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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 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

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

Three Stars 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

Two Stars Below 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

Two Stars Below Average
RN Staffing Three Stars 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 Symphony Of Lincoln Park Illinois
Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
Lower percentages are better.
0.5% 10.2%
Percentage of SNF residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened
Lower percentages are better.
1.3% Not Available
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
63.8% 72.8%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
76.6% 74.7%
Percentage of short-stay residents who got antipsychotic medication for the first time
Lower percentages are better.
0.8% 2.1%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
Description Symphony Of Lincoln Park Illinois
Average
Percent of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
Lower percentages are better.
0.7% 3.3%
Percent of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
Lower percentages are better.
0.3% 3.1%
Percent of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
Lower percentages are better.
0.2% 4.9%
Percent of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers
Lower percentages are better.
10.7% 7.6%
Percent of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder
Lower percentages are better.
57.5% 46.1%
Percent of long-stay residents who have or had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
Lower percentages are better.
0.5% 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.
21.2% 16.5%
Percent of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased
Lower percentages are better.
16.4% 13.8%
Percent of long-stay residents who lose too much weight
Lower percentages are better.
4.5% 6.3%
Percent of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms
Lower percentages are better.
2.0% 19.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication
Lower percentages are better.
14.9% 20.2%
Percent of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
91.9% 92.9%
Percent of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
97.2% 89.7%
Percent of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
Lower percentages are better.
14.6% 18.8%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 03/22/2019
Total number of health deficiencies: 8
Average number of health deficiencies in Illinois: 10.6

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