The Grove of Fox Valley

The Grove of Fox Valley, 1601 N. Farnsworth Avenue, Aurora, Illinois 60505

The Grove of Fox Valley is located in Aurora, Illinois, a western suburb to the City of Chicago located approximately 47.7 miles from the center of the City of Chicago. The facility has 158 certified beds. It participates in both Medicare and Medicaid but is not within a Continuing Care Retirement Community. The Grove of Fox Valley has a resident council only. The ownership of The Grove of Fox Valley is a for-profit corporation. The overall rating for The Grove of Fox Valley is above average.

The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. The last full report was filed on February 8, 2018 resulting in 4 citations. In this health inspection, there was a rating for level of harm. This describes the highest level of harm cited for any instance of noncompliance with Illinois health care laws. This facility received a 2, which equals a minimal harm or potential for actual harm.

The previous standard health inspection full report was filed on January 12, 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 regular health inspections, a complaint inspection can be filed by a resident, a family member or a loved one. Between June 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018, there were 3 separate complaint inspections resulting in full reports. The total number of complaints in the past 3 years that resulted in citations were 14.

The staffing rating at The Grove of Fox Valley is below average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at the facility is 1 hour and 15 minutes compared to 1 hour and 25 minutes for the Illinois average and 1 hour and 32 minutes for the national average. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at The Grove of Fox Valley is 44 minutes. The Illinois average is 47 minutes with the national average being 40 minutes. The nurse aides’ hours per resident per day at The Grove of Fox Valley is 1 hour and 45 minutes, compared to 2 hours and 5 minutes for the Illinois average and 2 hours and 19 minutes for the national average. The registered nurse staffing rating at The Grove of Fox Valley is above average.

73.5% of The Grove of Fox Valley’s short-stay residents improved in their ability to move around on their own. The Illinois average is 64.6%, with the national average being 67.8% in this category. 28.6% of facility’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. The Illinois average is 22.6%, with the national average being 21.1%. 11.7% of The Grove of Fox Valley’s short-stay residents had an outpatient emergency department visit. The Illinois average is 12.1%, with the national average being 11.9%. 23.6% of The Grove of Fox Valley’s short-stay residents received a needed flu shot for the current flu season. This was significantly lower than the Illinois average of 73.1% and the national average of 81.5%.

60.5% of The Grove of Fox Valley’s long-stay low-risk residents lose control of their bowels or bladder. The Illinois average in this category is 45%. The national average is 47.9%. 21.1% of The Grove of Fox Valley’s long-stay residents had a worsened ability to move independently. This percentage was higher than both the Illinois and national averages which stand at 17.1% and 18.3%, respectively. 11.8% of The Grove of Fox Valley’s long-stay residents had an increased need for help with daily activities compared to 14.1% for the Illinois average and 15% for the national average. 70.6% of The Grove of Fox Valley’s short-stay residents have symptoms of depression. The Illinois average is 18.8%, with the national average being 4.8%. 93.6% of the facility’s long-stay residents received a needed flu shot for the current flu season. The Illinois average is 92.8% with the national average being 95.1%.

The Grove of Fox Valley 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: 158 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 StarsBelow Average
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
DescriptionThe Grove of Fox ValleyIllinois
Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
5.6%10.5%
Percent of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
0.2%1.2%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
23.6%73.0%
Percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia.
Higher percentages are better.
19.0%74.9%
Percentage of short-stay residents who got antipsychotic medication for the first time.
Lower percentages are better.
3.2%2.3%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
DescriptionThe Grove of Fox ValleyIllinois
Average
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury.
Lower percentages are better.
1.0%3.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection.
Lower percentages are better.
0.4%3.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
1.7%4.1%
Percentage of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers.
Lower percentages are better.
3.4%5.9%
Percentage of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
60.5%45.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
0.8%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.
21.1%17.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.
Lower percentages are better.
11.8%14.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight.
Lower percentages are better.
7.1%7.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have symptoms of depression.
Lower percentages are better.
70.6%18.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
7.8%21.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who needed and got a flu shot for the current flu season.
Higher percentages are better.
93.6%92.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia.
Higher percentages are better.
73.3%90.3%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
21.0%19.2%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 01/12/2017
Total number of health deficiencies: 8
Average number of health deficiencies in Illinois: Not Available

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