Aperion Care Oak Lawn

Aperion Care Oak Lawn, 9401 S. Ridgeland Avenue, Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453

Aperion Care Oak Lawn has 134 certified beds. Aperion Care Oak Lawn is located in Oak Lawn, Illinois, which is a southwestern suburb to the city of Chicago. The overall rating for Aperion Care Oak Lawn is above average. The facility participates in Medicare and Medicaid. Its ownership is a for-profit partnership. Aperion Care Oak Lawn is not in a continuing care retirement community. It does have a resident and family council.

Resident and family councils are important to encourage communications with the nursing home staff. The law requires nursing homes to allow councils to be organized by residents and their families. In a case of a nursing home not having a resident and family council, it would be appropriate for the resident and/or family members to inquire with the nursing home administrator why that is the case. In addition, it may be important to ask to speak with a council president to understand how the nursing home has acted on issues that have arisen in the past.

The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. The last full report filed was on August 21, 2015. That department health inspection showed 22 health deficiencies. These deficiencies were in a variety of areas. Three were deficiencies in mistreatment, seven deficiencies in quality care, one deficiency in resident assessment, two deficiencies in resident rights, two deficiencies in pharmacy services and seven deficiencies in environmental.

There was also a fire safety summary that was filed. The total number of fire safety deficiencies for Aperion Care Oak Lawn were thirteen. The average number of fire safety deficiencies in Illinois is 6.5. The average number of fire safety deficiencies in the U.S. is 3.4.

The staffing rating for Aperion Care Oak Lawn is above average. The registered nurse staffing rating is much above average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Aperion Care Oak Lawn is 2 hour and 24 minutes compared to 1 hour and 33 minutes, which is the Illinois average and 1 hour and 42 minutes which is the national average. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at Aperion Care Oak Lawn is 1 hour and 22 minutes. The Illinois average is 57 minutes. The national average is 50 minutes. The LPN/LVN hours per resident per day at Aperion Care Oak Lawn is 1 hour and 2 minutes compared to 37 minutes for the Illinois average and 51 minutes for the national average. The certified nursing aide hours per resident per day at Aperion Care Oak Lawn is 2 hours and 18 minutes. The Illinois and national averages aren’t comparable. The physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at Aperion Care Oak Lawn is 5 minutes compared to 6 minutes, which is both the Illinois and national average in this category.

50.5% of Aperion Care Oak Lawn’s short-stay residents made improvements in function. 60.2% was the Illinois average in this category. 21.2% of Aperion Care Oak Lawn’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. This percentage was lower than the Illinois average of 24.3% and the national average of 22.6% in this category. 4.4% of Aperion Care Oak Lawn’s short-stay residents had an outpatient emergency department visit. This was substantially lower than the Illinois and national averages in this category which were 13.3% and 12.1%, respectively. 48% of Aperion Care Oak Lawn’s short-stay residents were successfully discharged to the community. 83.3% of Aperion Care Oak Lawn’s short-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine. This percentage was higher than both the Illinois and national averages in this category.

3.6% of Aperion Care Oak Lawn’s long-stay residents experienced one or more falls with major injuries. This percentage was just slightly higher than both the Illinois and national averages in this category. 6.5% Aperion Care Oak Lawn’s long-stay high-risk residents developed pressure ulcers. 6.2% of Illinois nursing home residents who were long-stay high-risk residents developed pressure ulcers compared to 5.7%, which is the national average. 19% of Aperion Care Oak Lawn’s long-stay residents had an increased need for help with daily activities. This percentage was much lower than the Illinois average of 15.4% and the national average of 15.3%. 96.3% of Aperion Care Oak Lawn’s long-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate flu vaccine. This percentage was higher than both the Illinois average and national averages.

Aperion Care Oak Lawn 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: 134 certified bedsinformation

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

Accepts: Medicare and Medicaidinformation

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

2 Key Ratings
Star Rating Summary
Overall Rating information

A rating of 1 to 5 stars based on the health inspection, staffing, and quality measures ratings combined into one. More stars are better.

Four StarsAbove Average
Health Inspection information

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

Two StarsBelow Average
Staffing information

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.

Four StarsAbove Average
RN Staffing information

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 information

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
DescriptionAperion Care Oak Lawn Illinois
Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
1.5%10.7%
Percent of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
0.2%1.1%
Percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a flu shot for the current flu season.
Higher percentages are better.
81.2%73.1%
Percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia.
Higher percentages are better.
83.3%75.4%
Percentage of short-stay residents who got antipsychotic medication for the first time.
Lower percentages are better.
2.6%2.3%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
DescriptionAperion Care Oak LawnIllinois
Average
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury.
Lower percentages are better.
3.6%3.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection.
Lower percentages are better.
0.5%3.5%
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
0.8%4.0%
Percentage of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers.
Lower percentages are better.
6.5%5.8%
Percentage of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
65.2%45.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
2.0%2.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained..
Lower percentages are better.
0.5%0.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
19.0%17.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.
Lower percentages are better.
3.1%14.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight.
Lower percentages are better.
5.7%7.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have symptoms of depression.
Lower percentages are better.
84.6%18.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication..
Lower percentages are better.
15.0%21.5%
Percentage of long-stay residents who needed and got a flu shot for the current flu season.
Higher percentages are better.
96.3%92.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
98.4%90.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
8.7%19.3%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 08/21/2015
Total number of health deficiencies: 22
Average number of health deficiencies in Illinois: 9.2

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