Naperville Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Naperville, Illinois, is an influential, affluent, and well-populated suburb of Chicago and spans DuPage County and Will County as one of the largest cities in the State of Illinois. Four other Illinoisan cities eclipse its population of nearly 145,000.
The city's wealth and access to public services have resulted in Naperville being deemed the wealthiest city in the Midwest, the second-best place to live in the United States, and one of the country's safest cities. Once the county seat of DuPage, the city continues to have cultural, economic, and political influence on its neighbors, many of which benefit from the wealth it contributes to both counties in which it is located.
When it comes to situations involving neglect and abuse of people in skilled nursing facilities, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC is committed to holding facilities in the Naperville area fully accountable. Our Chicago area elder abuse and neglect lawyers represent injured people exclusively and are well versed in filing lawsuits in both DuPage, Will, and Cook counties.
Naperville's Care of the Elderly
As home to a dense population, Naperville's demographics include numerous elderly individuals, and there are high expectations from residents concerning the quality of serves offered by the city's nursing facilities. For-profit companies have taken over many nursing homes in recent years, however, and the quality of care has suffered as a result.
Understaffing and inattention to safety concerns can result in elder abuse lawsuits. The following are some prominent nursing facilities within Naperville and a synopsis of their ratings concerning home abuse and neglect.
Nursing Home Care Act
State regulators ensure that every nursing facility complies with the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act under the guidance of the Illinois Department of Public Health. Caregivers at more than 1200 long-term care facilities provide services to over 100,000 residents statewide. The Nursing Home Care Act helps home lawyers, family members, visitors, caregivers, and other residents identified elder abuse and other legal issues.
Our home abuse lawyers gathered the information below from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), insurance company information, and other public sources. The star rating system managed by the Illinois Department of Health and the federal government is based on national averages.
1525 South Oxford Lane
Naperville, Illinois 60565
Administrator- Valerie Buniao
Alden Estates is part of a chain of nursing homes that exist under the Alden name, and the Alden Estates of Naperville home is a larger facility that has access to 203 certified beds, which are eligible for Medicare and Medicaid payments. The facility has received an overall rating of four stars out of possible five stars total, according to medicare.gov. While the quality measures are highly rated, there are several areas of improvement that need to be addressed.
The greatest of these concerns is understaffing and training. The facility received a rating of only two stars. The staff at Alden Estates of Naperville is overworked and underqualified to provide a consistent level of care to all the home residents. This administrative problem is an influential factor in the mediocre health inspection rating of three stars that was assigned to the home, primarily due to numerous quality of care deficiencies.
When staff can provide service, the quality of care is excellent, but understaffing creates the possibility for neglect.
1136 North Mill Street
Naperville, Illinois 60563
Administrator- Larry Banks
The Community Nursing and Rehab Center has received excellent reviews of the quality of its services. However, understaffing has resulted in concerns that are similar to those of other homes throughout the city. Hiring and properly training additional staff could quickly help this facility improve its three-star rating as the majority of its deficiencies are related to resident rights and the quality of care received. When a facility receives high marks for its quality of care while simultaneously receiving the negative quality of care marks during its health inspections, it is an indicator that the staff is unable to serve everyone.
The staff and health inspection ratings for this facility are three stars and two stars, respectively, and this stresses the need to force for-profit organizations to meet higher staff requirements so that they stop prioritizing the bottom line in favor of the patients they are serving. This facility has 153 certified beds that are eligible for Medicare and Medicaid payments.
720 Raymond Drive
Naperville, Illinois 60563
Administrator- Kathleen Sefeik
The Meadowbrook Manor of Naperville is the sister facility of a similarly named home in Bolingbrook, Illinois, and its health inspection rating is near intolerable. Also, this home has marked concerns with the number of staff members it maintains.
Health inspections have revealed that the Meadowbrook Manor of Naperville has multiple deficiencies over its quality of care, mistreatment of patients, resident rights violations, and environmental hazards.
Whenever facilities are so poorly staffed that the existing staff is unable to maintain a healthy environment for home residents to live in, measures need to be taken to force the facility to address these concerns. In some personal injury cases, the only way to force management of nursing facilities to make improvements is through the use of an Illinois home abuse attorney, who can advocate on behalf of the patient and seek damages when negligence causes harm.
1400 Brookdale Road
Naperville, Illinois 60563
Administrator- Marilyn Daley
While not perfect, the St. Patrick's Residence has received above-average ratings across the board, passing health inspections and showing that it maintains an adequate staff capable of providing a superior level of care. A non-profit corporation owns the facility, and it is not surprising that the level of care provided excels when profit is not a concern.
St. Patrick's Residence has 209 certified beds that qualify for Medicare and Medicaid payments and has received four out of five stars in every area of evaluation.
1347 Crystal Court
Naperville, Illinois 60563
Administrator- Angel Aguilar
Tabor Hills is another non-profit facility that scores exceptionally well in all areas of evaluation and is the only facility on the list to receive an overall five-star rating. Its quality of proper care, size of the staff, and health inspection evaluations have all received high marks, and most nursing facilities could learn from Tabor Hills Healthcare.
Tabor Hills has 112 certified beds that qualify for Medicare and Medicaid payments.
Get Top Naperville Elder Home Abuse Attorneys on Your Side
The distinct differences represented between the non-profit and for-profit nursing homes are a symptom of a growing problem that has swept nursing homes everywhere. When profits and cost reduction become more important than human beings, it results in neglect and medical negligence.
Unfortunately, it often requires intervention from a Chicago long-term care facility lawyer to gain the attention of negligent nursing facilities.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC has an established record of success when representing those who have been wronged due to neglect or physical abuse across Illinois, and we would like the opportunity to review your legal options with you if your loved one has been a victim of neglect.
Contact us to arrange a free consultation with an Illinois nursing home lawyer to learn more about the laws that apply to your case and the resources we have at our disposal to help establish and win your case. If we cannot help you collect compensation, our services come at no cost.
A Brief History of Naperville, Illinois
The city is named after Joseph Naper, who settled the area upon arriving at the west bank of the DuPage River. He brought along quite a few relatives and friends, all of whom contributed to the establishment of Naper's Settlement. Several of the families that traveled with Naper would ultimately head north and help settle the great city of Chicago. Naper's Settlement was established in July of 1831 and reached a population of one hundred in less than a year.
The Black Hawk War created an aura of fear and panic among the settlers located in Naper Settlement and nearby cities and to both provide adequate protection and assuage their fears, most of the settlers were moved to Fort Dearborn until the creation of Fort Payne at Naper's Settlement, which allowed for their return. Fortunately for the settlers in Naper Settlement and nearby establishments, the attack that the population feared never materialized.
Only three years following its founding, Naper Settlement became home to the Pre-Emption House, which served as a stop along a stagecoach route that ran from Chicago to Galena. The Naperville Heritage Society reconstructed the Pre-Emption House and Fort of this time period to preserve buildings with significant historical value to the city.
Naperville was initially located within Cook County. However, it parted ways with the county in favor of becoming the county seat of DuPage. Naper's Settlement held its position as the county seat from 1839 until 1868, and it was within this period that it officially incorporated as the Village of Naperville. The village sought and gained status as a city in 1890.
Its wealth and affluence now define the city in modern times. However, the city was once tranquil and undeveloped. Farmers comprised the majority of the city's population, but its access to the railroad would result in a population explosion in the 1960s. The creation of what is now the Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway resulted in an even more significant boost to Naperville's population in the 1980s and 1990s. As the population began to expand, the area became an ideal location for some of the country's largest companies.
Economy and Commerce
Naperville is one of the most affluent and wealthy cities in the country. Its wealth is directly linked to its location within the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor. Many Fortune 1000 companies have chosen to locate their headquarters and research and development departments within this corridor. The city maintains an influential position as a business-friendly city. Playing host to numerous technology companies has attracted white-collar workers, and the median income for the average family in the city is now $130,000 per year.
Some of the most influential companies that have chosen to move into the city include BP of America, Nicor, Nalco, and Alcatel-Lucent. Edward Hospital is a prominent hospital that also serves several neighboring cities. Also, Kraft Foods opened a plant in the city, which brought well-paying blue-collar jobs to over 200 employees. ConAgra has also located its grocery division branch office within the city's borders.
The Cultural Significance of Naperville
The city is home to numerous highly regarded educational institutions. The Naperville Public Library is the highest rated library in the nation for cities with populations between 100,000 and 250,000. The library has three branches within the city limits and serves almost 1.5 million visitors every year.
The Naperville Independent Film Festivals attracts up and coming filmmakers each year, and the Naperville Historic District includes over 600 buildings that have been preserved or reconstructed to maintain the historical heritage of the city. The city is also home to the Millennium Carillon, which operates with over 72 bells and can be played by hand or computer. There are only four carillons in the world that can achieve the range and pitch of the Millennium Carillon.
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