The elderly, infirmed, disabled and rehabilitating individuals residing in nursing facilities rely on the medical staff to meet their medical requirements to ensure their well-being including the care of their wounds. If the staff improperly treats pressure sores, cuts, lacerations or open wounds, their unacceptable actions can be considered negligence because if an infection occurs, the consequences could be deadly.
Our team of dedicated attorneys serve as legal advocates for residents of nursing facilities and assisted-living homes throughout the state of Illinois. We offer immediate action to stop neglect, abuse and mistreatment at nursing homes statewide. In addition, we publish publicly available updated data that details opened investigations and safety concerns at these facilities in an effort to provide information to assist family members who must place a loved one in the care of others to manage their health and hygiene needs.
Aperion Care Forest Park
Aperion Care Forest Park is a 232-certified Medicaid/Medicare-participating nursing facility providing medical services to residents of Forest Park and Cook County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
8200 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Forest Park, IL 60130
Located just outside downtown Chicago, Aperion Care Forest Park provides various medical services including:
- Speech, occupational and physical therapies
- Joint replacement/orthopedic therapy
- Post-stroke rehabilitation
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Pain management
- Palliative/hospice care
- Alzheimer’s/dementia care
- IV/infusion therapies and wound care
Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
Each year, the federal government updates its evaluations on nursing facilities, assisted-living homes and rehabilitation centers nationwide and posts the information on its website www.Medicare.gov using a star rating summary system. Currently, Aperion Care Forest Park maintains an overall three out of five stars rating including four stars for quality measures and three stars for both health inspections and staffing concerns.
The nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have located numerous filed complaints, opened investigations and safety concerns involving Aperion Care Forest Park. Some of these concerns involve:
- Failure to Provide Residents Services for Their Highest Well-Being:
- Failure to Provide an Environment Free of Pressure Ulcers:
- Failure to Provide a Resident Proper ADL Assistance:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 09/28/2015, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility for its failure “to change a resident’s central line dressing and have a plan of care to address the care and treatment of the central line site.” This investigation is in response to a failure that resulted in a resident “acquiring an infection at a central line site and in the bloodstream requiring hospitalization.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 09/28/2015, complaint investigation was opened against Aperion Care Forest Park for its “failure to off load the pressure from a resident’s heel and upon identification, report the resident’s new pressure ulcer for treatment.” The investigation is in response the staff’s failure to follow the resident’s “POS (physician order sheet) includes an order dated 8/27/15 for foam boots and float heels every shift.” During surveillance, the resident was “observed sitting in a recliner specialized wheelchair with left foot resting on the foot rest of the wheelchair. [The resident] was observed without heal protectors in place.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 06/18/2014, a complaint investigation is opened against the facility for its failure “to provide restorative services for perineal and genital care and ACE bandage wraps for [2 residents at the facility].” This investigation is partly in response to a resident admitted to the facility with “stage I and stage II pressure sores.” The facility staff observed an LPN performing improper incontinence care for the resident and neglecting to use ACE wraps as directed by physician’s orders.
Forest Park, Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you, or your loved one, have suffered neglect or improper treatment while residing at Aperion Care Forest Park, or any other nursing facility in Illinois, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help you stop the abuse now. Our team of dedicated Forest Park, Illinois nursing home abuse lawyers can take immediate action and help you seek financial compensation for your damages.
Contact us today by calling our law offices at (888) 424-5757 to schedule your free legal consultation to discuss the merits of your claim. We provide all legal services through contingency fee agreements, meaning you will not pay anything until we obtain financial recompense on your behalf.