Franciscan Village, 1270 Franciscan Drive, Lemont, Illinois 60439
Franciscan Village is located in the southwestern suburb of Lemont, Illinois, which is approximately 28.4 miles from the City of Chicago’s center. The facility has 69 certified beds that participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. Franciscan Village is within a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). The great advantage for residents within this type of facility is that residents are allowed to move from one level of care to another based on their particular needs while still remaining in this nursing home. In that way a resident can live in an independent environment, but if medical conditions require, could transition into the intermediate care section where medical and nursing care is much more available. Sometimes this sector is referred to as assisted living. It does not offer any family or resident council. The ownership of the facility is a non-profit church under the legal name Franciscan Communities, Inc. The overall rating for Franciscan Village is much above average receiving five stars out of five.
Resident and family councils 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 a 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. There is no report of a health inspection for Franciscan Village. The health inspection rating however, is above average for the facility.
The registered nurse staffing rating at Franciscan Village is much above average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Franciscan Village is 1 hour and 49 minutes. The physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at Franciscan Village is 3 minutes. The Illinois and national averages in this category are both 6 minutes each. The CNA hours at Franciscan Village is listed at 3 hours and 5 minutes compared 2 hours and 14 minutes for the Illinois average and 2 hours and 27 minutes for the national average.
61.5% of Franciscan Village’ short-stay residents showed improvement on their ability to move around on their own whereas the Illinois average is 63.4% and the national average being 63.7%. 22.8% of Franciscan Village’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. 7.3% of the facility’s short-stay residents had an outpatient emergency department visit. This percentage was lower than both the Illinois and national averages which stand at 12.1% and 11.9%, respectively. 53.5% of Franciscan Village’s short-stay residents were successfully discharged to the community. 97.1% of Franciscan Village’s short-stay residents received their needed vaccine to prevent pneumonia. This percentage was significantly higher than the Illinois average of 76.3% and the national average at 82.8%.
3.2% of Franciscan Village’s long-stay residents developed a urinary tract infection while a resident at the facility. This percentage was lower than both the Illinois and national averages in this category. 5.6% of Franciscan Village’s long-stay high-risk residents developed pressure ulcers as a resident compared to 5.8% being the Illinois average and the national average being 5.6%. 13.9% of Franciscan Village’s long-stay residents needed additional or increased help with daily activities. This percentage was lower than the Illinois average that stands at 14.4%. 100% of the facility’s long-stay residents received their needed vaccine to prevent pneumonia. The Illinois average is 91.6% and the national average is 94%.
Franciscan Village 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.