Often times, family members face the gut-wrenching decision to place a loved one in an assisted living center or nursing home in the hopes that the facility can provide quality care. Unfortunately, many nursing facilities are understaffed, lack proper supervision and training or are mismanaged. As a result, the level of neglect and abuse at the facility can quickly rise to epidemic proportions and victimize some of our most vulnerable citizens.
Our nursing home abuse attorneys recognize that family members need valuable information to make informed decisions when placing a loved one in a nursing home. Because of that, we publish the most current publicly available data here on safety concerns, open investigations and filed complaints at nursing facilities all throughout Illinois.
Aperion Care Elgin
Aperion Care Elgin is a 102-certified bed Medicare/Medicaid for-profit nursing facility providing medical and hygiene assistance services to residents of Kane County, including Elgin, Illinois. The facility is located at:
134 North McLean Boulevard
Elgin, IL 60121
Located close to Fox River, the facility provides various services including joint replacement/orthopedic therapy along with speech, occupational and physical therapies. It also provides post-stroke and cardiac rehabilitation care, pain management, palliative care, hospice, and care solutions for Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
Through its website portal www.Medicare.gov, the federal government continually releases publicly available information on nursing facilities nationwide. Currently, Aperion Care Elgin is classified as a Special Focus Facility (SFF) due to a high number of serious safety concerns, opened investigations and filed complaints. This is because the facility maintains an overall two stars out of five available stars under the federal government rating system. This includes four stars for both quality measures and staffing, and one star for health inspections.
The nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found numerous safety concerns. Some of these include:
- Failure to Provide a Secure Environment to Avoid Elopement from the Premises:
- Failure to Provide Adequate Staffing to Meet the Needs of Residents:
- Failure to Properly Investigate/Report Allegations of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/22/2015, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility for their failure “to supervise a resident with dementia to prevent the resident from leaving the facility grounds.” This is in response to an incident involving elopement from the property occurring on July 18, 2015 concerning a resident noted as having a high wandering risk assessment. The notes indicate that a staff member “entered resident room to administer her medication and discovered resident was not in her room. Bathroom, smoking area and units were searched. Director of Nursing notified, power of attorney notified, family called that resident was missing.” Police later contacted the individual who had returned to her home on her own.
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 03/05/2015, a complaint investigation is opened against the facility for their failure “to have sufficient nursing staff to provide nursing care to residents as needed.” This is in response to a resident complaining “that they do not have enough staff, it keeps happening.” The resident indicated that her “call light was on visible from the hallway. [The resident] said that she had to urinate three times in the same diaper and is now soaking wet.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 12/17/2015, a complaint investigation is opened concerning the facility’s failure “to notify local law enforcement during an allegation of sexual abuse of two residents. The facility also failed to include one [of the resident’s] in the report to the state agency, Illinois Department of Public Health. This case involves one resident fondling “the breast of [2 other residents]. The Director of Nursing (DON) indicated that she “interviewed [the resident] at the time he denied that the incident happened and he was only bragging.” The DON noted that the case “was not reported to Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) or the police at the time” in direct violation of state and federal laws.
Elgin, Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
If you, or your loved one, have suffered serious harm, injuries or abuse while in the hands of nursing home care givers, including those that Aperion Care Elgin, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can take immediate legal steps to stop the home’s unacceptable behavior. Our nursing facility abuse case attorneys can file claims and lawsuits on your behalf to seek financial recompense.
We encourage you to make contact with our law offices today by calling (888) 424-5757. Our attorneys handle all personal injury, nursing home neglect and medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis.