Lexington of Wheeling

Lexington of Wheeling, 730 W. Hintz Road, Wheeling, Illinois 60090

Lexington of Wheeling has an overall rating of average. The facility has 215 certified beds that participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. Lexington of Wheeling is located in the northwestern suburb to Chicago of Wheeling, Illinois which stands at 29 miles from the center of the City of Chicago. It is not in a Continuing Care Retirement Community. It has a resident and family council. Resident and family council can facilitate open communications with the facility’s staff.

The law requires nursing homes to allow councils to be set up by residents or their families. Importantly, if a nursing home does not have a resident or a family council, the resident or a family member should ask the nursing home administrator why that is the case. Where there is no resident or family council, the resident is encouraged to speak with the council president to get a sense of how the nursing home has performed on issues raised in the past. The ownership of Lexington of Wheeling is a for profit corporation that operates under the legal business name of Lexington Health Care Center of Wheeling, Inc.

The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. The health inspection rating for Lexington of Wheeling is average. The most recent standard health inspection was completed on February 24, 2017 resulting in a full report. There was only one health citation raised by that inspection. There were no complaint inspections filed at Lexington of Wheeling between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. The number of citations during the last three years at Lexington of Wheeling was 6. The average number of health citations in Illinois is 9. The average number of health citations in the U.S. is 7.2.

The staffing rating for Lexington of Wheeling is below average receiving just two out of five stars. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Lexington of Wheeling is 1 hour and 11 minutes compared to 1 hour and 33 for the Illinois average and 1 hour and 41 minutes, which is the national average. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at Lexington of Wheeling is 42 minutes compared to the Illinois average of just 56 minutes with the national average being 50 minutes. The physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at this facility is 4 minutes. The Illinois average for physical therapy staff hours per resident per day is 6 minutes as is the national average.

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.

50.1% of Lexington of Wheeling’s short-stay residents showed improvement in their ability to move around on their own. The Illinois average is 63.4% with the national average being 66.7%. 25.9% of Lexington of Wheeling’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. 62% of Lexington of Wheeling’s short-stay were successfully discharged to the community compared to the Illinois average of 53.8% and the national average of 57%. 2.4% of Lexington of Wheeling’s short-stay residents developed pressure sores that were new or pressure sores that were present and then worsened. The Illinois average in this category is 1.1%, with the national average even lower at .9%. 85.7% of the facility’s short-stay residents received a needed vaccine to prevent pneumonia. The Illinois average and national average were both lower at 76.3% and 82.3%, respectively.

3% of Lexington of Wheeling’s long-stay residents developed a urinary tract infection while a resident at the facility. The Illinois and national averages are both higher at 3.9% and 3.8%, respectively. 18.5% of Lexington of Wheeling’s long-stay residents had a worsened ability to move independently after being a resident at this facility. The Illinois average is 17.2%. 98.5% of Lexington of Wheeling’s long-stay residents received a needed flu shot for the flu vaccine. This percentage was both higher than the Illinois and national averages which stand at 92.8% and 94.8%, respectively.

Lexington of Wheeling received a penalty on January 14, 2016 for $4,550. No other fines have been reported.

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