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Courtyard Healthcare Center

Courtyard Healthcare Center is located in Berwyn, Illinois which is a western suburb to the city of Chicago. Courtyard Healthcare Center has 145 certified beds. It participates in Medicare and Medicaid. The ownership of Courtyard Healthcare Center is an individual who runs the facility as a for profit business. Courtyard Healthcare Center is not in a continuing care retirement community. Its overall rating is considered below average.

The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average approximately every 18 months. One of these inspections was completed and reported on September 10, 2015. Often times the Department of Health and Human Services responds to individual complaints of abuse, neglect or some form of substandard care for a resident.

Based on record review and interview, the facility at Courtyard Healthcare Center failed to follow the plan of care and utilize the mechanical lift for two residents who were reviewed for transfers. Review of facility incident reports revealed that on August 30, 2015, a resident was transferred from her wheelchair to her bed by a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA). The CNA picked up the resident from the wheelchair. The resident slipped from her hands and fell to the floor mat next to her bed. The CNA requested help by staff and the resident was placed in her bed. There was no injury but the transfer was done without consideration for safe transfer. This resident needed a transfer lift from her wheelchair to her bed.

Courtyard Healthcare Center was rated below average in staffing. For example, the total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at the Courtyard Healthcare Center was 1 hour and 54 minutes. The licensed staff hours per resident per day at Courtyard Healthcare Center is longer than the Illinois average of 1 hour and 43 minutes and the national average of 1 hour 2 minutes. However, the registered nurse hours per resident per day at Courtyard Healthcare Center were only 27 minutes. This was 30 minutes less than the Illinois average of 57 minutes. The CNA hours per resident per day was 1 hour and 35 minutes compared to 2 hours and 15 minutes for the Illinois average and 2 hours and 28 minutes which is shown to be the national average. Again, just half of the physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at Courtyard Healthcare Center was shown to be 3 minutes compared to 6 minutes for both the Illinois and national averages.

As to quality measures, Courtyard Healthcare Center was rated below average. 74.4% of Courtyard Healthcare Center’s short-stay residents made improvements in function while a resident there. This compared very favorably to the Illinois and national averages in this category. 26.8% of Courtyard Healthcare Center’s short-stay were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. This percentage was higher than the Illinois and national averages. Only 17.4% of Courtyard Healthcare Center’s short-stay residents were given the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine. This percentage was considerably lower than the Illinois average of 77.2% and the national average of 81.4% for short-stay residents who were assessed and given the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine. Only 30.7% of the Courtyard Healthcare Center residents were given the appropriate seasonal influenza vaccine. Again, this was considerably lower by more than two times the Illinois and national averages for this category.

The percentage of Courtyard Healthcare Center long-stay residents whose ability to move independently was shown to be at 14.6%. This was better than the Illinois and national averages for long-stay residents in this category. Just 7.8% of Courtyard Healthcare Center’s long-stay residents had increase need for help with daily activities. This was substantially better than the Illinois average of 15.7% of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities have increased. Only 63.9% of Courtyard Healthcare Center’s long-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine. This is substantially lower than the Illinois and national averages in this category.

Courtyard Healthcare Center was assessed a federal fine on February 7, 2014 in the amount of $10,078.

1 Vital Statistics
Number of Beds: 145 certified bedsinformation

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

Accepts: Medicare and Medicaidinformation

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

2 Key Ratings
Star Rating Summary
Overall Rating information

Medicare assigns the overall star rating based on a nursing homes's performance on 3 separate measures: Health inspections, staffing, and quality measures. Each of these domains have their own star ratings, with more stars meaning better quality of care

One Star Much Below Average
Health Inspection information

Medicare assigns the star rating based on a nursing home’s weighted score from recent health inspections. More stars means fewer health risks

One Star Much Below Average
Staffing information

Medicare assigns the star rating based on the nursing home’s staffing hours for Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practice Nurses (LPNs), Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), and Nurse aides. More stars means a better level of staffing per nursing home resident

Three Stars Average
RN Staffing Three Stars Average
Quality Measures information

Medicare assigns the star rating based on data from a select set of clinical data measures. More stars means better quality of care

One Star Much Below Average
3 Key Short Stay Statistics
Description Grove Of Berwyn, The Illinois
Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
Lower percentages are better.
13.8% 10.2%
Percentage of SNF residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened
Lower percentages are better.
0.8% Not Available
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
43.7% 72.8%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
14.7% 74.7%
Percentage of short-stay residents who got antipsychotic medication for the first time
Lower percentages are better.
4.8% 2.1%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
Description Grove Of Berwyn, The Illinois
Average
Percent of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
Lower percentages are better.
1.4% 3.3%
Percent of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
Lower percentages are better.
7.7% 3.1%
Percent of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
Lower percentages are better.
9.1% 4.9%
Percent of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers
Lower percentages are better.
11.1% 7.6%
Percent of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder
Lower percentages are better.
40.3% 46.1%
Percent of long-stay residents who have or had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
Lower percentages are better.
5.2% 2.4%
Percent of long-stay residents who were physically restrained
Lower percentages are better.
0.0% 0.3%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened
Lower percentages are better.
28.4% 16.5%
Percent of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased
Lower percentages are better.
14.9% 13.8%
Percent of long-stay residents who lose too much weight
Lower percentages are better.
7.0% 6.3%
Percent of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms
Lower percentages are better.
16.5% 19.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication
Lower percentages are better.
14.1% 20.2%
Percent of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
93.5% 92.9%
Percent of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
61.2% 89.7%
Percent of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
Lower percentages are better.
15.8% 18.8%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 03/22/2018
Total number of health deficiencies: 14
Average number of health deficiencies in Illinois: 10.6

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