Little Sisters of the Poor of Palatine is a small non-profit nursing home in Palatine, Illinois. This is an A+ rated facility, which is our absolute highest score. As a matter of fact, this is actually the number one rated facility in the city. Scroll down to find this facility's category ratings, which also impressed us. You really can't do much better than a straight A profile.
Little Sisters of the Poor of Palatine
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
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In addition to being an elite nursing home overall, this nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A+. Few facilities fared as well in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively minor. Unfortunately, we weren't able to find information about this nursing home's deficiencies. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also wanted to direct your attention to the fact that this nursing home was superb in our long-term care category. We awarded them an impressive score of A+ in this category. When nursing homes receive this type of score in long-term care it is a good sign for resident care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 99.375 percent of its patients, which is very impressive. Pneumonia tragically can be a life or death condition for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility does not leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. When determining a facility's nursing score, we assess the amount of time nurses commit to patients and the levels of training of those nurses. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
In the final category, we awarded this facility a grade of A+ for our short-term care score. This topped off a very strong report card. Our short-term care ratings are critical for prospective residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates more skilled nursing services. This includes a broad range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last measure we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Little Sisters of the Poor of Palatine Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Little Sisters of the Poor of Palatine, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Little Sisters of the Poor of Palatine, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care. More supervision can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Little Sisters of the Poor of Palatine, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Little Sisters of the Poor of Palatine, 18.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Little Sisters of the Poor of Palatine, 19.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Little Sisters of the Poor of Palatine, 29.8% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression may reveal lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Little Sisters of the Poor of Palatine, 87.49% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Little Sisters of the Poor of Palatine, 14.23% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents that required more 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 of Palatine, 19.34% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Little Sisters of the Poor of Palatine, 19.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.