Imperial of Lincoln Park

Imperial of Lincoln Park; 1366 West Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614

Imperial of Lincoln Park is a nursing home facility with 248 certified beds that participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. The nursing home is located between the Lincoln Park and Bucktown neighborhoods on Chicago’s near north side. The facility is operated as a for profit corporation. It carries an overall rating that is average.

The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services made a report of its May 2015 inspection of Imperial of Lincoln Park. In that report it was found that the facility had several instances of below acceptable ratings for falls. Based on an interview of a resident it was determined that this person was not adequately supervised. The resident has an unsteady gait. As a result of a fall this resident suffered a contusion and minor head injury. Another resident fell to floor when being transferred from her wheelchair. She sustained a spinous process fracture.

In a nurse’s note about a resident, it was shown that a resident was noncompliant with the walker he is to use, although he suffers from dementia. This resident has been known to become combative at times. In another instance, a resident who was to be watched or supervised through the night fell, but was left unnoticed. A certified nursing assistant was assigned to this resident during the night shift. The CNA when interviewed said she thought that her assignment was to monitor the resident for behavioral problems. This resident was a fall risk who knew how to detach the alarm off of her body, turn her bed alarm off and carry it around with her. The resident was found to have fallen when a registered nurse noticed the resident’s bruised face. The resident also reported that her hip was sore. When the family and doctor were notified, the resident was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

In another incident, a resident had fallen in the dining room. This resident was a known fall risk. She was not able ambulate except for shuffling along in her wheelchair. In a video of that incident it was shown that the resident fell out of her chair onto the floor. Her face struck the floor. There was an activity aide seen pushing the woman’s wheelchair when she fell. She had been leaning forward and apparently that was not noticed by the activity aide. As a result Imperial of Lincoln Park has implemented a stricter fall prevention policy to be adhered to by all employees of the facility.

Staffing is rated below average overall at Imperial of Lincoln Park. That rating is somewhat misleading since the facility has displayed mostly above average statistics for nursing care generally. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day was about average compared to Illinois and the nation as a whole. In physical therapy hours per resident, Imperial of Lincoln Park scored higher than Illinois and the national averages for time spent with residents each day.

As to quality measures, Imperial of Lincoln Park was rated much above average. It was very successful in short-stay patients reporting lower than average occurrences of pressure ulcers or bed sores. For long-term stay residents, the facility was rated much better on average for residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury. The percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently had worsened was lower than the Illinois state average and the national average for the same category.

1 Vital Statistics
Number of Beds: 248 certified bedsMore Information

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

Accepts: Medicare and MedicaidMore Information

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

2 Key Ratings
Star Rating Summary
Overall Rating More 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.

Three StarsAverage
Health Inspection More Information

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

Two StarsBelow Average
Staffing More 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 More 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 More 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
DescriptionImperial of Lincoln ParkIllinois Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
4.5%10.7%
Percent of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
0.2%1.1%
Percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a flu shot for the current flu season.
Higher percentages are better.
86.3%73.1%
Percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia.
Higher percentages are better.
65.4%75.4%
Percentage of short-stay residents who got antipsychotic medication for the first time.
Lower percentages are better.
1.1%2.3%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
DescriptionImperial of Lincoln ParkIllinois
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.
1.3%3.5%
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
1.0%4.0%
Percentage of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers.
Lower percentages are better.
5.6%5.8%
Percentage of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
37.4%45.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
2.3%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.
14.5%17.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.
Lower percentages are better.
9.1%14.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight.
Lower percentages are better.
10.9%7.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have symptoms of depression.
Lower percentages are better.
0.0%18.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication..
Lower percentages are better.
11.5%21.5%
Percentage of long-stay residents who needed and got a flu shot for the current flu season.
Higher percentages are better.
91.4%92.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
79.0%90.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
19.5%19.3%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 02/19/2015
Total number of health deficiencies: 13
Average number of health deficiencies in Illinois: 9.2

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