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Highland Oaks

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
Oct 18: ANov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 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: AMar 20: AApr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+Sep 20: A+Oct 20: A+Jan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: A+Aug 21: A+Sep 21: A+Oct 21: A+Nov 21: A+Jan 22: AFeb 22: AMar 22: AApr 22: A-May 22: A-
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2750 West Highland Avenue,
Elgin IL 60123

(847) 741-4543

38% estimated occupancy 1

Highland Oaks is a small non-profit nursing home located in Elgin, Illinois. With an overall rating of A-, it turned out to be one of the three highest graded facilities in Elgin. We simply can't say enough great things about this nursing home. Keep reading to see this facility's category scores, which are also quite good. It's hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.

Quick Details

  • No Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Church related

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Unfortunately, it does not appear that we have information on deficiency's for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

An additional quality feature for this facility is that it received an above average long-term care grade. In fact, this turned out to be its second best category score. In that category, we gave this facility a grade of B+. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 96.350365 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This facility also was awarded a favorable short-term care grade. Indeed, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this category. In computing our short-term care grades, we size up the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This rating is generally a useful measure of the facility's rehabilitation. Unfortunately, we were not able to find information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

The last category we assessed is nursing. This facility was given an impressive nursing score in our assessment, with a grade of B. Although this is not as good as some of its other category grades, this is still one of our stronger grades for this category. There are a host of subcategories included in this area. Most of the factors reflect levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some quality-based measures in this category. This nursing home fared well in some of the quality measures we looked at. For example, in terms of the number of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, this nursing home performed better than the national average. This is generally an indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided with better nursing care.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Highland Oaks Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Highland Oaks, 8.96% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Highland Oaks, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Highland Oaks, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint may be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Highland Oaks, 18.2% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Highland Oaks, 19.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically used to treat residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Highland Oaks, 29.52% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some believe this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Highland Oaks, 87.71% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Highland Oaks, 14.14% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate decline of a resident's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Highland Oaks, 19.35% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who retained mobility levels. Some believe that the ability to move around is important for patients physical and mental health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Highland Oaks, 1.5 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Highland Oaks, 19.35 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Scores for Elgin, IL

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

Looking for more options? Elgin, Illinois has 7 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

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  • Sherman HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.51 miles away1425 North Randall Road Elgin Illinois 60123Voluntary non-profit - Private(847) 742-9800
  • St Alexius Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 10.37 miles away1555 N Barrington Rd Hoffman Estate Illinois 60169Voluntary non-profit - Church(847) 843-2000
  • Bhc Streamwood Hospital IncPsychiatric 10.39 miles away1400 E Irving Park Road Streamwood Illinois 60107Proprietary(630) 837-9000
  • Delnor Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 11.46 miles away300 Randall Rd Geneva Illinois 60134Voluntary non-profit - Private(630) 208-3000
  • Advocate Good Shepherd HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.1 miles away450 West Highway 22 Barrington Illinois 60010Voluntary non-profit - Church(847) 381-9600
  • Central Dupage HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 15.64 miles away25 North Winfield Road Winfield Illinois 60190Voluntary non-profit - Private(630) 682-1600
  • Alexian Brothers Medical Center 1Acute Care Hospitals 17.31 miles away800 W Biesterfield Rd Elk Grove Village Illinois 60007Voluntary non-profit - Church(847) 437-5500

Nearby Dialysis

  • Dialysis Care Center - Elgin0.41 miles away995 North Randall Road Elgin Illinois 60123Dialysis Stations: 14 (815) 714-7171
  • Davita - Silverbridge Home Training1.71 miles away2410 Alft Lane, Ste 101 Elgin Illinois 60124Dialysis Stations: 4 (847) 289-5628
  • Fmc - of Elgin2.26 miles away2130 Point Blvd. Suite 800 Elgin Illinois 60123CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (847) 428-3605
  • Davita - Cobblestone Dialysis3.9 miles away836 Dundee Ave. Elgin Illinois 60120CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (847) 888-9386
  • Fkc - Elgin4.25 miles away770 N Mclean Boulevard South Elgin Illinois 60177Dialysis Stations: 12 (847) 695-5345
  • Davita - Carpentersville4.71 miles away2203 Randall Rd Carpentersville Illinois 60110CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 13 (847) 426-6456
  • Usrc - Streamwood Dialysis8.04 miles away149 Irving Park Streamwood Illinois 60107Dialysis Stations: 13 (630) 289-2104
  • Davita Huntley Dialysis9.23 miles away10370 Haligus Road Suite 100 Huntley Illinois 60142Dialysis Stations: 12 (847) 669-8145

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