Whitehall of Deerfield is a facility in Deerfield, Illinois. This city has 26,800 people. With an overall grade of A, this facility is among the top facilities we looked at. We flat out can not say enough favorable things about this nursing home. Keep reading to find this facility's category grades, which are also quite good. It's hard to find any major flaws in this nursing home's profile.
Whitehall of Deerfield
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
Best Nursing Home in Deerfield, Illinois Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Deerfield, Illinois Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Deerfield, Illinois Awards 2021
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Short-term Care Quality
On top of performing well in its overall grade, this facility received high marks for short-term care as well. It received our highest grade in that category with an A+. Our short-term care grade is generally employed to measure a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To have quality rehabilitation services, facilities generally must offer higher levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this category is the number of patients who eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that 6.6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received a high-end long-term care grade. In fact, this ended up being its second best category grade. In that category, we awarded this facility a score of A. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in this category tend to provide consistent around the clock care to make sure patients are well cared for. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 94.97207 percent of its residents, which is better than the vast majority of nursing homes. 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 only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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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 rating focuses on the facility's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of licensure of the nurses as well as the number of hours spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home Illinois in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a system of moving a resident even once per day.
Next we looked at inspections. This facility earned a very impressive grade in this category. In that area, we awarded this facility a score of B+. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Whitehall of Deerfield Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Whitehall of Deerfield, 8.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Whitehall of Deerfield, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This gauges the percent of long-term residents which had a fall leading to serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Whitehall of Deerfield, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents who suffered from UTI's. UTI's could be a sign of lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic could be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Whitehall of Deerfield, 18.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Whitehall of Deerfield, 19.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Whitehall of Deerfield, 30.45% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Some experts would argue this is a measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Whitehall of Deerfield, 87.4% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Whitehall of Deerfield, 13.9% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Whitehall of Deerfield, 17.56% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Whitehall of Deerfield, 1.66 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Whitehall of Deerfield, 17.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Whitehall of Deerfield, 11.82 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Whitehall of Deerfield, 71.65% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's generally correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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