Illinois nursing home residents are often subjected to unwanted advances from other residents through sexual assault, intimidation or abuse. Unfortunately, many nursing facilities failed to provide adequate supervision or take necessary measures/interventions to stop the inappropriate behavior that places some residents at risk. Sadly, the McHenry elder abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have handled many cases of sexual assault occurring in nursing facilities all throughout the state of Illinois.
Alden Terrace of McHenry Rehab and Health Care Center
Alden Terrace of McHenry Rehab is a 316-certified bed for profit Medicaid/Medicare-participating nursing home that provides services to residents of McHenry and McHenry County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
803 Royal Drive
McHenry, Illinois 60050
Alden Terrace of McHenry Rehab programs encompass:
- Physical, occupational, and speech therapies
- Memory care
- Post-acute nursing care
- Cardiac rehab
- Orthopedic rehab
- Pulmonary care
McHenry Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
In an effort to keep the public informed, the state of Illinois and the federal government routinely update their nursing home database system to reflect the complete history of opened investigations, safety concerns, health violations and filed complaints of nursing facilities nationwide. The updated results can be found on numerous websites including Medicare.gov.
Currently, Alden Terrace of McHenry Rehab maintains an overall three out of five available star rating in the national Medicare star rating summary system and comparative analysis tool. This includes three out of five stars for health inspections and quality measures and two out of five stars for staffing issues. Our McHenry nursing home neglect attorneys have found numerous safety concerns involving this facility that include:
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free from Abuse/Involuntary Seclusion
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 05/02/2016, a notation was made during an annual licensure and certification survey by a state investigator concerning the facility's failure to "keep a resident free from sexual abuse by [another resident at the facility].” The deficient practice by the nursing staff and Administrator at Alden Terrace of McHenry Rehab affected two residents.
A review of the facility’s records revealed that at 8:50 AM on 05/02/2016, two residents “were each seated in wheelchairs in the 100-wing dining room eating breakfast.” One resident recalled that while sitting outside along the side of the building on the sidewalk the two residents were talking. That resident said “I looked over and he [the other resident] had his penis laying out of his shorts. He [the other resident] asked me, ‘do you want to see my penis?’ I told him, ‘No’.” At that time, the first resident returned to the building and told the facility’s Activity Aide that they were upset.”
On 05/02/2016 at 10:50 AM, a third resident related that “about six months ago or so, [the male resident] exposed himself to me. I don’t remember the date but I remember looking across the hallway and he was standing in the doorway of his room with his penis hanging out of his shorts [...and] stated ‘Hey, look at this’.” The third resident indicated that they told someone about the incident but could not remember her name.
The state inspector interviewed the facility’s Licensed Professional Counseling that same day at 11:32 AM who stated, “yes, [the third resident] told me about [the male resident] exposing himself to her. I think it was at least six months ago. She didn’t want me to say anything at the time to [the male resident] but I did notify the Social Worker that was here at the time. I don’t remember her name. She’s not here anymore.”
An interview was conducted earlier that day at 9:32 AM with the facility’s Director of Nursing who stated that that male resident “has a history of exposing himself. We try to continue to educate him on those behaviors. We just have to monitor him.” The investigator asked the Director how the facility monitors the male resident’s behaviors. The Director of Nursing replied “We just try to monitor where he is at.” 18 minutes later, the investigator interviewed the facility posse is Assistant Administrator who stated that the male resident “has a history of being promiscuous and [has] impulsive behavior. He has made inappropriate sexual comments that staff members before.”
The investigator noted that the actions and inaction of the Administrator and nursing staff at Alden Terrace of McHenry Rehab failed to follow procedures and protocols and the facility’s April 2016 Abuse Policy that reads in part:
“This facility affirms the right of our residents to be free from abuse. This facility therefore prohibits mistreatment, neglect or abuse of its residents.”
McHenry Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you believe your loved one became a victim of sexual, verbal, mental, emotional or physical assault while residing at any Illinois nursing facility, including Alden Terrace of McHenry Rehab, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can provide immediate legal intervention. Our Illinois nursing home abuse lawyers can ensure that your family receives the financial compensation they deserve for your loved one’s damages.
To successfully resolve your case for financial compensation, we urge you to contact our McHenry County elder abuse law firm today by calling (888) 424-5757 to schedule a no-obligation, free case evaluation. We handle all nursing home abuse, neglect and mistreatment cases agreements to avoid the need of paying an upfront fee.