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.

1 Vital Statistics
Number of Beds: 155 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.

One StarMuch Below Average
Health Inspection More Information

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

One StarMuch Below 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.

One StarMuch Below 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.

One StarMuch Below 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.

Three StarsAverage
3 Key Short Stay Statistics
DescriptionKENSINGTON Place
Nursing &
Rehabilitation
Illinois Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
22.2%11.5%
Percent of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
1.7%1.1%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
72.2%73.3%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better .
90.5%76.3%
Percent of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
0.0%2.3%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
DescriptionKENSINGTON Place
Nursing &
Rehabilitation
Illinois
Average
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury.
Lower percentages are better.
2.9%3.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection.
Lower percentages are better.
1.6%3.9%
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
0.8%4.4%
Percentage of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers.
Lower percentages are better.
7.8%5.8%
Percentage of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
8.1%44.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
1.6%2.4%
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.
38.4%17.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.
Lower percentages are better.
32.0%14.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight.
Lower percentages are better.
0.0%7.9%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms.
Lower percentages are better.
59.5%18.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication..
Lower percentages are better.
1.6%21.9%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
100.0%92.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
99.5%91.6%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
39.8%19.3%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 04/15/2015
Total number of health deficiencies: 18
Average number of health deficiencies in Illinois: 8.9

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