Center Home Hispanic Elderly

Center Home Hispanic Elderly, 1401 N. California, Chicago, IL 60622

The Center Home for Hispanic Elderly is located on Chicago’s northwest side. The overall rating for this nursing home is much below average. The facility has 156 certified beds. It participates in Medicare and Medicaid. The operation of the nursing home’s ownership is for profit.

As is the standard procedure, The Center Home for Hispanic Elderly was the subject of an Illinois Department of Health and Human Services inspection in 2015. These inspections are routine in that the agency conducts them at every Illinois nursing home approximately every 18 months. In the October 23, 2015 inspection at Center Home for Hispanic Elderly, in one instance it was found on observation and interview that the facility failed to maintain the common area bathing facilities on two of three floors. On the first floor, west side tub/shower room had brown, black discoloration throughout the floor surrounding the bathing area. The tub was covered in tile and on the left side the grout was covered in black stains. The maintenance director of the nursing home, who was present throughout the environmental tour identified the substance on the floor as grout and acknowledged that it needed to be cleaned. In addition, during this initial environmental tour, the underside of the white shower chair used in this tub/shower area, had four inches by four inches area of brown/yellow stains which was shown to the staff.

To make these improvements, the nursing home and its staff agreed that it needed to do a thorough cleaning of the tub/shower areas.

During the same inspection, it was found by observation and interview that the facility failed to ensure safety signs were used for floor spills in one of three floors reviewed for presence of hazards. This deficient practice has the potential to affect 1 of 24 residents. The facility’s housekeeping guidelines policy states that signs will be used in designated areas to alert persons of wet areas.

During the same inspection, on observation and interview, it was found that the Center Home for Hispanic Elderly failed to follow the recipes for their pureed California Blend Vegetable. This has the potential to affect 25 of the 25 residents on a pureed diet. In addition, this inspection found that kitchen facility was not sanitized to level required. This has the potential to put all 143 residents at risk for food borne illnesses.

In rating the staffing of the nursing home, it was found to be below average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day was 1 hour and 18 minutes whereas the Illinois average was 1 hour and 34 minutes and the national average was 1 hour and 41 minutes. The number of hours per resident per day by a registered nurse at this facility were 34 minutes which is below the Illinois state average of 57 minutes. It is also below the national average of 51 minutes per resident per day.

With respect to physical therapy staff hours per resident per day, the Center Home for Hispanic Elderly rated very poorly in that it recorded just one minute per resident per day whereas the Illinois state average is 6 minutes as is the U.S. average.

According to the available data, Center Home for Hispanic Elderly was fined by the federal government on August 21, 2013 in the amount of $17,485 for violations.

1 Vital Statistics
Number of Beds: 156 certified bedsMore Information

Beds in the nursing home that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare or Medicaid.

Accepts: Medicare and MedicaidMore Information

Shows if the nursing home participates in the Medicare, Medicaid, or both.

2 Key Ratings
Star Rating Summary
Overall Rating More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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.

Two StarsBelow Average
RN Staffing More Information

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.

Three StarsAverage
Quality Measures More Information

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.

Three StarsAverage
3 Key Short Stay Statistics
DescriptionCenter Home Hispanic ElderlyIllinois
Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
22.4%12.1%
Percent of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
0.0%1.1%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
40.5%73.5%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
43.8%76.5%
Percent of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
10.5%2.4%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
DescriptionCenter Home Hispanic ElderlyIllinois
Average
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury.
Lower percentages are better.
2.7%3.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection.
Lower percentages are better.
3.2%4.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
11.1%4.8%
Percentage of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers.
Lower percentages are better.
4.8%5.9%
Percentage of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
43.9%44.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
0.9%2.6%
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained.
Lower percentages are better.
0.7%0.5%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
20.3%17.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.
Lower percentages are better.
13.8%14.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight.
Lower percentages are better.
9.4%7.9%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms.
Lower percentages are better.
62.4%18.9%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
14.2%22.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
86.2%92.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
86.8%91.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
14.3%19.3%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 10/23/2015
Total number of health deficiencies: 12
Average number of health deficiencies in Illinois: 8.9

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