Lincolnwood Place, 7000 N. McCormick Blvd., Lincolnwood, Illinois 60645
Lincolnwood Place has 40 certified beds that participates in Medicare. The ownership of Lincolnwood Place is a for-profit corporation. The facility is located in the Chicago suburb of Lincolnwood, Illinois, which is just west of the Chicago’s north side neighborhood of West Ridge. The overall rating for Lincolnwood Place is much above average.
The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing home approximately every 18 months. During the period of August 1, 2015 through July 31, 2016, there were no complaint inspections filed referencing Lincolnwood Place. There was a standard health inspection report of October 15, 2015 that showed one health deficiency.
The inspection showed that based on observations, interviews and record review, the facility failed to review or revise a care plan intervention associated with resistant to care for one resident. The intervention that was needed for one of the residents who was readmitted was the use of a hearing aid to be applied to the left ear every morning. The hearing aid was to be removed every evening. The care plan of October 5, 2015 showed that this resident has allergies and becomes short of breath at times. Interventions include oxygen at 2-4 liters per nasal cannula. On October 14, 2015, this resident was observed sitting up in a recliner chair, in the dining room. The resident’s hearing aid was not intact in the left ear. It was also noted that the nasal cannula was not secured. The portable oxygen tank dial flow was set at 2 liters. The nasal cannula was wrapped around the arm of the recliner chair.
According to the certified nursing assistant, the resident would repeatedly remove his hearing aid from his ear. A registered nurse was notified. The registered nurse secured the hearing aid and placed it in a medication cart. In addition, it was noted that this resident removes the oxygen tubing and hearing aid from time to time. According to the report, when goals and objectives are not achieved, the resident’s clinical record should be documented as to why the results are not achieved and what new goals and objectives have been established. Care plans will be modified accordingly.
Lincolnwood Place is rated average in staffing. Its registered nurse staffing rating is much above average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Lincolnwood Place is 1 hour and 52 minutes. This compared favorably to the Illinois average of 1 hour and 33 minutes and the national average of 1 hour and 42 minutes. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at Lincolnwood Place were 1 hour and 35 minutes which was considerably higher than the Illinois and national averages in this category. The physical therapy staff hours per resident per day were 19 minutes. This is an indication that Lincolnwood Place specializes in handling nursing home residents with physical therapy needs. The Illinois average is just 6 minutes in this category. The same 6 minutes is the U.S. average in this category.
Under federal law, all nursing homes, including those in Illinois, are to provide enough staff to adequately and safely care for residents. However, there is no current federal standard for the best nursing home staffing levels. Illinois nursing homes must have at least one registered nurse for at least 8 straight hours a day, 7 days a week and either a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse/licensed vocational nurse on duty 24 hours per day. Some states, including Illinois, may have additional staffing requirements. Certified nursing assistants (CNA) should provide care to nursing home residents 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. In the category of physical therapy service hours, that depends on what the facility’s residents require or how the Illinois nursing home is set up for specialization. The staffing numbers that are listed on the Medicare.gov website for Illinois nursing homes are based on information reported by the nursing home. They represent staffing levels for a 2-week period prior to the time of a state inspection.
Lincolnwood Place’s residents made improvements in function at the rate of 68.7% for its short-stay residents. This percentage was higher than both the Illinois and national averages in this category. 27.8% of Lincolnwood Place‘s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. This percentage was higher than the Illinois and national averages in this category. 57.6% of Lincolnwood Place’s short-stay residents were successfully discharged to the community. 92.9% of Lincolnwood Place’s short-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate influenza vaccine. This percentage was significantly higher than both the Illinois and national averages in this category.
2.1% of Lincolnwood Place’s long-stay residents experienced one or more falls with major injury. This percentage was lower than the Illinois and national averages that were both 3.3%. 59.1% of Lincolnwood Place’s long-stay low-risk residents would lose control of their bowels or bladder. This percentage was higher than the Illinois average of 42.3% and the national average of 46.6%. In the categories of assessing and giving the appropriate seasonal influenza vaccine and the pneumococcal vaccine, Lincolnwood Place scored perfectly at 100% in each category.
Lincolnwood Place has not received any federal fines in the last 3 years. 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.