Symphony of Midway

Symphony of Midway, 4437 S. Cicero, Chicago, IL 60632

Symphony of Midway has 249 certified nursing home beds. The facility participates in Medicaid and Medicare. The facility ownership of Symphony of Midway is a for-profit partnership. Symphony of Midway is located on Chicago’s south side. It’s overall rating is below average.

The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services conducts inspections of Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. In February of 2016, one of those inspections was done. The date of the survey completion was February 16, 2016. It was found that Symphony of Midway failed to keep each resident’s personal and medical records private and confidential.

Based on observation and interview, the facility failed to ensure that privacy was provided during medication administration and personal care involving one of three residents in the sample. The findings included an observation of a resident in bed where the Licensed Practical Nurse was preparing to administer medication by way of a gastrostomy tube. The Licensed Practical Nurse was observed lowering the bedsheet to the resident’s knees and raised the gown above the resident’s abdomen. The resident was exposed from the knees to the upper abdomen. The door remained open and the privacy curtain was not closed. The interview included speaking to the Licensed Practical Nurse who said that she should have closed the door to administer the medication.

The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services found that Symphony of Midway failed to hire only people with no legal history of abusing, mistreating or neglecting residents or reporting and investigating reports of any acts reported of abuse or mistreatment of residents. Based on interview and record review, the facility failed to follow their policy related to injuries of unknown origin to the Illinois Department of Public Health and it failed to maintain records in that respect. These failures applied to 3 of 5 residents from the supplemental sample reviewed for abuse.

It was further found in the department inspection that Symphony of Midway failed to develop policies that prevent mistreatment, neglect, or abuse of residents or theft of resident property. It was also found that Symphony of Midway failed to reasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident. Based on observation, interview and record review, the facility failed to provide a requested wheelchair and mattress for a resident in need.

There was no available rating for staffing at Symphony of Midway. The total number of licensed nurse hours per resident per day on average for Illinois nursing home is 1 hour 34 minutes, the national average for this category is 1 hour and 42 minutes.

Symphony of Midway was considered much above average for quality measures. 42.5% of Symphony of Midway’s short-stay residents were successfully discharged to the community. 40.1% of Symphony of Midway’s short-stay residents made improvements in function during their stay. 25.1% of short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. 1.6% of Symphony of Midway’s short-stay residents developed pressure ulcers that were new or worsened.

Only .3% of Symphony of Midway’s long-stay residents experienced one or more falls with major injuries. This was much below the Illinois average of 3.3% which was the same average on the national level. Just 1.4% of Symphony of Midway’s long-stay residents developed a urinary tract infection. This percentage was again much lower than the Illinois and national averages which were 4.8% and 4.9%, respectively. 6.1% of Symphony of Midway’s long-stay residents developed pressure ulcers. This percentage was nearly the same for the Illinois average and national average. 13.7% of Symphony of Midway’s long-stay residents whose ability to move independently has worsened. 66.5% of Symphony of Midway’s long-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate and seasonable influenza vaccine. This was considerably less than the Illinois average of 92.8% and the national average of 94.5%. also, Symphony of Midway reported just 80.2% of its long-stay residents were given the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine. This was again lower than the Illinois and national averages.

Symphony of Midway has not received any fines in the last 3 years.

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