Lexington of Elmhurst

Lexington of Elmhurst, 420 W. Butterfield Road, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

Lexington of Elmhurst has 145 certified beds that participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. The facility is located in Elmhurst, Illinois which is a western suburb to Chicago’s city limits. Lexington of Elmhurst’s ownership is a for-profit corporation. The facility is not in a Continuing Care Retirement Community. Lexington of Elmhurst has an overall rating of much above average. It has a resident council only.

Resident and family councils are important to encourage communications with the nursing home staff. The law requires nursing homes to allow councils to be set up by residents and their families. These councils are important for communication between residents, families and loved ones. A resident and family council are able to facilitate answers to questions through the nursing home’s administrators.

The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. There was a full report issued for Lexington of Elmhurst by the Illinois Department following a health inspection of August 2016. There was also a complaint inspection that was issued on April 7, 2016. The dates of complaint inspections range between November 1, 2015 and October 31, 2016. The health inspection that was conducted in August 2015 found five deficiencies at Lexington of Elmhurst. Two deficiencies were found in quality care, one in residential rights and one in nutrition and dietary and one in administration. The average number of health deficiencies in Illinois is 7.5. The average number of health deficiencies in the U.S. is 7.2. The health inspection rating for Lexington of Elmhurst is average.

The staffing rating at Lexington of Elmhurst is above average wherein the registered nurse staffing rating is considered much above average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Lexington of Elmhurst is 2 hours and 14 minutes. That amount of time on average for licensed nurse staff hours per day than both the Illinois and national averages which are 1 hour and 33 minutes and 1 hour and 41 minutes, respectively. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at Lexington of Elmhurst is also very high at 1 hour and 36 minutes. Again, this is much higher than the Illinois average of 57 minutes and the national average of 50 minutes. The CNA hours per resident per day at Lexington of Elmhurst is 2 hours and 29 minutes compared to 2 hours and 16 minutes for the Illinois and 2 hours and 28 minutes, which is the U.S. average. The physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at Lexington of Elmhurst is 16 minutes. This is a significant number in that it is more than double the Illinois and national averages which are both 6 minutes.

The overall rating of Lexington of Elmhurst for quality measures is much above average. 62.1% of Lexington of Elmhurst’s short-stay residents made improvements in function. 22.3% of Lexington of Elmhurst’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. 10.5% of Lexington of Elmhurst’s short-stay residents had an outpatient emergency department visit. This percentage was lower than both the Illinois and national averages. 57.3% of Lexington of Elmhurst’s short-stay residents were successfully discharged to the community compared to 53.5% for the Illinois average and 56.9% for the U.S. average. 57.8% of the short-stay residents at Lexington of Elmhurst were assessed and given the appropriate seasonal influenza vaccine compared to 74.6% for the Illinois and 80% for the national average. Lexington of Elmhurst also ran behind the Illinois and national averages for short-stay residents who were assessed and given the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine which was just 66.6% of its residents.

69.7% of Lexington of Elmhurst’s long-stay low-risk residents were those who lose control of their bowel or bladder. This percentage was considerably higher than the Illinois average of 42.9% and the national average at 46.8%. 80.6% of the facility’s long-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine. This percentage lagged behind the Illinois average of 91.8% and the U.S. average of 93.4% in this category.

Lexington of Elmhurst has received two federal fines; one was on May 6, 2014 in the amount of $18,980 and the second was on July 24, 2014 for $11,798. It is possible that Illinois may have imposed a penalty under state law, but none are listed. To search for the Illinois state penalties, there is a separate website that would allow for an independent viewing of any such fines.

1 Vital Statistics
Number of Beds: 142 certified bedsi rating icon

Beds in the nursing home that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare or Medicaid.

Accepts: Medicare and Medicaidi rating icon

Shows if the nursing home participates in the Medicare, Medicaid, or both.

2 Key Ratings
Star Rating Summary
Overall Rating i rating icon

A rating of 1 to 5 stars based on the health inspection, staffing, and quality measures ratings combined into one. More stars are better.

Five StarsMuch Above Average
Health Inspection i rating icon

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

Three StarsAverage
Staffing i rating icon

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.

Four StarsAbove Average
RN Staffing i rating icon

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.

Five StarsMuch Above Average
Quality Measures i rating icon

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.

Five StarsMuch Above Average
3 Key Short Stay Statistics
DescriptionAlden Estates of EvanstonIllinois
Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
6.2%10.7%
Percent of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
0.2%1.1%
Percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a flu shot for the current flu season.
Higher percentages are better.
57.8%73.1%
Percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia.
Higher percentages are better.
66.6%75.4%
Percentage of short-stay residents who got antipsychotic medication for the first time.
Lower percentages are better.
1.2%2.3%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
DescriptionAlden Estates of EvanstonIllinois
Average
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury.
Lower percentages are better.
2.2%3.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection.
Lower percentages are better.
4.8%3.5%
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
0.0%4.0%
Percentage of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers.
Lower percentages are better.
6.4%5.8%
Percentage of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
69.7%45.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
2.9%2.1%
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.
16.7%17.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.
Lower percentages are better.
12.8%14.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight.
Lower percentages are better.
7.0%7.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have symptoms of depression.
Lower percentages are better.
0.6%18.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication..
Lower percentages are better.
7.7%21.5%
Percentage of long-stay residents who needed and got a flu shot for the current flu season.
Higher percentages are better.
80.4%92.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
80.6%90.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
4.8%19.3%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 08/11/2016
Total number of health deficiencies: 5
Average number of health deficiencies in Illinois: 9.2

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