Transitional Care of Arlington Heights

Transitional Care of Arlington Heights, 1200 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004

Transitional Care of Arlington Heights received a rating of above average. The facility has 120 certified beds that participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. Transitional Care of Arlington Heights is not in a Continuing Care Retirement Community. A Continuing Care Retirement Community offers multiple housing options and levels of care. This is an important asset in that residents may move from one level of care to another based on their medical needs while still remaining in the same nursing home. Transitional Care of Arlington Heights has a resident council only. Arlington Heights is a northwest suburb to the City of Chicago located approximately 29.5 miles from the center of the City of Chicago.

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 no 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 Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. The most recent standard health inspection conducted at Transitional Care of Arlington Heights was done on January 13, 2017 resulting in a full report. There was a total of 5 health citations coming out of that inspection and report. The average number of health citations in Illinois following a standard health inspection is 9. The average number of health citations following a health inspection in the U.S. is 7.2. There were no complaint inspections filed for Transitional Care of Arlington Heights between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. The number of complaints in the past three years that resulted in a citation at Transitional Care of Arlington Heights was 1.

The staffing rating for Transitional Care of Arlington Heights is above average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Transitional Care of Arlington Heights is 2 hours and 48 minutes. The Illinois average in this category is 1 hour and 33 minutes and the national average being 1 hour and 41 minutes. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at the facility was 2 hours and 11 minutes compared to 56 minutes for Illinois and 50 minutes for the U.S. The physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at Transitional Care of Arlington Heights is 43 minutes. The Illinois and national averages are both just 6 minutes for physical therapy staff hours per resident per day. The registered nurse staffing rating for Transitional Care of Arlington Heights is much above average.

Illinois nursing homes that are certified by Medicare and Medicaid regularly report clinical information for each of their residents to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS gives nursing homes a quality of resident care star rating based on performance on 16 different measures. These measures reflect how well a nursing home cares for its residents. These listings are based on two groups which are short-stay residents who spend 100 days or less in a nursing home and long-stay residents who spend over 100 days in a nursing home.

3.9% of Transitional Care of Arlington Heights’ short-stay residents reported moderate to severe pain. The Illinois average in this category is 11.5%. .3% of Transitional Care of Arlington Heights’ short-stay residents reported new or worsened pressure ulcers. The Illinois average is 1.1%, with the national average being .9%. 80.5% of Transitional Care of Arlington Heights’ received a needed flu shot for the current flu season compared to 73.3% being the Illinois average and 80.6%, being the national average.

Transitional Care of Arlington Heights 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: 120 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.

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.

Four StarsAbove 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.

Four StarsAbove Average
3 Key Short Stay Statistics
DescriptionTransitional Care of Arlington HeightsIllinois
Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
3.9%10.5%
Percent of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
0.3%1.2%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
80.5%73.0%
Percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia.
Higher percentages are better .
84.3%74.9%
Percentage of short-stay residents who got antipsychotic medication for the first time.
Lower percentages are better.
1.0%2.2%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
DescriptionTransitional Care of Arlington HeightsIllinois
Average
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury.
Lower percentages are better.
NOT AVAILABLE3.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection.
Lower percentages are better.
NOT AVAILABLE3.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
NOT AVAILABLE4.1%
Percentage of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers.
Lower percentages are better.
NOT AVAILABLE5.9%
Percentage of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
NOT AVAILABLE45.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
NOT AVAILABLE2.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained.
Lower percentages are better.
NOT AVAILABLE0.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
NOT AVAILABLE17.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.
Lower percentages are better.
NOT AVAILABLE14.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight.
Lower percentages are better.
NOT AVAILABLE7.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have symptoms of depression.
Lower percentages are better.
NOT AVAILABLE18.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
NOT AVAILABLE21.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who needed and got a flu shot for the current flu season.
Higher percentages are better.
NOT AVAILABLE92.7%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
NOT AVAILABLE90.3%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
NOT AVAILABLE19.2%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 01/13/2017
Total number of health deficiencies: 5
Average number of health deficiencies in Illinois: 5.6

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