Midway Neurological/Rehab Center
Midway Neurological/Rehab Center is rated much below average. The facility is located in Bridgeview, Illinois which is a Chicago suburb west of the city limits. Midway Neurological/Rehab Center has 404 certified beds. It participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. The ownership of the facility is a for-profit corporation. Midway Neurological/Rehab Center is not in a continuing care retirement community. The facility has a resident and family council.
Resident and family councils can facilitate communications with the nursing home staff. The law requires nursing homes to allow councils to be set up by residents and their families. If a nursing home does not have a resident and family council, the resident or family member should ask the nursing home administrator why that is the case. It is also important to talk with a council president to learn about how the nursing home has acted on different issues.
The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. A standard health inspection was completed on June 30, 2016. There were a total of 16 health deficiencies found at Midway Neurological/Rehab Center. The average number of health deficiencies in Illinois is 7.8. The average number of health deficiencies in the U.S. is 7.1. The health inspections at Midway Neurological/Rehab Center found deficiencies in quality care, resident rights, nutrition and dietary, pharmacy services and environmental.
In addition, the facility underwent a fire safety inspection which resulted in 22 fire safety deficiencies. This is much higher than the average number of fire safety deficiencies in Illinois which is 6.4. The average number of fire deficiencies in the U.S. is 3.4. The fire safety inspection found deficiencies in building construction, corridor walls indoors, vertical openings, smoke compartmentation and control, hazardous area, exit and egress, emergency plans and fire drills, fire alarm systems, automatic sprinkler systems, building service equipment, furnishing and decorations, medical gases and anesthetizing areas and electrical.
Complaints in facility-reported incidents in the past 3 years showed a variety of nursing home issues. For example, an inspection that took place in October of 2013 found a deficiency in protecting each resident from all abuse, physical punishment, and being separated from others. An inspection held on February 26, 2016 found that there was a need to provide necessary care and services to maintain the highest well-being of each resident. These complaints are corrected. In the case of the February 2016 complaint inspection, it was corrected by March 14, 2016. Another issue raised was when a resident is in need of outside medical care. The deficiency was found that there was no immediate report of a resident’s family and doctor of an injury or decline that would affect the resident. Again, this complaint report was shown to have been corrected just days later.
The overall rating for Midway Neurological/Rehab Center for staffing is much below average. The same much below average rating was found for the registered nurse staffing. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Midway Neurological/Rehab Center was 23 minutes. This was substantially lower than the Illinois and national averages. The licensed practical nurse hours per resident per day at Midway Neurological/Rehab Center was just 20 minutes. Again, this was significantly lower than the Illinois average of 37 minutes and the national average of 51 minutes in this category. The certified nursing aide (CNA) hours per resident per day at Midway Neurological/Rehab Center was 1 hour and 7 minutes compared to 2 hours and 16 minutes for Illinois and 2 hours and 28 minutes being the national average. The physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at Midway Neurological/Rehab Center was just 1 minute. The Illinois and national averages are both 6 minutes for physical therapy staff hours per resident per day.
28.6% of Midway Neurological/Rehab Center’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. 11.7% of Midway Neurological/Rehab Center’s short-stay residents had an outpatient emergency department. This compared to the Illinois average of 12.1% and the national average of 11.5% in this category. 34.6% of Midway Neurological/Rehab Center’s short-residents were successfully discharged to the community. This percentage was much lower than the Illinois and national averages which were 51.5% and 55%, respectively. 14.6% of Midway Neurological/Rehab Center’s short-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine. This was significantly lower on average than the national average of 81.4% and the Illinois nursing home average of 77.1%.
1.5% of Midway Neurological/Rehab Center’s long-stay residents experienced one or more falls with major injury. This percentage was lower than the Illinois and national averages which were both 3.3%. 3.2% of Midway Neurological/Rehab Center’s long-stay high-risk residents developed pressure ulcers. This percentage was lower than both the Illinois average of 6.3% and the U.S. average at 5.8%. 11.1% of Midway Neurological/Rehab Center’s had an increased need for help with daily activities. This percentage was lower than the Illinois average of 15.7% and the national average which was 15.4%. 66.2% of Midway Neurological/Rehab Center’s residents were assessed and given the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine. The Illinois average in this category is 91.9%.
Midway Neurological/Rehab Center 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.