Many families will place their loved one in a nursing facility to ensure they receive the highest level of health and hygiene care. Unfortunately, due to overcrowded conditions, lack of training or minimal staffing, many facilities fail to take the necessary efforts to ensure the area remains clean. Unfortunately, unsanitary conditions can easily create an environment where residents are exposed to hazards, infections and diseases that easily spread throughout the facility. The Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers represent victims of neglect, mistreatment or abuse who reside in Illinois nursing facilities including Aperion Care Amboy.
Aperion Care Amboy
Aperion Care Amboy is a 97-certified-bed for profit Medicare/Medicaid-participating providing nursing services to residents of Amboy and Lee County, Illinois. The Center is located at:
15 W. Wasson Road
Amboy, IL 61310
The rurally located facility provides skilled nursing care, long-term living options, short-term rehabilitation and psychiatric rehabilitation.
Amboy Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
Both the federal government and the state of Illinois routinely update their nursing home database systems to reflect all opened investigations, filed complaints, safety concerns and health violations. This information can be found on numerous websites including Medicare.gov.
Currently, Aperion Care Amboy maintains an overall one out of five available star rating in the Medicare star rating summary system compared to all other facilities in the United States. This includes four out of five stars for health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures. The Lee County nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found serious safety concerns at this facility that include:
- Failure to Provide Every Resident a Comfortable and Clean Environment
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 02/16/2016, a notation was made during an annual licensure and certification survey by a state investigator concerning the facility's failure to "keep the living environment free of offensive odors.” The deficient practice of the nursing staff and employees at Aperion Care Amboy had the potential to affect every resident, visitor and employee at the facility.
The failure was first noted at 9:00 AM on 02/16/2016 upon discovery of a “strong smell of urine upon entering the front door the facility. This order permeated through the 200 and 300 Wings. The floors throughout the facility would dull.” The investigator also noted that “the mattress in room 307 [was] sunken in the middle and misshaped.”
At 10:10 AM that same morning, a daughter of a resident at the facility spoke to the “300 Wing Housekeeper and asked “have you sprayed down here yet? The smell is pretty bad right now [...and] the odor is very strong at this end of the building; some days are really bad.” The resident’s daughter also said that “the last three days have been bad. Soon as I say something to the housekeeping staff, they come in spray. They need to try and keep ahead of it.”
At 11:00 AM that day, the resident stated that her “son and daughter buy her at least two cans of air freshener a month to use in her room. If a friend stops by unannounced and she has not sprayed her room, she is embarrassed by the odors.” The resident also indicated that “if she leaves the facility she sprays her clothing so [she] does not go out in public spelling like the facility.”
- Failure to Provide Treatment and Services to Prevent the Development of a Bedsore or Allow an Existing Bedsore to Heal
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 01/19/2016, a notation was made by a state investigator during an annual licensure and certification survey concerning the facility's failure to "complete document daily skin assessments, identify new open areas, complete risk assessments, develop and implement specific pressure ulcer prevention interventions, and provide treatment as ordered.” The deficient practice affected three residents at the facility.
One failure involved a resident at the facility being observed at 9:50 AM on 01/14/2016 who “was transferred to the toilet” by two Certified Nursing Assistant who “perform perineal cleanser after [the resident] had a bowel movement.” At that time, the resident “cried out in pain each time [a Certified Nursing Assistant] wiped the area.” The facility’s Director of Nursing replace the resident’s “dressing to her right buttock. An irregular shape open area was observed just above [the resident’s] anus.” The facility’s Wound Nurse and the Director of Nursing “stated this was a new area and it had not been reported.”
Amboy Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If your loved one has been mistreated while residing at Aperion Care Amboy we encourage you to contact our Lee County area elder abuse law office today by calling 888 424-5757 to schedule your no obligation, free full case review. The Lee County elder abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide various legal options to assist you in seeking the financial compensation your family deserves.
We accept all nursing home neglect, abuse and mistreatment cases through contingency fee arrangements. This means we are paid for our legal services only after we have negotiated an acceptable out of court settlement on your behalf or have won your case in front of a judge and jury. All information you share with our law offices remains confidential.