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Warren Barr North Shore

Warren Barr North Shore, 2773 Skokie Valley Road, Highland Park, Illinois 60035

Warren Barr North Shore is located in the north Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Illinois, which is approximately 32 miles from the center of the City of Chicago. Warren Barr North Shore has 211 certified beds which participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. The facility is not within 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. Warren Barr North Shore has a resident and family council. Resident and family councils are important to facilitate communications with the nursing home staff. The law requires nursing homes to allow councils to be set up by residents and families. In the case of the nursing home not having a resident and/or family council, a resident or a family member should ask the nursing home administrator why that is the case. It also may be important to suggest to residents and family members to speak with the council president to get an idea of how the nursing home has acted with other residents who have raised concerns about how the nursing home is operating. The ownership of the facility is a for profit under the legal business name of Warren Barr North Shore, LLC. The overall rating for Warren Barr North Shore is below average receiving just two out of five stars.

The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. The health inspection rating for Warren Barr North Shore is much below average. The last and most recent standard health inspection for full report was issued on December 19, 2016 finding 21 health citations. The average number of health citations in Illinois is 9.1. The average number of health citations in the U.S. is 7.2. In addition to regular health inspections, a nursing facility like Warren Barr North Shore may also receive complaint inspections. Between December 1, 2016 and November 30, 2017, there were a total of 8 full reports filed. Complaint inspections usually occur when a resident or family member files a complaint with the Illinois Department of Health and Human Services stating an alleged health, safety or medical issue with a nursing home resident. The number of complaints in the past three years at Warren Barr North Shore resulting in a citation was 38. In the past five years there were 5 facility-reported issues that resulted in a citation.

The staffing rating for Warren Barr North Shore is much above average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Warren Barr North Shore is 2 hours and 43 minutes compared to 1 hour and 33 minutes being the Illinois average and 1 hour and 41 minutes being the national average. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at Warren Barr North Shore is 1 hour and 20 minutes compared to 56 minutes for the Illinois average and 50 minutes for the U.S. average. The CNA hours per resident per day at Warren Barr North Shore is 3 hours and 55 minutes. The Illinois average is 2 hours and 14 minutes, with the national average being 2 hours and 27 minutes in this category. Warren Barr North Shore provides physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at the rate of 12 minutes. The Illinois and national averages are both 6 minutes for physical therapy staff hours per resident per day.

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.

The rating for quality of resident care at Warren Barr North Shore is above average. 68.1% of Warren Barr North Shore’s short-stay residents improved in their ability to move around on their own. This percentage was higher than both the Illinois and national averages which stand at 63.4% and 66.7%, respectively. 24.4% of the facility’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. The Illinois average is 22.5%. The national average is 21.1%. 58.8% of Warren Barr North Shore’s short-stay residents were successfully discharged to the community. The Illinois average is 53.8% and the national average is 57%. 86.4% of Warren Barr North Shore’s short-stay residents received a needed vaccine to prevent pneumonia. The Illinois average is just 76.3%, with the national average being higher at 82.8%.

8.3% of Warren Barr North Shore’s long-stay high-risk residents developed pressure ulcers while a resident at the facility. The Illinois average stands at 5.8%, with the national average at 5.6% in this category. 98.9% of Warren Barr North Shore’s long-stay residents received a needed flu shot for the current flu season. The Illinois average is 92.8%, with the national average being 94.8%.

Warren Barr North Shore received two penalties; one in the amount of $6,900 on March 24, 2016 and the second one for $6,627 on June 29, 2016. No other fines have been reported.

1 Vital Statistics
Number of Beds: 215 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

Medicare assigns the overall star rating based on a nursing homes's performance on 3 separate measures: Health inspections, staffing, and quality measures. Each of these domains have their own star ratings, with more stars meaning better quality of care

Two Stars Below Average
Health Inspection information

Medicare assigns the star rating based on a nursing home’s weighted score from recent health inspections. More stars means fewer health risks

One Star Much Below Average
Staffing information

Medicare assigns the star rating based on the nursing home’s staffing hours for Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practice Nurses (LPNs), Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), and Nurse aides. More stars means a better level of staffing per nursing home resident

Two Stars Below Average
RN Staffing Three Stars Average
Quality Measures information

Medicare assigns the star rating based on data from a select set of clinical data measures. More stars means better quality of care

Five Stars Much Above Average
3 Key Short Stay Statistics
Description Warren Barr North Shore Illinois
Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
Lower percentages are better.
1.3% 10.2%
Percentage of SNF residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened
Lower percentages are better.
0.0% Not Available
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
76.3% 72.8%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
87.4% 74.7%
Percentage of short-stay residents who got antipsychotic medication for the first time
Lower percentages are better.
2.3% 2.1%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
Description Warren Barr North Shore Illinois
Average
Percent of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
Lower percentages are better.
2.7% 3.3%
Percent of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
Lower percentages are better.
0.6% 3.1%
Percent of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
Lower percentages are better.
1.1% 4.9%
Percent of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers
Lower percentages are better.
13.9% 7.6%
Percent of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder
Lower percentages are better.
49.3% 46.1%
Percent of long-stay residents who have or had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
Lower percentages are better.
1.5% 2.4%
Percent of long-stay residents who were physically restrained
Lower percentages are better.
0.0% 0.3%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened
Lower percentages are better.
16.9% 16.5%
Percent of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased
Lower percentages are better.
12.3% 13.8%
Percent of long-stay residents who lose too much weight
Lower percentages are better.
7.0% 6.3%
Percent of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms
Lower percentages are better.
14.1% 19.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication
Lower percentages are better.
16.2% 20.2%
Percent of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
100.0% 92.9%
Percent of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
98.6% 89.7%
Percent of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
Lower percentages are better.
14.0% 18.8%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 11/29/2018
Total number of health deficiencies: 21
Average number of health deficiencies in Illinois: 10.6

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