Mercy Circle is in Chicago, Illinois, which features more than 25 nursing homes. With an overall score of A, we rated this facility to be one of the top five nursing homes in the city. Overall grades in this range are a reliable indicator of an elite nursing home. At the end of the day, this facility looks like a great choice for most people. Headlining this nursing home's exemplary report card is its short-term care grade, which you can find in the next paragraph.
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ in the area of short-term care. In computing these short-term care grades, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our purpose is to formulate a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who returned home from the facility. We found that 6.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
We also wanted to point out the fact that this facility fared very well in our long-term care rating. We awarded them an elite grade of A+ in this category. Facilities that do well in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is much higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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This nursing home has received near flawless government inspections in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of A in this area. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
In the last category we rated, this nursing home was given an impressive grade grade of A- in our nursing category. With this score, the nursing home finished off a straight A profile. The nursing score is based on quite a few factors, most of which are based on nursing hours. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home 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 often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Mercy Circle Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Mercy Circle, 8.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term stay patients who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Mercy Circle, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that had falls resulting in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Mercy Circle, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with poor nursing care. Closer supervision minimizes the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Mercy Circle, 18.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term residents who were given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Mercy Circle, 19.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Mercy Circle, 30.45% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients showing depressive symptoms. Many argue that this is a measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Mercy Circle, 87.4% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Mercy Circle, 13.9% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Mercy Circle, 17.56% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels. Some would argue that the ability to move around is important for patients physical and mental health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Mercy Circle, 17.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Mercy Circle, 11.82 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Mercy Circle, 71.65% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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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