Plymouth Place, 315 N. La Grange Road, La Grange Park, Illinois 60526
Plymouth Place is located in Chicago’s western suburb of La Grange Park, Illinois. The facility has 86 certified beds and participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. Plymouth Place is in a continuing care retirement community. It does have a resident council only. The ownership of Plymouth Place is a church-related non-profit. The overall rating of Plymouth Place is above average.
Resident and family councils are important to encourage communications with the nursing home staff. The law requires nursing homes to allow councils to be organized by residents and their families. In a case of a nursing home not having a resident and family council, it would be appropriate for the resident and/or family members to inquire with the nursing home administrator why that is the case. In addition, it may be important to ask to speak with a council president to understand how the nursing home has acted on issues that have arisen in the past.
The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. A full report was made on December 31, 2015 for a standard health inspection at Plymouth Place. At this inspection, there were found to be nine health deficiencies. The deficiencies were in mistreatment, quality care, resident rights, nutrition and dietary and environmental. The average number of health deficiencies in Illinois is 7.7. The average number of health deficiencies in the U.S. is 7.1.
In addition to health inspections, Illinois nursing homes undergo regular fire safety inspections. The total number of fire safety deficiencies for Plymouth Place was nine. The average number of fire safety deficiencies in Illinois is 6.5. The average number of fire safety deficiencies in the U.S. is 3.4.
The rating for Plymouth Place as far as staffing is above average. The registered nurse staffing rating is also above average for Plymouth Place. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Plymouth Place is 1 hour and 46 minutes compared to the Illinois average of 1 hour and 33 minutes and the national average of 1 hour and 42 minutes. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at Plymouth Place is 59 minutes compared to 57 minutes for the Illinois average and 51 minutes for the national average. The licensed practical nurse/licensed vocational nurse (LPN/LVN) hours per resident per day at Plymouth Place is 47 minutes. This was considerably higher than the Illinois average of 37 minutes but below the 51 minutes which is the national average. The certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day at Plymouth Place was 2 hours and 47 minutes which was higher than the 2 hours and 16 minutes for the Illinois average and the 2 hours and 28 minutes for the national average in this category. Plymouth Place particularly had a very high physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at 21 minutes. This is several times higher than both the Illinois and national averages which were both just 6 minutes for physical staff hours per resident per day.
83.7% of Plymouth Place’s short-stay residents made improvements in function. This percentage was considerably higher on average than the Illinois and national listed averages. 8% of Plymouth Place’s short-stay residents had an outpatient emergency department visit while being a resident at this facility. This was lower than both the Illinois and national averages which were 12.3% and 12.1%, respectively. 56.8% of Plymouth Place’s short-stay residents were successfully discharged to the community. Again, this was higher than both the Illinois average at 53.5% and the U.S. average of 56.9%. 84% of Plymouth Place’s short-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate seasonal influenza vaccine compared to 74.6% which was the Illinois average and 80% which was the national average.
2.9% of Plymouth Place’s long-stay high-risk residents developed pressure ulcers during their residency at this facility. This was considerably lower than the Illinois average of 6.2% and the U.S. of 5.7% for developing pressure ulcers. 100% of Plymouth Place’s long-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine. This perfect score was higher than the Illinois average of 91.8% and the U.S. average of 93.4% of nursing home residents who were given the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine.
Plymouth Place 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.