Kensington Place Nursing & Rehabilitation
Kensington Place Nursing & Rehabilitation, 3405 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60616
Kensington Place promotes itself as a neighborhood facility “offering excellent skilled nursing care and rehabilitation.” The facility has 155 beds that accommodate Medicare and Medicaid residents. It is a for-profit institution. Illinois Department of Health conducted an inspection on April 15, 2015 that revealed some failures. It was found that Kensington Place was deficient in training staff on procedures to follow in the event of an emergency or to carry out procedures in an unannounced staff drill.
In the same April 15, 2015 inspection it was found that Kensington Place had a low rating on making the facility safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable. It also scored poorly on safeguarding residents’ money and controlling the spread of infections. There was also an issue that needed improvement in the area of ensuring that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and to provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents and falls. It was reported that Kensington Place needed improvement in the way it must assist residents who need help with eating and drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene. The date these and other items that the inspection noted were fixed was May 1, 2015.
In the area of nursing staff, Kensington Place has scored poorly. It was reported that the average time a registered nurse spends with a resident at this facility was 11 minutes, compared to 56 minutes, which is the Illinois average. As for licensed practice nurses or LPNs or Licensed Vocational Nurses, this facility scored high compared to the national average and the state average of number of hours per day of care received per resident. One glaring average for this nursing home was the average time per resident per day for physical therapy. Only 2 minutes was the average for Kensington Place whereas 6 minutes was the average for both Illinois and the U.S. average.
As for quality measures assessed for long-term and short-term residents, overall Kensington Place scored well above average. For occasions of resident fall with a major injury the nursing home did considerably better than the state and the U.S. average. On the other hand, Kensington Place was rated poorly for handling residents with depression or symptoms of depression.
There was filed complaint on October 1, 2015 with respect to the assistance given residents who need individual help with eating, drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene. In this case, the problem as identified was resolved by October 16, 2015 with no further reporting on this topic.
The reporting on Kensington Place is mixed. It is for this and many other reasons that when you or a loved one is in need of a nursing facility that meets the person’s needs, it is crucial that you and family visit as many nursing facilities in your area as time would allow. Each facility has different expertise and proficiencies than another. It is so important to choose wisely and carefully. When visiting a nursing facility go with 2 or more family members. Be sure to ask as many questions as possible about how your loved one will cared for.