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Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County

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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County's website

421 Doris Avenue,
Joliet IL 60433

(815) 727-8710

81.91% estimated occupancy 1

Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County is one of nine nursing homes located in Joliet, Illinois. This proved to be an A rated facility, which is one of the best grades that we offer. We could not find many bad things to say about this facility. Its ratings are as good as they get. Headlining this facility's stellar profile is its long-term care rating, which we will address in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - City/county
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

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

Grade: A-plus

To pair with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in long-term care it is usually a good sign for patient care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 98.68421 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

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 awarded this nursing home an A+. We weighed the qualifications of nurses at the facility, as well as the number of hours those nurses spent with patients, in calculating our grade in this category. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of moving residents more often.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

This nursing home also earned excellent government inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our best scores in that category, with an A. Our inspection scores weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area usually have few severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This means the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The next area we rated was short-term care, where this nursing home received a grade of B-. While this ended up being its lowest category score, this is still not a terrible score. Our short-term care ratings are likely most important for folks in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes more skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not merely nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that just 2.9 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients that suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are often associated with poor nursing care. Better nursing care minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric can also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County, 18.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County, 19.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County, 29.8% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients demonstrating signs of depression. Increased levels of depression may be an indicator worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County, 87.49% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County, 14.23% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate the decline of a resident's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County, 19.34% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who remained mobile levels. Some experts believe that mobility is critical to patients well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County, 19.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County, 11.45 Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

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-plus

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