Providence Palos Heights is one of four available facilities located in Palos Heights, Illinois. It looks like this nursing home is ranked among the better facilities we looked at. A score of this caliber requires very strong scores across the board. In fact, we were so impressed with this nursing home that we rated it ahead of most of the nursing homes in Palos Heights, which has a decent selection of nursing homes. The best aspect of this facility's impressive report card was its short-term care rating. We discuss short-term care in the next section

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Short-term Care Quality

A
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Historical

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our short-term care rating. In determining our short-term care scores, we size up a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This grade is frequently a fair measure of a nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. One of this nursing home's strengths is registered nurse hours. We found that it offers more care from registered nurses to its residents than most facilities. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who returned to the community from this facility. This place outperformed the overwhelming majority of facilities in the country in this area with 66.4 percent of its residents returning home.

Nurse Quality

A
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Historical

Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. Our nursing grade is largely based on the nursing home's nurse staffing. This facility provided 4.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day, which is among the higher figures in the country. A significant portion of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the more skilled levels of nurses. We were very impressed by both of these statistics. On top of offering impressive levels of nursing care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality-based metrics we assessed. It performed as well as any nursing home in the nation in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.

Facility Inspections

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Historical

Turning to our inspection category, this facility excelled in that category, which is based on the nursing home's recent government inspection reports. In fact, we awarded it an A for that category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be quite minor. This nursing home was assessed 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that CMS didn't deem any of these deficiencies to cause an immediate risk to patient health or safety. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.

Long-term Care Quality

C
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The last category we analyzed was long-term care. We gave this nursing home a decent score in this category, with a grade of C. Although this isn't as high as some of this nursing home's other scores, it is still nothing to be ashamed of. In the category of long-term care, we focus on the quantity of care offered by a facility, rather than more sophisticated services. In addition to above average nursing hour statistics, this nursing home's vaccination records are better than most nursing homes also. Indeed, this facility vaccinated 94.13408 percent of its patients for pneumonia. The last statistic we assessed was the facility's hospitalization rate. We found that this place had 1.87 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is not too far off the national average.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A-
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Providence Palos Heights Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents which developed pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.

Provider
A
4.03%
State
B
7.57%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.

Provider
B+
2.51%
State
B
3.23%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint can also be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.

Provider
C
4.23%
State
B
2.95%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used for treating a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Provider
B-
16.47%
State
B-
18.17%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.

Provider
A+
8.02%
State
B
19.44%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Provider
D
15.9%
State
C
21.9%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This indicates the percent of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
C
91.97%
State
B-
88.88%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and continence.

Provider
B+
11.84%
State
B+
13.64%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This indicates the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.

Provider
D
10.04%
State
B
15.77%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.

Provider
B-
1.8
State
B
1.83
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Provider
A
10.04
State
B
15.77
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
B-
11.45
State
B
10.09
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This metric measures the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements.

Provider
F
46.67%
State
B-
63.01%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

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12251 South 80th Avenue Palos Heights Illinois 60463
(708) 923-4000
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Little Company of Mary Hospital 5.93 mi
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Advocate South Suburban Hospital 6.66 mi
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(708) 799-8000
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Roseland Community Hospital 7.45 mi
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Holy Cross Hospital 8.93 mi
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(773) 884-9000
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St Bernard Hospital 10.92 mi
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Nearby Dialysis

Concerto Dialysis 1.19 mi
Dialysis Stations: 9
14255 S Cicero Ave Midlothian Illinois 60445
(847) 233-1200
Fmc - Crestwood 1.26 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
4815 Midlothian Turnpike Midlothian Illinois 60445
(708) 293-1665
Fmc - Alsip Dialysis Center 2.01 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 16
12250 S Cicero Ste 105 Alsip Illinois 60803
(708) 389-0955
Davita - Alsip Home Training 2.97 mi
Dialysis Stations: 4
11500 S. Pulaski Road Alsip Illinois 60803
(708) 385-7145
Fmc - Oak Forest 3.36 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
5340a W 159th Street Oak Forest Illinois 60452
(708) 535-0080
Fmc - Merrionette Park 3.62 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
11630 South Kedzie Alsip Illinois 60803
(708) 389-9099
Davita - Chicago Ridge Dialysis 3.66 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
10511 S. Harlem Ave. Chicago Ridge Illinois 60415
(708) 361-2863
Davita - Mt Greenwood 3.87 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 16
3401 West 111th Street Chicago Illinois 60655
(773) 445-0558