Pershing Garden Healthcare Center
Pershing Garden Healthcare Center has 51 certified beds and participates in Medicare and Medicaid. The facility is not a continuing care retirement community. The ownership of Pershing Garden Healthcare Center is a for-profit corporation. Pershing Garden Healthcare Center is located in the near south suburban community to Chicago of Stickney, Illinois. It is just miles to the southwest of Chicago’s city limits off of Illinois Interstate 55 or the Stevenson Expressway. Stickney is located just to the southwest of Cicero, Illinois. The overall rating of Pershing Garden Healthcare Center is above average.
The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average approximately every 18 months. One of these inspections was done of Pershing Garden Healthcare Center that was completed on February 26, 2016.
Based on observation, record review and interview, Pershing Garden Healthcare Center failed to provide psychosocial therapy to one resident in a sample of twelve residents. This particular resident was using antidepressant medication. The nursing home’s assessment dated July 21, 2015 confirmed this resident for psychosocial treatment. The resident was identified with a disease and condition that may impede abilities to interact with others and health factors that may inhibit social involvement. The care plan dated April 7, 2015 noted that this resident required psychosocial therapy related to alcohol abuse.
The resident was to begin psychosocial therapy once approved by a physician. Once approval was obtained, social services was to be set up for psychosocial therapy. The consent for this therapy was signed by the resident and a physician. However, the administrator stated that the resident did not attend the psychosocial therapy. There was no note that the resident ever attended any of the psychosocial therapy sessions that were held on Saturdays.
In another issue with Pershing Garden Healthcare Center, it was found in this inspection that the facility failed to follow its policy on kitchen sanitation. The kitchen supervisor was observed grinding pork while wearing long dangling earrings. The kitchen supervisor was also wearing a diamond wedding band while stirring the ground meat. Her hands were not gloved. Another dietary aide had long hair hanging from underneath the hairnet. Further, the dietary aide was preparing lunch for residents with a dirty apron.
With respect to staffing, Pershing Garden Healthcare Center has an above average rating. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at the Pershing Garden Healthcare Center was 1 hour and 52 minutes compared to 1 hour and 33 minutes which is the Illinois average and the national average is 1 hour and 42 minutes. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at Pershing Garden Healthcare Center is reported to be 1 hour and 2 minutes, whereas the Illinois average is 57 minutes and the national average is 51 minutes.
Physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at Pershing Garden Healthcare Center is 10 minutes. This is above the Illinois average of 6 minutes per resident per day in this category.
As to quality measures, Pershing Garden Healthcare Center was rated average. The percentage of short-stay residents at Pershing Garden Healthcare Center who made improvements in function was 76.8% of its residents. This compared very favorably to the Illinois and national averages in this category. 28.6% of Pershing Garden Healthcare Center’s short-stay were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. This percentage was higher than the Illinois and national averages in this category. 11.4% of Pershing Garden Healthcare Center’s short-stay residents had an outpatient emergency department visit compared to 12.1% and 11.5% for the Illinois and national averages, respectively.
There were no reports of Pershing Garden Healthcare Center’s long-stay residents who experienced one or more falls with major injury. Pershing Garden Healthcare Center’s long-stay residents who developed pressure ulcers were listed at 12.2% of its residents. This is nearly double the Illinois average and more than double the national average in this category. 98.2% of Pershing Garden Healthcare Center’s long-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate influenza vaccine. This percentage was higher than the Illinois and national averages for this category.
Pershing Garden Healthcare Center did not receive any federal fines in the last three years.