The overall rating for Meadowbrook Manor is below average. The facility is located in Bolingbrook, Illinois, which is a southwestern suburb to the City of Chicago lying 33.9 miles from the center of the City of Chicago. Meadowbrook Manor has 298 certified beds and participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. Meadowbrook Manor is not in a Continuing Care Retirement Community. That being the case, this nursing facility allows residents to move from one level of care to another based on their particular medical needs while staying in the same continuing care retirement community. Meadowbrook Manor has a resident council only.
Resident and family councils are important to facilitate communications with the nursing home staff. The law requires nursing homes to allow councils to be set up by residents and families. In the case of the nursing home not having a resident and/or family council, a resident or a family member should ask the nursing home administrator why that is the case. It also may be important to suggest to residents and family members to speak with the council president to get an idea of how the nursing home has acted with other residents who have raised concerns about how the nursing home is operating. The ownership of Meadowbrook Manor is a for profit partnership operating under the legal business name of Butterfield Health Care, Inc.
The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. The most recent standard health inspection at Meadowbrook Manor was completed on May 26, 2017. The total number of health citations at the facility was 23. The average number of health citations in Illinois is 9.1. The average number of health citations in the U.S. is 7.2. In addition to the standard health inspection, nursing home facilities in Illinois are subject to complaint inspections. Between December 1, 2016 and November 30, 2017, there were a total of 7 complaint inspections. The number of complaints in the last three years that resulted in a citation at Meadowbrook Manor was 31. The number of times in the past three years a facility-reported issue resulted in a citation was 2. The health inspection rating for Meadowbrook Manor is much below average. This rating by Medicare is based on a nursing home’s weighted score from recent health inspections. Obviously, the more stars an Illinois nursing home receives, the fewer health risks. In this case, Meadowbrook Manor received one star out of a possible five.
The staffing rating at Meadowbrook Manor is above average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Meadowbrook Manor is 1 hour and 35 minutes. The Illinois average is 1 hour and 33 minutes, with the national average being 1 hour and 41 minutes. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at Meadowbrook Manor is 50 minutes. The Illinois average is 56 minutes, with the national average being 50 minutes. Physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at Meadowbrook Manor is 14 minutes. The Illinois and national averages are both 6 minutes. Physical therapists are licensed healthcare professionals providing treatment to help residents regain and maintain physical functions. In this category, the time shows the average time physical therapists providing care to residents throughout the nursing home. Not all residents of nursing homes require physical therapy.
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.
61.8% of Meadowbrook Manor’s short-stay residents showed improvement in their ability to move around on their own. The Illinois average is higher at 63.4% and the national average is even higher yet at 66.7%. 56.8% of Meadowbrook Manor’s short-stay residents were successfully discharged to the community. The Illinois average is at 53.8%. The national average is at 57%. 83.7% of Meadowbrook Manor’s short-stay residents received a needed flu shot for the current flu season. The Illinois average in this category is 73.3%, with the national average being 80.6%.
44.5% of Meadowbrook Manor’s long-stay low-risk residents lose control of their bowels or bladder. The Illinois average is 44.1% and the national average is 47.6% in this category. 4.1% of Meadowbrook Manor’s long-stay residents have a catheter inserted and left in their bladder. The Illinois average is 2.4%. The national average is 2%. 11.1% of Meadowbrook Manor’s long-stay residents had a worsened ability to move independently whereas the Illinois average was higher at 17.2%, as was the national average at 18.3%. 63.7% of Meadowbrook Manor’s long-stay residents had symptoms of depression. This percentage is considerably higher than both the Illinois and national averages which are 18.8% for Illinois and 5% for the national average. 95% of Meadowbrook Manor’s long-stay residents received a needed flu shot for the current flu season compared to 92.8% for the Illinois average and 94.8% for the national average. 98.4% of Meadowbrook Manor’s long-stay residents received a needed vaccine to prevent pneumonia. This percentage was higher than both the Illinois and national averages in this category.
Meadowbrook Manor did not receive any nursing home fines in the last 3 years. It was noted that there was neither a federal fine nor an Illinois state fine during that 3-year period.