Abuse and neglect against the elderly is a growing concern for many families who must place their loved one in a nursing home, assisted living facility or a rehabilitation center. Often times, residents become victims of physical and sexual abuse, abandonment, neglect or financial exploitation. Any type of abuse, neglect or mistreatment can leave psychological and emotional scars to our most vulnerable citizens.
Our team of experienced nursing home abuse attorneys protect the rights of all nursing home residents in Illinois. We provide the services as an effective solution for stopping abuse, neglect and mistreatment now. We encourage families to review the information we post concerning safety concerns, opened investigations and filed complaints against nursing facility statewide. The data can be used to make the best informed decision before placing the care of a loved one in the hands of professional caregivers.
River View Rehab Center
River View Rehabilitation center is a 203-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare-participating nursing facility that provides services to residents of Kane and Cook counties, including those in Elgin, Illinois. The facility is located at:
50 North Jane
Elgin, IL 60123 (847) 697-3750
Skilled nursing services provided at the facility also include isolation, G-tube and IV therapies along with specialty services that include cardiac rehabilitation care.
Nursing Facility Resident Safety Concerns
The United States government, through its website portal W WW.Medicare.gov, continuously updates their star rating system evaluating nursing facilities nationwide. Currently, River View Rehab Center maintains an overall two out of five available stars. This includes two stars for health inspections, staffing and quality measures.
The nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have located numerous filed complaints, opened investigations and safety concerns involving River View Rehabilitation Center. Some of these concerns involve:
- Failure to Provide Quality Services and Care for the Resident’s Highest Well-Being:
- Failure to Provide an Environment Free of Abuse:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 09/10/2015, a complaint investigation is opened against River View Rehabilitation Center involving their failure “to ensure thorough ordered skin assessments were completed for a resident with a high risk for skin breakdown.” This is in response to a resident who was found to “have an undocumented, untreated area of skin breakdown to the abdominal region.”
In a separate statement of deficiencies dated 10/23/2015, a complaint investigation is opened against the facility for their failure to “assess and monitor and provide treatment and services in a timely manner to a resident with an acute humoral fracture. This very resulted in a worsening of the fracture an increased pain for the resident.” In addition, the facility “also failed to have an effective communication system with the dialysis center to coordinate care pre and post dialysis” for a different resident observed during the annual licensure and certification survey.
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 09/04/2015, a complaint investigation is opened against the facility for their failure “to follow their policy and procedure for abuse prevention following an allegation of abuse.” This is in response to a resident’s complaint that a CNA providing perineal care that “many times since I came here in June, 2015. There was three times, during the period from August 11-14, 2015, that [the CNA] used toilet paper and it was uncomfortable for me.” The resident also claim that “during three separate incontinence care episodes, [the CNA] shook her buttocks with his hands and placed ‘what felt like a large amount of toilet paper near my vagina. I could not see what it was because [the CNA] provided incontinence care from my backside’.”
Elgin, Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you, or a loved one, have been a victim of abuse, neglect or mistreatment while residing at River View Rehab Center, or any other nursing facility in Illinois, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can serve as your legal advocate. Our team of dedicated nursing home abuse case attorneys can take immediate legal steps to stop the harm now.
We urge you to call our law offices today at (888) 424-5757 to speak with our legal representatives and schedule a full case review. All cases involving nursing home abuse are handled on contingency. This means we provide legal representation without the need of any upfront fees.