Generations at Elmwood Park

Generations at Elmwood Park, 7733 W. Grand Avenue, Elmwood Park, Illinois 60707

Generations at Elmwood Park has 245 certified beds. Its rating is much below average according to the Nursing Home Compare website. The facility participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. The operation of Generations at Elmwood Park is a for-profit corporation. The facility is not in a continuing care retirement community. Generations at Elmwood Park is located in Elmwood Park, Illinois, which is a western suburb near the western border with Chicago’s west side.

The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. Generations at Elmwood Park was inspected for a complaint inspection in January 20, 2016 and for a health inspection on January 20, 2016. It was reported that there were 19 total health deficiencies found on inspection. The average number of health deficiencies in Illinois is 7.7 and the average number of health deficiencies in the U.S. is 7.0.

The health inspections revealed 19 deficiencies; one was for mistreatment, six was for quality care, two were for resident rights, two were for nutrition and dietary issues, four were for pharmacy services, three were for environmental and one was for administration. There were no reports of any fire safety deficiencies at Generations at Elmwood Park.

In overall rating for staffing, Generations at Elmwood Park is considered below average. On the other hand, registered nurse staffing rating is above average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Generations at Elmwood Park is 1 hour and 49 minutes. This was higher than the Illinois average of 1 hour and 33 minutes and the national average of 1 hour and 42 minutes. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at Generations at Elmwood Park was 56 minutes. The licensed practical nurse (LPN) hours per resident per day were 53 minutes at Generations at Elmwood Park. This compared favorably to the Illinois average of 37 minutes and was nearly the same as the national average in this category. The certified nursing staff (CNA) hours per resident per day at Generations at Elmwood Park were 1 and 48 minutes. This was below the Illinois average of 2 hours and 15 minutes and the national average of 2 hours and 28 minutes. As for physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at Generations at Elmwood Park, just 2 minutes was reported. The Illinois and national averages are both 6 minutes for physical therapy staff hours per resident per day.

Under federal law, all nursing homes, including those in Illinois, are to provide enough staff to adequately and safely care for residents. However, there is no current federal standard for the best nursing home staffing levels. Illinois nursing homes must have at least one registered nurse for at least 8 straight hours a day, 7 days a week and either a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse/licensed vocational nurse on duty 24 hours per day. Some states, including Illinois, may have additional staffing requirements. Certified nursing assistants (CNA) should provide care to nursing home residents 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. In the category of physical therapy service hours, that depends on what the facility’s residents require or how the Illinois nursing home is set up for specialization. The staffing numbers that are listed on the Medicare.gov website for Illinois nursing homes are based on information reported by the nursing home. They represent staffing levels for a 2-week period prior to the time of a state inspection.

62.3% of Generations at Elmwood Park’s short-stay residents made improvements in function. This compared favorably to the Illinois and national averages in this category. 22.8% of Generations at Elmwood Park’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. This percentage was nearly the same as the Illinois and national averages in this category. 7.7% of Generations at Elmwood Park’s short-residents had an outpatient emergency department visit. This percentage was lower than the Illinois average of 12.1% and the national average of 11.5%. 52.6% of Generations at Elmwood Park’s short-stay residents were successfully discharged to the community. This percentage was slightly better than the Illinois average of 51.5%. 4.9% of Generations at Elmwood Park’s short-stay residents had pressure sores that were new or worsened during their stay. This percentage was much higher than the Illinois and national averages that were 1.5% and 1.3%, respectively in this category.

3.1% of Generations at Elmwood Park’s long-stay high-risk residents experienced one or more falls with a major injury. This percentage was lower than the Illinois and national averages which were both 3.3%. 24.2% of Generations at Elmwood Park’s long-stay residents developed pressure ulcers. This percentage was much higher than the Illinois average of 6.3% and the national average of 5.8%. 98% of Generations at Elmwood Park’s long-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate seasonal influenza vaccine. This compared favorably to the Illinois average of 92.8% and was higher than the national average of 94.5%. 97.5% of Generations at Elmwood Park’s long-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine. Again, this was a percentage that was higher than both the Illinois and national averages in this category.

Generations at Elmwood Park 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.

1 Vital Statistics
Number of Beds: 245 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

A rating of 1 to 5 stars based on the health inspection, staffing, and quality measures ratings combined into one. More stars are better.

One StarMuch Below Average
Health Inspection information

A rating of 1 to 5 stars based on the nursing home’s health inspection results. More stars are better.

One StarMuch Below Average
Staffing information

A rating of 1 to 5 stars based on the nursing home’s staffing hours for Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). More stars are better.

Two StarsBelow Average
RN Staffing information

A rating of 1 to 5 stars based on the amount of time Registered Nurses (RNs) spend with residents as reported by the nursing home. More stars are better.

Four StarsAbove Average
Quality Measures information

A rating of 1 to 5 stars based on resident assessment data that show how well the nursing home cares for residents’ needs. More stars are better.

One StarMuch Below Average
3 Key Short Stay Statistics
DescriptionGenerations at Elmwood ParkIllinois
Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
22.8%10.5%
Percent of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
4.9%1.2%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
74.9%73.0%
Percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia.
Higher percentages are better.
72.9%74.9%
Percentage of short-stay residents who got antipsychotic medication for the first time.
Lower percentages are better.
3.6%2.2%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
DescriptionGenerations at Elmwood ParkIllinois
Average
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury.
Lower percentages are better.
3.1%3.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection.
Lower percentages are better.
1.1%3.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
8.8%4.1%
Percentage of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers.
Lower percentages are better.
24.2%5.9%
Percentage of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
19.3%45.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
7.9%2.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained..
Lower percentages are better.
3.1%0.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
26.6%17.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.
Lower percentages are better.
18.3%14.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight.
Lower percentages are better.
4.4%7.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have symptoms of depression.
Lower percentages are better.
12.5%18.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication..
Lower percentages are better.
21.9%21.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who needed and got a flu shot for the current flu season.
Higher percentages are better.
98.0%92.7%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
97.6%90.3%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
26.1%19.2%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 01/21/2016
Total number of health deficiencies: 19
Average number of health deficiencies in Illinois: 5.6

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