Warren Barr South Loop

Warren Barr South Loop, 1725 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL 60616

Warren Barr South Loop is located in the heart of Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood. It has 197 certified beds catering to Medicare and Medicaid recipients. The ownership of the facility is for profit. Its overall rating is much below average as is its health inspection and staffing scores. Its overall quality measures are above average.

The last reported standard health inspection was submitted on January 22, 2016. The Illinois Department of Health routinely inspects nursing home facilities every 15 months.

It was noted that at the inspection of the facility on January 19, 2016 it failed to maintain a clean and safe environment for one of five residents in a sample of 24 reviewed for homelike environment. During the initial tour, there was one licensed practical nurse (LPN) on duty. One resident’s room was observed with a gastrectomy tube which was found on the floor. The floor appeared dirty and sticky with feeding solution. The room was also observed to be with a garbage bin without a plastic collection bag and it contained used gloves on the floor. There was also a deficiency noted in the failure to maintain drug records and to properly mark drugs. Overall, this inspection was well below average. During this inspection, the Illinois Department of Health and Human Services provided a summary statement of deficiencies that must be brought up to standard. The facility corrected these deficiencies by February 8, 2016.

With respect to nutritional needs, the observations and review found that the facility failed to follow the planned menu and provide all food items ordered for the appropriate nutritive value for three residents. This report is available at Medicare.gov as are other inspections of this facility.

Warren Barr South Loop received a complaint in November 2015 for its failure to ensure services provided by the nursing staff met the professional standards of quality. There was also a complaint that the facility was not ensuring that each resident receives the correct dosage of medication as prescribed. Both of these items were corrected on November 22, 2015.

The nursing home was rated poorly for nurse staffing. Registered nurses spent on average just 29 minutes per day per resident where the Illinois average was 56 minutes and the U.S. average was 50 minutes. Warren Barr South Loop did much better when analyzing the time spent with residents per day by licensed practical nurses and licensed vocational nurses. Warren Barr South Loop spend one hour fifteen minutes with residents where the state average was well below that at thirty-seven minutes. The same was true for physical therapy where this facility was way ahead of the state and U.S. averages in that 11 minutes was the average time spent per resident per day at Warren Barr South Loop.

Warren Barr South Loop rated well above average for quality measures. For example, it was reported that there were no major injuries from a resident experiencing a fall. The facility was rated high on providing the appropriate vaccines for pneumonia and flu. However, on the report was a higher incidence of pressure sores for residents than would be found for the average for the state and nationwide. The analysis and ratings for quality measures distinguishes between long-term stays and short-term stays. Overall Warren Barr South Loop did very well in this category.

It is always very important for families deciding on a nursing facility or a rehabilitation facility to carefully weigh the pluses and minuses of each visited place. There is a lot of information available for all Illinois nursing homes. In deciding on which nursing home is best consider the needs of the loved one first.

1 Vital Statistics
Number of Beds: 197 certified bedsMore Information

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

Accepts: Medicare and MedicaidMore Information

Shows if the nursing home participates in the Medicare, Medicaid, or both.

2 Key Ratings
Star Rating Summary
Overall Rating More 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.

One StarMuch Below Average
Health Inspection More Information

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

One StarMuch Below Average
Staffing More 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.

One StarMuch Below Average
RN Staffing More 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.

One StarMuch Below Average
Quality Measures More 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
DescriptionWarren Barr South LoopIllinois Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
5.7%10.7%
Percent of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
0.5%1.1%
Percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a flu shot for the current flu season.
Higher percentages are better.
43.0%73.1%
Percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia.
Higher percentages are better.
41.7%75.4%
Percentage of short-stay residents who got antipsychotic medication for the first time.
Lower percentages are better.
1.5%2.3%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
DescriptionWarren Barr South LoopIllinois
Average
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury.
Lower percentages are better.
0.3%3.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection.
Lower percentages are better.
4.0%3.5%
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain.
Lower percentages are better.
1.3%4.0%
Percentage of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers.
Lower percentages are better.
16.0%5.8%
Percentage of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
39.4%45.0%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder.
Lower percentages are better.
7.0%2.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained..
Lower percentages are better.
2.3%0.4%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened.
Lower percentages are better.
25.3%17.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.
Lower percentages are better.
16.2%14.1%
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight.
Lower percentages are better.
8.3%7.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who have symptoms of depression.
Lower percentages are better.
27.6%18.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication..
Lower percentages are better.
5.3%21.5%
Percentage of long-stay residents who needed and got a flu shot for the current flu season.
Higher percentages are better.
70.7%92.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine.
Higher percentages are better.
59.3%90.8%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication.
Lower percentages are better.
5.3%19.3%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 01/22/2016
Total number of health deficiencies: 22
Average number of health deficiencies in Illinois: 9.2

Client Reviews
★★★★★
“We were devastated when our 31 year-old son was killed by a negligent driver. Kreisman Law Offices did everything to help us through this very difficult time, including coming out to the house several times which was a comfort. My wife and I were extremely pleased with Mr. Kreisman’s compassion and care for this very tragic and troubling time.” C.B.
★★★★★
“Bob Kreisman did everything possible in handling the trial of this case. It was devastating that I traumatically lost my leg above the knee in this truck accident. However, it was not an easy case to win. His staff was so prepared for the trial that it was not surprising that the settlement offers continued to rise until we finally accepted the multi-million settlement while the jury was still deciding the case. My wife and I were delighted that we could secure our future with this settlement. We thank Mr. Kreisman and his incredible staff for working so hard for our benefit.” T.P.
★★★★★
“My mother died because doctors dropped the ball. I called Robert Kreisman and he immediately set up an appointment for my entire family. We met at his offices and I was very comfortable that he would do the best for my dad and my brothers. He spent hours with all of us in preparing for depositions and he hired top notch experts, all of which contributed to an incredible settlement before trial. I know that he is dedicated to his cases and particularly to the people he works for and the people who work with him. He continues to be generous in contributing annually to my mother’s memory and to make known to the public the signs and symptoms of brain tumors.” V.S.
★★★★★
“My dad was ignored and mistreated at the nursing home that we placed him in. It didn’t take long for us to realize that we made a big mistake, particularly after my dad developed these terrible bedsores. We transferred him as we were contacting Mr. Kreisman. He was referred to us by a lawyer we have known for a long time and respect his opinion. Mr. Kreisman and his staff worked tirelessly to resolve this case. We were fortunate to have his services and will recommend him to anyone.” T.J.