Nursing home abuse and neglect often causes residents serious injuries and, at times, unexpected wrongful death. Abuse against the elderly exists in numerous forms that may not visibly evident by physical, clear and obvious signs. Nearly all victims of abuse in a nursing facility are vulnerable and frail. In fact, the Evanston nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have represented many nursing home residents who have suffered physical, emotional and mental harm caused by the facility’s staff members, visitors and other residents.
Our law firm is dedicated to serving as an advocate for victims of nursing home abuse in facilities all across Illinois. We post the most up-to-date data on resident safety concerns in Illinois healthcare centers and nursing homes. Many families use this information to make a very informed decision on where and where not to place their loved one in need of hygiene and health care provided by skilled professionals.
Symphony Evanston Healthcare
Symphony Evanston Healthcare is a 15-bed long-term skilled nursing, post-acute rehabilitation center that provides medical and hygiene care to residents in Evanston and Cook County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
820 Foster St.
Evanston, IL 60201
Before November 2014, Symphony of Evanston facility was known as Mather Pavilion. However, the health care center is now part of Symphony Post Acute Network that offer specialty programs that include:
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Orthopedic rehabilitation
- Wound care
- Transitional rehabilitation care
Nursing Facility Residents Safety Concern
Each year, the federal government releases their star rating assessment of nursing facilities, assisted-living homes and health care centers nationwide, and posts the information on www.Medicare.gov. Currently, Symphony Evanston Healthcare maintains an overall five out of five star rating (much above average), which includes four out of five stars for quality measures and five out of five stars for on-site health inspections.
However, the Evanston nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found numerous complaints and notations filed against Symphony Evanston Healthcare. These include one complaint involving verbal abuse at the facility and one failure to provide residents quality level of care. Three complaints involve:
- Failure to Follow Resident Abuse Policies:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 06/12/2014 during an annual licensure and certification survey, it was noted that the facility “failed to follow their abuse policies for two residents [who were] reviewed for abuse. This failure resulted in the facility not interviewing all of the witnesses and not sending a final investigative report to state agency within five days.” This is in response to a 5-29-14 incident when a daughter of a resident reported to the admissions manager that the resident’s roommate “made racial comments out loud while in their room. Both residents were separated; [and the resident allegedly making the racial slurs] was moved to another room.”
While the residents involved were interviewed and “determined that the abuse could not be substantiated”, the medical professional on duty “stated she did not interview [the resident’s] daughter or investigate the allegation to see if there were any witnesses present.”
- Failure to Provide Residents a Living Environment Free of Accidents and Hazards:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 6/13/02, it was noted that the facility “failed to maintain the building free of accident hazards.” This is in response to an annual licensure and certification survey or an observation was noted that “Hazardous compounds are not kept locked or attended in areas that house confused residents.”
Evanston Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
If you, or a loved one, have suffered abuse at the hands of medical staff or other residents at any Illinois nursing facility, including Symphony Evanston Healthcare, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help. Our legal team of experienced Evanston nursing home abuse attorneys can take immediate action to stop the neglect and mistreatment now.
We invite you to call our office now at (888) 424-5757 or contact us through our online chat rooms to schedule your free, initial, no-obligation consultation. Our skilled attorneys will evaluate your claim and provide numerous legal solutions to stop the abuse now. We accept abuse, neglect and mistreatment cases on a contingency fee basis. This means we will start working on your case immediately with no requirement of an upfront payment.