Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County

Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County, 421 Doris Avenue, Joliet, Illinois 60433

According to the Medicare.gov website, Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County has reported a high number of days with no registered nurse staffing. The facility is located in Joliet, Illinois, which is a southwestern suburb to the City of Chicago located approximately 42.9 miles from the center of the City of Chicago. Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County has 157 certified beds. It participates in both Medicare and Medicaid but it is not within a Continuing Care Retirement Community. The facility has a resident council only. Its overall rating is average. The ownership of Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County is government or county owned. The County of Will owns this facility.

The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. The health inspection rating for Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County is above average. The most recent health inspection was completed on February 8, 2018 resulting in 7 citations. In this health inspection, there was a rating for level of harm. The level of harm category describes the highest level of harm cited for any instance of noncompliance with Illinois health care laws. In this case, the level of harm was rated at 3 out of 4, which is “actual harm.”

The previous standard health inspection report was completed and with a full report on January 13, 2017 resulting in 3 health citations. The average number of health citations in Illinois is 6.2. The average number of health citations in the U.S. is 5.8.

The number of complaints in the last 3 that resulted in a citation were 3. The number of times in the past 3 years a facility-reported issue resulted in a citation was 2. Nursing homes are required by law to report to the State of Illinois any time a resident was harmed or in danger of being harmed. If this occurs, Illinois Department of Health and Human Services may decide that an inspection is needed. If a report results in an inspection that finds citations, it is counted on the Medicare.gov website and the citations are included in the nursing home’s rating.

The staffing rating for Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County is much below average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County is 37 minutes. The Illinois average is 1 hour and 25 minutes, with the national average being 1 hour and 32 minutes. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County is 18 minutes. The Illinois average is 47 minutes with the national average being 40 minutes. The physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County is 2 minutes. Both the Illinois and national averages are 6 minutes in this category.

The quality of resident care rating for Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County is above average. 19.6% of Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. The Illinois average is 22.6%, with the national average being 21.1%. 8.3% of the facility’s short-stay residents had an outpatient emergency department visit compared to 12.1% for the Illinois average and 11.9% for the U.S. average. 71.7% of Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County’s short-stay residents were successfully discharged to the community. 53.8% is the Illinois average, with the national average being 57%. 25.3% of Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County’s short-stay residents reported moderate to severe pain. The Illinois average is 10.7%, with the national average being 13.3%. 2.4% of Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County’s short-stay residents developed pressure ulcers that were new or worsened. The Illinois average is 1.1%, with the national average being .9%. 70.8% of Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County’s short-stay residents received a needed vaccine to prevent pneumonia. 75.4 is the Illinois average, with the national average being 83.3%.

56.4% of Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County’s long-stay low-risk residents lose control of their bowels or bladder. The Illinois average is 45%, with the national average being 47.9%. 7.2% Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County’s long-stay residents had an increased need for help with daily activities. The Illinois average is 14.1%, with the national average being 15%. 97.6% of the facility’s long-stay residents received a needed flu shot for the current flu season. The Illinois average is 92.8% with the national average being 95.1%.

Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County 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.

1 Vital Statistics
Number of Beds: 157 certified bedsinformation

Beds in the nursing home that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare or Medicaid.

Accepts: Medicare and Medicaidinformation

Shows if the nursing home participates in the Medicare, Medicaid, or both.

2 Key Ratings
Star Rating Summary
Overall Rating information

A rating of 1 to 5 stars based on the health inspection, staffing, and quality measures ratings combined into one. More stars are better.

Three StarsAverage
Health Inspection information

A rating of 1 to 5 stars based on the nursing home’s health inspection results. More stars are better.

Three StarsAbove Average
Staffing information

A rating of 1 to 5 stars based on the nursing home’s staffing hours for Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). More stars are better.

One StarMuch Below Average
RN Staffing information

A rating of 1 to 5 stars based on the amount of time Registered Nurses (RNs) spend with residents as reported by the nursing home. More stars are better.

Two StarsBelow Average
Quality Measures information

A rating of 1 to 5 stars based on resident assessment data that show how well the nursing home cares for residents’ needs. More stars are better.

Four StarsAbove Average
3 Key Short Stay Statistics
DescriptionSunny Hill Nursing Home of Will CountyIllinois
Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
25.3%/td>10.5%
Percent of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
2.4%1.2%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
84.6%73.0%
Percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia.
Higher percentages are better.
70.8%74.9%
Percentage of short-stay residents who got antipsychotic medication for the first time.
Lower percentages are better.
0.0%2.3%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
DescriptionSunny Hill Nursing Home of Will CountyIllinois
Average
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury.
Lower percentages are better.
2.5%3.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection.
Lower percentages are better.
5.2%3.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
7.1%4.1%
Percentage of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers.
Lower percentages are better.
4.8%5.9%
Percentage of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
56.4%45.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
2.9%2.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained..
Lower percentages are better.
0.7%0.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
14.9%17.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.
Lower percentages are better.
7.2%14.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight.
Lower percentages are better.
10.7%7.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have symptoms of depression.
Lower percentages are better.
3.1%18.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
21.3%21.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who needed and got a flu shot for the current flu season.
Higher percentages are better.
97.6%92.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia.
Higher percentages are better.
96.4%90.3%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
11.3%19.2%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 01/13/2017
Total number of health deficiencies: 3
Average number of health deficiencies in Illinois: Not Available

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