Briar Place, 6800 West Joliet, Indianhead Park, Illinois 60525
Briar Place has an overall rating of much below average. It has 232 certified beds. It participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. The ownership of Briar Place is an individual operating the nursing facility for-profit. The facility is not in a Continuing Care Retirement Community. Briar Place has a resident council only. Indianhead Park is a western suburb to the city limits of Chicago.
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 September 22, 2016 which identified twelve 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. At Briar Place, there were three deficiencies in quality care, two in resident rights, one in pharmacy services, three in environmental and two in administration. In addition, there is a full report filed on August 31, 2016 following a complaint inspection. Complaint inspections in this case covered the period from November 1, 2015 through October 31, 2016.
With respect to the complaint inspection conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Briar Place was admonished for failing to ensure supervision of a resident. In this case, the resident was found unresponsive, floating face down in a tub. The resident was later pronounced dead at this facility. The facility was advised to make sure that the nursing home area is free from accident hazards and risks and provides supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
The staffing rating at Briar Place is much below average. The registered nurse staffing rating is below average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Briar Place is 52 minutes. The Illinois average is 1 hour and 33 minutes and the national average is 1 hour and 41 minutes. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at Briar Place is listed at just 19 minutes compared to the Illinois average of 57 minutes and 50 minutes for the national average. The CNA hours per resident per day at Briar Place is 49 minutes compared to 2 hours and 16 minutes for the Illinois average and 2 hours and 8 minutes for the national average. Less than one minute of physical therapy staff hours per resident per day is provided at Briar Place. The Illinois and national averages are both 6 minutes.
The quality care measures rating at Briar Place is average. 21.7% of Briar Place’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. The Illinois average is 24.3% and the national average is 22.6%. 2.3% of Briar Place’s short-stay residents had an outpatient emergency department visit. The Illinois average is 12.3% and the national average is 12.1%. 63.2% of Briar Place’s short-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate seasonal influenza vaccine. This percentage was below the Illinois average at 74.6% and the national average of 80% in this category.
5.1% of Briar Place’s long-stay high-risk residents developed pressure ulcers. The Illinois average was 6.2%. The national average is 5.7%. 27% of Briar Place’s long-stay residents had a worsened ability to move independently after their residency at this facility. This percentage was higher than the Illinois average of 17.5% and the national average of 18.2%. 21% of Briar Place’s long-stay residents had an increased need for help with daily activities. Again, this percentage was higher than the Illinois average of 15.4% and the national average of 15.3%, respectively. 97.8% of Briar Place’s long-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate seasonal influenza vaccine. This percentage was higher than both the Illinois average of 92.8% and the national average of 94.5%.
Briar Place 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.