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Chicago Nursing Homes Not Making The Grade

21 Chicago Nursing Homes have received a ‘one star’ rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  The facilities were selected for this dubious honor according to objective criteria: results from annual inspections, level of staffing at the nursing home and performance of 10 key quality measures related to patient care.  The poorly rated Chicago Nursing Homes also share other similarities in that they are all ‘for-profit’ facilities and all have been frequently named in lawsuits in Cook County, Illinois. Among the under-achievers:

  • Chicago Nursing Homes Not Making The GradeAlden Northmoor Rehab
  • Alden Princeton Rehab
  • Ambassador Nursing & Rehab Center
  • Avenue Care Center
  • Belhaven Nursing & Rehab Center
  • Boulevard Care Center
  • Bronzeville Park Nursing & Living Center
  • Center Home Hispanic Elderly North
  • Continental Nursing & Rehab Center
  • International Village
  • Jackson Square Nursing & Rehab Center
  • Lakeview Nursing & Rehab Center
  • Renaissance At Midway
  • Renaissance At South Shore
  • Renaissance Park South
  • Sheridan Shore Rehab Center
  • South Shore Nursing & Rehab Center
  • Southview Manor
  • St. Agnes Healthcare and Rehab Center
  • Washington Heights Nursing Home
  • Waterfront Terrace

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

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  • It’s great that this information is being made public; it’s so difficult to get a true picture of what one can expect simply from touring and interviewing. I’m concerned, though, about the degree to which these ratings can be thorough and kept accurate. They’re a great starting point, but aren’t going to be a substitute for other research.

  • Deborah Charles

    My mother was a victim of nursing home neglect. The nursing home is in the 21 named on this site in Cook County. If I was more aware of how nursing homes operate, I would never have placed her in one! In less than than an 11 day stay, she was completely dehydrated and malnurished. Her heart stopped in ICU once she was transferred to the emergency room at a great hospital and was revived. Unfortunately, she was never the same and lived for two and a half years hooked to a ventilator until she requested that she be disconnected. Thank you for this web site!

  • Job Counselor

    Thank You for the info. What are the good ones in Chicago? Top performers?

  • Julie Boggess

    In looking at the list of one-star rated facilities- I notice one thing in common. They all carry a heavy Medicaid population of residents. Medicaid is the welfare system in Illinois that supposedly pays for nursing home care for our most frail elderly citizens. How are nursing homes supposed to provide quality care and adequate supervision for $105 a day? Salaries for around the clock nursing care, food, utilities, activities? One can hardly find a cheap hotel room in Chicago for $105. On top of the inadequate pay scale- nursing homes don’t even get paid on time. The last time my home was paid for our Medicaid residents was in November 2008. If we really want to improve care in nursing homes, we have to start with revamping how nursing homes are reimbursed in Illinois, and then hold them to the highest practicle standard of care. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Until we provide ethical, adequate and timely reimbursement, we will NEVER fix the problems that exist in nursing homes.

  • Julie-
    I appreciate your thoughts and tend to agree with you that delaying payment is certainly not helping anyone– residents or administrators.
    That being said, there are facilities that remain extremely profitable despite the modest reimbursement rates. While I am all for making money, the owners of many of these facilities squeeze every penny of profit out at the expense of those in need.
    Thanks again for your thoughts.

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