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River Crossing of Joliet

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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3401 Hennepin Drive,
Joliet IL 60435

74.24% estimated occupancy 1

River Crossing of Joliet is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Joliet, Illinois. Our grading scheme was not kind to this nursing home, as it received an overall rating of F. Based on our assessment, this nursing home likely isn't a fit for anyone. More information on this facility's category grades may be found below. Its best category was inspections, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Bariatric Care

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: C

Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a C for our inspections rating. In fact, the facility received very impressive inspection report this year. Inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility was hit with 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to find that none were in any of the categories labeled G through L. This tells you CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies to create an imminent danger to resident health or safety. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. This turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we gave this facility an C. Nursing scores are heavily correlated with quality and quantity of nursing care. This nursing home provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This figure is far below the national average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place actually excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. In fact, it performed well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

This nursing home's second lowest score is long-term care, where it received a grade of just D in that area. This is a relatively poor grade. For long-term care residents, the primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Thankfully, this facility gave the vaccine to 94.0594 percent of its patients, which is an above average percentage. To our surprise, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.04 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Sadly, some of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The last category we rated was short-term care, where this nursing home was given an abysmal score in this area as well. We gave it a lowly F in this area, which is definitely somewhat alarming. Our short-term care scores are believed to be most meaningful for individuals in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more skilled nursing services. This includes not merely nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Based on its abysmal rating in this category, we weren't shocked to learn this facility offers substantially fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most other nursing homes. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 2.9 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

River Crossing of Joliet Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In River Crossing of Joliet, 13.48% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In River Crossing of Joliet, 2.64% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . Falls resulting in injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In River Crossing of Joliet, 4.17% of Patients had UTIs

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who suffered from urinary tract infections. While a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In River Crossing of Joliet, 19.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used for treating a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In River Crossing of Joliet, 17.03% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In River Crossing of Joliet, 7.94% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients showing signs of depression. Some argue this is a measure of quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In River Crossing of Joliet, 90.78% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In River Crossing of Joliet, 13.33% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In River Crossing of Joliet, 14.78% of Residents

This is the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: F

In River Crossing of Joliet, 0.04 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In River Crossing of Joliet, 14.78% of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In River Crossing of Joliet, 16.64% of Patients

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In River Crossing of Joliet, 78.37% of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some would argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.

Scores for Joliet, IL

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

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Nearby Dialysis

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