Symphony of Joliet

Symphony of Joliet, 306 N. Larkin Avenue, Joliet, Illinois 60435

Symphony of Joliet is located in the southwestern suburb of Joliet, Illinois which is located approximately 44 miles from the center of the City of Chicago. There are 214 certified beds at this facility that participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. Symphony of Joliet is not within a Continuing Care Retirement Community. It has a resident and family council. The ownership of Symphony of Joliet is a for-profit corporation. The overall rating is above average.

The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. The health inspection rating for Symphony of Joliet is average. The most recent health inspection report was issued on May 24, 2018 resulting in 7 citations. According to the report of this, the level of harm potential to residents is minimal. However, many residents would be affected by any instance of noncompliance.

The previous health inspection report was filed on July 28, 2017 resulting in 7 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. In addition to the regularly scheduled health inspections, a complaint inspection may take place if the resident, a loved one or other report some noncompliance with standard policies and procedures. There were two such complaint inspections filed on March 8, 2018 and September 27, 2017. There were 7 complaints in the last three years that resulted in a citation. There was one time in the past three years that a facility-reported issue resulted in a citation at Symphony of Joliet.

The staffing rating at Symphony of Joliet is below average receiving just two stars out of a possible five. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Symphony of Joliet is 1 hour and 14 minutes. The Illinois average in this category is 1 hour and 25 minutes, with the national average being 1 hour and 33 minutes. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at Symphony of Joliet is 44 minutes compared to 47 minutes for the Illinois average and 40 for the national average. The physical therapist staff hours per resident per day is shown to be zero. The Illinois is 6 minutes, with the national average being 7 minutes. Apparently, there are no physical therapists available at Symphony of Joliet.

The quality of resident care at Symphony of Joliet is much above average. 80.1% of Symphony of Joliet’s short-stay residents improved in their ability to move around on their own. This percentage was considerably higher than both the Illinois and national averages which stand at 64.8% and 67.9%, respectively. 19.1% of Symphony of Joliet’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. The Illinois average is 24.4%, with the national average being 22.4% in this category. 80.1% of the facility’s short-stay residents received a needed flu shot for the current flu season. The Illinois average is 73%, with the national average being 81.6%.

53% of Symphony of Joliet’s long-stay low-risk residents lose control of their bowels or bladder. The Illinois average is 45.2%, with the national average being 48%. 12.3% of Symphony of Joliet’s long-stay had an increased need for help with daily activities. The Illinois average in this category is 14%, with the national average being 15%. Daily activities include tasks such as bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, using the bathroom and movement. 97.5% of the facility’s long-stay residents received a needed vaccine to prevent pneumonia. The Illinois average is 90.3% with the national average being 94%.

Symphony of Joliet 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: 214 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.

Four StarsAbove Average
Health Inspection information

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

Three StarsAverage
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.

Two StarsAverage
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.

Four StarsAbove 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.

Five StarsMuch Above Average
3 Key Short Stay Statistics
DescriptionSymphony of JolietIllinois
Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
13.4%10.5%
Percent of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
0.5%1.2%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
80.1%73.0%
Percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia.
Higher percentages are better.
81.3%74.9%
Percentage of short-stay residents who got antipsychotic medication for the first time.
Lower percentages are better.
2.2%2.2%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
DescriptionSymphony of JolietIllinois
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.
2.2%3.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
2.0%4.1%
Percentage of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers.
Lower percentages are better.
3.9%5.9%
Percentage of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
53.0%45.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
2.0%2.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained.
Lower percentages are better.
0.0%0.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
26.9%17.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.
Lower percentages are better.
12.3%14.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight.
Lower percentages are better.
8.9%7.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms.
Lower percentages are better.
4.6%18.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
27.5%21.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who needed and got a flu shot for the current flu season.
Higher percentages are better.
93.2%92.7%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
97.5%90.3%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
14.6%19.2%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 05/29/2018
Total number of health deficiencies: 13
Average number of health deficiencies in Illinois: 5.6

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