Approximately 1220 long-term care facilities operate throughout Illinois, providing care and services to over 100,000 nursing residents, including the young, disabled, rehabilitating, and elderly. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Illinois Department of Public Health ensure that every facility is licensed, regulated, and inspected yearly.
However, over 250 (20%) provide substandard care (one star out of five) compared to all other nursing care homes nationwide. Among Illinois’ worst nursing homes, CMS will not rank 46 Illinois nursing centers because of the significant ongoing problems involving negligence and abuse, instead classifying them as a Special Focus Facility (SFF).
Do you suspect that your loved one’s caregiving facility is among Illinois nursing home violators putting residents in harm’s way? The personal injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC are legal advocates representing patients injured by the negligence or abusive behavior of others in nursing care homes.