Central Nursing Home

Central Nursing Home, 2450 N. Central Ave., Chicago, IL 60639

Central Nursing Home has 245 certified beds. The facility participates in Medicaid and Medicare. Central Nursing Home is owned by a corporation which runs the facility for-profit. Central Nursing Home is not in a continuing care retirement community. The facility is located in the Belmont Craigin neighborhood on Chicago’s northwest side. The overall rating for Central Nursing Home is below average.

The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspections Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. The last report of an inspection was at the end of July 2015. The nursing home was criticized for failing to assist those residents who need total help with eating, drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.

Based on observation, interview and record review, the facility failed to provide oral care for one resident of 6 residents in a total sample of 30 residents, reviewed for oral care and grooming. One resident was observed to have very dry lips. When the resident smiled in response to the surveyor’s greetings and smile, the resident’s mouth was observed to have a buildup of excessive debris and plaque. The Registered Nurse stated that this resident needs mouth care. The nurse said that she would call the Certified Nursing Assistant for assistance. The diagnosis and interim care plan for this resident indicated that she requires total care for oral hygiene, bathing and grooming. The facility ailed to provide oral care for this resident as indicated in the care plan. The Director of Nursing presented an undated policy titled Oral Care Policy which states that oral hygiene will be completed with activities of daily living and as necessary. The facility will encourage and assist residents with brushing teeth, brushing and cleaning of the tongue for essential proper oral hygiene.

Central Nursing Home was criticized for failing to make sure the nursing home was free from accident hazards and risks and failed to provide supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Based on observation and interview, the facility failed to provide a safe environment for two residents in the supplemental sample reviewed for safe environment. The failure to utilize a caution sign to alert residents of the wet floor exposed two residents to the risk of slipping and falling on the wet floor. A housekeeping staff individual was observed mopping the room of two residents without a caution sign to alert the residents of the wet floor. A Registered Nurse was approached by the surveyor as to why there was no sign to alert people that the floor was wet. The Registered Nurse quickly went across the hall to a storage room and brought a yellow caution sign which he placed at the entrance of the wet room. The nurse stated that he should have put the sign up.

In addition, Central Nursing Home was criticized for the failure to the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose and wrong time) to less than 5%. In addition, Central Nursing Home was criticized for its failure to store, cook and serve food in a safe and clean way.

There was no available date regarding the staffing hours for Central Nursing Home. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day on average in Illinois is 1 hour and 34 minutes and 1 hour and 42 minutes for the national average. The quality measures rating for Central Nursing Home was considered above average. 62.9% of Central Nursing Home’s short-stay residents made improvement in function. This compared favorably to the Illinois and national averages. 29% of Central Nursing Home’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. This was slightly higher than the Illinois and national averages in this category. 10.8% of Central Nursing Home’s short-stay residents had an outpatient emergency department visit. This was lower than the Illinois and national averages. Central Nursing Home reported no long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injuries. .3% of Central Nursing Home’s long-stay residents developed a urinary tract infection. This percentage of its residents was much lower than the Illinois and national averages in this category.

91.9% of Central Nursing Home’s long-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate seasonal influenza vaccine. That compared favorably to the Illinois average of 92.8% and national average of 94.5%. On the other hand, only 75.9% of Central Nursing Home long-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine. Illinois was listed at 91.9%, whereas the national average was 93.3% in this category.

Central Nursing Home has not received any federal fines in the last 3 years.

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