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Wauconda Healthcare and Rehab

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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Wauconda Healthcare and Rehab's website

176 Thomas Court,
Wauconda IL 60084

(847) 526-5551

74.29% estimated occupancy 1

Wauconda Healthcare and Rehab is the lone facility we found in Wauconda, Illinois. This facility received an A- overall, which is one of our better ratings. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top quarter of all nursing homes in the country. This place's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection grade, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Illinois badge

Top Nursing Home in Illinois Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this area most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered severe. This indicates that CMS did not consider any of these deficiencies to be an imminent threat to patient safety or health. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this nursing home received an elite grade of A in our short-term care category. In determining these short-term care ratings, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to formulate a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final datapoint we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents that 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 facility on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that category. Nursing grades are based largely on quantity of nursing care available. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The final area we assessed ended up being this nursing home's worst area. However, even in its worst category we still gave it an acceptable grade of B- for long-term care. For patients looking for a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are a key measure. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. We were pleased to discover that this nursing home vaccinated 99.5984 percent of its residents against pneumonia. This facility was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Wauconda Healthcare and Rehab Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Wauconda Healthcare and Rehab, 8.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Wauconda Healthcare and Rehab, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Wauconda Healthcare and Rehab, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Wauconda Healthcare and Rehab, 18.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Wauconda Healthcare and Rehab, 19.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Wauconda Healthcare and Rehab, 30.45% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Wauconda Healthcare and Rehab, 87.4% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient health.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Wauconda Healthcare and Rehab, 13.9% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of erosion of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Wauconda Healthcare and Rehab, 17.56% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that maintained mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Wauconda Healthcare and Rehab, 1.66 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Wauconda Healthcare and Rehab, 17.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Wauconda Healthcare and Rehab, 11.82 Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Wauconda Healthcare and Rehab, 71.65% Percentage of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Advocate Good Shepherd HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.54 miles away450 West Highway 22 Barrington Illinois 60010Voluntary non-profit - Church(847) 381-9600
  • Advocate Condell Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 10.11 miles away801 S Milwaukee Ave Libertyville Illinois 60048Voluntary non-profit - Private(847) 362-2900
  • St Alexius Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 14.03 miles away1555 N Barrington Rd Hoffman Estate Illinois 60169Voluntary non-profit - Church(847) 843-2000
  • Northwestern Lake Forest HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 14.37 miles away1000 N Westmoreland Road Lake Forest Illinois 60045Voluntary non-profit - Other(847) 234-5600
  • Northwest Community Hospital 1Acute Care Hospitals 15.23 miles away800 W Central Road Arlington Heights Illinois 60005Voluntary non-profit - Private(847) 618-1000
  • Sherman HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 15.9 miles away1425 North Randall Road Elgin Illinois 60123Voluntary non-profit - Private(847) 742-9800
  • Lake Behavioral HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 16.09 miles away2615 W Washington St Waukegan Illinois 60085Proprietary(847) 249-3900
  • Bhc Streamwood Hospital IncPsychiatric 17.11 miles away1400 E Irving Park Road Streamwood Illinois 60107Proprietary(630) 837-9000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita - Barrington Creek5.45 miles away28160 W. Northwest Hwy, Suite 104 Barrington Illinois 60010Dialysis Stations: 12 (847) 381-1325
  • Fmc - Neomedica - Round Lake7.31 miles away401 W. Nippersink Round Lake Illinois 60073CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (847) 740-5281
  • Davita - Crystal Springs Dialysis7.7 miles away720 Cog Circle Crystal Lake Illinois 60014Dialysis Stations: 16 (815) 459-4945
  • Dialysis Care Center - Mchenry7.83 miles away612 S Il, Route 31 Mchenry Illinois 60050Dialysis Stations: 14 (779) 704-6610
  • Ara - Mchenry Dialysis Center7.9 miles away4209 W. Shamrock Lane, Unit A Mchenry Illinois 60050Dialysis Stations: 13 (815) 344-8512
  • Fmc - Mundelein8.57 miles away1402 Townline Road Mundelein Illinois 60060CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 14 (847) 949-3904
  • Ara - Crystal Lake Dialysis Center9.28 miles away6298 Northwest Hwy., Suite 300 Crystal Lake Illinois 60014Dialysis Stations: 16 (815) 477-0825
  • Fmc - of Mchenry9.29 miles away4312 W Elm Street Mchenry Illinois 60050Dialysis Stations: 14 (815) 363-7254