Warren Barr Living and Rehabilitation Center
Warren Barr Living and Rehabilitation Center, 66 W. Oak St., Chicago, IL 60610
Warren Barr Living and Rehabilitation Center is also known as Warren Barr Gold Coast. It is well-known for its specialization in the full spectrum of rehabilitation services. Many residents come to this facility to rehab from surgery or a serious illness. The center is located near Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Warren Barr Gold Coast offers what it describes as world-class expertise in orthopedics, cardiology, pulmonology and wound care.
Warren Barr provides 271 beds accommodating Medicare and Medicaid residents. The facility is run by ownership as for profit enterprise. It is not place for continuing care or permanent residency. Overall, Warren Barr Living and Rehabilitation Center received an above average rating.
One of those health inspections was April 16, 2015. These inspections are routinely done approximately every 15 months. In this inspection it was found that Warren Barr was deficient in controlling infections, making sure that the nursing home is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public, in giving proper treatment to residents with feeding tubes to prevent problems such as aspiration, pneumonia, diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration and metabolic abnormalities. These listed deficiencies were resolved by May 15, 2015.
On December 14, 2015 another deficiency in controlling the spread of infections was shown. Warren Barr corrected this issue by fixing it by January 15, 2016.
In very important area of staffing, Warren Barr was rated above average overall. It was shown that the facilities registered nurses were spending on average one hour and fifty-eight minutes per day, per resident. That average time was slightly above the averages for both Illinois and the nation. In measuring the time spent with residents by staff licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and licensed vocational nurses, again Warren Barr Living was above the averages listed for Illinois and the U.S. Certified nurse assistants were spending slightly more than two hours each day with residents which fairly matched the average time for the state and the U.S.
In physical therapy, this Warren Barr Living & Rehab facility far outpaced the averages of this service for its residents by all Illinois nursing homes and the U.S. averages for physical therapy provided.
Warren Barr faired much above average on the measure of deficiencies for both long-term and short-term residents. This facility was excellent when examining the appropriately given pneumococcal vaccine and the seasonal flu vaccine. It was also found to be well-above comparable Illinois and U.S. facilities when counting major injuries from falls. On the other hand, Warren Barr did not fare well in dealing with residents who have lost control of their bowels and/or bladder.
Compared to other facilities and the national average, on fire inspection deficiencies, Warren Barr rated better than the Illinois average, but not as safe in fire protection as was the national average. There were no reported citations for violation of fire safety.
In considering a nursing home facility it is important to learn as much as possible about how any one nursing home is operated. At Warren Barr Living and Rehab Center it would be important to learn that the daily cost for a private room is $231 whereas a semi-private room (at least one roommate) the cost is $191 a day. Since the facility has 271 beds, this skilled nursing home is one of the largest in Illinois. Interestingly however the facility is only about ½ full. The ratings discussed above are Medicare compiled. The three areas that are measured are quality, health inspections and nurse staffing. Special focus facilities are those that have fallen short in inspections and require extra monitoring to make sure that improvements to the operations are met. Warren Barr Living has not been designated for poor performance. Only about 8% of all nursing homes have so designated.