Aperion Care Plum Grove
The overall rating for Aperion Care Plum Grove is below average. This facility is located in Palatine, Illinois, which is a northwestern suburb to the City of Chicago lying approximately 33.3 miles from the center of the City of Chicago. Aperion Care Plum Grove has 69 certified beds that participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. The facility is not within a Continuing Care Retirement Community. That being the case, this nursing facility allows residents to move from one level of care to another based on their particular medical needs while staying in the same continuing care retirement community.
Aperion Care Plum Grove has a resident council only. Resident and family councils can facilitate communications with staff and personnel of the nursing home facility. The law requires nursing homes to allow councils to be set up by residents, families and loved ones. If a nursing home does not having a resident and/or family council, a resident, family member or loved one should ask the nursing home administrator why that is the case. In situations of omissions or commissions by nursing home personnel, a resident should ask a council president for assistance. The ownership of Aperion Care Plum Grove is a for profit corporation under the legal business name of Plum Grove Nursing and Rehab, LLC.
The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. The health inspection rating for Aperion Care Plum Grove is below average. The most recent standard health inspection with a full report was completed on May 4, 2017 that contained a total number of 8 health citations. 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 regular and standard health inspections at Illinois nursing homes, there is also the availability of complaint inspections. Between December 1, 2016 and November 30, 2017, there was one full report for a complaint inspection which can be initiated by a resident, a family member or a loved one. The number of complaints at Aperion Care Plum Grove that resulted in a citation over the past three years was 2. The number of times in the past three years the facility-reported issue resulted in a citation was 7 times.
The staffing rating at Aperion Care Plum Grove is average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Aperion Care Plum Grove is 1 hour and 30 minutes. The Illinois average is 1 hour and 33 minutes, with the national average being 1 hour and 41 minutes. The registered nurse hours per resident per day for Aperion Care Plum Grove is 45 minutes compared to the Illinois and national averages which stand at 56 minutes and 50 minutes, respectively. The physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at Aperion Care Plum Grove is 1 minute. The Illinois and national averages in this category are both 6 minutes. Physical therapists are licensed healthcare professionals providing treatment to help residents regain and maintain physical functions. Physical therapy staffing hours are not included in the overall staffing star rating calculation for nursing homes. This measure shows the average time physical therapists spend providing care to residents throughout the nursing home. Not all nursing home residents are in need or require physical therapy or even occupational therapy.
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.
The quality of resident care at Aperion Care Plum Grove rating is below average. Medicare assigns the star rating based on data from a select set of clinical measures. The more stars a nursing home facility receives, the better quality of care. For Aperion Care Plum Grove receiving one star out of five is considered much below average.
The percentage of short-stay residents who were re-hospitalized after a nursing admission at Aperion Care Plum Grove is 24.1%. The Illinois average is 22.5%, with the national average being 21.1%. 11.9% of Aperion Care Plum Grove’s short-stay residents had an outpatient emergency department visit. The Illinois average is 12.1%, with the national average being 11.9%. 75.7% of Aperion Care Plum Grove’s short-stay residents were successfully discharged to the community. This percentage was significantly higher than both the Illinois and national averages which are 53.8% and 57%, respectively. 17.5% of Aperion Care Plum Grove’s short-stay residents reported moderate to severe pain. The Illinois average in this category is 11.5%, with the national average being 14.1%. 35.1% of Aperion Care Plum Grove’s short-stay residents received a needed vaccine to prevent pneumonia. The Illinois average is 76.3%, with the national average at 82.8%.
5.8% of Aperion Care Plum Grove’s long-stay residents developed or have a urinary tract infection compared to 3.9% for the Illinois average and 3.8% for the national average. 8.4% of Aperion Care Plum Grove’s long-stay residents reported moderate to severe pain. The Illinois average is 4.4% and the national average is 5.9%. 7.3% of Aperion Care Plum Grove’s long-stay high-risk residents developed pressure ulcers. The Illinois average was lower at 5.8%, as well as the national average at 5.6%. Pressure ulcers are damaged skin that usually arise from the resident staying in one position for an extended period of time. High-risk residents have at least limited mobility, poor nourishments, dehydration or immobilized because of illness or injury. 89.9% of Aperion Care Plum Grove’s long-stay residents received a needed flu shot for the current flu season. The Illinois average is 92.8%. The national average is 94.8%.
Aperion Care Plum Grove did not receive any nursing home fines in the last 3 years. It was noted that there was neither a federal fine nor an Illinois state fine during that 3-year period.