Glen Saint Andrew Living Community

Glen Saint Andrew Living Community, 7000 North Newark, Niles, Illinois 60714

Glen Saint Andrew Living Community is located in Niles, Illinois which is a northwestern Chicago suburb. The facility has 55 certified beds. Glen Saint Andrew Living Community participates in Medicare and Medicaid. The ownership of Glen Saint Andrew Living Community is a for-profit individual. The facility is not in a continuing care retirement community. It does have 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 organized by residents and their families. In a case of a nursing home not having a resident and family council, it would be appropriate for the resident and/or family members to inquire with the nursing home administrator why that is the case. In addition, it may be important to ask to speak with a council president to understand how the nursing home has acted on issues that have arisen in the past.

The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. One such standard health inspection was completed on October 15, 2015. In addition, the Illinois Department of Health and Human Services receives complaints. When a complaint is registered by a resident or a family member, the complaint may likely result in a complaint inspection. However, there were no complaint inspections conducted at Glen Saint Andrew Living Community between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016.

With respect to the health inspection, there were five deficiencies identified. One was for quality care, one was for resident rights, one was for nutrition and dietary and two were for environmental.

In addition, nursing home residents regularly undergo fire safety inspections. The total number of fire safety deficiencies for Glen Saint Andrew Living Community were two. The average number of fire safety deficiencies in Illinois is 6.5. The average number of fire safety deficiencies in the U.S. is 3.4.

The overall rating for Glen Saint Andrew Living Community for staffing was below average. The registered nurse staffing rating was considered above average for Glen Saint Andrew Living Community. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Glen Saint Andrew Living Community was 59 minutes compared to 1 hour and 33 minutes for the Illinois average and 1 hour and 42 minutes for the national average. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at Glen Saint Andrew Living Community was 46 compared to 56 minutes for the Illinois average and 51 minutes for the national average. The physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at Glen Saint Andrew Living Community was 12 minutes which is double the Illinois and national averages which were both 6 minutes.

In terms of comparing staffing hours per resident per day with other nursing homes, it is important to consider the nursing staffing levels are just a part of staffing. Importantly, the actual skill and turnover of the staff are also important. That kind of information is not always represented in the numbers that are provided by the Nursing Home Compare Data found on the Medicare.gov official U.S. government site. In some cases, nursing home staff included clerical, administrative and housekeeping which are not included in the staffing number.

With respect to the rating system, the overall staffing hours include registered nurses, licensed practical nurses/licensed vocational nurses and certified nursing assistants (CNAs). The rating system available would give a nursing home 1-5 stars depending on the category with the more stars, the better. It should be considered that the star rating for staffing takes into account that some nursing homes may have sicker residents than others and therefore more staffing is needed. The other thing to consider is the fact that nursing homes have a fluctuating population of residents. As to the physical therapist staff hours per resident per day, this is calculated in two steps. One, the number of hours worked by the physical therapist each during the two-week period before the inspection was completed; and two, this number of hours was divided by the number of residents in the facility.

68.6% of Glen Saint Andrew Living Community’s short-stay residents made improvements in function after residing at this facility. 60.2% is the Illinois average of short-stay residents who made improvements in function while the national average was 63.3% in this category. 84.1% of Glen Saint Andrew Living Community’s short-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine. This was higher than both the Illinois and national averages in this category. However, the Glen Saint Andrew Living Community’s percentage of short-stay residents assessed and given the appropriate influenza vaccine was just 68.9% compared to 76.7% for the Illinois average and 81.5% which was the U.S. average in this category.

63.3% of Glen Saint Andrew Living Community’s long-stay, low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder was higher than both the Illinois and national averages in this category. 15% of Glen Saint Andrew Living Community’s long-stay residents reported worsened ability to move independently. This percentage was lower than both than the Illinois and national averages which were 17.5%. and 18.2%, respectively. 98.4% of Glen Saint Andrew Living Community’s long-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine. This percentage was higher than both the Illinois average of 91.8% and the national average of 93.4%.

Glen Saint Andrew Living Community 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: 55 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.

Four StarsAbove Average
Health Inspection information

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

Three StarsAverage
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.

Five StarsMuch Above Average
3 Key Short Stay Statistics
DescriptionGlen Saint Andrew Living Community Illinois
Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
4.5%10.5%
Percent of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
0.0%1.2%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
84.1%73.0%
Percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia.
Higher percentages are better.
68.9%74.9%
Percentage of short-stay residents who got antipsychotic medication for the first time.
Lower percentages are better.
0.0%2.2%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
DescriptionGlen Saint Andrew Living CommunityIllinois
Average
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury.
Lower percentages are better.
7.1%3.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection.
Lower percentages are better.
0.0%3.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
1.5%4.1%
Percentage of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers.
Lower percentages are better.
0.6%5.9%
Percentage of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
63.3%45.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
2.2%2.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained..
Lower percentages are better.
0.0%0.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
15.0%17.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.
Lower percentages are better.
11.4%14.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight.
Lower percentages are better.
0.6%7.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have symptoms of depression.
Lower percentages are better.
19.8%18.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication..
Lower percentages are better.
13.2%21.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who needed and got a flu shot for the current flu season.
Higher percentages are better.
98.9%92.7%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
98.4%90.3%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
8.9%19.2%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 10/15/2015
Total number of health deficiencies: 5
Average number of health deficiencies in Illinois: 5.6

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