DuPage Care Center
DuPage Care Center, 400 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60187
DuPage Care Center is located in Wheaton, Illinois, which is a western suburb to the City of Chicago located in DuPage County, Illinois. The facility is approximately 31.5 miles from the center of the City of Chicago. DuPage Care Center has 368 certified beds that participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. The facility is not 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. DuPage Care Center has a resident and family council. Resident and family councils are important to facilitate communications with the nursing home staff. The law requires nursing homes to allow councils to be set up by residents and families. In the case of the nursing home not having a resident and/or family council, a resident or a family member should ask the nursing home administrator why that is the case. It also may be important to suggest to residents and family members to speak with the council president to get an idea of how the nursing home has acted with other residents who have raised concerns about how the nursing home is operating. The overall rating is much above average. The ownership of DuPage Care Center is DuPage County. It is a government-owned facility.
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 at DuPage Care Center on September 14, 2017. The total number of health citations were 9. The average number of health citations in Illinois following a standard health inspection is 9.1. The average number of health citations following a health inspection in the U.S. is 7.2. There were 3 complaint inspections that were filed between December 1, 2016 and November 30, 2017. Complaint inspections of an Illinois nursing home can occur if a resident, loved one or relative of a resident submits a complaint to the Illinois Department of Health and Human Services which will result in an inspection. The number of complaints in the past three years that resulted in a citation at DuPage Care Center was 13. The health inspection rating for DuPage Care Center is average.
The staffing rating for DuPage Care Center is above average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at DuPage Care Center is 1 hours and 20 minutes. The Illinois average is 1 hour and 33 minutes, with the national average being 1 hour and 41 minutes. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at the facility was 1 hour and 5 minutes compared to 56 minutes for the Illinois average and 50 minutes being the national average. The CNA hours per resident per day at DuPage Care Center is 3 hours. The Illinois average is 2 hours and 14 minutes, with the national average being 2 hours and 27 minutes. The physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at this facility is 3 minutes. This is half as much as the Illinois and national averages which are both 6 minutes. The registered nurse staffing rating at DuPage Care Center 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.
93.3% of DuPage Care Center’s short-stay residents improved in their ability to move around on their own. This percentage is substantially higher than both the Illinois and national averages in this category which stand at 63.4% and 66.7%, respectively. 4.2% of DuPage Care Center’s short-stay residents had an outpatient emergency department visit. This percentage was much lower than both the Illinois and national averages which stand at 12.1% and 11.9%, respectively. 97.9% of the facility’s short-stay residents received a needed vaccine to prevent pneumonia. The Illinois average is 76.3% with the national average being 82.8% in this category.
3.3% of DuPage Care Center’s long-stay high-risk residents experienced one or more falls with major injury. The Illinois and national averages are both 3.4% in this category. 4.3% of DuPage Care Center’s long-stay residents developed a urinary tract infection. The Illinois and national averages are slightly lower at 3.9% and 3.8%, respectively. 5.1% of DuPage Care Center’s long-stay residents reported moderate to severe pain. The Illinois average is 4.4%, with the national average being higher at 5.9%. 8.5% of DuPage Care Center’s long-stay residents had an increased need for help with daily activities compared to 14.4% for the Illinois average and 15.1% for the national average. 99.1% of the facility’s long-stay residents received a needed flu shot during the current flu season. The Illinois average is 92.8%, with the national average being 94.8%.
DuPage Care Center received a penalty on March 24, 2017 in the amount of $19,880. No other fines have been reported.