Little Sisters of the Poor is located in the large metropolitan area of Chicago, Illinois with a population of 2,680,484 people. We awarded this facility a first-rate overall score of A. Indeed, this proved to be among the ten best nursing homes in the city. Based on the data we reviewed, you can't go wrong with this facility. Headlining this nursing home's remarkable profile is its nursing grade, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Little Sisters of the Poor
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this place received a great overall grade is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. This turned out to be its best category. In this area, we gave this nursing home an A. When computing a facility's nursing rating, we assess the quantity of hours nurses are seeing residents and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place was hit with 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Long-term Care Quality
We also would like to emphasize the fact that this facility received a high-end grade of A in our long-term care area. When facilities receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. One of the factors we considered after nursing hours is vaccines. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 98.20359 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a proven method to avoid unnecessary deaths for the nursing home population. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the final area, this nursing home was awarded a highly favorable short-term care rating. In fact, we gave it an A- in this area, resulting in this facility receiving straight A's. In the area of short-term care, we seek to evaluate indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Little Sisters of the Poor Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Little Sisters of the Poor, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term care residents who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Little Sisters of the Poor, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Little Sisters of the Poor, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Little Sisters of the Poor, 18.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Little Sisters of the Poor, 19.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Little Sisters of the Poor, 29.8% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Little Sisters of the Poor, 87.49% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Little Sisters of the Poor, 14.23% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Little Sisters of the Poor, 19.34% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that retained mobility levels.
In Little Sisters of the Poor, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Little Sisters of the Poor, 19.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
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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