Heather Health Care Center

Heather Health Care Center, 15600 South Honore Ave., Harvey, IL 60426

Heather Health Care Center is located in Harvey, Illinois, which is 23 miles away from the city limits of the City of Chicago. The facility has 197 certified beds which participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. The ownership of Heather Health Care Center is a for profit corporation. Heather Health Care Center is not in a Continuing Care Retirement Community. It has a resident council only. The overall rating for Heather Health Care Center is below average.

The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. The last full report filed with respect to a standard health inspection was dated July 15, 2016 uncovering nine health deficiencies. The average number of health deficiencies in Illinois is 8.5 with the national average of health deficiencies being 7.3. In this inspection, deficiencies were identified as three in mistreatment, two in quality care, one in resident assessment, two in pharmacy services and one environmental. The health inspection rating is two stars out of five for Heather Health Care Center, which is considered below average.

In terms of staffing, the rating for Heather Health Care Center is below average with two stars out of five. However, registered nurse staffing rated average with three stars out of five. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Heather Health Care Center is 49 minutes. This stands lower in comparison to the Illinois average of 1 hour and 33 minutes and the national average being 1 hour and 42 minutes.

The registered nurse hours per resident per day at Heather Health Care Center is 22 minutes compared to 55 minutes for the Illinois average and 50 minutes for the national average. The CNA hours per resident per day at Heather Health Care Center is 1 hour and 13 minutes. This is substantially lower than both the Illinois and national averages which are 2 hours and 15 minutes and 2 hours and 27 minutes, respectively. Physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at Heather Health Care Center is just 3 minutes. The Illinois and national averages are both doubled that at 6 minutes each.

32% of Heather Health Care Center’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. This percentage is much higher than Illinois and national averages which stand at 22.5% and 21.1%, respectively. 11.7% of Heather Health Care Center’s short-stay residents had an outpatient emergency department visit. The Illinois average is 12% and the national average 11.9%. 32.9% of Heather Health Care Center’s short-stay residents were successfully discharged to the community. This percentage is significantly below the Illinois and national averages which stand at 53.8% and 57%, respectively.

1.2% of Heather Health Care Center’s long-stay residents experienced one or more falls with major injury. The Illinois and national averages are both 3.3% in this category. 97.1% of the facility’s long-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine. This was percentage was higher on average than both the Illinois and national averages which stand at 91.9% and 93.7%, respectively.

Heather Health Care Center 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.

1 Vital Statistics
Number of Beds: 173 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.

One StarMuch Below 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.

Two StarsBelow 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.

Four StarsAbove Average
3 Key Short Stay Statistics
Description Heather Health Care Center Illinois
Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
2.8%13.1%
Percent of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
1.8%1.1%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
72.4%73.7%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
73.1%76.5%
Percent of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
6.3%2.4%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
Description Heather Health Care Center Illinois
Average
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury.
Lower percentages are better.
1.9%3.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection.
Lower percentages are better.
0.4%4.3%
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
1.5%5.3%
Percentage of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers.
Lower percentages are better.
7.6%6.0%
Percentage of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
21.2%43.7%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
1.7%2.9%
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained.
Lower percentages are better.
0.0%0.6%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
17.2%17.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.
Lower percentages are better.
7.9%14.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight.
Lower percentages are better.
3.0%7.7%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms.
Lower percentages are better.
0.7%18.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
13.4%22.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
95.9%92.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
88.2%91.9%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
25.6%19.4%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 04/14/2017
Total number of health deficiencies: 11
Average number of health deficiencies in Illinois: 8.5

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