Norridge Gardens is a very-large facility in Chicago, Illinois. This nursing home was given an F, which is just about as bad as it gets in our grading scheme. Fortunately, if you aren't impressed with this facility, there are countless other options available in this city. More information on this facility's category grades may be found below. Its best category is inspections, which is discussed in the next paragraph.
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a B- for our inspections rating. In fact, the facility received very impressive inspection report this year. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home received 8 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. Nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this nursing home an B-. Nursing ratings are tied to quantity of nursing care available. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Lastly, while this facility got docked a bit for its nursing hours, it excelled in some of our quality measures. With fewer than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it did remarkably well in this subcategory.
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Short-term Care Quality
We awarded this nursing home a grade of just D for our short-term care score. This is well below average in this category. Our short-term care grades are important for people in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a vast scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this place offers substantially less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than a typical facility. The last datapoint we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who eventually returned home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 4.5 percent of its residents returning home.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we rated is long-term care, in which this facility was given a bottom of the barrel grade in this category also. Unfortunately, we gave it an F in this category, which is obviously a major concern. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. We were disappointed to learn that this facility vaccinated only 27.068726 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Surprisingly, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. This is its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Norridge Gardens Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Norridge Gardens, 8.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Norridge Gardens, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who had falls resulting in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Norridge Gardens, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Additional nurse staffing reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Norridge Gardens, 18.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for several conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Norridge Gardens, 19.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Norridge Gardens, 30.45% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Norridge Gardens, 87.4% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Norridge Gardens, 13.9% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Norridge Gardens, 17.56% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term patients that retained mobility levels. Some experts argue that mobility is critical to patients mental and physical well-being.
In Norridge Gardens, 1.66 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Norridge Gardens, 17.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Norridge Gardens, 11.82 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Norridge Gardens, 71.65% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements.
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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