Terraces at the Clare
Terraces at the Clare, 55 E. Pearson, Chicago, IL 60611
Terraces at the Clare has 48 certified beds. It participates in Medicare and is owned by an enterprise that is for profit. The overall rating for Terraces at the Clare is much above average. It has a high rating for its health inspection and staffing services. Its quality measures are considered above average.
The owners and managers of Terraces at the Clare are known by the legal business name Chicago Senior Care, LLC. The limited liability company is made up of different partnerships and even a family trust. According to the nursing home profile, there have been no fines assessed against Terraces at the Clare in the last three years. This facility seems to be one of the smaller nursing homes facilities in the Chicago area, but yet is considered very well by the rating system available.
The Illinois Department of Health and Family Services usually inspect Illinois nursing facilities on average, every 15 months. On June 18, 2015 Terraces at the Clare was inspected where no health deficiencies were found.
With respect to the important aspect of running a nursing home is the measure of how many hours each resident receives care from registered nurses, licensed practical nurses (LPNs), certified nurse’s aides and physical and vocational therapists. At the Terraces at the Clare, the total number of licensed nurse staff hour per resident per day is 2 hours and 18 minutes. That is way above the Illinois average of 57 minutes per resident per day and even higher than the national average of 51 minutes. This is an obvious area where the Terraces at the Clare excels. Although not as a dramatic difference, this facility provides more certified nurse’s aides time per resident that the state and national averages.
In physical therapy, again Terraces at the Clare far exceeds the time given to each resident per day by a wide margin compared to the averages for both Illinois and the U.S. averages. Each resident on average receive 23 minutes of physical therapy each day compared to just 6 minutes per day per resident for Illinois and the U.S.
Terraces at the Clare has distinguished itself from other nursing facilities in the quality of care it provides. It holds itself out for its skilled nursing for short term and extended stay residents. It has received a 5 star rating by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Like most nursing homes, the Terraces at the Clare tries mightily to make residents feel like they are still in their own homes. It has one-and two-bedroom suites. The facility holds itself out to be diligent in medication supervision, therapy services and a day spa. The nursing home also provides assisted living services that includes medication monitoring, transportation for in facility or outside dining and personalize assistance like bathing, grooming and dressing.
There is also an amenity package available that gives residents concierge services, weekly housekeeping, daily bed making, chef-prepared meals and social worker services.
It is vitally important for families to carefully and diligently visit numerous nursing homes before deciding which one best suit the needs of you or your loved one. When visiting a potential Illinois nursing home be sure to be prepared to ask questions about cost, staffing, meal preparation, room accommodations, and special medical or physical needs. There are many more questions that must be answered depending on the person.