% as is the national average of 15.1% in this category. 93.4% of Aperion Care Chicago Heights’s long-stay residents received a needed flu shot for the current flu season. The Illinois average is 92.8%, with the national average being 94.8%. 76.3% of Aperion Care Chicago Heights’s long-stay residents received antipsychotic medication while a resident. That percentage is much higher than the Illinois average of 19.3% and the national average of 15.9% in this category.
Aperion Care Chicago Heights received a penalty on April 6, 2017 in the amount of $35,451. No other fines have been reported within the last three years.