Sexual abuse that occurs in nursing facilities is one of most horrendous forms of abuse that any elderly, disabled or rehabilitating resident can experience. Unfortunately, sexual abuse in nursing homes is a significant problem that occurs in nearly one out of every three facilities nationwide. This type of abuse is especially heinous because it affects some of the most vulnerable citizens in society. Often times, the victim is unable to defend themselves from a physical or sexual assault and is often unable to verbally say what happened.
Our attorneys serve as legal advocates to every nursing resident victimized by sexual abuse, physical abuse, mistreatment, neglect or harm occurring in Illinois nursing facilities. In addition, we post publicly available information that involves the safety concerns, ongoing investigations and complaints filed by family members, friends, loved ones, state surveyors, inspectors and the victims themselves. This information to be used as an effective tool to determine where to place a loved one who requires the highest level of quality care free from any type of abuse.Alden Town Manor Rehab & Health Care Center
Alden Town Manor Rehabilitation and Health Care Center is a 237-certified bed for-profit nursing facility providing medical services to residents of Cicero and Cook County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
6120 West OgdenCicero Nursing Facility Resident Safety Concerns
Cicero, IL 60804
Every year, the federal government website www.Medicare.gov updates its star summary survey to be used to compare different nursing facilities nationwide. Currently, Alden Town Manner Rehabilitation and Health Care Center maintains an overall one out of five available star rating compared other facilities in the United States. This includes four out of five stars for quality measures, one out of five stars for staffing concerns and two out of five stars for health inspections.
The Cicero nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found numerous filed complaints, opened investigations and safety concerns involving Alden Town Manor Rehab and Health Care Center. One of these involves sexual abuse of a resident by another resident:
- Failure to Provide an Environment Free of Sexual Abuse:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 05/06/2015 an incident investigation was opened against the facility for its failure “to immediately report a witnessed incident of inappropriate sexual behavior on 4/23/15 involving one resident.” This involves a 5/1/15 notation where the Director of Nursing (DON) stated “that he was notified of the incident that occurred on 4/23/15 at 8 PM on 4/24/15 in the morning.” In addition, he claims he “initiated the investigation and faxed the initial report to Illinois Department of Public Health on 4/24/15 at 7:25 AM.
However, the administrator stated “that she should have notified right away regarding the incident that occurred [at the facility]. [The administrator] stated that she was notified on 4/24/15 in the morning. [The administrator] stated that she is the abuse coordinator for the facility.” The incident of alleged sexual abuse was first reported by a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) who said “that she walked into [the resident’s] room at approximately 8 PM on 4/23/15 and saw [the resident] with his penis in [another resident’s] mouth. [The CNA) stated that [the resident] was standing over [the other resident] holding her head. [The second resident] was laying in bed.”
If you, or your loved one were a victim of sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect or mistreatment while a resident at Alden Town Manor Rehab and Health Care Center, or any other nursing facility in Illinois, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help. Our experienced Cicero, Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys have successfully represented many victims of sexual abuse perpetrated by staff members, visitors and other residents.
We encourage you to make contact with our law offices today by calling (888) 424-5757 to schedule your free initial legal consultation. We accept all nursing home abuse, mistreatment and neglect cases through a contingency fee agreement. This means you receive immediate legal representation, counsel and advice without the need of paying any upfront fee. All of our legal services are paid after a successful jury trial or when we negotiate your out of court settlement.