Wauconda Care, 176 Thomas Court, Wauconda, Illinois 60084
Wauconda Care is located 46.5 miles northwest of the City of Chicago. It has 135 certified beds that participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. It is not within a Continuing Care Retirement Community. A Continuing Care Retirement Community offers multiple housing options for different levels of nursing needs and care. A nursing home is typically the most service-intensive housing option. Residents may move from one level to another based on their medical needs. Wauconda Care has a resident council only. It is a for-profit corporation under the legal business name of Wauconda Healthcare & Rehabilitation Centre, LLC. The overall rating for Wauconda Care is much above average.
The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. The most recent health inspection resulted in 4 health citations. The full report was filed on August 22, 2018. The average number of health citations in Illinois is 10.4. The average number of health citations in the U.S. is 7.8.
In addition to the regular health inspections, a complaint inspection will result when an individual resident, family member or loved one reports to the Illinois Department of Health and Human Services that some violation or noncompliance has taken place. There were no complaint inspections from April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019. In the last 3 years there were a total of 2 citations. There were 3 times in the past 3 years a facility-reported issue resulted in a citation.
The staffing rating at Wauconda Care is much above average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Wauconda Care is 1 hour and 40 minutes. The Illinois average is 1 hour and 24 minutes with the national average at 1 hour and 33 minutes. The registered nurse hours per resident per day is 1 hour and 19 minutes at Wauconda Care compared to the 46 minutes for the Illinois average and 41 minutes for the national average. The physical therapist staff hours per resident per day at Wauconda Care was 15 minutes. The Illinois and national averages are both 5 minutes.
The quality of resident care rating is much above average at Wauconda Care. 22.7% of Wauconda Care’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission compared to the Illinois average of 24.6% and the national average of 22.6%. 7.7% of Wauconda Care’s short-stay residents had an outpatient emergency department visit compared to 11% which is the Illinois average and 10.7% as the national average in this category. 98.2% of Wauconda Care’s short-stay residents received a needed flu shot for the current flu season compared to 72.8% being the Illinois average and 82.3% being the national average.
2% of Wauconda Care’s long-stay residents experienced one or more falls with major injury. The Illinois average is 3.3% with the national average being 3.4%. 2.4% of Wauconda Care’s long-stay residents had a urinary tract infection. The Illinois average is 3.1% with the national average being 2.8%.
Wauconda Care 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.