The Whitehall North
The Whitehall North, 300 Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL 60015
The Whitehall North is located in Deerfield, Illinois, which is a northern suburb to the City of Chicago, which is approximately 27.7 miles from the city’s center. The overall rating is much above average gaining five stars out of five. The facility has 190 certified beds which participates in Medicare only. It is not within a Continuing Care Retirement Community. The Whitehall North has a resident council only.
Resident and family council can facilitate open communications with the facility’s staff. The law requires nursing homes to allow councils to be set up by residents or their families. Importantly, if a nursing home does not have a resident or a family council, the resident or a family member should ask the nursing home administrator why that is the case. Where there is a resident or family council, the resident is encouraged to speak with the council president to get a sense of how the nursing home has performed on issues raised in the past. The ownership of The Whitehall North operates under the legal business name of Whitehall North, LLC.
The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. The health inspection rating is above average receiving four out of five stars. There was no reported health inspection for this facility.
The overall staffing rating for The Whitehall North is much above average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at The Whitehall North is 2 hours and 11 minutes compared to 1 hour and 33 minutes, which is the Illinois average, and 1 hour and 41 minutes, which is the national average. The total number of registered nurse hours per resident per day at the facility was 1 hour and 49 minutes which is considerably higher than the 55 minutes for the Illinois average and 50 minutes for the national average. The CNA hours per resident per day is 3 hours and 15 minutes. The Illinois average is 2 hours and 14 minutes with the national average being 2 hours and 27 minutes in this category. In physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at The Whitehall North, the facility provides 30 minutes per resident per day compared to 6 minutes for both the Illinois and national averages. The registered nurse staffing rating for The Whitehall North is much above average.
52.5% of The Whitehall North’s short-stay residents showed improvement in their ability to move around on their own compared to the Illinois average, which is 63.4% and the national average being 66.7% in this category. 23.7% of The Whitehall North’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission compared to 22.5% being the Illinois average and 21.1% being the national average. 63.1% of the facility’s short-stay residents were successfully discharged to the community compared to 53.5% for the Illinois average and 57% being the U.S. average in this category.
4.9% of The Whitehall North’s long-stay high-risk residents developed pressure ulcers while residents of the facility. This percentage was higher than both the Illinois and national averages which stand at 5.8% 5.6%, respectively. 14.6% of the facility’s long-stay residents received antianxiety or hypnotic medication during a nursing home stay compared to 21.9% being the Illinois average and 22.9% being the national average in this category. 99.1% of The Whitehall North’s long-stay residents received their needed flu shot for the current flu season. 99.4% of The Whitehall North’s long-stay residents who received the needed vaccine to prevent pneumonia compared to 91.6% for the Illinois average and 94% being the national average.
The Whitehall North 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.