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 ten 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 inspection reports, which you can find in the next paragraph.
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a strong overall grade, this facility also received an A+ inspection rating. This grade is based on its recent government inspections. An A+ in this category is one of the best complements we can offer a nursing home. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection scores. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some can be relatively minor. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
We also want to emphasize the fact that this nursing home received a superb grade of A in our short-term care category. In the category of short-term care, we endeavor to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We look at a facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.9 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a top-shelf long-term care score. Indeed, this ended up being this nursing home's third strongest category grade. In that category, we gave this facility a score of A. When nursing homes receive this type of score in long-term care it is a good sign for resident care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is often a life or death condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a nursing home doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
In the last area, we gave this nursing home a A+ for its nursing rating. This finished off an elite profile. When calculating a nursing home's nursing score, we assess the quantity of hours nurses are with patients as well as the levels of training of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a policy of turning a patient more often.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Mercy Circle Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Mercy Circle, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Mercy Circle, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who suffered falls which resulted in major injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Mercy Circle, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. However, this metric can be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Mercy Circle, 18.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Mercy Circle, 19.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Mercy Circle, 29.8% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who are showing signs of depression. Many argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Mercy Circle, 87.49% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Mercy Circle, 14.23% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Mercy Circle, 19.34% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who maintained mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Mercy Circle, 19.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Mercy Circle, 11.45 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Mercy Circle, 71.39% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents who saw 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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