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Balmoral Home

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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2055 West Balmoral Avenue,
Chicago IL 60625

(773) 561-8661

74.5% estimated occupancy 1

Balmoral Home is a very-large nursing home located in Chicago, Illinois. This is a relatively poor nursing home, with an overall grade of D. This is not the worse nursing home we graded, but we'd still struggle to recommend it. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this nursing home's profile is its strong inspection score. You can scroll down to find out about inspections and other category grades

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Partnership

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

While we were not high on this facility overall, we awarded it an A for our inspections rating. This score is significantly more impressive than the facility's overall score. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some are quite insignificant. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even with this deficiency, this place still had a relatively favorable report.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

This nursing home's second best category turned out to be long-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of C. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. Frankly, we were a bit worried that this facility vaccinated 74.91909 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which happens to be quite a bit lower than the national average. Lastly, we looked at the nursing home's number of hospitalizations. Here we found that this place had 2.27 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. While this figure is somewhat concerning, this number may be skewed for some nursing homes due to the preexisting medical conditions of residents.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

This nursing home's second lowest score was short-term care, where it received just a D in that category. This is a well below average score. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we analyze a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This grade is considered to be a solid measure of a facility's rehabilitation. In this facility's case, we found that it offers less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. We found that just 48.1 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

This nursing home's least impressive area is nursing, which is the last category we scored. In this area, we awarded this nursing home a D. Our nursing score focuses on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of training of those nurses as well as the number of hours spent with patients. This facility offered just 1.8 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is well below average. Unfortunately, this place also had abysmal scores in some of the quality-based metrics to pair with its weak nursing hours. We looked at the percent of residents experiencing pressure ulcers and we were disappointed. This place was at roughly 1.5 times the national average in this metric.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

Balmoral Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Balmoral Home, 8.96% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric is is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that have pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Balmoral Home, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents who have had a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A

In Balmoral Home, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients who have suffered from urinary tract infections. While more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Balmoral Home, 18.2% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used for treating several medical conditions, including dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Balmoral Home, 19.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure measures the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: F

In Balmoral Home, 29.52% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some believe this is a measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Balmoral Home, 87.71% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Balmoral Home, 14.14% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate decline of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Balmoral Home, 19.35% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents that retained mobility levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Balmoral Home, 1.5 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Balmoral Home, 19.35 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Balmoral Home, 11.42 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.

Scores for Chicago, IL

  • Overall Rating has a grade of C
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of C
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B

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Nearby Hospitals

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  • Swedish Covenant HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.96 miles away5145 N California Ave Chicago Illinois 60625Voluntary non-profit - Church(773) 878-8200
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  • Presence Saint Francis HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.07 miles away355 Ridge Ave Evanston Illinois 60202Voluntary non-profit - Church(847) 316-4000
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 3.36 miles away836 West Wellington Avenue Chicago Illinois 60657Voluntary non-profit - Private(773) 975-1600
  • Presence Saint Joseph Hospital - ChicagoAcute Care Hospitals 3.9 miles away2900 North Lake Shore Drive Chicago Illinois 60657Voluntary non-profit - Church(773) 665-3000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc - Na Lakeview Dialysis1.65 miles away4008 North Broadway Ave., Suite 1200 Chicago Illinois 60613Dialysis Stations: 14 (773) 248-3105
  • Fmc - Uptown1.81 miles away4700 N. Marine Drive, Suite 204 Chicago Illinois 60640CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 15 (773) 989-8082
  • Nephron Dialysis Center, Ltd.2.25 miles away5140 N. California Ave. Suite 510 Chicago Illinois 60625Dialysis Stations: 16 (773) 293-2100
  • Fmc - Northcenter Dialysis2.38 miles away2620 W. Addison St. Chicago Illinois 60618CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (773) 248-0462
  • Davita Irving Park Dialysis2.76 miles away4323 N Pulaski Road Chicago Illinois 60641Dialysis Stations: 12 (773) 279-8714
  • Fmc - Rogers Park2.76 miles away2277 W Howard St Chicago Illinois 60645CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (773) 262-7147
  • Davita - Logan Square Dialysis Svcs Inc3.63 miles away2838 N Kimball Ave Chicago Illinois 60618CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 27 (773) 342-3738
  • Davita - Lincoln Park Nephrology Assn, Sc3.69 miles away2484 N. Elston Ave Chicago Illinois 60647CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (773) 278-4403

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