The number of nursing facilities that improperly care for the aging population has become a serious widespread concern. Mistreatment, neglect, abuse and a lack of respect and dignity are taking physical, mental and emotional tolls on residents at nursing facilities nationwide. Because of that, many families struggle to find short- and long-term care nursing homes that are not understaffed, undertrained or poorly managed within their local community.
Our nursing home abuse attorneys serve as legal advocates to every nursing home resident in Illinois, including those in DuPage and Will County. We publish publicly available statistics and data on nursing facilities to assist family members facing the undesirable position of placing a loved one in the hands of professional caregivers. Many use this information as an effective tool to search for the best available care close to home.Meadowbrook Manor-Naperville
Meadowbrook Manor-Naperville is a 245-certified bed facility providing nursing assistance through short-term care, specialty programs and customized long-term care solutions. The facility is located at:
720 Raymond Drive
Naperville, IL 60563
In addition to providing attentive 24-hour skilled nursing care, Meadowbrook Manor-Naperville also offers respite care, hospice/palliative care and memory care for individuals suffering with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.Nursing Home Patient Safety Concerns
Every year, the federal government releases current data concerning assisted living centers, nursing facilities and rehabilitation homes nationwide on its www.Medicare.gov website. The site offers a comparative analysis of each facility nationwide through an overall star rating system. Currently, Meadowbrook Manor-Naperville maintains an overall three out of five stars rating compared to other nursing homes in the US. This includes two out of five stars for health inspections and staffing along with five out of five stars for quality measures.
Though the facility maintains an average score, the Rockford nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have posted numerous safety concerns filed by investigators, residents and state surveyors that involve serious failures. Some safety concerns include:
- Failure to Maintain an Environment Free of Accident Hazards:
- Failure to Provide an Environment Free of Abuse at the Hands of Caregivers:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 05/16/2014, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility for its failure “to provide supervision to [a resident] who was identified as high risk for falls.” This is in response to a patient diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease who “recently had a fall a week ago in the dining room.” The nurse supervisor noted that “I think she got up from her wheelchair and try to walk by herself and she fell. I do not know at what time it was after dinner. She is supposed to have a personal alarm but I am not sure if she had the alarm at the time, I did not hear the alarm.”
In a second summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/29/2011, a notation of an incident occurring on 7/4/11 notes the facility’s failure “to monitor resident in a wheelchair who has cognition impairment from wandering out through the facility front exit/entrance door and falling in driveway.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 03/05/2014, a complaint investigation is open by a state surveyor who noted the facility’s failure “to follow their policy on abuse prevention by failing to investigate an allegation of potential abuse, for [a resident at the facility]. This is in response to a female resident diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, depression, dysphagia, anxiety, lack of coordination and muscle weakness. The safety concern involving abuse is over a 2/28/14 incident where “she had a concern about a staff member [a CNA – Certified Nurse Assistant] who cared for her recently. [The resident] stated that [the CNA] was not going to clean her up after having a bowel movement and urinating until she insisted. Also, [the CNA] was rough when she turned her, catching her hand underneath her body and not stopping when she yelled.”
If you, or a loved one, have been the victim of neglect, mistreatment or abuse while residing at Meadowbrook Manor-Naperville or any other facility in Illinois, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can take immediate legal action on your behalf. Our team of nursing home abuse attorneys can provide various legal options and seek financial recompense to help you recoup your damages.
We encourage you to contact our law offices today at (888) 424-5757 to schedule your free, no obligation consultation and case review. We accept all personal injury, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse cases on contingency. This means all of your legal fees are provided without paying us any upfront fee.