West Suburban Hospital Med Center
3 Erie Court, Oak Park IL 60302 · (708) 763-6018 · 40.2% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Reese
West Suburban Hospital Med Center is a small nursing home located in Oak Park, Illinois. This facility is ranked among the best nursing homes we found. Being awarded an A+ in our rating scheme requires superb performance across the board. We were not surprised to discover that this turned out to be quite a bit better than most of the facilities in Oak Park. This nursing home was also given impressive ratings in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 50 Beds
For profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
To pair with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. Our short-term care grades are crucial for individuals seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates higher levels of skilled nursing. This means a vast scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. This facility excelled in two key staffing areas we looked at. It supplied about 50% more care from physical therapists and registered nurses than the typical nursing home. This is typically a very favorable sign. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of nursing homes in this area with 80.6 percent of its residents returning home.
This nursing home also received an A+ inspection grade, making it one of the rare facilities to receive multiple A+'s in our category grades. Our inspection ratings account for several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this area tend to have very few of these severe deficiencies. While this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was given a first-rate long-term care grade. This actually turned out to be this nursing home's third most impressive category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a score of A. For prospective residents seeking a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. After assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. We weren't able to find information on vaccination rates. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Moving on to our final area, this nursing home was given an extremely favorable nursing rating. We gave it an A- in this category, resulting in this facility receiving straight A's. Our nursing score is based on quite a few data points, however, the paramount consideration is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This place provides an incredible 5.1 hours of nursing care per patient daily. Out of this total, many of the hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the most highly highly trained levels of nurses. On top of offering high levels of care, this place also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. For example, it performed as well as any facility in Illinois in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We view these data points as reliable measures of the quality of nursing care offered.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
West Suburban Hospital Med Center Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This is the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living often correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better