1754-1760 Capital Street, Elgin IL 60124 · (847) 531-6004 · 46.91% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
With an address in Elgin, Illinois, Avondale Estates of Elgin is one of eight facilities in the city. We awarded this facility an A overall grade, ranking it in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the United States. As far as we can see, this facility looks like a wonderful choice for most people. This nursing home's impressive report card was highlighted by its short-term care rating, which is addressed in the next section.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 120 Beds
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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
To pair with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. Our short-term care scores are likely most important for residents needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. This includes not just nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Remarkably, this nursing home provides about 50% more services from physical therapists and registered nurses than most nursing homes we looked at. This is a very favorable sign. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of facilities with 70.2 percent of its residents returning home.
Turning to our inspection category, this nursing home excelled in that area, which is based on the facility's inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning our third area, we gave this facility a score of A- for its long-term care grade. This is a very impressive grade. If you are seeking anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care grades. One of the criteria we considered after nursing hours was vaccinations. Unfortunately, it does not look like this nursing home submitted information about vaccinations. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
In the last category we scored, this nursing home was given a very favorable grade of B+ in our nursing category. With this grade, the nursing home topped off a very favorable profile. We looked at the skill-level of nurses employed by the facility, in addition to the quantity of time the nurses spent with residents, in calculating our score in this area. This place provides an incredible 4.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Out of that total, many of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the most highly trained levels of nurses. In addition to offering high levels of care, this place also excelled in the quality-based metrics we assessed. It performed as well as any nursing home in Illinois in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Avondale Estates of Elgin Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.