The Grove of Skokie

The Grove of Skokie is located in Chicago’s northern suburb of Skokie. The facility has 149 certified beds and participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. The ownership of The Grove of Skokie is a for-profit partnership. The facility is not in a continuing care retirement community. It does have a resident council only.

Resident and family councils are important to encourage communications with the nursing home staff. The law requires nursing homes to allow councils to be organized by residents and their families. In a case of a nursing home not having a resident and family council, it would be appropriate for the resident and/or family members to inquire with the nursing home administrator why that is the case. In addition, it may be important to ask to speak with a council president to understand how the nursing home has acted on issues that have arisen in the past.

The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. The last standard health inspection was completed on June 9, 2016 at The Grove of Skokie. There was also a report of a complaint inspection that was conducted in November 2015. At the standard health inspection, there were seven deficiencies. The average number of health deficiencies in Illinois is 7.8. The average number of health deficiencies in the U.S. is 7.1. The health deficiencies that were disclosed in June 2016 at The Grove of Skokie were three in quality care, two in resident rights, one in pharmacy services and one environmental.

There is also a regular fire safety inspection. The total number of fire safety deficiencies for The Grove of Skokie was ten. The average number of fire safety deficiencies in Illinois is 6.4. The average number of fire safety deficiencies in the U.S. is 3.4.

The overall rating for The Grove of Skokie is average. The same rating follows in terms of staffing. The registered nurse staffing rating is much above average for The Grove of Skokie. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at The Grove of Skokie is 1 hour and 42 minutes. This compares well with the Illinois average of 1 hour and 33 minutes and the national average which is the same as The Grove of Skokie. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at The Grove of Skokie is 1 hour and 28 minutes compared to 56 minutes for the Illinois average and 51 minutes for the national average. The certified nursing aide hours per resident per day at The Grove of Skokie is 58 minutes. The Illinois average for CNA hours per resident per day is 2 hours and 16 minutes, whereas the national average is 2 hours and 28 minutes. The physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at The Grove of Skokie is just 2 minutes. Both the Illinois and national averages for physical therapy staff hours per resident per day is 6 minutes.

77% of The Grove of Skokie’s short-stay residents made improvements in function. This percentage was considerably higher than both the Illinois and national averages which were 60.1% and 63.3%, respectively in this category. 19.3% of The Grove of Skokie’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. This percentage was lower than both the Illinois and national averages in this category. 20.6% of The Grove of Skokie’s short-stay residents had an outpatient emergency department visit. The Illinois average for short-stay residents who had an outpatient emergency department visit was 12.1% with the U.S. average being 11.5%. 63% of The Grove of Skokie’s short-stay residents were successfully discharged to the community. This percentage was higher than both the Illinois and the U.S. averages in this category.

6.2% of The Grove of Skokie’s long-stay high-risk residents developed pressure ulcers. 21.6% of The Grove of Skokie’s long-stay residents reported worsened ability to move independently. This percentage was higher than the Illinois average of 17.9%. 14.5% of The Grove of Skokie’s long-stay residents had an increased need for help with daily activities. This percentage was slightly lower than the Illinois average of 15.7% and the national average of 15.4%. 91.9% of The Grove of Skokie’s long-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine. This compared similarly to the Illinois average and national averages.

The Grove of Skokie has not received any federal fines in the last 3 years. It is possible that 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: 149 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.

Three StarsAverage
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.

Three StarsAverage
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.

Five StarsMuch Above Average
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.

Three StarsAverage
3 Key Short Stay Statistics
DescriptionGrove Of Skokie, TheIllinois
Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
1.5%10.5%
Percent of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
0.8%1.2%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
64.8%73.0%
Percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia.
Higher percentages are better.
56.3%74.9%
Percentage of short-stay residents who got antipsychotic medication for the first time.
Lower percentages are better.
7.2%2.2%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
DescriptionGrove Of Skokie, TheIllinois
Average
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury.
Lower percentages are better.
2.6%3.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection.
Lower percentages are better.
2.5%3.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
0.0%4.1%
Percentage of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers.
Lower percentages are better.
6.8%5.9%
Percentage of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
27.8%45.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
4.3%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.
23.8%17.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.
Lower percentages are better.
16.4%14.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight.
Lower percentages are better.
12.6%7.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have symptoms of depression.
Lower percentages are better.
53.2%18.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication..
Lower percentages are better.
20.8%21.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who needed and got a flu shot for the current flu season.
Higher percentages are better.
78.7%92.7%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
97.7%90.3%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
30.8%19.2%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 06/09/2016
Total number of health deficiencies: 7
Average number of health deficiencies in Illinois: 5.6

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