Chicago, IL- The Illinois Department of Public Health recently released their quarterly report of nursing home violations in Chicago. This report can be a valuable tool for families who are considering a nursing home for their loved one or suspect they are being neglected.
Nursing Home Violations for 2017 First Quarter
The IDPH report lists 28 nursing homes in Illinois that were cited for serious violations in January, February, and March of this year. The violations are the result of residents in those facilities suffering a harmful or fatal injury. Some of the incidents involved a resident choking to death, one resident fell and suffered a brain injury, and another was verbally and physically abused by two staff members.
The report lists Illinois nursing homes with “A” violations and “AA” violations for the first quarter of 2017. “A” violations include conditions that make it likely a resident could suffer harm or hasten their death. “AA” violations are incidents that directly result in a resident’s death.
A few Chicago nursing homes were listed on the quarterly report, including:
Ambassador Nursing & Rehab- 4900 North Bernard, Chicago
Alden Lakeland Rehab & Health- 820 West Lawrence, Chicago
Both facilities have requested a hearing to contest the violations which can result in result in fines up to $25,000.
You can learn details about violations for the skilled care facilities in Chicago and rest of Illinois by looking at the First Quarterly Report which appears on the Illinois Department of Public Health website.
Nursing Home Neglect in Chicago
Older adults often need 24-hour care and must be placed in a long-term care facility where they can be subjected to neglect. Most cases of nursing home abuse and neglect occur in the victim’s home and are perpetrated by a family member, spouse or close loved one.
Common Nursing Home Neglect includes:
Choking on food because it isn’t cut up correctly
Dispensing the wrong medication or incorrect dosages
Ignoring a resident’s dental care
Failing to move an immobile resident resulting in pressure ulcers
Not meeting a resident’s nutritional or hydration needs
Not helping residents to the bathroom often enough
Not taking steps to prevent falls
Neglecting to change a resident’s incontinence garments.
Nursing home residents who are neglected and injured may be entitled to compensation to cover their medical expenses and emotional damages. To see if you are eligible for elder abuse compensation, let USattorneys connect you with a nursing home abuse lawyer near you in Illinois.
Contact a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer in Chicago
The National Center on Elder Abuse estimates that nearly one in ten adults over the age of 65 are subjected to abuse, financial exploitation. That’s a large number of those vulnerable suffer painful injuries or endure emotional abuse. Victims of elder abuse should get the advice of a nursing home abuse attorney. If you live in Chicago, Illinois, USattorneys.com recommends you contact the Dinizulu Law Group, Ltd. at 1-312-384-1920 or 1-800-693-1LAW and arrange a case evaluation.