Elmhurst Extended Care Center
Elmhurst Extended Care Center, 200 E. Lake Street, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
Elmhurst Extended Care Center has an overall rating of much above average. The facility is located in Elmhurst, Illinois which is a western suburb to Chicago’s city limits. The facility has 39 certified beds and participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. The ownership of Elmhurst Extended Care Center is a for-profit corporation. The facility is not in a Continuing Care Retirement Community. Elmhurst Extended Care Center has a resident council only.
Resident and family councils are important to encourage communications with the nursing home staff. The law requires nursing homes to allow councils to be set up by residents and their families. These councils are important for communication between residents, families and loved ones. A resident and family council are able to facilitate answers to questions through the nursing home’s administrators.
The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. The last health inspection report was issued on September 17, 2015. There were no complaint inspections between November 1, 2015 and October 31, 2016. The health deficiencies that were identified were in environmental only. The health inspection rating for Elmhurst Extended Care Center is above average.
The staffing rating for Elmhurst Extended Care Center is much above average as is the registered nurse staffing rating. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Elmhurst Extended Care Center is 2 hours and 17 minutes compared to 1 hour and 33 minutes which is the Illinois average and 1 hour and 42 minutes which is the U.S. average. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at Elmhurst Extended Care Center is 2 hours and 10 minutes. That number of hours is significantly higher than both the Illinois average of 57 minutes and the national average of 50 minutes. The CNA hours per resident per day at Elmhurst Extended Care Center is 2 hours and 31 minutes compared to 2 hours and 16 minutes for the Illinois average and 2 hours and 28 minutes for the national average. The physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at Elmhurst Extended Care Center is 16 minutes. This compares favorably to the Illinois and national averages which are both 6 minutes.
With respect to the types of staff that are included in nursing home staff information includes registered nurses, licensed practical nurses (LPN) and licensed vocational nurses (LVN), certified nursing assistants (CNA) and physical therapist (PT). Each nursing home reports staffing hours to the Illinois agency that surveys them. These staffing hours are from a 2-week period just before the state inspection. Staffing hours are reported by the nursing home into a measure that shows the number of staff hours per resident per day. Staffing hours per resident per day is the total number of hours worked divided by the number of residents. So much depends on a number of residents and the hours provided by staff. That figure does not show the number of nursing staff present at any given time. It does not reflect the amount of care given to any one resident. Illinois and federal law require that all nursing homes provide enough well-trained staff to care for its residents in a sufficient manner. However, there is no current federal standard for the best nursing home stamping levels. A nursing home must have at least one registered nurse for at least eight straight hours a day, seven days a week and either an RN or LPN/LVN on duty 24 hours per day.
The quality care measures rating at Elmhurst Extended Care Center is considered above average. 49.1% of Elmhurst Extended Care Center’s short-stay residents were successfully discharged to the community compared to 53.5% for the Illinois average and 56.9% for the national average. 98.13% of Elmhurst Extended Care Center’s short-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate seasonal influenza vaccine. This percentage was significantly higher than the Illinois average at 74.6% and the national average of 80%. Likewise, the facility’s short-stay residents that were given the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine stands at 99.5% compared to 76.7% for the Illinois average and 81.5% for the national average.
There is no report of any long-stay residents at Elmhurst Extended Care Center who experienced one or more falls with major injury. 10.6% of the facility’s long-stay high-risk residents developed pressure ulcers. This percentage was higher than the Illinois average of 6.2% and the national average of 5.7%. In the categories of long-stay residents who were assessed and given the appropriate seasonal influenza vaccine and the pneumococcal vaccine, Elmhurst Extended Care Center was at 100% for both.
Elmhurst Extended Care Center has not received any federal fines in the last 3 years. It is possible that Illinois may have imposed a penalty under state law, but none are listed. To search for the Illinois state penalties, there is a separate website that would allow for an independent viewing of any such fines.