Norridge Gardens, 7001 W. Cullom, Norridge, Illinois 60634
Norridge Gardens has 292 certified beds that participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. The ownership of this facility is a for-profit corporation. Norridge Gardens is located in Norridge, Illinois which is a northwestern suburb located just to the west of Harwood Heights, Illinois and near the Chicago neighborhood of Dunning.
The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing home on average every 18 months. One such inspection report was filed on January 28, 2016 with respect to Norridge Gardens. In addition, Illinois residents filed complaints on behalf of four residents of Norridge Gardens. These complaints result in on-site inspections by the Illinois Department and Health and Human Services when such complaints are filed. There was a report of one complaint that resulted in an inspection that was held on March 9, 2016.
Based on interview and record review, during the March 2016 inspection, Norridge Gardens failed to develop a plan of care to reduce or prevent the risk of falling for 1 of 3 residents who were reviewed for fall prevention. In one instance, a resident who was a high risk of falling based on fall risk assessment completed by the facility staff, chose not to assist this resident when it was needed for transfer to a bed or chair. In this case, the resident slid off a chair and hit the left side of his head on the floor. The resident’s alarm went off at 3:00 am and the resident was found sitting in bed. Later the resident was noted on the floor laying on his back, alert and responsive, but confused. The resident was transferred to a hospital for a CT scan and returned to the facility.
Norridge Gardens’ staffing rating is above average. The same could be said about the registered nurse staffing which is also above average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Norridge Gardens was 1 hour and 25 minutes. The average registered nurse hours per resident per day at Norridge Gardens was just 1 hour and 2 minutes. This amount of time on average was higher than both the Illinois and national averages. The certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day at Norridge Gardens was 2 hours and 41 minutes. This was higher than the Illinois average of 2 hours and 15 minutes and the national average of 2 hours and 28 minutes. The physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at Norridge Gardens was 6 minutes which was exactly the same amount as the Illinois and national averages for physical therapy staff hours per resident per day.
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.
45.6% Norridge Gardens short-stay residents made improvements in function during their stay. 26.5% of Norridge Gardens’ short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. Just .4% of Norridge Gardens’ short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that developed or worsened during a stay were lower than the Illinois average of 1.5% and the national average of 1.3% in this category. 69% of Norridge Gardens’ short-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine. This was lower than the Illinois short-stay residents average at 77.2% and the national average of 81.4% in that category.
5.6% of Norridge Gardens’ long-stay high-risk residents developed pressure ulcers while a resident at this facility. This percentage was lower than the Illinois and national averages, which were 6.3% and 5.8%, respectively. 6.2% of Norridge Gardens’ long-stay residents had worsened ability to move independently after being a resident at this facility. This percentage is much lower than the Illinois and national averages which was 17.9 and 18.2%, respectively. 96.4% of Norridge Gardens ‘s long-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate seasonal influenza vaccine. This compared favorably to the Illinois average at 92.8% and the U.S. average of 94.5%.
Norridge Gardens 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.