Church Creek

Church Creek, 1200 West Central Road, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005

Church Creek has an overall rating of much above average receiving five stars out of five. The facility is located in Arlington Heights, Illinois, which is a northwestern suburb to the City of Chicago lying approximately 28.8 miles from the center of the City of Chicago. The facility has 56 certified beds that participates in Medicare only. Church Creek is within a Continuing Care Retirement Community. A Continuing Care Retirement Community offers multiple housing options and levels of care. This is an important asset in that residents may move from one level of care to another based on their medical needs while still remaining in the same nursing home. Church Creek has a resident council only. The ownership of Church Creek is a for profit corporation whose business name is SNH SE Tenant TRS, Inc.

Resident and family council can facilitate open communications with the facility’s staff. The law requires nursing homes to allow councils to be set up by residents or their families. Importantly, if a nursing home does not have a resident or a family council, the resident or a family member should ask the nursing home administrator why that is the case. Where there is no resident or family council, the resident is encouraged to speak with the council president to get a sense of how the nursing home has performed on issues raised in the past.

The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. The most recent standard health inspection was done with a completed report on September 9, 2016. There were a total of 8 health citations made at that time. The average number of health citations in Illinois following a standard health inspection is 9. The average number of health citations following a health inspection in the U.S. is 7.2. Between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017, there was one complaint inspection that was conducted on November 30, 2016. The number of complaints resulting in citations in the past three years at Church Creek was 4. The number of times in the past three years Church Creek received a facility-reported issue resulting in a citation was none. The health inspection rating for Church Creek is average.

The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Church Creek is 2 hours and 29 minutes. This compares favorably to the Illinois average of 1 hour and 33 minutes for the total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day and 1 hour and 41 minutes being the national average. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at the facility was 1 hour and 40 minutes. The Illinois average is 56 minutes with the national average being 50 minutes. The physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at this facility is 23 minutes compared to 6 minutes for the Illinois and national averages. The registered nurse staffing rating at Church Creek is much above average.

Illinois nursing homes that are certified by Medicare and Medicaid regularly report clinical information for each of their residents to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS gives nursing homes a quality of resident care star rating based on performance on 16 different measures. These measures reflect how well a nursing home cares for its residents. These listings are based on two groups which are short-stay residents who spend 100 days or less in a nursing home and long-stay residents who spend over 100 days in a nursing home.

50.7% of Church Creek’s short-stay residents improved in their ability to move around on their own. This percentage was lower than both the Illinois and national averages, which are 63.4% and 66.7%, respectively. 20.8% of Church Creek’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. The Illinois average is 22.5% with the national average being 21.1%. 86.4% of the facility’s short-stay residents received a needed vaccine to prevent pneumonia. The Illinois average is 73.6% with the national average being 82.8%.

Church Creek’s long-stay residents were all given a needed vaccine to prevent pneumonia was 100%. The Illinois average is 91.6% with the national average being 94% in this category.

Church Creek did not receive any nursing home fines in the last 3 years. It was noted that there was neither a federal fine nor an Illinois state fine during that 3-year period.

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