The Selfhelp home of Chicago is a Jewish retirement and nursing home in Chicago’s Uptown. It has a 5-star Medicare rating with only 65 beds. The facility has been cited for 11 nursing home inspection deficiencies over the past three years. The average, for an Illinois nursing home, is 24 over the same period.
When you examine nursing homes that have created exemplary living conditions for the residents who live there, you quickly begin to see patterns emerging, and the Selfhelp home is no exception.
The Selfhelp home has a relatively small number of beds. 56 residents currently reside in Selfhelp. That number is barely half the average for an Illinois nursing home. With fewer residents, nurses and other staff can become more familiar with particular residents and their habits and traits.
Selfhelp is a non-profit nursing home. As an attorney who concentrates in nursing home abuse and neglect, I’ve spent a lot of time in nursing homes meeting with clients and their families. Inevitably, non-profit nursing homes have a more positive atmosphere than for-profit nursing homes do. There are some stellar for-profit nursing homes. But as a general rule, the average non-profit home is a better place to be than a for-profit home.
In the end, it often comes down to staffing numbers. Here again, Selfhelp Home of Chicago excels. For example, a resident in an average Illinois nursing home will receive 4.7 hours of personal attention from licensed nurses, registered nurses, and certified nurses assistants each day. A resident at the Selfhelp home receives 2 additional hours each day of personal attention. With time like that, it’s not hard to see the secret to success for Selfhelp of Chicago.
It would be nice if everyone who needs to live in a nursing home could stay in a place like Selfhelp of Chicago. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. As an attorney who specializes in nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect, I’ve seen the ramifications of not following the Selfhelp blueprint. Residents can become ill, injured, or even killed as a result of substandard care. If you have a loved one who has been injured in an Illinois nursing home, contact my law offices for a free and confidential evaluation of your case.