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
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
2055 West Balmoral Avenue,
Chicago IL 60625
74.5% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
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
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.
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Short-term Care Quality
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.
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.
Balmoral Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
In Balmoral Home, 19.35% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents that retained mobility levels.
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
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
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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