Elderly citizens requiring nursing home care have the right to live out their lives with respect and dignity in a safe environment. The nursing facility should provide trained and qualified professionals who treat the residents with kindness and quality care. Sadly, the Elgin nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have handled numerous cases were residents have been subjected to poor medical care, neglect and sexual abuse.
Our law firm remains committed to serving as a legal advocate for victimized nursing home residents in facilities all across Illinois. We post publicly available data that details current safety concerns for those residing in assisted living facilities, nursing homes and healthcare centers statewide. This information can assist families when determining what nursing home to choose when placing a loved in an environment that provides nurturing care.
Arba Care of Elgin
Arba Care Center of Elgin is a 102-bed nursing facility providing medical services to residents in Kane County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
134 N. McLean Boulevard
Elgin, IL 60121
Nursing Facility Resident Safety Concerns
The www.Medicare.gov website posts current star rating summaries on nursing facilities and assisted-living homes nationwide. This rating system provides beneficial information on the levels of care and quality of services provided to residents with health and hygiene needs. The current rating summary of Arba Care Of Elgin indicates the facility has an overall one out of five star rating (much below average) compared to other facilities in the United States.
This star rating summary includes one out of five stars for health inspections and three out of five stars for both staffing and quality measures. The health inspection ratings reflect the results of unannounced and scheduled on-site inspections by state surveyors. The staffing rating indicates staff hours maintained by the facility’s registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants.
The Elgin nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers note that there are many complaints against Arba Care of Elgin filed by family members, residents, state surveyors and inspectors. Some of these complaints involve:
- Failure to Provide a Safe Environment That Led to Alleged Sexual Abuse:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 12/17/2014 a complaint investigation was opened concerning the facility’s failure “to notify local law enforcement during an allegation of sexual abuse of two residents” and failure “to include one of two residents in a report to the state agency, Illinois Department of Public Health.”
This investigation is in response to a 12/12/2014 incident were a male resident “fondled the breast of [two female residents].” Subsequent documentation shows that “the incident was not reported to the IDPH on Friday because [the alleged perpetrator] had denied that anything had happened and he had made it up to make the staff jealous.” The Director of Nursing/DON noted that state agencies were not informed of the incident within a timely manner and that law enforcement should be notified within two hours of the alleged incident which did not occur.
- Failure to Provide Adequate Nursing Staff around the Clock:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 03/05/2015, an investigation of complaints was opened noting insufficient 24 hour nursing staff to accommodate resident care plans. The report documents that the “facility failed to have sufficient nursing staff to provide nursing care to residents as needed.” This report is based on a survey of five out of six residents at the facility.
In an incident occurring on 2/21/15, a resident “was sitting in her room with the call light on visible from the hallway.” The resident said “that the call light has been on for more than 10 minutes, she has had to go to the bathroom for so long that she ‘peed on herself.’ “
In another incident occurring on 2/21/15, a resident said “that there is always an excuse why they do not have enough help.” The resident claims “the breakfast meal was ice cold because no one was there to serve it.”
Elgin Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
If you, or a loved one, have been neglected, abused or sexually assaulted while residing at Arba Care of Elgin, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help. Our experienced team of Elgin nursing home abuse attorneys can intervene to stop the assault and abuse immediately.
We encourage you or family members to contact our law offices today at (888) 424-5757 or through our online chat rooms to schedule your free, no obligation consultation. We accept these types of cases on contingency. This means we provide immediate legal representation and are paid only after we successfully resolve your case for financial compensation at trial or negotiate an out of court settlement on your behalf.