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.