Palos Hills Healthcare

Fire Safety

Fire Deficiencies
This Nursing home: 12
IL State Average: 7
U.S. Average: 4
IL Deficiencies Range 1–23
Updated June 19, 2014.

How well this home met National Fire Protection Agency standards in the most recent inspection.

August 20, 2013 Fire Inspection

Nursing Home Did Not Have: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
A fire alarm system that can be heard throughout the facility.
Low
Many
9/15/2013
Properly maintained smoke detectors.
Low
Many
9/15/2013
A written emergency evacuation plan.
Low
Many
9/15/2013
Walls that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour.
Low
Some
9/15/2013
Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
Low
Some
9/15/2013
Corridors that are separated from use areas by walls constructed to limit the passage of smoke.
Low
Some
9/15/2013
Exits that are accessible at all times.
Low
Some
9/15/2013
Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment.
Low
Some
9/15/2013
Properly protected cooking facilities.
Low
Some
9/15/2013
Proper medical gas storage and administration areas.
Low
Some
9/15/2013
Special areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.
Low
Some
9/15/2013
Record of quarterly fire drills for each shift under varying conditions.
Very Low
Many
9/15/2013

July 18, 2012 Fire Inspection

Nursing Home Did Not Have: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
An approved back-up procedure for a faulty fire alarm system.
Low
Many
8/10/2012
Automatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order.
Low
Many
8/10/2012
Back-up procedures in place for a faulty automatic sprinkler system.
Low
Many
8/10/2012
Exits that are accessible at all times.
Low
Many
8/10/2012
Record of quarterly fire drills for each shift under varying conditions.
Low
Many
8/10/2012
Special areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.
Low
Many
8/10/2012
Proper backup exit lighting.
Low
Few
8/10/2012
Portable fire extinguishers.
Low
Few
8/10/2012
Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
Low
Few
8/10/2012

September 15, 2011 Fire Inspection

Nursing Home Did Not Have: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Special areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.
Low
Some
10/18/2011
Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
Low
Some
10/18/2011

Note: Because of differences in calculation, all data may not match those shown on Nursing Home Compare, a website run by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CMS has approved the U.S. News methodology.

Last updated June 19, 2014.


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