Ballard Respiratory and Rehab

Ballard Respiratory and Rehab, 9300 Ballard Road, Des Plaines, Illinois 60016

Ballard Respiratory and Rehab has an overall rating of much below average. The facility is located in Des Plaines, Illinois which is a northwestern suburb to Chicago’s city limit. Ballard Respiratory and Rehab has 231 certified beds and participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. The ownership of Ballard Respiratory and Rehab is a for-profit by an individual. The facility is not in a Continuing Care Retirement Community. Ballard Respiratory and Rehab has a resident council only.

Resident and family councils are important to encourage communications with the nursing home staff. The law requires nursing homes to allow councils to be set up by residents and their families. These councils are important for communication between residents, families and loved ones. A resident and family council are able to facilitate answers to questions through the nursing home’s administrators.

The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. The health inspection rating of Ballard Respiratory and Rehab is much below average. A full report of a health inspection was filed on September 1, 2016 finding 20 health deficiencies. The average number of health deficiencies in Illinois is 7.8. The average number of health deficiencies in the U.S. is 7.2. In the case of Ballard Respiratory and Rehab, the health inspection identified deficiencies ranging from eight for quality care, two for resident assessment, two for resident rights, one in nutrition and dietary, one in pharmacy services and six in environmental. In addition, the Illinois Department of Health and Human Services will inspect an Illinois nursing home when it receives a complaint from a resident or a resident’s family member. In the case of Ballard Respiratory and Rehab, there were a total of seven full report of complaint inspections that were conducted between November 1, 2015 and October 31, 2016.

The staffing rating at Ballard Respiratory and Rehab is average. The registered nurse staffing rating is much above average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Ballard Respiratory and Rehab is 1 hour and 50 minutes compared to 1 hour and 34 minutes for Illinois and 1 hour and 41 minutes for the national average. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at Ballard Respiratory and Rehab is 1 hour and 37 minutes. The Illinois average for registered nurse hours for resident per day is 57 minutes with the national average being 50 minutes. The CNA hours per resident per day at Ballard Respiratory and Rehab is 2 hours and 19 minutes compared to 2 hours and 16 minutes for the Illinois average and 2 hours and 28 minutes for the national average. The physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at Ballard Respiratory and Rehab is 9 minutes. The Illinois and national averages are both 6 minutes.

The quality measures rating for Ballard Respiratory and Rehab is much below average. 49.8% of Ballard Respiratory and Rehab’s short-stay residents made improvements in function. This percentage is lower than the Illinois average of 60.2% and the national average of 63.3%. 8.5% of Ballard Respiratory and Rehab’s short-stay residents had an outpatient emergency department visit. The Illinois average in this category is 12.3% and the national average is 12.1%. 50.8% of Ballard Respiratory and Rehab’s short-stay residents were successfully discharged to the community. 56.5% of Ballard Respiratory and Rehab’s short-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate seasonal influenza vaccine. The Ballard Respiratory and Rehab percentage in this category is significantly lower than the Illinois average is 74.6% and the national average of 80%. Just 43.3% of Ballard Respiratory and Rehab’s short-stay residents were assessed and given the pneumococcal vaccine compared to 76.7% for Illinois and 81.5% for the U.S. average.

6.1% of Ballard Respiratory and Rehab’s long-stay residents developed urinary tract infections. This percentage was a bit higher than the Illinois average of 4.7% and 4.6%, respectively. 21% of Ballard Respiratory and Rehab’s long-stay residents developed pressure ulcers. This percentage is many times higher than the Illinois average 6.2% and the national average of 5.7%. Pressure ulcers are a danger to the disabled and elderly because they often times lead to an infectious process that can be extremely dangerous and deadly in some cases. 81.4% of Ballard Respiratory and Rehab’s long-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate seasonal influenza vaccine compared to 92.8% for the Illinois average and 94.5% for the national average in this category. Ballard Respiratory and Rehab’s long-stay residents who were given the pneumococcal vaccine was listed at just 71.5% of its residents. The Illinois average in this category is 91.8%.

Ballard Respiratory and Rehab received a federal fine on September 8, 2015 in the amount of $43,875.00. 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: 231 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.

One StarMuch Below 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.

One StarMuch Below 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.

Three StarsAverage
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.

One StarMuch Below Average
3 Key Short Stay Statistics
DescriptionAlden Estates of EvanstonIllinois
Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
11.2%12.1%
Percent of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
2.1%1.1%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
56.5%73.5%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
43.7%76.5%
Percent of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
1.0%2.4%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
DescriptionAlden Estates of EvanstonIllinois
Average
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury.
Lower percentages are better.
1.1%3.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection.
Lower percentages are better.
6.1%4.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
1.9%4.8%
Percentage of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers.
Lower percentages are better.
21.0%5.9%
Percentage of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
32.9%44.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
12.2%2.6%
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained.
Lower percentages are better.
3.5%0.5%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
40.3%17.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.
Lower percentages are better.
34.6%14.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight.
Lower percentages are better.
10.6%7.9%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms.
Lower percentages are better.
10.9%18.9%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
20.6%22.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
81.4%92.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
71.5%91.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
11.4%19.3%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 09/01/2016
Total number of health deficiencies: 17
Average number of health deficiencies in Illinois: 8.9

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