Symphony of Bronzeville Park Nursing & Living Center
Symphony of Bronzeville Park Nursing & Living Center, 3400 S. Indiana, Chicago, IL 60616
Overall, Symphony of Bronzeville Park Nursing & Living Center has received a below average rating for it services in housing nursing home residents. The Bronzeville neighborhood where Symphony is located is on Chicago’s South Side. Historically this Chicago neighborhood is one of most significant areas of African-American urban history.
Symphony has 302 beds that are open to and available for Medicare and Medicaid recipients. The operation of this facility is for profit.
Illinois nursing homes are routinely inspected by the Illinois Department of Health about every 15 months. In October 2015 a health inspection revealed several violations. These violations included one for failing to keep infections from spreading to residents and another for falling short on assisting residents who need extra help with eating and drinking, personal and oral hygiene. These two infractions were corrected by November 6, 2015.
There was a report to the Illinois Department of Health in the same time period that Symphony of Bronzeville Park did not ensure that the nursing home areas were free from accident hazards and in addition, were found to be inadequate in preventing avoidable accidents. This issue was resolved on July 14, 2015.
The staffing needs of a nursing home facility are always a high priority and a significant component in the rating process of any nursing home. Symphony of Bronzeville Park has been rated well below average when it comes to staffing. It was found that its registered nurses provided just 21 minutes per resident per day compared to the Illinois average of 56 and the U.S. average of 50 minutes. However Symphony did much better when it came to measuring the time spent with residents by licensed practical nurses and licensed vocational nurses. In this category Symphony of Bronzeville Park showed that it had 55 minutes devoted each day to each resident compared to the state average of 37 minutes and the nationwide average of 50 minutes per resident per day.
In rating the following of the protocol for administering vaccines Symphony of Bronzeville Park did much better that the state or national averages. This assessment deals with the timely giving of the pneumococcal vaccine and the seasonal flu vaccine. In addition, Symphony of Bronzeville Park did very well as far as preventing major injuries from resident falls.
In the rating of quality measures Symphony rated well above average. This was true whether the resident was admitted as long-term or short-term basis. Symphony was found to be much above average on pressure ulcers reported that were new or worsened and the receiving antipsychotic medication.
There was very information available from fire inspections. The fire inspection was on October 16, 2015 where no cited deficiencies were noted.
When the time comes to investigate nursing home residency for a family member or a beloved, make sure to visit several facilities. It’s a very important decision that requires a thoughtful and well-informed process. You ask as many questions as possible. Ask about the costs, the accommodations, the living space, the meals and menus, the physical therapy, the recreational programs and the availability of state or federal assistance and the number of physicians, nurses, LPNs and other medical providers who would be on hand 24 hours a day. The daily cost of a private room is $150. The daily cost for a semi-private room is $125. Of the 302 beds at Symphony 278 are currently occupied. There are one and two bedroom suites available. In the Medicare rating system Symphony of Bronzeville Park rates very poorly for staffing and registered nurses. However, on the scale of quality measures Symphony receives a perfect score of 5.