Ridgeview Rehab & Nursing Center
Ridgeview Rehab & Nursing Center is located in the Rogers Park neighborhood on Chicago’s north side. There are 136 certified beds at Ridgeview Rehab & Nursing Center which participates in Medicare and Medicaid. The ownership of Ridgeview Rehab & Nursing Center is a for-profit partnership. The facility is not in a continuing care retirement community. The overall star rating is average.
The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes at least every 18 months. A full report of an inspection that took place on October 8, 2015 is listed on the Medicare.gov website.
Based on observation, interview and record review, Ridgeview Rehab & Nursing Center failed to provide privacy while administering medications for one resident in a sample of 23 and one resident in the supplemental sample reviewed for privacy. The findings included a resident’s face sheet documents. On October 6, 2015, a Licensed Practical Nurse stated that the resident reviewed receives medicine through a certain device. At 8:35 am, the Licensed Practical Nurse entered the resident’s room, did not close the door to the room and did not cover the resident with a privacy curtain. The resident’s room door is right in front of a common exit door on the second floor, which is used by employees and residents. In other words, it was easy to look and see the rather compromising position that the resident was in while the LPN was administering the medication.
On October 7, 2015, during the facility presentation, the Director of Nursing presented a signed document that is read during the morning medication pass, the nurse noticed a resident’s room was not closed and proceeded to close the door to ensure privacy. Facility staff must respect resident’s privacy when they are being examined or given care.
Based on interview and record review, the facility also failed to implement its policy to conduct a criminal history background check within 24 hours after a resident’s admission. It was noted by an administrator that a resident was admitted to the facility on September 28, 2015 without a background check until it was initiated on September 30, 2015, which was more than 24 hours after admission. This occurred on several occasions in the sampling.
Ridgeview Rehab & Nursing Center was also criticized for its failure to remove expired milk and its failure to maintain manufacturer recommended concentration of chlorine in the sanitizing bucket. These failures have the potential to affect all of the residents in the facility.
With respect to staffing at Ridgeview Rehab & Nursing Center, it is considered much below average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day is just 49 minutes, whereas the Illinois average is 1 hour and 34 minutes and the national average is 1 hour and 42 minutes.
Ridgeview Rehab & Nursing Center provides Registered Nurse hours per resident per day at just 22 minutes. This is far below the Illinois and national averages. The same holds true for LPN hours per resident per day, which is just 28 minutes, whereas the Illinois average is 37 minutes per resident per day and the national average is 51 minutes per resident per day as to LPN hours.
Physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at Ridgeview Rehab & Nursing Center are shown to be just 3 minutes. The national average and the Illinois average in this category is 6 minutes.
Ridgeview Rehab & Nursing Center rated much above average in quality measures. 26.1% of short-stay residents at the facility were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. This was slightly higher than the Illinois and national averages in this category. On the other hand, just 5.3% of Ridgeview Rehab & Nursing Center’s short-stay residents had an outpatient emergency department visit compared to 12.1% being the Illinois average and 11.5% being the national average. 43.6% of Ridgeview Rehab & Nursing Center’s short-stay residents were successfully discharged to the community.
Just .6% of Ridgeview Rehab & Nursing Center’s long-stay residents experienced one or more falls with major injury. This was a category that Ridgeview Rehab & Nursing Center rated significantly higher than the Illinois and national averages. 25.2% of Ridgeview Rehab & Nursing Center’s long-stay high-risk residents developed pressure sores. This percentage was slightly lower than the Illinois average at 6.3% and the national average of 5.8%. At Ridgeview Rehab & Nursing Center’s long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened was 8%, whereas 17.7% was the Illinois average and 18.2% was the national average. Only 60.2% of Ridgeview Rehab & Nursing Center’s long-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate seasonal influenza vaccine. This percentage was much lower than the Illinois and national averages which were above 90% for each.
Ridgeview Rehab & Nursing Center was fined $6,760 in September 2013. That was the only fine that was shown.