Lake Forest Place
Lake Forest Place, 1100 Pembridge Drive, Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
Lake Forest Place is located in Lake Forest, Illinois which is a northern suburb to the City of Chicago lying approximately 36.5 miles from the center of the City of Chicago. The overall rating is much above average. The facility has 50 certified beds that participates in Medicare only. The facility is within a Continuing Care Retirement Community. A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) offers multiple housing options and levels of care. The advantage to a nursing home of this type is that it allows a resident to move from one level to another based on their particular needs while still remaining in the same facility. Lake Forest Place has a resident council only. Resident and family councils are important to facilitate communications with the nursing home staff. The ownership of Lake Forest Place is a nonprofit corporation.
The law requires nursing homes to allow councils to be set up by residents and families. In the case of the nursing home not having a resident and/or family council, a resident or a family member should ask the nursing home administrator why that is the case. It also may be important to suggest to residents and family members to speak with the council president to get an idea of how the nursing home has acted with other residents who have raised concerns about how the nursing home is operating.
The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. The most recent standard health inspection was filed on November 1, 2017 resulting in 2 health citations. The average number of health citations in Illinois is 9.2. The average number of health citations in the U.S. is 7.2. There were no complaint citations filed between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. The number of complaints in the past three years that resulted in a citation was two. The health inspection rating for Lake Forest Place is much above average.
The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Lake Forest Place is 3 hours and 41 minutes. The Illinois average is 1 hour and 33 minutes, with the national average being 1 hour and 41 minutes. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at Lake Forest Place is 3 hours. The Illinois average pales in comparison at just 56 minutes, with the national average being even lower at 50 minutes. The CNA hours per resident per day at Lake Forest Place is 4 hours and 58 minutes. The Illinois average is 2 hours and 14 minutes, with the national average being 2 hours and 27 minutes. The physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at Lake Forest Place is 35 minutes. Both the Illinois and national averages in this category are 6 minutes. Physical therapists are licensed healthcare professionals providing treatment to help residents regain and maintain physical functions. In this category, the time shows the average time physical therapists providing care to residents throughout the nursing home. Not all residents of nursing homes require physical therapy. The staffing rating for Lake Forest Place is much above average. The registered nurse staffing rating is also much above average for Lake Forest Place.
Illinois nursing homes that are certified by Medicare and Medicaid regularly report clinical information for each of their residents to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS gives nursing homes a quality of resident care star rating based on performance on 16 different measures. These measures reflect how well a nursing home cares for its residents. These listings are based on two groups which are short-stay residents who spend 100 days or less in a nursing home and long-stay residents who spend over 100 days in a nursing home.
63.5% of Lake Forest Place’s short-stay residents were successfully discharged to the community. The Illinois average is 53.8%, with the national average being 57%. 1.2% of Lake Forest Place’s short-stay residents reported moderate to severe pain. Both the Illinois and national averages are both considerably higher standing at 11% and 13.7%, respectively. 92.8% Lake Forest Place’s short-stay residents received a needed flu shot for the current flu season. The Illinois average was just 73.2% with the national average being 81%.
10.7% of Lake Forest Place’s long-stay residents developed a urinary tract infection compared to 3.7% for both the Illinois and national averages in this category. 1% of Lake Forest Place’s long-stay residents reported moderate to severe pain. The Illinois average is 4.1%, with the national average being 5.6%. 64.9% of Lake Forest Place’s long-stay low-risk residents lose control of their bowel and bladder compared to 44.5% for the Illinois average and 47.7% for the national average. 18.2% of Lake Forest Place’s long-stay residents had a worsened ability to move independently. The Illinois average is 17.1%, with the national average being 18.2%. 5.7% of Lake Forest Place’s long-stay residents had an increased need for help with daily activities. The Illinois average was significantly higher at 14.2% as was the national average standing at 15%. 25.3% of the facility’s long-stay residents reported losing too much weight. This percentage was much higher than both the Illinois and national averages which stand at 7.9% and 7.1%, respectively. 100% of Lake Forest Place’s long-stay residents received a needed vaccine to prevent pneumonia. The Illinois average is 91.3% and the national average is 94.1%.
Lake Forest Place did not receive any nursing home fines in the last 3 years. It was noted that there was neither a federal fine nor an Illinois state fine during that 3-year period.