Located in Chicago Ridge, Illinois, Lexington of Chicago Ridge is one of just a few facilities in the city. With an overall grade of B-, this is a respectable nursing home. Based on the data we reviewed, there are definitely much worse nursing homes out there. Lastly, this nursing home's ownership changed in the last year, so we will need to monitor it to confirm it maintains respectable levels of care.
Lexington of Chicago Ridge
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Please note our records indicate that Lexington of Chicago Ridge has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
This facility received an elite short-term care grade. In fact, we gave this facility an A in this category, which really helped its overall score. With our short-term care assessment, we try to create a meaningful barometer for rehabilitation services. In this process, we assess a facility's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 6.4 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Inspections is another area where this nursing home excelled. We awarded this facility a grade of A- for our inspections category. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this area most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This place received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that CMS didn't consider any of these deficiencies to be an immediate threat to patient health or safety. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
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This nursing home's nursing grade appears to be one of its better features. The facility received a grade of C in this category. Nursing scores are mostly associated with the facility's level of nurse staffing. This place provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a relatively low total compared to most other nursing homes. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures. Although this nursing home got dinged a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of these quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it did very well in this subcategory. This is often an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of moving a resident more frequently.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our final area, this facility didn't perform very well. With a bottom of the barrel grade of F in long-term care, this was this nursing home's poorest grade. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Thankfully, this nursing home provided the vaccine to 98.655914 percent of its residents, which is an above average total. To our surprise, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Lexington of Chicago Ridge Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Lexington of Chicago Ridge, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Lexington of Chicago Ridge, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Lexington of Chicago Ridge, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Lexington of Chicago Ridge, 18.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Lexington of Chicago Ridge, 19.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Lexington of Chicago Ridge, 29.8% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Lexington of Chicago Ridge, 87.49% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Lexington of Chicago Ridge, 14.23% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Many in the industry would argue this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Lexington of Chicago Ridge, 19.34% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Lexington of Chicago Ridge, 19.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand 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 Lexington of Chicago Ridge, 11.45 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Lexington of Chicago Ridge, 71.39% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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