With an address in Park Ridge, Illinois, Park Ridge Care Center is one of a mere three facilities in the city. It looks like this is a fine nursing home. We gave this it an overall grade of B+, which is very favorable rating. With no elite facilities in the city, this proved to be the number one rated nursing home in Park Ridge. Lastly, this nursing home's ownership changed in the last year, so we will need to monitor it to confirm it maintains its high level of care.
Park Ridge Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Please note our records indicate that Park Ridge Care Center has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Best Nursing Home in Park Ridge, Illinois Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Park Ridge, Illinois Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a strong nursing home overall, this facility also excelled in our inspections category, where it earned an A-. Not many facilities fared better in that category. Our inspection grades are based on several pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This place was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that the government inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to be an immediate risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility is also strong in the category of long-term care, where it was awarded a score of B+. It performed better than most nursing homes in this area. When facilities receive a grade in this range in long-term care it generally means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the third area, this facility also received a score of B for its short-term care rating. This is a well above average grade in this category. In computing our short-term care ratings, we size up a facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. This area is frequently a solid measure of a facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
The final area we assessed is nursing. In that area, we gave this facility a favorable grade of B. The nursing grade weighs a variety of subcategories. The most heavily weighted one is the amount of time nurses spent with residents. This nursing home averages 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 nursing home Illinois in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a system of moving a resident more often.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Park Ridge Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Park Ridge Care Center, 8.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Park Ridge Care Center, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Park Ridge Care Center, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic can be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Park Ridge Care Center, 18.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Park Ridge Care Center, 19.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who were administered antianxiety medication. These medications are generally prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Park Ridge Care Center, 30.45% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Park Ridge Care Center, 87.4% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Park Ridge Care Center, 13.9% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Park Ridge Care Center, 17.56% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term patients who were able to retain mobility.
In Park Ridge Care Center, 1.66 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to preserving the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Park Ridge Care Center, 17.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Park Ridge Care Center, 11.82 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
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