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.

1 Vital Statistics
Number of Beds: 190 certified bedsinformation

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

Accepts: Medicareinformation

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.

Five StarsMuch Above Average
Health Inspection information

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

Four StarsAbove Average
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.

Five StarsMuch Above 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.

Five StarsMuch Above 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
DescriptionAbington Glenview NursingIllinois
Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
10.4%10.5%
Percent of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
0.1%1.2%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
92.1%73.0%
Percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia.
Higher percentages are better.
95.4%74.9%
Percentage of short-stay residents who got antipsychotic medication for the first time.
Lower percentages are better.
0.8%2.3%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
DescriptionAbington Glenview NursingIllinois
Average
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury.
Lower percentages are better.
5.2%3.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection.
Lower percentages are better.
3.5%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.
4.9%5.9%
Percentage of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
75.0%45.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
0.0%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.
10.4%17.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.
Lower percentages are better.
3.9%14.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight.
Lower percentages are better.
4.6%7.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have symptoms of depression.
Lower percentages are better.
0.6%18.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
14.4%21.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who needed and got a flu shot for the current flu season.
Higher percentages are better.
99.1%92.7%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
99.4%90.3%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
17.2%19.2%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 09/28/2016
Total number of health deficiencies: 7
Average number of health deficiencies in Illinois: 5.6

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