Aperion Care Forest Park
Aperion Care Forest Park, 8200 W. Roosevelt Road, Forest Park, Illinois 60130
Aperion Care Forest Park has 232 certified beds that participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. The facility is operated as a for-profit corporation. Aperion Care Forest Park is not in a continuing care retirement community. Aperion Care Forest Park is located in Forest Park, Illinois, which is a western suburb to the city of Chicago. The overall rating of Aperion Care Forest Park is average.
The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing home on average every 18 months. One health inspection report was completed and filed on November 6, 2015. There were two complaint inspection reports that were filed on April 7, 2016 and September 28, 2015. This was for the period between August 1, 2015 through July 31, 2016. There were reports of five health deficiencies. The average number of health deficiencies in Illinois is 7.7 and the average number of health deficiencies in the U.S. is 7.0.
The total number of fire safety deficiencies for Aperion Care Forest Park were 21. This was a dangerously high number compared to the Illinois nursing home fire safety deficiencies average of 6.5 and the national average of 3.3.
The latest date of survey for the Illinois Department of Health and Human Services inspection was April 7, 2016. Based on observation, interview and record review, the facility failed to have a call light accessibility for a resident with limited range of motion and to have staff members respond to a nurse call light activated by a resident within a reasonable time frame outlined in the facility’s call light policy. On March 30, 2016, a fourth floor resident stated that it seemed as if the facility could use a few more CNAs, especially on the weekends. The resident stated that the call lights are not working properly. The resident stated that most of the time it takes 20 minutes to get the call light answered and sometimes longer.
According to the Aperion Care Forest Park call light policy, all residents shall have the nurse call light system available at all times and within easy accessibility to the resident at bedside or other reasonably accessible location. All call lights will be answered in 3-5 minutes. According to the report, the facility policy on call lights was revised on January 1, 2015.
The Aperion Care Forest Park rating for registered nurse staffing was above average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Aperion Care Forest Park is 1 hour and 48 minutes. This was higher than the Illinois average of 1 hour and 33 minutes and the national average of 1 hour and 42 minutes. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at Aperion Care Forest Park was 55 minutes. This matched the Illinois and was slightly better than the national average in this category. The licensed practical nurse (LPN) hours per resident per day was listed at 53 minutes at Aperion Care Forest Park. This compared favorably to the Illinois average of 37 minutes and was nearly the same as the national average in this category. The physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at Aperion Care Forest Park was 9 minutes. This was favorably higher than the Illinois and national averages of 6 minutes of physical therapy staff hours per resident per day.
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.
55.5% of Aperion Care Forest Park’s short-stay residents made improvements in function. This percentage was slightly lower than the Illinois and national averages in this category. Just 18.9% of Aperion Care Forest Park’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. 47.9% of Aperion Care Forest Park’s short-residents were successfully discharged to the community. This percentage was lower by percentage points compared to the Illinois and national averages in this category. 50.3% of Aperion Care Forest Park’s short-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate seasonal influenza vaccine. This percentage was substantially lower than both the Illinois and national averages in this category.
9.1% of Aperion Care Forest Park’s long-stay high-risk residents developed pressure ulcers during their residency at the facility. This percentage was considerably higher than the Illinois average of 6.3% and national average 5.8%. 25.1% of Aperion Care Forest Park’s long-stay resident had a worsened ability to move independently. 17.9% of Illinois nursing home residents were reported to have worsened abilities to move independently. The national average in this category is 18.2%. Just 53.8% of Aperion Care Forest Park’s long-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine. This percentage at Aperion Care Forest Park was much lower than the 91.9% of Illinois nursing home residents who received the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine and 93.4% of the U.S. nursing home residents who received the appropriate vaccine.
Aperion Care Forest Park 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.