There is a silent crisis concerning many mental health care facilities and rehabilitation centers across the United States. Neglecting the needs, dignity and respect of those suffering mental illnesses, injuries or the aging process often places the lives of residents in jeopardy. Sadly, the Springfield nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers represent many clients who have suffered injury or harm while residing in an Illinois nursing facility.
Our lawyers remain dedicated to serving as a legal advocate to protect the rights, dignity and respect of every resident of an Illinois nursing home, rehabilitation center or mental health care facility. We post the most current publicly available data detailing the safety concerns, opened investigations and complaints filed against nursing facilities statewide. This helps individuals and family members make the best informed decision when needing the care provided by nursing facilities in Illinois.
Aperion Care Springfield
Aperion Care Springfield is a 65-bed skilled psychiatric care, long-term care rehabilitation center providing medical services to residents of Springfield and Sangamon County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
525 S. Martin Luther King Dr.
Springfield, IL 62703
The facility provides numerous medical services including:
- Medication management
- Pain management
- Diabetes management
- Community reintegration
- Alzheimer’s/dementia care
- Behavior/symptom management
- Wound care
Health Care Facility Resident Safety Concerns
Every year, www.Medicare.gov releases current updated star rating summaries on nursing facilities, mental health clinics and assisted-living centers nationwide. Currently, Aperion Care Springfield maintains a two out of five star rating compared to other facilities in the US. This includes a one out of five star ratings for both health inspections and staffing, and five out of five stars for quality measures.
The Springfield nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found numerous filed complaints, investigations and safety concerns against Aperion Care Springfield. Some of these complaints include:
- Failure to Control Self-Injury Behaviors
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 06/17/2014, it was noted that the facility “neglected to implement their policy “Suicide Observation and Prevention”, safety measures, assess, monitor, supervise and care plan for 4 [residents].” This is in response to a review of “self-injurious behaviors” that resulted in a resident’s “repetitive self-inflicted injuries of cutting her wrist during two facility-based incidences. This resulted in an Immediate Jeopardy.”
- Failure to Provide a Residential Environment Free of Accident Hazards
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 06/18/2015, a notation was made that the facility “failed to ensure that safety devices were in place, effective and functioning for [a resident].” This was in response to a resident falling on 4/12/15, 5/25/15 and 6/10/15. “All three fall investigations document that the falls occurred while the resident was attempting to sell transfer.”
In a second summary statement of deficiencies dated 06/04/2012, an comment was made that the facility “failed to maintain safe hot water temperatures in areas accessible to residents.” This is in response to a “resident group shower room sink had a water temperature 117 degrees Fahrenheit. At the same time, water temperatures were 117 degrees Fahrenheit at the sink of the B Hall resident group toilet and the bathtub in the B Hall resident group bathtub room.”
- Failure to Provide a Safe and Sanitary Residential Environment
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 09/05/2014, through observation it was noted that the “facility failed to ensure the facility was free of German cockroaches. This had the potential to affect all 62 residents in the facility.” The “Pest Control Report of 4/25/14 documents there are roaches in the kitchen and the premises is not free of litter and debris, garbage containers are not cleaned and covered. Food preparation and storage equipment is not free of food debris. Mops and brooms are not stored off the floor and on racks. Restrooms are not clean and clutter free and storage areas are not clean and orderly. German cockroaches were observed.”
Springfield Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
If you, or a loved one, have suffered harm, injury or damages while residing in a nursing home, mental health care facility or assisted living home in Illinois, including Aperion Care Springfield, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help. Our seasoned Springfield Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys can take immediate steps to restore your life, dignity and quality of care you receive.
For immediate legal representation, call our law offices today at (888) 424-5757 or contact us now through our online chat rooms. We accept all personal injury claims, wrongful death lawsuits and abuse and mistreatment cases on contingency. This means your legal services are provided without the need of paying upfront fees.