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Winchester House

Winchester House, 1125 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville, Illinois 60048

Winchester House is located in Libertyville, Illinois, which is a northwestern suburb to the City of Chicago located approximately 41.7 miles from the center of the City of Chicago. The facility has an overall rating of below average. It has 224 certified beds that participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. Winchester House is not within a Continuing Care Retirement Community. It has a resident and family council. The ownership of Winchester House is a for-profit corporation under the legal business name of Transitional Care of Lake County, LLC.

The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services regularly inspects Illinois nursing homes on average every 18 months. The health inspection rating for Winchester House is below average receiving just two stars out of a possible five. There has been no health inspection at this facility since November 28, 2017. The previous standard health inspection was completed on November 6, 2017 resulting in 10 health citations. The average number of health citations in Illinois is 6.2. The average number of health citations in the U.S. is 5.8. Between May 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018, there were 2 full complaint inspections reports filed. In the past three years, the number of complaints that resulted in citations were 13. The number of times in the past 3 years a facility-reported issue resulted in a citation was 3 times.

The staffing rating for Winchester House is average. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Winchester House is 1 hour and 3 minutes. The Illinois average is 1 hour and 25 minutes, with the national average being 1 hour and 32 minutes. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at Winchester House is 51 minutes compared to 47 minutes for Illinois and 40 minutes for the national average. The physical therapy staff hours per resident per day at Winchester House is 4 minutes. The Illinois and national averages are both 6 minutes in this category.

30.2% of Winchester House’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. The Illinois average is 22.6%, with the national average being 21.1%. 9.9% of Winchester House’s short-stay residents had an outpatient emergency department visit compared to 12.1% for the Illinois average and 11.9% for the national average. 46.4% of Winchester House’s short-stay residents were successfully discharged to the community. The Illinois average is higher at 53.8% as is the national average standing at 57%. 59.7% of Winchester House’s short-stay residents received a needed vaccine to prevent pneumonia. The Illinois average is 75.4%. The national average is 83.3%.

2.5% of Winchester House’s long-stay residents experienced one or more falls with major injury. The Illinois and national averages in this category are both 3.4%. 4.1% of Winchester House’s long-stay high-risk residents developed pressure ulcers. The Illinois average is 5.8% with the national average being 5.6%. 97% of Winchester House’s long-stay residents received a needed flu shot for the current flu season. The Illinois average is 92.8% with the national average being 95.1%.

Winchester House received a fine on June 3, 2015 for $6,728. No other federal or Illinois state fines were reported during that 3-year period.

1 Vital Statistics
Number of Beds: 224 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

Three Stars 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

Two Stars Below 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

Four Stars 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

Two Stars Below Average
3 Key Short Stay Statistics
Description Winchester House Illinois
Average
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
Lower percentages are better.
4.1% 10.2%
Percentage of SNF residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened
Lower percentages are better.
7.3% Not Available
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
57.6% 72.8%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
49.6% 74.7%
Percentage of short-stay residents who got antipsychotic medication for the first time
Lower percentages are better.
0.0% 2.1%
4 Key Long Stay Statistics
Description Winchester House Illinois
Average
Percent of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
Lower percentages are better.
1.7% 3.3%
Percent of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
Lower percentages are better.
0.7% 3.1%
Percent of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
Lower percentages are better.
1.9% 4.9%
Percent of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers
Lower percentages are better.
7.3% 7.6%
Percent of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder
Lower percentages are better.
30.3% 46.1%
Percent of long-stay residents who have or had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
Lower percentages are better.
2.2% 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.
26.5% 16.5%
Percent of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased
Lower percentages are better.
27.7% 13.8%
Percent of long-stay residents who lose too much weight
Lower percentages are better.
3.2% 6.3%
Percent of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms
Lower percentages are better.
26.3% 19.2%
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication
Lower percentages are better.
17.0% 20.2%
Percent of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
90.4% 92.9%
Percent of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
Higher percentages are better.
88.0% 89.7%
Percent of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
Lower percentages are better.
21.3% 18.8%
5 Inspection Summary

Date of standard health inspection: 09/12/2018
Total number of health deficiencies: 13
Average number of health deficiencies in Illinois: 10.6

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