South Suburban Rehab Center
South Suburban Rehab Center, 19000 Halsted, Homewood, Illinois 60430
South Suburban Rehab Center has 259 certified beds that participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. The facility is located in Homewood, Illinois which is approximately 28.9 miles from the center of the City of Chicago. Homewood, Illinois is a south suburb to the City of Chicago. The overall rating for South Suburban Rehab Center is below average. It is not in a Continuing Care Retirement Community. It has a resident and family council.
Resident and family council can facilitate open communications with the facility’s staff. The law requires nursing homes to allow councils to be set up by residents or their families. Importantly, if a nursing home does not have a resident or a family council, the resident or a family member should ask the nursing home administrator why that is the case. Where there is no resident or family council, the resident is encouraged to speak with the council president to get a sense of how the nursing home has performed on issues raised in the past. Ownership of South Suburban Rehab Center is a for profit business operating under the legal business name: South Suburban Rehabilitation Center, LLC.
The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. The health inspection rating at South Suburban Rehab Center is below average. The most recent standard health inspection was completed on February 2, 2017 resulting in a full report with 12 health citations. The average number of health citations in Illinois is 9. The average number of health citations in the U.S. is 7.2. In addition to the health inspections, residents, family members and loved ones can file a complaint with the Illinois Department of Health and Human Services which results in a complaint inspection. Between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017, there were five separate complaint inspections conducted at South Suburban Rehab Center. The number of complaints in the past three years that resulted in citations at South Suburban Rehab Center is 44.
The staffing at any nursing home, including South Suburban Rehab Center, is critically important. The higher staffing levels in a nursing home, may mean the higher quality of care for its residents. The staffing rating for South Suburban Rehab Center is much below average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at South Suburban Rehab Center is 1 hour and 11 minutes compared the Illinois average which is 1 hour and 33. The registered nurse hours per resident per day is just 22 minutes compared to the Illinois average of just 56 minutes with the national average being 50 minutes. The CNA hours per resident per day at South Suburban Rehab Center is 1 hour and 39 minutes compared to 2 hours and 14 minutes for the Illinois average. The physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at this facility is 6 minutes, which is the same as the Illinois and national averages in this category.
Illinois nursing homes that are certified by Medicare and Medicaid regularly report clinical information for each of their residents to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS gives nursing homes a quality of resident care star rating based on performance on 16 different measures. These measures reflect how well a nursing home cares for its residents. These listings are based on two groups which are short-stay residents who spend 100 days or less in a nursing home and long-stay residents who spend over 100 days in a nursing home.
49.4% of South Suburban Rehab Center’s short-stay residents showed improvement in their ability to move around on their own compared to the Illinois and national averages, which are 63.4% and 66.7%, respectively. 18.6% of South Suburban Rehab Center’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. This percentage was lower than the Illinois and national averages, which were 22.5% and 21.1% in this category. 47.8% of the facility’s short-stay residents were successfully discharged to the community. The Illinois average is 53.8% and the national average is 57%. 23.4% of South Suburban Rehab Center’s short-stay residents who needed a flu shot for the current flu season received it. This percentage was substantially lower than the Illinois and national averages which were 73.3% and 80.6% in this category.
4.3% of South Suburban Rehab Center’s long-stay high-risk residents developed pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcers are areas of damaged skin caused by staying in one position for a long time. This can occur in a bed or wheelchair or just seated. High-risk residents have at least one of the following conditions: impaired mobility, lack of healthy nourishment or immobilized by stroke or other physical ailment. 34.6% of South Suburban Rehab Center’s long-stay residents had a worsened ability to move independently. This percentage was more than double the Illinois average of 17.2%. 76.1% of South Suburban Rehab Center’s long-stay residents received a needed vaccine to prevent pneumonia compared to 91.6 being the Illinois average and 94% being the national average.
South Suburban Rehab Center did not receive any nursing home fines in the last 3 years. It was noted that there was neither a federal fine nor an Illinois state fine during that 3-year period.