Avantara Park Ridge

Avantara Park Ridge, 1601 North Western Avenue, Park Ridge, Illinois 60068

Avantara Park Ridge nursing home has 140 certified beds. It participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. The ownership of the facility is a for-profit corporation. Avantara Park Ridge is not in a continuing care retirement community. Avantara Park Ridge has a resident council only. Avantara Park Ridge being located in Park Ridge is a northwestern suburb near O’Hare International Airport in Chicago’s metropolitan area. The overall rating for Avantara Park Ridge is much above average.

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 health inspection report for Avantara Park Ridge was made on April 21, 2016. At that health inspection, there were a total of four health deficiencies. The average number of health deficiencies in Illinois is 7.7. The average number of health deficiencies in the U.S. is 7.1. In this instance, there were three deficiencies in quality care and one in environmental.

In addition, the Illinois Department of Health and Human Services will undertake complaint inspections when one is filed. Between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016, there was one full report filed on March 31, 2016. In the area of health inspection, Avantara Park Ridge is considered above average.

The overall staffing rating for Avantara Park Ridge is above average. The registered nurse staffing rating at Avantara Park Ridge is considered much above average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Avantara Park Ridge is 2 hours and 1 minute. The Illinois average is 1 hour and 33 minutes and the national average is 1 hour and 42 minutes. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at Avantara Park Ridge is 1 hour and 7 minutes. The Illinois average is 57 minutes and the national average is 50 minutes. The LPN/LVN hours per resident per day at Avantara Park Ridge is 55 minutes. The Illinois average is 37 minutes. The national average is 51 minutes in this category. The certified nursing aide hours per resident per day at Avantara Park Ridge is 2 hours and 13 minutes. The Illinois average is nearly the same at 2 hours and 16 minutes. The physical therapy staff hours per resident per day for Avantara Park Ridge residents is 10 minutes. The Illinois average and national averages for physical therapy staff hours per resident per day are both 6 minutes.

24.1% of Avantara Park Ridge’s short-stay residents made improvements in function. This percentage for Avantara Park Ridge was much lower than the Illinois average which was 60.2% and the national average which was 63.3%. 20% of Avantara Park Ridge’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. This average was lower than the Illinois average of 24.3% and the national average of 22.6%. 8.9% of Avantara Park Ridge’s short-stay residents had an outpatient emergency department visit. This compared favorably to the Illinois average of 12.3% and the national average of 12.1% in this category. 66.4% of Avantara Park Ridge’s short-stay residents were successfully discharged to the community. This percentage was higher than both the Illinois and the U.S. averages in this category. 98.5% of the short-stay residents at Avantara Park Ridge were assessed and given the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine. The percentage at Avantara Park Ridge was considerably higher than the Illinois average at 76.7% and the national average at 81.5%.

3.7% of Avantara Park Ridge’s long-stay residents experienced one or more falls with major injury. This percentage was in line with both the Illinois and national averages for this category. 3.1% of Avantara Park Ridge’s long-stay high-risk residents developed pressure ulcers while the Illinois and national averages were both higher at 6.2% and 5.7%, respectively. 99.4% of Avantara Park Ridge’s long-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate seasonal flu vaccine. This near perfect percentage was higher than both the Illinois and national averages. Avantara Park Ridge did have 100% of its long stay-residents that were assessed and given the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine.

Avantara Park Ridge 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: 140 certified bedsi rating icon

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

Accepts: Medicare and Medicaidi rating icon

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

2 Key Ratings
Star Rating Summary
Overall Rating i rating icon

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

Five StarsMuch Above Average
Health Inspection i rating icon

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

Four StarsAbove Average
Staffing i rating icon

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 i rating icon

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 i rating icon

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
DescriptionAvantara Park RidgeIllinois
Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
0.6%13.1%%
Percent of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
0.2%1.2%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
93.6%73.7%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
98.5%76.5%
Percent of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
1.6%2.4%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
DescriptionAvantara Park RidgeIllinois
Average
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury.
Lower percentages are better.
3.7%3.3%
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection.
Lower percentages are better.
0.9%4.3%
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
0.0%5.3%
Percentage of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers.
Lower percentages are better.
3.1%6.0%
Percentage of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
57.4%43.7%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
2.7%2.9%
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained.
Lower percentages are better.
0.0%0.6%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
14.2%16.9%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.
Lower percentages are better.
16.6%14.6%
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight.
Lower percentages are better.
11.3%7.7%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms.
Lower percentages are better.
67.6%18.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
18.2%22.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
99.4%92.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
100.0%91.9%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
21.0%19.4%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 04/21/2016
Total number of health deficiencies: 4
Average number of health deficiencies in Illinois: 8.5

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