Little Sisters of the Poor

Little Sisters of the Poor, 2325 North Lakewood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614

Little Sisters of the Poor is located on Chicago’s North Side in the Lakeview neighborhood. The facility has 76 certified beds and participates in Medicaid. Its overall rating is above average. It does very well in staffing. About every fifteen months Illinois nursing homes are inspected by the Department of Health and Human Services. A survey was completed on July 17, 2015 that leveled several deficiencies on this nursing home. The facility failed to develop a care plan for assistive equipment for one resident out of four who were reviewed. In addition, it was reported that one resident had fallen resulting in a shoulder fracture.

Based on the record review and interview it was found that the facility failed to follow its fall with injury policy and that it failed to review and revise the care plan for residents who were fall risks. In another observation it was found that Little Sisters of the Poor failed to follow its pain policy and assess, evaluate, monitor and document pain for one of its residents. Another resident was found to have fallen multiple times and as a result of one fall fractured the right wrist. There was no investigation documented as to the root cause of the fall. On July 17, 2015 it was noted that it was the responsibility of the facility to keep the residents safe. Little Sisters of the Poor has an undated policy on fall protection and a requirement that falls be investigated.

In the staffing category Little Sisters of the Poor did very well in that registered nurses attended to residents on average for one hour, 21 minutes each day. Licensed practice nurses and licensed vocational nurses were with residents on 30 minutes per day, per resident. The time spent with residents by certified nurse practitioners (CNAs) was two hours and 53 minutes which was longer that the Illinois average and the national average of CAN time spent with resident each day.

Eighty percent of short-stay residents assessed were given the appropriate pneumonia vaccine. That again was better than the averages for both Illinois and the U.S. For long-term residents, Little Sisters of the Poor did better than the averages for Illinois and the nation when it comes to urinary tract infections (UTI). UTI is a very common affliction especially for elderly women.

On the other hand the facility was rated poorly for residents reporting pressure ulcers. Pressure sores or ulcers occur frequently when a nursing home resident is unable to walk or even stand without assistance. That results in long periods of time either sitting or laying which many times breaks down the skin usually where the body has a bone near the skin’s surface. Pressure ulcers oftentimes occur at the tail bone, the heels and on the buttocks. The opening of the skin is how the infectious process begins with cellulitis that can balloon into a much more serious infection or sepsis that is life-threatening. Little Sisters of the Poor has not been fined in the last three years. In determining which nursing home would best suit my loved one consider whether the nursing home has a physician on staff or one that regularly does rounds at the facility. Naturally the trained medical staff the better it is.

1 Vital Statistics
Number of Beds: 76 certified bedsMore Information

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

Accepts: MedicaidMore Information

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

2 Key Ratings
Star Rating Summary
Overall Rating More Information

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

Four StarsAbove Average
Health Inspection More Information

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

Three StarsAverage
Staffing More Information

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.

One StarMuch Below Average
RN Staffing More Information

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 More Information

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.

Four StarsAbove Average
3 Key Short Stay Statistics
DescriptionLittle Sisters of the PoorIllinois Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
NOT
AVAILABLE
10.5%
Percent of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
NOT
AVAILABLE
1.2%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
71.4%73.0%
Percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia.
Higher percentages are better .
NOT
AVAILABLE
74.9%
Percentage of short-stay residents who got antipsychotic medication for the first time.
Lower percentages are better.
NOT
AVAILABLE
2.3%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
DescriptionLittle Sisters of the PoorIllinois
Average
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury.
Lower percentages are better.
5.6%3.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection.
Lower percentages are better.
1.4%3.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
1.5%4.1%
Percentage of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers.
Lower percentages are better.
6.0%5.9%
Percentage of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
43.6%45.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
3.7%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.
18.1%17.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.
Lower percentages are better.
9.6%14.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight.
Lower percentages are better.
6.1%7.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have symptoms of depression.
Lower percentages are better.
0.0%18.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication..
Lower percentages are better.
13.5%21.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who needed and got a flu shot for the current flu season.
Higher percentages are better.
98.7%92.7%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
87.8%90.3%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
22.8%19.2%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 02/11/2016
Total number of health deficiencies: 9
Average number of health deficiencies in Illinois: 5.6

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