St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly
The overall rating for St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly is much above average. The facility has 59 certified beds that participates in Medicaid only. St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly is not in a Continuing Care Retirement Community. That being the case, this nursing facility allows residents to move from one level of care to another based on their particular medical needs while staying in the same continuing care retirement community.
St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly has a resident council only. Resident and family councils are important to facilitate communications with the nursing home staff. The law requires nursing homes to allow councils to be set up by residents and families. In the case of the nursing home not having a resident and/or family council, a resident or a family member should ask the nursing home administrator why that is the case. It also may be important to suggest to residents and family members to speak with the council president to get an idea of how the nursing home has acted with other residents who have raised concerns about how the nursing home is operating. The facility is located in Palatine, Illinois, which is a northwestern suburb to the City of Chicago lying approximately 34.10 miles from the center of the City of Chicago. The ownership of St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly is a nonprofit corporation.
The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. The most recent standard health inspection at St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly was completed on February 10, 2017. The total number of health citations was reported to be 3. The average number of health citations in Illinois is 9.1. The average number of health citations in the U.S. is 7.2. There were no complaint inspections for St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly between December 1, 2016 and November 30, 2017.
The staffing rating at St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly is much above average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly is 1 hour and 43 minutes. The Illinois average is 1 hour and 33 minutes, with the national average being 1 hour and 41 minutes. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly is 1 hour and 7 minutes compared to 56 minutes for the Illinois average and 50 minutes for the national average. The CNA hours per resident per day at St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly is 3 hours and 4 minutes. The Illinois average is 2 hours and 14 minutes, with the national average being 2 hours and 27 minutes. The physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly is less than 1 minute. The Illinois and national averages are both 6 minutes. Physical therapists are licensed healthcare professionals providing treatment to help residents regain and maintain physical functions. In this category, the time shows the average time physical therapists providing care to residents throughout the nursing home. Not all residents of nursing homes require physical therapy. The registered nurse staffing rating at St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly is also much above average.
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.
2.3% of St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly’s short-stay residents experienced one or more falls with major injury. Both the Illinois and national averages in this category are 3.4%.
14.6% of St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly’s long-stay residents reported moderate to severe pain. The Illinois average is 4.4%, with the national average being 5.9%. 3% of St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly’s long-stay high-risk residents developed pressure ulcers. The Illinois average is 5.8% and the national average is 5.6%. Pressure ulcers are areas of damaged skin caused by lying or staying in one position for too long. High-risk residents are those who have an impaired mobility, difficulty in nourishment and hydration or may be immobilized by other illness or physical injury. St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly’s long-stay residents who needed and received both a flu shot for the current flu season and a vaccine to prevent pneumonia were both 100%.
St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly 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.