Westchester Health & Rehabilitation
Westchester Health & Rehabilitation, 2901 S. Wolf Road, Westchester, Illinois 60157
The overall rating for Westchester Health & Rehabilitation is much below average. The facility is located in Westchester, Illinois which is a western suburb to Chicago. The facility has 120 certified beds and participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. The ownership of Westchester Health & Rehabilitation is a for-profit corporation. Westchester Health & Rehabilitation is not in a Continuing Care Retirement Community. The facility has a resident council only.
Resident and family councils are important to encourage communications with the nursing home staff. The law requires nursing homes to allow councils to be set up by residents and their families. These councils are important for communication between residents, families and loved ones. A resident and family council are able to facilitate answers to questions through the nursing home’s administrators.
The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. The last full report was filed for a health inspection on July 26, 2016 wherein fourteen health deficiencies were identified. The average number of health deficiencies in Illinois is 7.7. The average number of health deficiencies in the U.S. is 7.1. The health inspection found health deficiencies two in mistreatment, five in quality care, one in resident rights, three in nutrition and dietary, one in pharmacy services and one in environmental. There was also a fire safety inspection done that found that Westchester Health & Rehabilitation had eleven fire safety deficiencies. The average number of fire deficiencies in Illinois is 6.5. The average number of fire deficiencies in the U.S. is 3.4.
In addition, between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016, there were four separate full reports filed regarding complaints made by residents or family members regarding important issues to residents at this facility.
According to the Nursing Home Compare website, there was no available data regarding staffing at Westchester Health & Rehabilitation.
57% of Westchester Health & Rehabilitation’s short-stay residents made improvements in function. This percentage was slightly lower than the Illinois average which was 60.2% and the national average which was 63.3%. 24.7% of Westchester Health & Rehabilitation’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. 16.3% of Westchester Health & Rehabilitation’s short-stay residents had an outpatient emergency department visit. The Illinois average in this category is 12.3%. 24% of Westchester Health & Rehabilitation’s short-stay residents were successfully discharged to the community. This percentage was significantly lower than both the Illinois and the U.S. averages which were 53.5 and 56.9%, respectively. 2.2% of Westchester Health & Rehabilitation short-stay residents developed pressure ulcers that were new or worsened. The Illinois average was 1.4% in this category.
9.3% of Westchester Health & Rehabilitation’s long-stay high-risk residents had pressure ulcers. This percentage was noticeably higher than the Illinois average of 6.2% and the national average of 5.7%. 95.6% of Westchester Health & Rehabilitation’s long-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate seasonal influenza vaccine.
According to the report, there were two federal payment denials in the last three years. One from February 10, 2015 and another from June 3, 2015. It is possible that Illinois may have imposed a penalty under state law, but none are listed. To search for the Illinois state penalties, there is a separate website that would allow for an independent viewing of any such fines.