Selfhelp Home of Chicago
Selfhelp Home of Chicago has 72 certified beds. It is not in a continuing care retirement community. The facility participates in Medicare and Medicaid. The ownership is non-profit. The overall rating is much above average. Selfhelp Home of Chicago is located on Chicago’s north side.
The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services inspects Illinois nursing homes routinely every 18 months. The department conducted a survey of Selfhelp Home of Chicago in July 2015. There were no health deficiencies found at that inspection.
An important category of measuring the quality of care at an Illinois nursing home is staffing. Selfhelp Home of Chicago was rated much above average with respect to staffing. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day was 1 hour and 29 minutes, which measured comparably to the Illinois and national averages. The registered nurse hours per resident per day was 1 hour and 18 minutes, which was above the state and national averages. The CNA hours per resident per day at Selfhelp Home of Chicago was shown to be 3 hours and 5 minutes, which is much above the Illinois and national averages which are 2 hours and 16 minutes and 2 hours and 28 minutes, respectively. The physical therapy staff hours per resident per day was 6 minutes, which is exactly the same as the Illinois and national averages.
The quality measures at Selfhelp Home of Chicago are above average. 82.1% of the residents who were short-stay made improvements in function. 99.1% of short-stay residents were assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine. This was well above the Illinois and national averages.
5.2% of long-stay residents experienced one or more falls with major injury. That percentage was actually higher than the Illinois and national averages. 4.4% of Selfhelp Home of Chicago’s long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers was 4.4%, which was lower than the national averages. The percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities increased over time was 7.8%. This was lower than the 15.6% for Illinois and the 15.4% assigned to the national average. All of the long-stay residents were given the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine.
Compared to many other Chicago area nursing home facilities Selfhelp Home of Chicago was rated very high in many of the important categories or quality measures. Naturally the facility that becomes the either full-time or temporary home of a family member or loved one is of the greatest importance. It is always advisable that when searching for a matching facility for the particular needs of a resident, that family and loved ones interview the nursing home facility’s staff, check out how the staff reacts to residents, stroll around the facility if permitted and interview the nursing home administrator. Also be prepared with a list of questions to ask including how medication is given, hours of physical therapy, meals and nutrition, medical care available on site and many questions that would be relevant to the individual who is being contemplated to be a resident. The health of the individual is paramount. Make sure that the facility can care for the family member or loved one in a way that is skilled in handling one who has particular medical needs. There are many informative websites that would help make an informed decision on placement.
There was no report of a federal or state fine over the last 3 years for Selfhelp Home of Chicago.