Rush Oak Park Hsp Skilled Care Unit
520 South Maple Avenue, Oak Park IL 60304 · (708) 660-6662 · 86.94% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Sara Levinsohn
Rush Oak Park Hsp Skilled Care Unit is a facility located in Oak Park, Illinois. This city has a total of 51,878 people. This nursing home turns out to be an A rated facility. It received one of the top grades that we offer. A grade of this caliber requires first-rate marks across the board. We rated this facility in the 100 best nursing homes in Illinois, which is a distinguished list. This also turned out to be a very consistent facility with consistently strong ratings in each of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
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Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
On top of faring well overall, this nursing home received high marks for short-term care as well. As a result, it received our highest score in that category with an A+. Our short-term care scores are considered to be more meaningful for residents requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually mandates more skilled nursing services. This includes not just nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Remarkably, this nursing home provides about 50% more services from physical therapists and registered nurses than most nursing homes we looked at. This is a very favorable sign. The final metric we looked at in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it fared as well as just about any facility in Illinois in this area with 76.8 percent of its patients returning home.
This nursing home also received a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it received one of our highest scores in that area with an A+. This is one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+ category grades. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being quite insignificant. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This means that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also would like to point out the fact that this nursing home was given a superb score of A- in our long-term care area. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in long-term care typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are well cared for. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. It doesn't look like this facility submitted vaccination data. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Turning to our next category, this nursing home was given a highly favorable nursing score. We gave it a grade of A- in this area, rounding out a straight A profile. When calculating our nursing ratings, we assess both staffing levels and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home provided 3.9 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Approximately a quarter of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are among the most highly skilled nurses. Both of these statistics easily exceed the national average. Finally, this facility also excelled in the quality-based metrics we looked at. For example, it fared as well as any facility the state when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We view these metrics as predictive indicators of the quality of nursing care being provided.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Rush Oak Park Hsp Skilled Care Unit Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living often correlates with better rehabilitation.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better