Deciding to place a loved one into a nursing facility or adult care home is often a challenging and complicated issue for many families. This is because choosing the wrong nursing home can cause serious injury or death of a loved one in need of quality healthcare. In fact, the Evanston nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have handled many cases where residents have suffered serious injury due to lack of supervision or unsanitary conditions.
Our legal team is committed to serving Illinois nursing facility residents who are harmed by the negligent, reckless or uncaring hands of nursing facilities and their professional staff members. We post the most up-to-date publicly available data on nursing facilities statewide. This data provides families the much-needed tools they require to make an informed decision before placing a loved one in an assisted living facility, health care center or nursing home.Aperion Care of Evanston
Aperion Care of Evanston is a 57-bed skilled nursing facility providing medical services to residents of Evanston and Cook County, Illinois. The health care center are located at:
1300 Oak Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
The facility also provides short-term rehabilitation, psychiatric rehabilitation and long-term living solutions covered by the attending physicians, skilled nursing team and therapists.Nursing Facility Residents Safety Concerns
Each year, the federal government through www.Medicare.gov releases an updated star rating summary on every assisted-living facility, healthcare center and nursing home nationwide. Currently, Aperion Care of Evanston maintains an overall rating of three out of five stars (average) compared to other facilities in the United States. This includes two out of five stars for staffing, three out of five stars for health inspections and four out of five stars for quality measures.
The Evanston nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers notes that there are numerous complaints filed against Aperion Care of Evanston. Some of these include:
- Failure to Provide a Safe, Functional, Sanitary and Comfortable Environment:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 08/01/2014 during a complaint survey, it was noted that the facility “failed to have functional toilets and faucets on [1st and 2nd floors]. An on-site surveyor observed “The hot water handle was broken and had a very small trickle of water running out of the faucet.” In a resident’s room “there is no running water in the hot water is at a trickle.” The resident indicated that “It has been broke as long as I’ve been here.”
During the survey, an observation was made in another resident’s room that “a large amount of water is leaking around the faucet handles when turned on, causing a decrease in water pressure.” In third resident’s room it was observed that “the hot water faucet handle is broken.” This is in addition to two resident’s rooms where “the toilet has a partial flush.
- Failures to Maintain an Environment Free of Accident Hazards:
On three separate occasions on 5/2009, 8/2014 and 9//2013 complaint investigations were opened against Aperion Care of Evanston alleging occurrences of unsafe conditions. The 8/2014 incident involved:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 05/06/2009, a complaint investigation was opened noting that there was a failure at the facility “to ensure the safety of the resident through proper handling of the resident during care, safety equipment.” This is in response to a resident’s “history of falling between the bed and the wall while in bed that is placed next to the wall.
The lack of preventative action, proper assistance and the lack of proper bed maintenance to ensure stability led to [the resident] falling again from bed between the bed and the wall during care causing fracture of shoulder, pain and discomfort.”
If you, or a loved one, have suffered serious injuries by lack of maintenance, unsanitary conditions, abuse or neglect at any nursing facility including Aperion Care of Evanston, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help. Our team of Evanston nursing home abuse attorneys can take immediate steps to ensure your rights and health are protected.
We encourage you to schedule your no obligation, free initial consultation today by calling our law offices at (888) 424-5757 or contacting us through our online chat rooms. We accept neglect, abuse and mistreatment cases on contingency. This means you will receive immediate legal counsel, advice and representation without paying us any upfront fees.