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A Little Digging Can Reveal Lots About Your Nursing Home

Know Your Nursing Home

The need to get a loved one quickly situated into a nursing home following an acute illness or after coming to the realization that extra care is indeed necessary places an enormous amount of stress on the individual and their family.  Given the well-publicized problems at some skilled nursing facilities, today more than ever families are looking for an inside track on which facilities provide the best possible care.

While there is no substitute for a first hand visit (or, perhaps two) to the facility to see the facility and staff for yourself, given geographic limitations and the time constraints involved with most nursing home placement scenarios, the reliance on on-line technology is proving to be an increasingly tool in the arsenal of resources for families.

Earlier, we have discussed how to access information from court websites and through Department of Health websites, but another important on-line tool for information on nursing homes is Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare website, which allow family members to look for nursing homes by name or geographic parameters.

With all of the facilities clearly presented on one screen, Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare service allows users to see how each facility rate according to their star-ranking system, but also allows families to get information about a facilities location and type of payment that each facility accepts.

I strongly encourage families to use this site as a tool in their selection process as many facilities can be honed in on in a very short period of time.  As an example, below is a compilation of the information contained from Medicare regarding ManorCare facilities in Illinois.


 

LOCATION 
OWNERSHIP 
DATE OF SURVEY 
SKILLED NURSING BEDS 
MEDICARE BEDS 
MEDICARE/MEDICAID BEDS 
MANORCARE FACILITY
ManorCare of Arlington Heights 
715 West Central Road 
Arlington Heights, IL  60005 
Limited Liability Co. 
79 surveys done since 2001; 47 were the results of Complaint Investigations  
151 
115 
36 
ManorCare of Elgin 
180 South State Street 
Elgin, IL  60123 
Limited Liability Co. 
52 Surveys done since 2001; 30 were the results of Complaint Investigations 
88 
0 
88 
ManorCare of Elk Grove Village 
1920 Nerge Road 
Elk Grove Village, IL  60007 
Limited Liability Co. 
94 Surveys done since 2001; 70 were the results of Complaint Investigations 
190 
85 
105 
ManorCare of Highland Park 
2773 Skokie Valley Road 
Highland Park, IL  60035 
Limited Liability Co. 
77 Surveys done since 2001; 51 were the results of Complaint Investigations 
215 
96 
95 
ManorCare of Hinsdale 
600 West Ogden Avenue 
Hinsdale, IL  60521 
Limited Liability Co. 
86 Surveys done since 2001; 67 were the results of Complaint Inestigations 
200 
182 
18 
ManorCare of Homewood 
940 Maple Avenue 
Homewood, IL  60430 
Limited Liability Co. 
138 Surveys done since 2001; 117 were the results of Complaint Investigations 
120 
50 
70 
ManorCare of Kankakee 
900 West River Place 
Kankakee, IL  60901 
Limited Liability Co. 
65 Surveys done since 2001; 49 were the results of Complaint Investigations 
107 
21 
86 
ManorCare of Libertyville 
1500 South Milwaukee Avenue  
Libertyville, IL  60048 
Limited Liability Co. 
115 Surveys done since 2001; 93 were the results of Complaint Investigations 
150 
84 
66 
ManorCare of Naperville 
200 Martin Avenue 
Naperville, IL  60540 
Limited Liability Co. 
88 Surveys done since 2001: 76 were the results of Complaint Investigations 
118 
84 
33 
ManorCare of Northbrook 
3300 Milwaukee Avenue 
Northbrook, IL  60062 
Limited Liability Co. 
81 Surveys done since 2001; 53 were the results of Complaint Investigations 
158 
75 
83 
ManorCare of Oak Lawn East 
9401 South Kostner Avenue 
Oak Lawn, IL  60453 
Limited Liability Co. 
118 Surveys done since 2001; 100 were the results of Complaint Investigations 
122 
81 
41 
ManorCare of Oak Lawn West 
6300 West 95th Street 
Oak Lawn, IL  60453 
Limited Liability Co. 
138 Surveys done since 2001; 123 were the results of Complaint Investigations 
192 
113 
78 
ManorCare of Palos Heights East 
7850 West College Drive 
Palos Heights, IL  60463 
Limited Liability Co. 
98 Surveys done since 2001; 70 were the results of Complaint Investigations 
174 
84 
90 
ManorCare of Palos Heights West 
11860 Southwest Highway 
Palos Heights, IL  60463 
Limited Liability Co. 
100 Surveys done since 2001; 73 were the result of Complaint Investigations 
130 
78 
52 
ManorCare of Rolling Meadows 
4225 Kirchoff Road 
Rolling Meadows, IL  60008 
Limited Liability Co. 
73 Surveys done since 2001; 44 were the results of Complaint Investigations 
155 
43 
112 
ManorCare of South Holland 
2145 East 170th Street 
South Holland, IL  60473 
Limited Liability Co. 
167 Surveys done since 2001; 145 were the results of Complaint Investigations 
200 
147 
53 
ManorCare of Westmont 
512 East Ogden Avenue 
Westmont, IL  60559 
Limited Liability Co. 
90 Surveys done since 2001; 66 were the results of Complaint Investigations 
155 
88 
67 
ManorCare of Wilmette 
432 Poplar Drive 
Wilmette, IL  60091 
Limited Liability Co. 
39 Surveys done since 2001; 16 were the results of Complaint Investigations 
80 
0 
80

For more information on nursing homes in Chicago look here. For laws related to Illinois nursing homes, look here.

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