Warren Park Health and Living Center
Warren Park Health and Living Center is located on Chicago’s north side in the Rogers Park neighborhood. The facility has 127 certified beds and participates both in Medicare and Medicaid. Warren Park Health and Living Center is not in a continuing care retirement community. The ownership of Warren Park Health and Living Center is a for-profit corporation. The overall rating for this facility is considered average.
The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services in combination with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services conducts regular inspections of Illinois nursing homes approximately every 18 months. One such survey was completed by the Department of Health and Human Services at Warren Park Health and Living Center on December 18, 2015. Based on observation and interview, the facility failed to have the latest survey results readily accessible for it for 2 or 4 days of the survey. This failure has the potential to affect all of the residents in the facility.
In addition, based on observation, record review and interview, Warren Park Health and Living Center failed to document the residents’ responses to the individual treatment plan and the progress or lack of goals set in the progress notes in measureable terms.
On December 15, 2015, during the initial tour on the second floor while being accompanied by a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), a male resident was dressed in high heels, an ankle length skirt and a bra which could be seen through the backside of his shirt and had long uncombed hair and an unshaven face with a ¼ inch facial stubble. The resident stated he was going downstairs for coffee and gave a female name when asked his name. The resident stated he attends activities but does not go to any psychosocial groups. The resident was seen to wear the same clothes, remained unshaven with uncombed long hair during the following 2 days of this inspection.
The resident prefers to be called by a female name. The facility would give him donated female clothes to wear. The LPN stated that the resident has expressed the desire to remove is facial stubble and body hair but only wants to use cream hair removal. The LPN stated that she asked the Director of Nursing who stated that the cream removal would require supervision when used.
With respect to the staffing category, Warren Park Health and Living Center is rated much below average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day is just 40 minutes. The Illinois average for licensed nurse staff hours is 1 hour and 34 minutes and the national average of 1 hour and 42 minutes.
According to data provided, Registered Nurse staff hours at Warren Park Health and Living Center is just 11 minutes. That is far below the Illinois average of 56 minutes and the national average is 51 minutes, respectively. The same can be said about physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at Warren Park Health and Living Center which shows it is only 1 minute. The Illinois and national average are both 6 minutes per resident per day for physical therapy.
In terms of quality measures at Warren Park Health and Living Center, the rating is above average. 30% of Warren Park Health and Living Center’s short-stay residents were reported to have been re-hospitalized after admission to this facility. That is considerably higher than the Illinois and national averages at 22.9% and 21.1%, respectively. 9.1% of Warren Park Health and Living Center’s short-stay resident had an outpatient emergency department visit. That average is below the Illinois and national averages in this category. 22.7% of Warren Park Health and Living Center’s short-stay residents were successfully discharged to the community. This is less than half of the Illinois and national averages in this category. On the other hand, 100% of Warren Park Health and Living Center’s short-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine.
100% of Warren Park Health and Living Center’s long-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate seasonal influenza vaccine. This rated higher than the Illinois and the national averages. 16.7% of Warren Park Health and Living Center’s long-stay residents showed a worsening ability to move independently. This percentage nearly matched the Illinois average of 17.7% of Illinois nursing homes in this category.
It should be noted that the data collected from Illinois nursing homes, including Warren Park Health and Living Center, are important for many reasons including the percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury. Each year one in every three adults 65 and older falls. One-third of falls among nursing home residents result in a serious injury. Falls can cause moderate to severe injuries such as fractures, joint dislocations, closed head injuries, subdural hematomas and altered consciousness. It is vitally important that nursing homes such as Warren Park Health and Living Center continue to be vigilant in preventing falls and fall-related injuries.
Warren Park Health and Living Center has not received any fines in the last 3 years.