Norwood Crossing is located in the large metropolitan area of Chicago, Illinois with a population of 2,680,484 people. Sporting an overall rating of B+, we found this facility as ranked among the twenty best facilities facilities in Chicago. An overall score in this range is a great indicator of a very solid facility. Chicago offers a variety of nursing homes, but it is unlikely you will need to look at too many others. This one is a first-rate option. The best part of this facility's strong report card was its short-term care score. We discuss short-term care in the next section
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to earning a strong overall score, this facility performed well in our short-term care category. We awarded it an A for that category. Our short-term care ratings are considered to be most meaningful for folks requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not merely nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Adding to its impressive category grades, we awarded this facility an A for inspections. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
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Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B+. Nursing scores are largely tied to a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Illinois in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a policy of moving a patient at least once a day.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed was nursing, was this facility's weakest category. We awarded this facility a grade of D in that category. This was one of the few weak links in an otherwise strong profile. For patients seeking a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 98.32402 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is better than the vast majority of nursing homes. To our surprise, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Sadly, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Norwood Crossing Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Norwood Crossing, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Norwood Crossing, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure tells you the percent of long-term patients who experienced a fall which caused serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Norwood Crossing, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric can be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Norwood Crossing, 18.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Norwood Crossing, 19.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Norwood Crossing, 29.8% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. Higher rates of depression could imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Norwood Crossing, 87.49% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Norwood Crossing, 14.23% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Norwood Crossing, 19.34% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Norwood Crossing, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Norwood Crossing, 19.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Norwood Crossing, 11.45 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Norwood Crossing, 71.39% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a measure of rehabilitation performance.
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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