Symphony at Aria
Symphony at Aria, 4600 N. Frontage Road, Hillside, Illinois 60162
Symphony at Aria has 198 certified beds. The facility is located in Hillside, Illinois which is a western suburb to the city of Chicago’s city limits. Symphony at Aria participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. Its ownership is a for-profit corporation. Symphony at Aria is not in a continuing care retirement community. Symphony at Aria has a resident council only. The overall rating for Symphony at Aria is below average.
Resident and family councils are important to encourage communications with the nursing home staff. The law requires nursing homes to allow councils to be organized by residents and their families. In a case of a nursing home not having a resident and family council, it would be appropriate for the resident and/or family members to inquire with the nursing home administrator why that is the case. In addition, it may be important to ask to speak with a council president to understand how the nursing home has acted on issues that have arisen in the past.
The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. The last full report filed for a health inspection by the department for Symphony at Aria was in February 2016. A total of 22 health deficiencies were identified. The average number of health deficiencies in Illinois is 7.7. The average number of health deficiencies in the U.S. is 7.1.
The 22 health deficiencies that were identified at the February 2016 health inspection at Symphony at Aria included two deficiencies for mistreatment, eight deficiencies for quality care, three deficiencies for resident rights, one deficiency for nutrition and dietary, one deficiency for pharmacy services and seven deficiencies for environmental.
There were no fire safety deficiencies on inspection at this nursing home. The average number of fire safety deficiencies in Illinois is 6.5. The average number of fire safety deficiencies in the U.S. is 3.4.
The staffing rating for Symphony at Aria is above average. The registered nurse staffing rating is also above average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Symphony at Aria is 1 hour and 54 minutes compared to the 1 hour and 33 minutes for the Illinois average and 1 hour and 42 minutes for the national average. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at Symphony at Aria is 1 hour and 3 minutes. The Illinois average is 57 minutes and the national average is 50 minutes. The LPN/LVN hours per resident per day at Symphony at Aria is 51 minutes. The Illinois average is just 37 minutes. The certified nurse aide hours per resident per day at Symphony at Aria is 2 hours and 13 minutes. This is comparable to the Illinois average which is shown to be 2 hours and 16 minutes but is below the U.S. average of 2 hours and 28 minutes. The physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at Symphony at Aria is 11 minutes. This is significantly higher than both the Illinois and national averages which are both 6 minutes per resident per day.
The quality measures rating for Symphony at Aria is above average. 73% of Symphony at Aria’s short-stay residents made improvements in function. This percentage was higher than both the Illinois average which was 60.2% and the national average which was 63.3%. 22.2% of Symphony at Aria’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. This percentage was slightly lower than the Illinois average of 24.3% and the national average of 22.6%. 11.2% of Symphony at Aria’s short-stay residents had an outpatient emergency department visit. This was slightly lower than the Illinois and national averages which were 12.3% and 12.1%, respectively. 48.5% of Symphony at Aria’s short-stay residents were successfully discharged to the community. In this important category, Symphony at Aria was showing that its residents on percentage were lower than both the Illinois and national averages which were 53.5% and 53.9%, respectively.
1.4% of Symphony at Aria’s long-stay residents experienced one or more falls with major injury. This percentage was lower than both the Illinois and national averages. 6.9% of Symphony at Aria’s long-stay high-risk residents developed pressure ulcers during their residency. This percentage at Symphony at Aria was modestly higher than Illinois average of 16.2% and still higher than the U.S. average which was listed at 5.7%. 81.9% of Symphony at Aria’s long-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate seasonal influenza vaccine. This percentage was markedly lower than both the Illinois and the U.S. averages which were listed at 92.8% and 92.5% of long-stay residents who were assessed and given the appropriate seasonal influenza vaccine.
Symphony at Aria received a fine on January 4, 2016 in the amount of $10,238. 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.