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.