Briar Place Nursing is a nursing home located in La Grange, Illinois, a city with a total of 31,168 people. This nursing home was awarded an overall grade of C, which is a decent grade. You can definitely do worse than this place. This place did not fare well in every category we looked at, but it did not receive any rock-bottom grades either. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 232 Beds

CCRC :

For profit - Corporation

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Nurse Quality

A-
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: A-Feb 19: A-Mar 19: A-Apr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

We awarded this nursing home one of our better scores in nursing, with an A-. This is a notably better grade than the facility's overall score, which was decent but not in the elite range. The nursing score weighs many factors, most of which are based on quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed certain nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these areas as reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Facility Inspections

B-
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: BApr 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: BMay 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

We also awarded this nursing home a grade of B- for our inspections rating. This is a very respectable nursing score. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home was hit with 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This indicates that CMS did not consider any of these deficiencies an immediate threat to patient health or safety. A couple of minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.

Short-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: CFeb 19: CMar 19: BApr 19: CMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

The next most favorable area we gave this nursing home in any category came in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a C. Our short-term care grades are based in part on a facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this place provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. The key is determining what bearing this had on the quality of care. The final measure we looked at in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that just 32.9 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is below average.

Long-term Care Quality

D
Oct 18: CNov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: B-Feb 19: B-Mar 19: B-Apr 19: CMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

The final category we rated was long-term care, which is this nursing home's least impressive area. We gave this nursing home a grade of D in this area. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 65.34161 percent of its patients. This is significantly less than what we expected. To our surprise, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.62 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. This is its best feature in this category.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
C
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Briar Place Nursing Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.

Provider
A
3.26%
State
B
7.57%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a fall resulting in major injury.

Provider
B-
3.73%
State
B
3.23%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This figure tells you the percent of long-term residents that sustained UTI's. Although more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having varying reporting standards.

Provider
B
2%
State
B
2.95%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Provider
F
48.47%
State
B-
18.17%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term care residents which were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Provider
C
27.01%
State
B
19.44%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percent of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression could indicate a lower level of care.

Provider
F
86.7%
State
C
21.9%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This tells you the percentage of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
F
80.12%
State
B-
88.88%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating. Some believe that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Provider
F
30.71%
State
B+
13.64%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric tracks the percentage of long-term patients that retained mobility levels. Some experts believe that mobility is critical to patients mental and physical health.

Provider
B+
19.43%
State
B
15.77%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.

Provider
B
1.62
State
B
1.83
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Provider
B-
19.43
State
B
15.77
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
C
11.96
State
B
10.09
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This tells you the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Provider
F
34.15%
State
B-
63.01%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

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