Little Sisters of the Poor-St. Mary's Home 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-St. Mary's Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. When calculating a facility's nursing grade, we weigh the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients as well as the level of skill 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 place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Adding to this nursing home's impressive resume, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home was assessed 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe. This indicates that the government inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to patient 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
Moving on our next area, we gave this facility a score of A for its long-term care score. This is a very impressive score. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 97.54601 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
In our final area, we awarded this facility an A for our short-term care grade. This completed a very impressive report card. Our short-term care scores are arguably most critical for individuals requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically utilizes additional skilled nursing services. This means not merely nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Little Sisters of the Poor-St. Mary's Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Little Sisters of the Poor-St. Mary's Home, 8.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Little Sisters of the Poor-St. Mary's Home, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Little Sisters of the Poor-St. Mary's Home, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Little Sisters of the Poor-St. Mary's Home, 18.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for many medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Little Sisters of the Poor-St. Mary's Home, 19.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are generally prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Little Sisters of the Poor-St. Mary's Home, 30.45% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Little Sisters of the Poor-St. Mary's Home, 87.4% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Little Sisters of the Poor-St. Mary's Home, 13.9% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of deterioration of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Little Sisters of the Poor-St. Mary's Home, 17.56% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Little Sisters of the Poor-St. Mary's Home, 1.66 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Little Sisters of the Poor-St. Mary's Home, 17.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
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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