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Arbour Health Care Center

Arbour Health Care Center 1512 W. Fargo, Chicago, Illinois 60626

Arbour Health Care Center has 99 certified beds that participates both in Medicare and Medicaid. The ownership of this facility is by an individual and is operated as a for-profit business. Arbour Health Care Center is not in a continuing care retirement community. The facility is located in the Rogers Park neighborhood on Chicago’s north side. The overall rating for Arbour Health Care Center is average.

The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes approximately every 18 months. These inspections are for standard health inspections or for an investigation following up on a complaint made on behalf of a resident or by a resident.

There were a series of complaint inspections between August 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016 at Arbour Health Care Center. In terms of the health inspection that was done on December 17, 2015, there was found to be 10 health deficiencies at Arbour Health Care Center. The average number of health deficiencies in Illinois nursing homes is 7.7, whereas the average number of health deficiencies in the U.S. is 7. There were two quality care deficiencies found, two resident’s rights deficiencies found, one nutrition and dietary deficiency found, four environmental deficiencies found and one deficiency was found in the administration.

During these inspections at Illinois nursing homes, fire safety deficiencies are reviewed. There were no such fire safety deficiencies found at Arbour Health Care Center. The average number of fire deficiencies in Illinois is 6.5. The U.S. average of fire safety deficiencies is 3.3.

The overall rating for staffing at Arbour Health Care Center is considered below average. The rating for registered nurse staffing at Arbour Health Care Center is above average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Arbour Health Care Center was shown to be 1 hour and 11 minutes. The Illinois average is 1 hour and 33 minutes and the national average is 1 hour and 42 minutes. Arbour Health Care Center certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day was 1 hour and 16 minutes. This is substantially lower than the Illinois average of 2 hours and 15 minutes and national average of 2 hours and 28 minutes. The physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at Arbour Health Care Center was 2 minutes. This is also substantially lower than the Illinois average of 6 minutes per resident per day for physical therapy.

At Illinois nursing homes, staffing information is collected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The classes of staff that are included in the nursing home staffing information are Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and physical therapists (PT). The information that is received is made by each nursing home that reports its staffing hours to the Illinois state survey agency. The staffing hours are compiled from a 2-week period just before the Illinois state inspection.

Staffing at Illinois nursing homes has great importance to the care and treatment of nursing home residents. Federal law requires all nursing homes to provide enough staff to care for their residents. There is no current federal standard that would set forth the highest or best nursing home staffing levels. Some nursing homes would require more nursing staff because of its specialties or the conditions of its residents. For example, some Illinois nursing homes provide superior care for patients suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

In theory and by law, registered nurses (RNs) are required to asses nursing home resident’s needs. RNs and licensed practical and vocational nurses (LPNs/LVNs) work together to plan care, act on care and treatment and then evaluate how the residents respond to this care. Nurses must be licensed in Illinois.

Arbour Health Care Center’s quality measures rates are much above average. For example, 97.5% of Arbour Health Care Center’s short-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine. This percentage was higher than the Illinois average of 77.2% and the national average of 81.4% in this category.

Just 8.2% of Arbour Health Care Center’s long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened. This was far better than the Illinois average of 17.9% and the national average of 18.2%. 10% of Arbour Health Care Center’s long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities had increased was lower than the Illinois and national averages in this category. 97.7% of Arbour Health Care Center’s long-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate seasonal influenza vaccine. This percentage was higher than the Illinois and national averages in this category. It was shown that all (100%) of Arbour Health Care Center’s long-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine. This perfect percentage was higher than the Illinois average of 91.9% and the national average of 93.4%.

These quality measures are important because they show for example the percentage of long-stay residents who experienced one or more falls with major injury. Falls can cause moderate to severe injuries at nursing homes like Arbour Health Care Center. Falls can cause bone fractures, joint dislocations, head injuries and altered consciousness. Importantly, nursing homes like Arbour Health Care Center are able to prevent falls and fall-related injuries by providing its residents with the appropriate care plan, the appropriate instruments and the focused training of its nursing home personnel and staff.

Arbour Health Care Center was not assessed a federal fine in the last three years.

1 Vital Statistics
Number of Beds: 99 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

Medicare assigns the overall star rating based on a nursing homes's performance on 3 separate measures: Health inspections, staffing, and quality measures. Each of these domains have their own star ratings, with more stars meaning better quality of care

Three Stars Average
Health Inspection information

Medicare assigns the star rating based on a nursing home’s weighted score from recent health inspections. More stars means fewer health risks

Three Stars Average
Staffing information

Medicare assigns the star rating based on the nursing home’s staffing hours for Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practice Nurses (LPNs), Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), and Nurse aides. More stars means a better level of staffing per nursing home resident

Two Stars Below Average
RN Staffing Two Stars Below Average
Quality Measures information

Medicare assigns the star rating based on data from a select set of clinical data measures. More stars means better quality of care

Two Stars Below Average
3 Key Short Stay Statistics
Description Arbour Health Care Center Illinois
Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
Lower percentages are better.
8.3% 10.2%
Percentage of SNF residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened
Lower percentages are better.
Not Available% Not Available
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
89.5% 72.8%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
92.9% 74.7%
Percentage of short-stay residents who got antipsychotic medication for the first time
Lower percentages are better.
Not Available% 2.1%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
Description Arbour Health Care Center Illinois
Average
Percent of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
Lower percentages are better.
1.1% 3.3%
Percent of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
Lower percentages are better.
2.7% 3.1%
Percent of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
Lower percentages are better.
2.4% 4.9%
Percent of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers
Lower percentages are better.
6.7% 7.6%
Percent of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder
Lower percentages are better.
19.7% 46.1%
Percent of long-stay residents who have or had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
Lower percentages are better.
1.4% 2.4%
Percent of long-stay residents who were physically restrained
Lower percentages are better.
0.0% 0.3%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened
Lower percentages are better.
11.6% 16.5%
Percent of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased
Lower percentages are better.
9.8% 13.8%
Percent of long-stay residents who lose too much weight
Lower percentages are better.
3.9% 6.3%
Percent of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms
Lower percentages are better.
97.2% 19.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication
Lower percentages are better.
1.7% 20.2%
Percent of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
100.0% 92.9%
Percent of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
100.0% 89.7%
Percent of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
Lower percentages are better.
33.8% 18.8%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 04/12/2018
Total number of health deficiencies: 6
Average number of health deficiencies in Illinois: 10.6

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