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Highland Oaks

Highland Oaks, 2750 W. Highland Avenue, Elgin, Illinois 60123

Highland Oaks is located in Elgin, Illinois which is a northwestern suburb to the city of Chicago. The facility is approximately 48.5 miles from the center of the City of Chicago. It has 50 certified beds that participates in Medicaid only. Highland Oaks is not within a Continuing Care Retirement Community. A Continuing Care Retirement Community offers multiple housing options for different levels of nursing needs and care. A nursing home is typically the most service-intensive housing option. Residents may move from one level to another based on their medical needs. It has a resident council only. The ownership of Highland Oaks is a nonprofit organization. The overall rating is much above average.

The health inspection rating for Highland Oaks is much above average. The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. The most recent health inspection resulted in 1 health citations. The full report was filed on July 25, 2018. The average number of health citations in Illinois is 10.4. The average number of health citations in the U.S. is 7.8.

In addition to the regular health inspections, a complaint inspection will result when an individual resident, family member or loved one reports to the Illinois Department of Health and Human Services that some violation or noncompliance has taken place. There were no complaint inspections between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019.

The staffing rating at Highland Oaks is much above average. Much above average means the facility received 5 out of 5 possible stars. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Highland Oaks is 1 hour and 41 minutes. The Illinois average is 1 hour and 24 minutes, with the national average being 1 hour and 33 minutes. The registered nurse hours per resident per day is 1 hour and 11 minutes compared to just 46 minutes for the Illinois average and 41 minutes for the national average. There are no physical therapy staff hours at Highland Oaks. The registered nurse staffing rating at Highland Oaks is much above average.

The quality of resident care rating at Highland Oaks is much above average. 16% of Highland Oaks’ short-stay residents reported moderate to severe pain. The Illinois average is 10.2%, with the national average being 12.3%. 100% Highland Oaks’ short-stay residents received a needed flu shot for the current flu season. The Illinois average is 72.8% with the national average being 82.3%.

The long-stay quality of care rating at Highland Oaks is much above average. .43 per 1,000 days long-stay residents were hospitalized at one time. The Illinois average is 1.89 per 1,000 days. The national average is 1.75. 6% of Highland Oaks’ long-stay residents experienced one or more falls with major injury. The Illinois average is 3.3%, with the national average being 3.4%. 2.7% of Highland Oaks’ long-stay high-risk residents developed pressure ulcers. The Illinois average is 7.6% with the national average being 7.4% in this category. 9.8 % of Highland Oaks’ long-stay residents had a worsened ability to move independently. The Illinois average was significantly higher at 16.5% as was the national average at 17.9%. 6.7% of Highland Oaks’ long-stay residents had an increased need for help with daily activities compared to 13.8% for the Illinois average and 14.8% being the national average. 95.1% of Highland Oaks’ long-stay residents received a needed vaccine to prevent pneumonia. The Illinois average is 89.7%, with the national average being 93.7%.

Highland Oaks 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: 50 certified bedsinformation

Beds in the nursing home that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare or Medicaid.

Accepts: Medicaidinformation

Shows if the nursing home participates in the Medicare, Medicaid, or both.

2 Key Ratings
Star Rating Summary
Overall Rating information

Medicare assigns the overall star rating based on a nursing homes's performance on 3 separate measures: Health inspections, staffing, and quality measures. Each of these domains have their own star ratings, with more stars meaning better quality of care

Five Stars Much Above Average
Health Inspection information

Medicare assigns the star rating based on a nursing home’s weighted score from recent health inspections. More stars means fewer health risks

Five Stars Much Above Average
Staffing information

Medicare assigns the star rating based on the nursing home’s staffing hours for Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practice Nurses (LPNs), Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), and Nurse aides. More stars means a better level of staffing per nursing home resident

Five Stars Much Above Average
RN Staffing Five Stars Much Above Average
Quality Measures information

Medicare assigns the star rating based on data from a select set of clinical data measures. More stars means better quality of care

Five Stars Much Above Average
3 Key Short Stay Statistics
Description Highland Oaks Illinois
Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
Lower percentages are better.
16.0% 10.2%
Percentage of SNF residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened
Lower percentages are better.
Not Available% Not Available
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
100.0% 72.8%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
75.0% 74.7%
Percentage of short-stay residents who got antipsychotic medication for the first time
Lower percentages are better.
Not Available% 2.1%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
Description Highland Oaks Illinois
Average
Percent of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
Lower percentages are better.
6.0% 3.3%
Percent of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
Lower percentages are better.
0.5% 3.1%
Percent of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
Lower percentages are better.
6.9% 4.9%
Percent of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers
Lower percentages are better.
2.7% 7.6%
Percent of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder
Lower percentages are better.
68.3% 46.1%
Percent of long-stay residents who have or had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
Lower percentages are better.
0.6% 2.4%
Percent of long-stay residents who were physically restrained
Lower percentages are better.
0.0% 0.3%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened
Lower percentages are better.
9.8% 16.5%
Percent of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased
Lower percentages are better.
6.7% 13.8%
Percent of long-stay residents who lose too much weight
Lower percentages are better.
8.7% 6.3%
Percent of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms
Lower percentages are better.
0.0% 19.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication
Lower percentages are better.
14.5% 20.2%
Percent of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
100.0% 92.9%
Percent of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
95.1% 89.7%
Percent of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
Lower percentages are better.
11.2% 18.8%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 07/25/2018
Total number of health deficiencies: 1
Average number of health deficiencies in Illinois: 10.6

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