Atrium Health Care Center
Atrium Health Care Center is located in the Chicago neighborhood of Rogers Park on Chicago’s north side. The overall rating for Atrium Health Care Center is below average. The facility has 160 certified beds that participate in both Medicare and Medicaid. The ownership of Atrium Health Care Center is a for-profit partnership. The facility is not in a continuing care retirement community.
The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average approximately every 18 months. Atrium Health Care Center was inspected in February 2016 and a full report was issued with respect to this health inspection on February 25, 2016. The total number of health deficiencies found was 12. The average number of health deficiencies in Illinois was reported to be 7.7, whereas the average number of health deficiencies in U.S. nursing homes was reported to be 7. Of the deficiencies found on this inspection, three were for mistreatment, one was for nutrition and dietary, one was for pharmacy services, four was for environmental deficiencies and another was for a resident assessment. With respect to the fire safety deficiencies, there were none found. That compares favorably to the Illinois fire safety deficiency average of 6.5 and the national average of 3.3.
In terms of staffing, Atrium Health Care Center is rated average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day is 52 minutes. The Illinois average is 1 hour and 33 minutes and the national average of 1 hour 42 minutes. In another category that Atrium Health Care Center did not score well is in the registered nurse hours per resident per day which was listed at just 25 minutes. The Illinois average for registered nurse hours per resident per day is 57 minutes and the national average is 51 minutes per day. Atrium Health Care Center was far below these state and national averages. The licensed practical nurse hours at Atrium Health Care Center per resident per day were just 27 minutes. The Illinois average is 37 minutes and the national average 51 minutes. The certified nurse’s aide (CNA) hours per resident per day was 1 hour compared to 2 hours and 15 minutes for the Illinois average and 2 hours and 28 minutes which is shown to be the national average. Atrium Health Care Center scores very poorly in this category. It also scored poorly in physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at 3 minutes. Both the Illinois and national averages in this category of physical therapy staff hours per resident per day is 6 minutes.
Atrium Health Care Center is considered much above average for quality measures. For example, 10.5% of Atrium Health Care Center’s short-stay residents had an outpatient emergency room visit compared to 12.1% in Illinois and 11.5% which is the national average in this category.
Only 1.1% of Atrium Health Care Center’s long-stay residents experienced one or more falls with major injury. 98.6% of Atrium Health Care Center’s long-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine. This compared favorably to the Illinois average of 91.9% and the national average of 93.4% in this category.
Atrium Health Care Center did not receive any federal fines in the last three years.
In order to file a complaint against an Illinois nursing home, one should go to the Illinois website which is http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/health-care-regulation/complaints (Illinois Department of Public Health – Nursing Homes in Illinois). In that way an individual can file a complaint if one were concerned about the healthcare, treatment or services that you or another person you know or love is not getting at a nursing home. Some of the reasons for filing a complaint would be abuse, neglect, poor care, not enough staff, unsafe or unsanitary conditions, dietary problems or mistreatment.