Aperion Care West Chicago
Aperion Care West Chicago, 30 West 300 North Avenue, West Chicago, Illinois 60185
The overall rating for Aperion Care West Chicago is above average. The facility is located in West Chicago, Illinois, which is a western suburb to the City of Chicago located approximately 37.1 miles from the center of the City of Chicago. Aperion Care West Chicago has 213 certified beds that participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. It is not in a Continuing Care Retirement Community. The facility 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.
The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. The last full standard health inspection report was filed on November 3, 2016 resulting in 9 health citations. The average number of health citations in Illinois is 6.1. The average number of health citations in the U.S. is 5.8. There were no complaint inspections filed between February 1, 2017 and January 31, 2018. The number of complaints in the last five years that resulted in a citation at Aperion Care West Chicago was 10. The number of times in the past three years a facility-reported issue resulted in a citation was 7.
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.
18.9% of Aperion Care West Chicago’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission compared to 22.5% for the Illinois average and 21.1% for the national average. 8.2% of Aperion Care West Chicago’s short-stay residents reported moderate to severe pain. The Illinois average is 11%, with the national average being 13.7%. 46.7% of Aperion Care West Chicago’s short-stay residents received a needed vaccine to prevent pneumonia. This percentage was much lower than the Illinois average of 76%, with the national average being 83.1%.
6.7% of Aperion Care West Chicago’s long-stay high-risk residents developed pressure ulcers. The Illinois average is 5.8%, with the national average being 5.6%. Pressure ulcers are areas of damaged skin caused by lying or staying in one position for an extended period of time. High-risk residents have at least one of the following conditions: impaired mobility, malnutrition or in a state that makes it difficult, if not impossible, for the resident to move independent of assistance. 15.5% of Aperion Care West Chicago’s long-stay residents have symptoms of depression. The Illinois average is 18.8%, with the national average being 4.9%. 96.8% received a needed flu shot for the current flu season. The Illinois average is 92.8%, with the national average being 94.9%. 52.8% of Aperion Care West Chicago’s long-stay residents received antipsychotic medication. The Illinois average is 19.3%, with the national average being 15.7% in this category.
Aperion Care West Chicago 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.