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.