Bria of Palos Hills

Bria of Palos Hills, 10426 S. Roberts, Palos Hills, Illinois 60465

Bria of Palos Hills is rated average. It has 177 certified beds and participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. The ownership of the facility is a for-profit partnership. It is not in a Continuing Care Retirement Community. Bria of Palos Hills has a resident council only. Bria of Palos Hills is located in Palos Hills, Illinois which is a southwestern suburb to the city of Chicago.

The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. There was a full report issued on September 2, 2016 for a health inspection that identified ten 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 this case, Bria of Palos Hills was found to have deficiencies in several areas after this health inspection. Three were identified in quality care, two in resident assessment, two in pharmacy services and three in environmental. In addition, Bria of Palos Hills was the subject of a complaint inspection that took place in June 26th resulting in a full report filed on June 6, 2016. The dates of complaint inspections range from November 1, 2015 through October 31, 2016.

Based on the complaint inspection conducted in June 2016, the statement of deficiencies and plan of correction was set forth. It was stated that the facility needs to make sure that the nursing home area is free from accident hazards and risks and provide supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Based on interview and observation, the facility failed to maintain the facility hazard-free by not eliminating sharp metal edges assessable to the residents observed during this June 1, 2016 environmental tour. The hazard had the potential to affect 13 residents who reside in seven rooms. As it turns out, the administrator of the nursing home stated that the facility is eventually closing this building and transferring the residents to a new building located onsite. The nursing home administrator did not offer an explanation why the hazardous conditions exist but stated it would be corrected. The health inspection rating for Bria of Palos Hills is below average.

The rating for staffing is much above average. The registered nurse staffing rating is also much above average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Bria of Palos Hills is 1 hour and 39 minutes compared to 1 hour and 34 minutes for the Illinois average and the national average of 1 hour and 41 minutes. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at Bria of Palos Hills is 1 hour. The LPN/LVN hours per resident per day at Bria of Palos Hills is 40 minutes. This is slight higher than the Illinois average of 37 minutes but below the national average of 51 minutes in this category. The CNA hours per resident per day at Bria of Palos Hills is 2 hours and 52 minutes which is significantly higher than the Illinois and national averages which are 2 hours and 16 minutes and 2 hours 28 minutes, respectively. The physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at Bria of Palos Hills is 9 minutes. The Illinois and national averages are both 6 minutes for physical therapy staff hours per resident per day.

The overall rating for quality measures for Bria of Palos Hills is above average. 54.4% of Bria of Palos Hills’s short-stay residents made improvements in function. This percentage at Bria of Palos Hills was lower than the Illinois and national averages. 32% of Bria of Palos Hills’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. This percentage again was higher than the Illinois and national averages which were 24.3% and 22.6%, respectively. 17.1% of Bria of Palos Hills’s short-stay residents had an outpatient emergency department visit. The Illinois average is 12.3% whereas the national average is 12.1%. 25.5% of Bria of Palos Hills’s short-stay residents were successfully discharged to the community. This percentage of Bria of Palos Hill’s short-stay residents was significantly lower than both the Illinois and national averages which were 53.5% and 56.9% in this category.

3.9% of Bria of Palos Hills’s long-stay residents experienced one or more falls with major injury. 3.4% of Bria of Palos Hills’ long-stay high-risk residents developed pressure ulcers. This percentage was lower than the Illinois average and the U.S. averages which were 6.2% and 5.7%. 32.4% of Bria of Palos Hills’s long-stay residents received anti-anxiety or hypnotic medication. This percentage was higher than both the Illinois and national averages. 74.5% of Bria of Palos Hills’ long-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate influenza vaccine. At 74.5% of its residents, Bria of Palos Hills lacked behind the Illinois average of 92.8% and the national average is 94.5%.

Bria of Palos Hills 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: 177 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.

Three StarsAverage
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.

Two StarsBelow 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.

Five StarsMuch Above 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.

Four StarsAbove 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.
2.0%10.5%
Percent of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
2.4%1.2%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
34.0%73.0%
Percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia.
Higher percentages are better.
22.3%74.9%
Percentage of short-stay residents who got antipsychotic medication for the first time.
Lower percentages are better.
6.3%2.2%
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.
3.9%3.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection.
Lower percentages are better.
1.5%3.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
4.9%4.1%
Percentage of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers.
Lower percentages are better.
3.4%5.9%
Percentage of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
70.5%45.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
1.5%2.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained..
Lower percentages are better.
0.0%0.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
13.6%17.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.
Lower percentages are better.
5.8%14.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight.
Lower percentages are better.
9.6%7.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have symptoms of depression.
Lower percentages are better.
75.0%18.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication..
Lower percentages are better.
32.4%21.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who needed and got a flu shot for the current flu season.
Higher percentages are better.
74.5%92.7%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
75.8%90.3%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
40.1%19.2%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 09/02/2016
Total number of health deficiencies: 10
Average number of health deficiencies in Illinois: 5.6

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