The Grove of La Grange Park

The Grove of La Grange Park has 135 certified beds. The Grove of La Grange Park is in a Chicago suburb bordering near city’s west side. Its overall rating is below average. The Grove of La Grange Park participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. The Grove of La Grange Park is owned by a for-profit corporation. The facility is not in a continuing care retirement community. It does have a resident council only.

Resident and family councils can facilitate communications with the nursing home staff. The law requires nursing homes to allow councils to be set up by residents and their families. If a nursing home does not have a resident and family council, the resident or family member should ask the nursing home administrator why that is the case. It is also important to talk with a council president to learn about how the nursing home has acted on different issues.

The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. One such health inspection was done along with a full report on October 2, 2015 at The Grove of La Grange Park. Based on record review and interview, The Grove of La Grange Park failed to perform reference checks from previous or current employers for ten of its certified nurse’s aides’ personnel files reviewed for background checks. In reviewing ten certified nurse’s aides’ personnel files along with the human resource director and the human resource generalist, it was found that none of the CNA files had reference checks from previous employers. The human resource generalists stated during this inspection that the facility policy is to make two attempts either by mail or fax to check references and previous employers. If there is no response with those two attempts, the facility then attempts to call the prior employer on the telephone. The human resource generalist confirmed that the previous HR person had not been fulfilling the required duties of hiring licensed personnel but that person has been terminated.

In addition, at this inspection it was found that the facility failed to develop and implement in ambulation goal based on previous ambulation history of a resident. In this particular case, a resident was sitting on his wheelchair in front of the nursing station. The resident expressed to the interviewer that he was waiting for someone to walk him with a walker for more than an hour. He said that he was told that someone would come and walk me. In addition, he stated that he was going to lunch soon and no one came to take him for physical therapy. He said the last time he was walked was last week and only one time. He said he was supposed to be walking with staff every day. He said he wants to get out of his wheelchair. The resident explained that the problem is due to lack of staffing. If a certified nursing assistant was not at work that day, then a restorative aide takes that place and works on that floor.

In another instance, The Grove of La Grange Park failed to assess and implement interventions to prevent a Stage II pressure sore. This applied to one resident who was reviewed for pressure sores.

The Grove of La Grange Park received a staffing rating of much below average. The registered nurse staffing rating was below average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at The Grove of La Grange Park was 1 hour and 20 minutes. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at The Grove of La Grange Park was 31 minutes. The Illinois average for registered nurse hours per resident per day is 56 minutes and the national average is 51 minutes. The certified nursing aide (CNA) hours per resident per day at The Grove of La Grange Park was 1 hour and 55 minutes. The Illinois average is 2 hours and 16 minutes and 2 hours and 28 minutes being the national average. In the area of physical therapy staff hours per resident per day, The Grove of La Grange Park offered only 3 minutes whereas the Illinois and national averages are both 6 minutes of physical therapy staff hours per resident per day.

The Grove of La Grange Park’s short-stay residents made improvements in function at the rate of 72.3%. This percentage was higher than both the Illinois and national averages. 20.3% of The Grove of La Grange Park’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. This percentage was slightly lower than the Illinois average of 22.9% and the national average of 21.1%. 8% of The Grove of La Grange Park’s short-stay residents had an outpatient emergency department while a resident there. This Illinois average for short-stay residents who had an outpatient emergency department visit was 12.1% and the national average 11.5% in this category. 22% of The Grove of La Grange Park’s short-residents were successfully discharged to the community. This percentage at The Grove of La Grange Park is substantially lower than the Illinois and national averages which were 51.5% and 55%, respectively. 93.5% of The Grove of La Grange Park’s short-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate seasonal influenza vaccine. This compared very favorably to the Illinois average of 75.1% and the national average of 80.1% in this category.

3.2% of The Grove of La Grange Park’s long-stay high-risk residents developed pressure ulcers. This compared to Illinois’ average of 6.3% and the U.S. average at 5.8% of long-stay high-risk residents who developed pressure ulcers. It was shown that The Grove of La Grange Park’s long-stay residents who had depressive symptoms was 66%. This is much higher on average than the Illinois reporting of 17.2% and the national average of just 5.4% of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms. 97.8% of The Grove of La Grange Park’s long-stay residents who were assessed and given the appropriate influenza vaccine. This percentage was higher than both the Illinois and national averages. 99.5% of The Grove of La Grange Park’s long-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine. Again, this was higher than both the Illinois average and the U.S. average in this category.

The Grove of La Grange Park was assessed a federal fine on August 14, 2014 in the amount of $10,823. Illinois may have imposed a penalty under state law, but none are listed. To search for the Illinois state penalties, there is a separate website that would allow for an independent viewing of any such fines.

1 Vital Statistics
Number of Beds: 131 certified bedsMore Information

Beds in the nursing home that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare or Medicaid.

Accepts:Medicare or MedicaidMore Information

Shows if the nursing home participates in the Medicare, Medicaid, or both.

2 Key Ratings
Star Rating Summary
Overall Rating More 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.

Three StarsAverage
Health Inspection More Information

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

Two StarsBelow Average
Staffing More 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 More 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.

Three StarsAverage
Quality Measures More 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 La Grange ParkIllinois
Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
0.9%10.5%
Percent of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
2.5%1.2%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
91.2%73.0%
Percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia.
Higher percentages are better.
91.5%74.9%
Percentage of short-stay residents who got antipsychotic medication for the first time.
Lower percentages are better.
3.5%2.2%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
DescriptionThe Grove of La Grange ParkIllinois
Average
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury.
Lower percentages are better.
1.3%3.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection.
Lower percentages are better.
1.9%3.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
0.7%4.1%
Percentage of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers.
Lower percentages are better.
2.5%5.9%
Percentage of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
38.9%45.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
6.9%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.
14.0%17.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.
Lower percentages are better.
8.6%14.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight.
Lower percentages are better.
3.7%7.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have symptoms of depression.
Lower percentages are better.
59.6%18.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication..
Lower percentages are better.
18.8%21.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who needed and got a flu shot for the current flu season.
Higher percentages are better.
96.6%92.7%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
98.7%90.3%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
20.6%19.2%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 08/11/2016
Total number of health deficiencies: 9
Average number of health deficiencies in Illinois: 5.6

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