Harmony Nursing & Rehab Center
Harmony Nursing & Rehab Center is located south of the North Park neighborhood on Chicago’s northwest side. It has 180 certified beds and participates in Medicare and Medicaid. The ownership of Harmony Nursing & Rehab Center is a corporation. The overall rating for Harmony Nursing & Rehab Center is above average.
The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services conducts inspections of the Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. The health inspection rating for Harmony Nursing & Rehab Center was considered average. According to the health inspection summary, there were a total of 9 health deficiencies found at this facility. The average number of health deficiencies in Illinois is 7.7. Often times if there are complaints registered with the Illinois Department of Health and Human Services, an inspection would take place to investigate the nature of the complaint. According to data found, there were complaint inspections between June 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016. There was a full report filed on February 18, 2016 by the Department of Health and Human Services. In that report, based on interview and record review, the facility failed to implement nutritional recommendations and resume medication orders for a resident.
On February 17, 2016, a resident was observed during wound rounds with a wound physician and noted to have the following open wounds: left lateral ankle arterial wound, left foot arterial wound and left medial calf Stage II pressure ulcer. The pressure ulcer log for the period February 12, 2016 through February 18, 2016 indicated that the resident’s left calf ulcer developed on January 26, 2016. On February 18, 2016, an attending physician stated that the resident’s wounds are primarily related to vascular issues and the family has decided not to have surgical intervention but instead opted for hospice care. A Doppler study completed on September 12, 2015 showed absent flow noted on the posterior tibial artery bilaterally may represent an occlusion or blockage. Absent pressure demonstrated at the ankles bilaterally indicate severe arterial insufficiency. This is a dangerous condition that the doctor indicated would make the presentation of wounds unavoidable.
The staffing rating at Harmony Nursing & Rehab Center is considered average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day is 1 hour and 27 minutes. The Registered Nurse hours per resident per day was noted to be 57 minutes. The Licensed Practical Nurse hours per resident per day is 31 minutes. The CNA hours per resident per day was recorded at 2 hours and 17 minutes. This nearly matches the Illinois average and slightly below the national average for hours per resident per day in this category. In terms of physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at Harmony Nursing & Rehab Center, it shows that just 3 minutes is allowed per resident per day whereas the Illinois and national averages are both 6 minutes per resident per day for physical therapy.
Quality measures at Harmony Nursing & Rehab Center are rated much above average. However, only 28.6% of short-stay residents made improvements in function where the Illinois average was 60.6% and the national average 63.6%. 9.5% of short-stay residents had an outpatient emergency department visit. This was slightly lower than the Illinois and national averages. 66% of Harmony Nursing & Rehab Center’s short-stay residents were successfully discharged to the community. This percentage is considerably higher than the Illinois and national averages in this category.
It was reported that just .7% of Harmony Nursing & Rehab Center’s long-stay residents experienced one or more falls with major injury. This was substantially lower by percentage than the Illinois and national averages for falls with major injuries for long-stay residents.
96% of Harmony Nursing & Rehab Center’s long-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate seasonal influenza vaccine. This compared very well with both the Illinois and national averages. Likewise, in the area of giving the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine, Harmony Nursing & Rehab Center was at 90.6% compared to 91.9% for Illinois and 93.3%, which is the U.S. average.
Harmony Nursing & Rehab Center has not received any fines in the last 3 years.