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Palos Heights Rehabilitation Center

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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Palos Heights Rehabilitation Center's website

13259 South Central Avenue,
Palos Heights IL 60463

(708) 597-1000

52.9% estimated occupancy 1

Palos Heights Rehabilitation Center is a large facility in Palos Heights, Illinois. With a rock bottom overall grade of F, this nursing home didn't fare well in our assessment. If you are not happy with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Palos Heights. The city has just three other nursing homes. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, we will discuss short-term care in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Awards

Best Nursing Home in Palos Heights, Illinois badge

Best Nursing Home in Palos Heights, Illinois Awards 2019

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

While we gave this facility an abysmal overall score, we awarded it a grade of B for our short-term care rating. Our short-term care grade is commonly employed to measure a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To offer highly graded rehabilitation services, facilities generally must have better levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

We were also surprised to find that this facility received a decent nursing grade this year. We gave it a grade of C in that category. Our nursing grade is largely tied to the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home actually fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. In fact, it scored well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.

Facility Inspections

Grade: F

Among this facility's worst category grades was an F for its inspection grade. More often than not, this indicates we found red flags on the facility's inspection reports. We would advise paying close attention to any deficiencies on a facility's inspection reports when it receives this bad of an inspection grade. We recommend you pay close attention to the severity of the deficiencies. This nursing home was assessed 5 deficiencies by CMS. The only favorable thing we found is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they caused a risk to patient health or safety. Lastly, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years amounting to more than $100,000. This typically indicates that a poor performance has been an issue for multiple years.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The last category we rated was long-term care, where this nursing home was given a poor grade in this category also. Unfortunately, we gave it a lowly F in this area, which is obviously very concerning. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 94.73684 percent of its residents, which is more than the vast majority of nursing homes. To our surprise, this nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Palos Heights Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Palos Heights Rehabilitation Center, 8.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure indicates the percent of long-term residents who have pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Palos Heights Rehabilitation Center, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term residents that suffered falls resulting in severe injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Palos Heights Rehabilitation Center, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Palos Heights Rehabilitation Center, 18.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Palos Heights Rehabilitation Center, 19.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This gauges the percent of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: F

In Palos Heights Rehabilitation Center, 30.45% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Palos Heights Rehabilitation Center, 87.4% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Palos Heights Rehabilitation Center, 13.9% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In Palos Heights Rehabilitation Center, 17.56% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Palos Heights Rehabilitation Center, 1.66 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In Palos Heights Rehabilitation Center, 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

Grade: B

In Palos Heights Rehabilitation Center, 11.82 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Palos Heights Rehabilitation Center, 71.65% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

Scores for Palos Heights, IL

  • Overall Rating has a grade of C
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of D
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B

Looking for more options? Palos Heights, Illinois has 3 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Palos Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.24 miles away12251 South 80th Avenue Palos Heights Illinois 60463Voluntary non-profit - Private(708) 923-4000
  • Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4.99 miles away4440 W 95th Street Oak Lawn Illinois 60453Voluntary non-profit - Church(708) 684-8000
  • Ingalls Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.92 miles away1 Ingalls Drive Harvey Illinois 60426Voluntary non-profit - Private(708) 333-2300
  • Little Company of Mary HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.93 miles away2800 W 95th St Evergreen Park Illinois 60805Voluntary non-profit - Other(708) 422-6200
  • Advocate South Suburban HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.66 miles away17800 S Kedzie Ave Hazel Crest Illinois 60429Voluntary non-profit - Church(708) 799-8000
  • Roseland Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.45 miles away45 W 111th Street Chicago Illinois 60628Voluntary non-profit - Other(773) 995-3000
  • Holy Cross HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 8.93 miles away2701 W 68th Street Chicago Illinois 60629Voluntary non-profit - Private(773) 884-9000
  • St Bernard HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 10.92 miles away326 W 64th St Chicago Illinois 60621Voluntary non-profit - Private(773) 962-3900

Nearby Dialysis

  • Concerto Dialysis1.19 miles away14255 S Cicero Ave Midlothian Illinois 60445Dialysis Stations: 9 (847) 233-1200
  • Fmc - Crestwood1.26 miles away4815 Midlothian Turnpike Midlothian Illinois 60445CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (708) 293-1665
  • Fmc - Alsip Dialysis Center2.01 miles away12250 S Cicero Ste 105 Alsip Illinois 60803CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (708) 389-0955
  • Davita - Alsip Home Training2.97 miles away11500 S. Pulaski Road Alsip Illinois 60803Dialysis Stations: 4 (708) 385-7145
  • Fmc - Oak Forest3.36 miles away5340a W 159th Street Oak Forest Illinois 60452Dialysis Stations: 12 (708) 535-0080
  • Fmc - Merrionette Park3.62 miles away11630 South Kedzie Alsip Illinois 60803CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (708) 389-9099
  • Davita - Chicago Ridge Dialysis3.66 miles away10511 S. Harlem Ave. Chicago Ridge Illinois 60415Dialysis Stations: 16 (708) 361-2863
  • Davita - Mt Greenwood3.87 miles away3401 West 111th Street Chicago Illinois 60655CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (773) 445-0558