Buckingham Pavilion, 2625 W. Touhy Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60645
Buckingham Pavilion has 235 certified beds that participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. The ownership of the facility is a for-profit corporation. Buckingham Pavilion is not in a continuing care retirement community. The overall rating given by the Nursing Home Compare website is much above average. Buckingham Pavilion is located in the west Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago’s north side.
The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services conducts regular Illinois nursing home inspections approximately every 18 months. From August 1, 2015 through July 31, 2016, there were no filed complaints against Buckingham Pavilion that were registered with the Illinois Department of Health and Human Services. There was a report of five health deficiencies that came in a full report dated November 5, 2015. The average number of health deficiencies in Illinois nursing homes is 7.7, whereas the national average is 7 health deficiencies per nursing homes.
As for the health deficiencies at Buckingham Pavilion, two of the deficiencies were registered in quality care and three were in environmental. There was no report of any fire safety deficiencies for this nursing home. The average number of fire safety deficiencies in Illinois nursing homes is listed as 6.5, whereas in the U.S., the average number of fire safety deficiencies in nursing homes nationwide is 3.3.
The rating at Buckingham Pavilion for staffing is above average. The registered nurse staffing is considered by rating to be much above average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Buckingham Pavilion is 1 hour and 22 minutes. That total amount is slightly lower than the Illinois average of 1 hour and 33 minutes and the national average of 1 hour and 42 minutes. With respect to registered nurse hours per resident per day at Buckingham Pavilion, the hours per resident per day were 54 minutes. This average per day matches nearly the average for the Illinois and national averages in this category.
The total number of certified nurse assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day at Buckingham Pavilion is 2 hours and 26 minutes. This was equal to or better than both the Illinois and national averages in this category.
Under federal law, all nursing homes, including those in Illinois, are to provide enough staff to adequately and safely care for residents. However, there is no current federal standard for the best nursing home staffing levels. Illinois nursing homes must have at least one registered nurse for at least 8 straight hours a day, 7 days a week and either a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse/licensed vocational nurse on duty 24 hours per day. Some states, including Illinois, may have additional staffing requirements. Certified nursing assistants (CNA) should provide care to nursing home residents 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. In the category of physical therapy service hours, that depends on what the facility’s residents require or how the Illinois nursing home is set up for specialization. The staffing numbers that are listed on the Medicare.gov website for Illinois nursing homes are based on information reported by the nursing home. They represent staffing levels for a 2-week period prior to the time of a state inspection.
86.7% of Buckingham Pavilion’s short-stay residents made improvements in function during their stay. 20.6% of Buckingham Pavilion’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. This compared favorably to the Illinois average of 22.9% and the national average of 21.1% in this category. 10.6% of Buckingham Pavilion’s short-stay residents had an outpatient emergency department visit compared to the Illinois average of 12.1% and the national average of 11.5%. 51.6% of the facility’s short-stay residents were successfully discharged to the community. This percentage of residents at Buckingham Pavilion compared equally to the Illinois average at 51.5% and nearly the same as the national average of 55%.
Just 1.7% of Buckingham Pavilion’s long-stay residents experienced one or more falls that resulted in a major injury. This percentage was much lower than the Illinois and national averages which were both 3.3% of residents. 4.5% of Buckingham Pavilion’s long-stay residents developed a urinary tract infection while a resident there. 7.4% of Buckingham Pavilion’s long-stay residents developed pressure sores during a resident’s stay at this facility. This percentage was slightly higher than the Illinois average which was 6.3% and the national average which was lower at 5.8%. 13.1% of Buckingham Pavilion’s long-stay residents were reported to have a worsened ability to move independently. This percentage was lower than the Illinois average of 17.9% and the national average of 18.2% in this category.
Buckingham Pavilion’s long-stay residents were given the appropriate seasonal influenza vaccine was listed at 100%. The Illinois average for long-stay residents who were assessed and given the appropriate seasonal influenza vaccine was listed at 92.8% and the U.S. average in this category was 94.5%. Likewise, nearly 100% of the Buckingham Pavilion’s long-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine. 91.9% of Illinois nursing homes received the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine compared to the national average of 93.4%.
Buckingham Pavilion 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.