Jackson Square Skilled Nursing & Living
Jackson Square Skilled Nursing & Living, 5130 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60644
Jackson Square Skilled Nursing & Living is located on West Side of Chicago in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. The facility has 234 certified beds and participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. It is a for profit partnership doing business under the name of Jackson Corp. It has an overall rating that is below average.
The last full inspection report was filed on July 8, 2015. These inspections are routinely done by the Illinois Department of Health and Human Services approximately every 18 months. One of the issues raised by the inspection report was the facility’s ability to safeguard residences from preventable falls. In one instance a residence reported in an interview that when being transferred from a chair to bed by a certified nursing assistant, the CNA accidentally fell on top of the resident resulting in a right leg injury with pain. The resident should have been secured by a gait belt. On the whole the criticism of Jackson Square was that the facility had to be more diligent in ensuring that residents were correctly and safely transferred from bed to chair or chair to bed. Many residents require assistance in transfers.
In staffing Jackson Square Skilled Nursing & Living rated much below average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day was a total of 56 minutes, whereas the Illinois state average was one hour and 34 minutes. The national average is listed at one hour and 41 minutes. A dramatic shortfall in staffing was found as to hours registered nurses were with residents each day. At Jackson Square RN hours were 18 minutes per resident per day. The Illinois average is 57 minutes and the U.S. average is 51 minutes. Even the certified nursing assistant hours per resident were well below the state and national averages. Jackson Square CNAs were reported to spend just one hour and 23 minutes with each resident each day whereas both the state and federal national averages were longer by more than an hour each.
For physical therapy, Jackson Square Skilled Nursing & Living residents saw physical therapists on average for just three minutes per day per resident. The Illinois and U.S. averages were both double that time.
On the rating of quality measures, Jackson Square Skilled Nursing & Living scored much above average in this area. The percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with a major injury was at a much lower rate than the Illinois and national averages. As to long-term residents developing pressure ulcers, Jackson Square scored about the same as other Illinois nursing home facilities. It was reported that the percentage of short-stay residents who made improvements in function was at about the same level as other comparable nursing home facilities in both Illinois and around the country.
Jackson Square Skilled Nursing & Living was fined several times for violations of federal regulations. The last time a fine was levied was in January 2015 when a $13,000 fine was assessed. There were two fines assessed by the federal government for violations in 2014.