The number of elderly individuals residing in nursing facilities has been increasing over the last couple of decades as the aging population moves into the later stages of life. Unfortunately, many residents become victims of mistreatment by the hands of their caregivers and suffer a variety of conditions including poor personal hygiene, malnutrition, dehydration, and the development of facility-acquired bedsores. Many of these health issues when left untreated or unattended can become life-threatening or cause serious additional problems over and above existing health concerns.
Our team of dedicated nursing home abuse attorneys serve as advocates to Illinois nursing home residents to provide protection against mistreatment, abuse and neglect in nursing facilities throughout the state. In addition, we continuously update publicly available information involving safety concerns, investigations and complaints against nursing homes statewide. Many individuals use this valuable information as a tool to make informed decisions of where to place a loved one who requires quality care at the hands of loving caregivers.
Center Home for Hispanic Elderly
Center Home for Hispanic Elderly is a 156-certified bed Medicare/Medicaid-participating nursing facility providing medical services to residents of Chicago, and Cook County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
1401 North California
Chicago, IL 60622
The facility provides skilled nursing services including isolation, G-tube and IV therapy along with specialty services for many cardiac events including: heart attack, angina, congestive heart failure, stent placement, angioplasty, acute coronary syndrome, pacemaker placement and arrhythmias.
Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
On an annual basis, the federal government updates its comparative analysis on nursing facilities nationwide, and post the information on its website www.Medicare.gov. Currently, Center Home for Hispanic Elderly maintains an overall two out of five available stars rating compared to other facilities throughout the United States. This includes five out of five stars for quality measures, two out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for health inspections.
The nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have found numerous file complaints, opened investigations and safety concerns involving Center Home for Hispanic Elderly. Some of these include:
- Failure to Maintain a Sanitized Environment:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 12/11/2015, a complaint investigation is opened against Center Home for Hispanic Elderly in regards to its failure “to ensure common bathroom toilets on the third floor flushed properly. This failure has the potential to affect all 23 women who reside on the third floor.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated 10/23/2015, a complaint investigation is opened against the facility for its failure “to have the required amount of sanitizing solution in their three compartment sink. This has the potential to put all 143 residents at risk for foodborne illness.” During observation, a dietary aid at the facility stated “they are using the correct concentration for the quaternary ammonia solution.” However, the dietary aid and the head cook “agree that the test strip color remains the same indicating no sanitizing occurred” during observation.
In a separate incident on the summary statement of deficiencies dated 10/23/2015 a complaint investigation is opened against the facility for its failure “to implement hand hygiene at two noon meals affecting one resident.” This is partly in response to a 10/21/15 incident where the certified nursing assistants “were serving lunch to residents. No handwashing nor hand sanitizing was used. [1 CNA] picked up dirty trays and stacked them in the food cart. [That CNA] picked up her ID badge that fell on the floor, picked up food from the floor then wiped her hands with paper towel. She also scratched her face and rubbed her arms then served cake to [a resident …]. No handwashing nor hand sanitizing was done between all of these activities.”
Chicago, Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you, or a loved one or friend, have suffered injuries while residing at Center Home for Hispanic Elderly, or any other facility in the state of Illinois, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can provide legal intervention to stop the neglect now.
We encourage you to contact our law offices today for your free no obligation consultation by calling (888) 424-5757. There are no upfront expenses or fees until we obtain financial recovery on your behalf.