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Tower Hill Healthcare Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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Tower Hill Healthcare Center's website

759 Kane Street,
South Elgin IL 60177

(847) 697-3310

66.31% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Tower Hill Healthcare Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Tower Hill Healthcare Center is one of just a couple available facilities located in South Elgin, Illinois. Our grading scheme was not kind to this facility, as it received an overall score of F. In our view, you would be better off to avoid of this nursing home. We wouldn't blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • For profit - Partnership
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Speech Therapy
  • Amputee Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: C

While we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable inspection report this year. As a result, it received a decent grade in that category with a score of C. Inspection ratings are tied to several datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important thing to look for on these reports. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to the well being of residents. This nursing home was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to find that none were category G through L deficiencies. This means that this facility avoided the more significant classes of deficiencies. Finally, CMS cited this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. Hopefully, its performance improves in the future, but until then we simply can't recommend this facility.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. In that area, we awarded this facility an C. The nursing grade weighs a number of datapoints. The most important one is the quantity of hours nurses spend with residents. This nursing home averages just 0.2 hours of nursing care per patient per day, which is well below average. Lastly, our nursing ratings also factor in quality-based measures, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this place performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is often an indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place. Many falls could be avoided if a nursing home provides enough nurses to assist its residents.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

This nursing home's second worse category was long-term care, where it earned just a D in that category. This is a relatively poor score. Nursing homes that don't fare well in this category typically aren't as well-staffed and are lagging in a few of the areas of routine healthcare services we looked at. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. We were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility vaccinated a relatively low 40.657085 percent of its patients against pneumonia. To our surprise, this place was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best feature in this category.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The final area we looked at was short-term care. This facility was given a rock bottom grade of F in this category. Short-term care grades are based on a nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. With a score this poor in this area, we were not surprised to discover this place was well below average in two of the key staffing figures we assess. It supplied significantly fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most facilities. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This wasn't a strength for this facility. We found that just 3.4 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. At most facilities, about half of their patients are able to return home so this is well below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Tower Hill Healthcare Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Tower Hill Healthcare Center, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Tower Hill Healthcare Center, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term care patients who have experienced a fall which caused severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Tower Hill Healthcare Center, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this statistic may be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Tower Hill Healthcare Center, 18.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients with cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Tower Hill Healthcare Center, 19.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who were administered antianxiety medication. These medications are commonly used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: F

In Tower Hill Healthcare Center, 29.8% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Tower Hill Healthcare Center, 87.49% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Tower Hill Healthcare Center, 14.23% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate the decline of a resident's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Tower Hill Healthcare Center, 19.34% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: F

In Tower Hill Healthcare Center, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Tower Hill Healthcare Center, 19.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Tower Hill Healthcare Center, 11.45 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Tower Hill Healthcare Center, 71.39% Percentage of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's typically correlates with successful rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Presence Saint Joseph Hospital - ElginAcute Care Hospitals 2.88 miles away77 N Airlite Street Elgin Illinois 60123Voluntary non-profit - Church(847) 695-3200
  • Sherman HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.17 miles away1425 North Randall Road Elgin Illinois 60123Voluntary non-profit - Private(847) 742-9800
  • Bhc Streamwood Hospital IncPsychiatric 7.89 miles away1400 E Irving Park Road Streamwood Illinois 60107Proprietary(630) 837-9000
  • Delnor Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.92 miles away300 Randall Rd Geneva Illinois 60134Voluntary non-profit - Private(630) 208-3000
  • St Alexius Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 9.12 miles away1555 N Barrington Rd Hoffman Estate Illinois 60169Voluntary non-profit - Church(847) 843-2000
  • Central Dupage HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 11.44 miles away25 North Winfield Road Winfield Illinois 60190Voluntary non-profit - Private(630) 682-1600
  • Presence Mercy Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 14.65 miles away1325 N Highland Avenue Aurora Illinois 60506Voluntary non-profit - Church(630) 859-2222
  • Alexian Brothers Medical Center 1Acute Care Hospitals 14.93 miles away800 W Biesterfield Rd Elk Grove Village Illinois 60007Voluntary non-profit - Church(847) 437-5500

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fkc - Elgin0.18 miles away770 N Mclean Boulevard South Elgin Illinois 60177Dialysis Stations: 12 (847) 695-5345
  • Dialysis Care Center - Elgin4.16 miles away995 North Randall Road Elgin Illinois 60123Dialysis Stations: 14 (815) 714-7171
  • Davita - Cobblestone Dialysis4.21 miles away836 Dundee Ave. Elgin Illinois 60120CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (847) 888-9386
  • Davita - Silverbridge Home Training5.62 miles away2410 Alft Lane, Ste 101 Elgin Illinois 60124Dialysis Stations: 4 (847) 289-5628
  • Usrc - Streamwood Dialysis5.82 miles away149 Irving Park Streamwood Illinois 60107Dialysis Stations: 13 (630) 289-2104
  • Fmc - of Elgin5.85 miles away2130 Point Blvd. Suite 800 Elgin Illinois 60123CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (847) 428-3605
  • Tri Cities Dialysis LLC7.78 miles away306 Randall Rd Geneva Illinois 60134CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (630) 262-1306
  • Fmc - West Chicago Dialysis Center7.87 miles away1859 Neltnor Blvd West Chicago Illinois 60185Dialysis Stations: 12 (630) 293-5952