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Symphony at 87th Street

Symphony at 87th Street, 2940 W. 87th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60652

Symphony at 87th Street has 210 certified beds that participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. Its overall rating is average. The ownership of this facility is a for-profit partnership. Symphony at 87th Street is not in a continuing care retirement community.

The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. The last full report on one of its standard health inspections was submitted on June 10, 2016. The number of health deficiencies were 8. The average number of health deficiencies in Illinois nursing homes is 7.7, whereas the national average is 7.0. Of the 8 health deficiencies that were revealed at this inspection, 3 were in quality care, 2 were for nutrition and dietary, 1 was for pharmacy services and 2 were for environmental.

In addition to health inspections, there is fire safety inspections conducted at Illinois nursing homes which revealed at Symphony at 87th Street eighteen such fire safety deficiencies. The average number of fire safety deficiencies in Illinois is 6.5. The average number of fire safety deficiencies in Illinois is 3.3.

The staffing rating at Symphony at 87th Street was below average. The registered nurse staffing was listed as average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Symphony at 87th Street was 1 hour and 36 minutes. The Illinois average is1 hour and 33 minutes. Registered nurse hours per resident per day at Symphony at 87th Street was just 38 minutes. The Illinois average is 56 minutes and the national average is 51 minutes for registered nurse hours per resident per day.

Licensed practical nurse/licensed vocational nurse hours per resident per day at Symphony at 87th Street was 58 minutes. This was considerably higher than the Illinois average of 37 minutes. Physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at Symphony at 87th Street was 5 minutes. The Illinois and national averages are both 6 minutes.

Under federal law, all nursing homes, including those in Illinois, are to provide enough staff to adequately and safely care for residents. However, there is no current federal standard for the best nursing home staffing levels. Illinois nursing homes must have at least one registered nurse for at least 8 straight hours a day, 7 days a week and either a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse/licensed vocational nurse on duty 24 hours per day. Some states, including Illinois, may have additional staffing requirements. Certified nursing assistants (CNA) should provide care to nursing home residents 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. In the category of physical therapy service hours, that depends on what the facility’s residents require or how the Illinois nursing home is set up for specialization. The staffing numbers that are listed on the Medicare.gov website for Illinois nursing homes are based on information reported by the nursing home. They represent staffing levels for a 2-week period prior to the time of a state inspection.

34.9% of Symphony at 87th Street’s short-stay residents made improvements in function during their stay. This percentage was much lower than the Illinois and national averages which were 60.1% and 53.3%, respectively. 21.6% of Symphony at 87th Street’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. 90.1% of the short-stay residents at Symphony at 87th Street’s short-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine. This compared favorably to the Illinois and national averages in that category.

The giving of appropriate vaccines to elderly nursing home residents is very important. Most individuals over the age of 60 will be prescribed regular vaccinations whether for flu, pneumonia or a booster vaccine. All of this depends on the individual’s medical condition. Every Illinois nursing home resident should be checked regularly by a physician to make certain that vaccines are current.

Symphony at 87th Street has not received any federal fines in the last 3 years. It is possible that Illinois may have imposed a penalty under state law, but none are listed. To search for the Illinois state penalties, there is a separate website that would allow for an independent viewing of any such fines.

1 Vital Statistics
Number of Beds: 210 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

Medicare assigns the overall star rating based on a nursing homes's performance on 3 separate measures: Health inspections, staffing, and quality measures. Each of these domains have their own star ratings, with more stars meaning better quality of care

Three Stars Average
Health Inspection information

Medicare assigns the star rating based on a nursing home’s weighted score from recent health inspections. More stars means fewer health risks

Three Stars Average
Staffing information

Medicare assigns the star rating based on the nursing home’s staffing hours for Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practice Nurses (LPNs), Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), and Nurse aides. More stars means a better level of staffing per nursing home resident

Two Stars Below Average
RN Staffing Two Stars Below Average
Quality Measures information

Medicare assigns the star rating based on data from a select set of clinical data measures. More stars means better quality of care

Four Stars Above Average
3 Key Short Stay Statistics
Description Symphony At 87th Street Illinois
Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
Lower percentages are better.
2.3% 10.2%
Percentage of SNF residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened
Lower percentages are better.
1.2% Not Available
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
89.4% 72.8%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
96.0% 74.7%
Percentage of short-stay residents who got antipsychotic medication for the first time
Lower percentages are better.
2.2% 2.1%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
Description Symphony At 87th Street Illinois
Average
Percent of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
Lower percentages are better.
0.2% 3.3%
Percent of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
Lower percentages are better.
0.7% 3.1%
Percent of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
Lower percentages are better.
1.0% 4.9%
Percent of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers
Lower percentages are better.
8.7% 7.6%
Percent of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder
Lower percentages are better.
82.5% 46.1%
Percent of long-stay residents who have or had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
Lower percentages are better.
2.2% 2.4%
Percent of long-stay residents who were physically restrained
Lower percentages are better.
0.2% 0.3%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened
Lower percentages are better.
17.1% 16.5%
Percent of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased
Lower percentages are better.
16.8% 13.8%
Percent of long-stay residents who lose too much weight
Lower percentages are better.
7.0% 6.3%
Percent of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms
Lower percentages are better.
5.2% 19.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication
Lower percentages are better.
4.8% 20.2%
Percent of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
92.8% 92.9%
Percent of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
98.5% 89.7%
Percent of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
Lower percentages are better.
5.6% 18.8%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 03/15/2018
Total number of health deficiencies: 9
Average number of health deficiencies in Illinois: 10.6

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