The medical needs of a growing aging population in the United States has become increasingly complex and often requires the skills of medical staff and nursing facilities. Unfortunately, many disabled, rehabilitating and elderly individuals residing in these facilities become victimized at the hands of their caregivers through abuse, neglect and mistreatment. Others, suffer worsening conditions by a lack of quality care.
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Aperion Care International
Aperion Care International is a 218-certified bed Medicare/Medicaid-participating nursing facility providing medical services to residents of Chicago and Cook County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
4815 South Western AVE
Chicago, IL 60609
Additional services provided by the facility include:
- Speech, occupational, and physical therapies
- Post-stroke rehabilitation
- Joint replacement/orthopedic therapy
- Pain management
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Wound care
- Palliative/hospice care
- Alzheimer’s/dementia care
- Respiratory therapy
- In-house hemodialysis
- Medication management
Nursing Facility Patient Safety Concerns
The federal government, through its website portal www.Medicare.gov continuously updates assessing information on nursing facilities nationwide. It posts the information using a five star rating system to allow comparative analysis of one facility against all others in the United States. Currently, Aperion Care International maintains an overall three out of five stars rating including four stars for staffing concerns and quality measures and two stars for health inspections.
The nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have located numerous file complaints, opened investigations and safety concerns for the residents of Aperion
Care International. Some of these concerns involving nursing home neglect include:
- Failure to Provide a Resident Competent Dialysis:
- Failure to Provide Residents an Environment Free of Pressure Sores:
- Failure to Justify or Obtain Consent to Administer Psychotropic Drugs:
- Failure to Eliminate the Spread of Infection in the Facility:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 08/08/2014, a complaint survey is open against the facility for its “failure to obtain physician’s order for dialysis services; failed to obtain baseline laboratory results prior to initiating dialysis services; failed to assess and report a change in condition for [2 residents]” receiving dialysis services at the facility.
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 08/08/2014, a complaint investigation is open against the facility for failing “to implement pressure prevention and management services according to its policies and procedures for [2 residents] reviewed for pressure sores.” This is in response to numerous issues including a 10:30 AM observation by a surveyor noting that a resident had been sitting in a chair since 6 AM, and had not been “repositioned nor toileted since that time.” The surveyor noted during observation that the resident had “some drainage” on the sock of the right heel. Upon removal of the sock, “an area of black discolored area on [the resident’s] right heel” noting a facility-acquired bedsore that required wound treatment.
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 09/11/2013, during an annual licensure and certification survey, notations were made of the facility’s failure “to obtain consent prior to administration of a psychotropic medication and failed to determine medical justification or [the resident] review for use of psychotropic medications.” This is in response to a resident having “an episode in which [the resident] was confused, throwing feces and cursing at staff. The final delayed diagnoses delirium related to general medical condition and marijuana abuse versus dependence.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/25/2015, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility for their failure “to ensure hand hygiene and proper storage of urinals for [numerous residents].” In part, this is in response to a 7/22/13 incident involving two CNAs (certified nursing assistants) who handled garbage and then changed a resident without performing any hand hygiene. In a separate incident dated 07/23/2013, to CNA’s “were rendering care for [a resident]. One CNA donned gloves upon entering the room and did not wash her hands” while the other CNA “applied lotion to the [resident’s] right knee, changed her gloves and did not wash her hands.”
Chicago, Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you, or a loved one, have suffered injuries, harm or mistreatment while residing at Aperion Care International, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide immediate legal intervention. Our team of dedicated Chicago, Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys can provide a free case evaluation. Contact our law offices today to schedule your no obligation, free case evaluation.