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Westminster Place

Westminster Place, 3200 Grant Street, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Westminster Place has an overall rating of much above average. The facility has 105 certified beds which participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. The ownership of Westminster Place is a non-profit corporation. The facility is within a continuing care retirement community. Westminster Place 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 organized by residents and their families. In a case of a nursing home not having a resident and family council, it would be appropriate for the resident and/or family members to inquire with the nursing home administrator why that is the case. In addition, it may be important to ask to speak with a council president to understand how the nursing home has acted on issues that have arisen in the past.

The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. One such health inspection full report was filed by the Department on August 20, 2015. There were two health deficiencies revealed for Westminster Place during that inspection. One deficiency was for resident rights and the other was for environmental. The average number of health deficiencies in Illinois following a standard health inspection is 7.7. The average number of health deficiencies in the U.S. is 7.1.

In addition to health inspections done by the Illinois Department of Health and Human Services, fire safety inspections are conducted. The total number of fire safety deficiencies for Westminster Place was fourteen. The average number of fire safety deficiencies in Illinois is 6.5. The average number of fire safety deficiencies in the U.S. is 3.4.

The overall rating for Westminster Place for staffing is much above average. The same can be said for its rating for registered nursing which is likewise, much above average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Westminster Place is 2 hours and 18 minutes compared to the Illinois average of 1 hour and 33 minutes and 1 hour and 42 minutes for the national average. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at Westminster Place is 2 hours and 13 minutes which is significantly higher than the Illinois average of 57 minutes for the national average of 50 minutes. It is obvious when differences like this are identified that makes a nursing facility like Westminster Place a standout in terms of registered nurse hours devoted to residents. The certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day at Westminster Place again was significantly higher than the Illinois and national averages at 3 hours and 12 minutes. The Illinois average for CNA hours per resident per day is 2 hours and 16 minutes and the national average is 2 hours and 28 minutes. Likewise, Westminster Place stands out with physical therapy staff hours per resident per day where its shown it devotes 16 minutes of physical therapy staff hours per resident per day compared to both the Illinois and national averages whose average is 6 minutes.

24% of Westminster Place’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. 48.3% of Westminster Place’s short-stay residents made improvements in function. This percentage was lower than both the Illinois and national averages in this category. 61.7% of Westminster Place’s short-stay residents were successfully discharged to the community. This percentage was higher than the Illinois average of 53.5% and the national average of 56.9%. 86.8% of Westminster Place’s short-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate seasonal influenza vaccine. This percentage was higher than both the Illinois and national averages. The same can be said about Westminster Place’s short-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate pneumococcal vaccine which was 90.8% compared to 76.7% which is the Illinois average.

6.5% of Westminster Place’s long-stay residents experienced one or more falls with major injury. This percentage was higher than both the Illinois and national averages which were 3.4% and 3.3%, respectively. 18.5% of Westminster Place’s long-stay residents had a worsened ability to move independently. The Illinois average is 17.5% of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened. 99.2% of Westminster Place’s long-stay residents were assessed and given the appropriate seasonal influenza vaccine. This percentage was higher than both the Illinois and national averages in this category.

Westminster Place has not received any federal fines in the last 3 years. 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.

1 Vital Statistics
Number of Beds: 105 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

Five Stars Much Above 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

Three Stars 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

Five Stars Much Above Average
RN Staffing Five Stars Much Above 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 Westminster Place Illinois
Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
Lower percentages are better.
1.8% 10.2%
Percentage of SNF residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened
Lower percentages are better.
0.7% Not Available
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
87.8% 72.8%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
90.4% 74.7%
Percentage of short-stay residents who got antipsychotic medication for the first time
Lower percentages are better.
1.8% 2.1%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
Description Westminster Place Illinois
Average
Percent of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
Lower percentages are better.
5.1% 3.3%
Percent of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
Lower percentages are better.
8.0% 3.1%
Percent of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
Lower percentages are better.
1.3% 4.9%
Percent of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers
Lower percentages are better.
4.2% 7.6%
Percent of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder
Lower percentages are better.
74.4% 46.1%
Percent of long-stay residents who have or had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
Lower percentages are better.
1.8% 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.
20.8% 16.5%
Percent of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased
Lower percentages are better.
6.3% 13.8%
Percent of long-stay residents who lose too much weight
Lower percentages are better.
3.1% 6.3%
Percent of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms
Lower percentages are better.
0.0% 19.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication
Lower percentages are better.
10.6% 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.
99.4% 89.7%
Percent of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
Lower percentages are better.
7.3% 18.8%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 08/31/2018
Total number of health deficiencies: 7
Average number of health deficiencies in Illinois: 10.6

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