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Bella Terra Morton Grove

Bella Terra Morton Grove, 8425 Waukegan Road, Morton Grove, Illinois 60053

Bella Terra Morton Grove’s overall rating is average. It is located in Morton Grove, Illinois which is a northwestern suburb to the city limits of Chicago. Bella Terra Morton Grove has 211 certified beds and participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. The ownership of Bella Terra Morton Grove is a for-profit Corporation. The facility is not in a Continuing Care Retirement Community. A Community Care Retirement Community is a nursing home facility or community that offers a variety of different levels of care. Bella Terra Morton Grove 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. A health inspection report was filed on March 25, 2016 which identified eight health deficiencies which included one for resident assessment, three for resident rights, two for nutrition and dietary and two for environmental. Based on a health inspection, Bella Terra Morton Grove received an above average rating. The average number of health deficiencies in Illinois is 7.7. The average number of health deficiencies in the U.S. is 7.1.

For the twelve months between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016, a complaint inspection was conducted. A resident or family member of a resident may have called to the attention of the Illinois Department of Health and Human Services an issue related to the care and treatment of a resident. When such a complaint is registered, an inspection will take place. The last full report filed for Bella Terra Morton Grove was on October 29, 2015. That complaint inspection led to the development of a complete care plan that makes all the resident’s needs with timetables and actions that can be measured.

The staffing rating for Bella Terra Morton Grove is below average. The registered nurse staffing rating is above average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Bella Terra Morton Grove is 1 hour and 18 minutes. 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 Bella Terra Morton Grove is 45 minutes. The Illinois average is 57 minutes. The LPN/LVN hours per resident per day at Bella Terra Morton Grove is 33 minutes. The Illinois average is 37 minutes. The national average is 51 minutes. The CNA hours per resident per day at Bella Terra Morton Grove is 2 hours and 13 minutes compared to 2 hours and 16 minutes for Illinois and 2 hours and 28 minutes for the national average. The physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at Bella Terra Morton Grove is 8 minutes. The Illinois average is 6 minutes.

45.5% of Bella Terra Morton Grove’s short-stay residents made improvements in function. This percentage was lower than the Illinois average which was 60.2% and the national average which was 63.3%. 23.3% of Bella Terra Morton Grove’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. 24.3% is the Illinois average whereas the national average is 22.6%. 14.1% of Bella Terra Morton Grove’s short-stay residents had an outpatient emergency department visit. 12.3% is the Illinois average in this category. 57.8% of Bella Terra Morton Grove’s short-stay residents were successfully discharged to the community. This percentage was higher than both the Illinois and the U.S. averages which were 53.5 and 56.9%, respectively. 99.4% of the short-stay residents at Bella Terra Morton Grove were assessed and given the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine. The percentage was much higher than the Illinois average at 76.7% and the national average of 81.5%.

2.4% of Bella Terra Morton Grove’s long-stay residents experienced one or more falls with major injury. 6.7% of Bella Terra Morton Grove’s long-stay residents had urinary tract infections. This was slight higher than both the Illinois and national averages which were 4.7% and 4.6%. 96.6% of Bella Terra Morton Grove’s long-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate seasonal influenza vaccine. This percentage was higher than the Illinois average of 92.8% and the national average of 92.5%.

Bella Terra Morton Grove 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: 211 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

Two Stars Below 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

One Star Much Below 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

Three Stars Average
RN Staffing Four Stars Above 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

Five Stars Much Above Average
3 Key Short Stay Statistics
Description Bella Terra Morton Grove Illinois
Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
Lower percentages are better.
0.4% 10.2%
Percentage of SNF residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened
Lower percentages are better.
0.6% Not Available
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
85.9% 72.8%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
88.3% 74.7%
Percentage of short-stay residents who got antipsychotic medication for the first time
Lower percentages are better.
1.3% 2.1%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
Description Bella Terra Morton Grove Illinois
Average
Percent of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
Lower percentages are better.
1.4% 3.3%
Percent of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
Lower percentages are better.
1.0% 3.1%
Percent of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
Lower percentages are better.
0.0% 4.9%
Percent of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers
Lower percentages are better.
7.2% 7.6%
Percent of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder
Lower percentages are better.
79.6% 46.1%
Percent of long-stay residents who have or had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
Lower percentages are better.
1.1% 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.
14.5% 16.5%
Percent of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased
Lower percentages are better.
4.6% 13.8%
Percent of long-stay residents who lose too much weight
Lower percentages are better.
10.6% 6.3%
Percent of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms
Lower percentages are better.
61.3% 19.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication
Lower percentages are better.
19.7% 20.2%
Percent of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
84.1% 92.9%
Percent of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
77.4% 89.7%
Percent of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
Lower percentages are better.
25.7% 18.8%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 03/30/2018
Total number of health deficiencies: 20
Average number of health deficiencies in Illinois: 10.6

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