Most Chicago nursing home lawyers know that that there are always more cases of nursing home abuse than there are actual individuals who come forward and use the legal system to seek redress. In fact, it remains a challenge to spread the word about the quality of care that nursing home residents and loved ones can demand from these facilities. The prevalence of substandard treatment pervades more nursing homes than not, and the lack of accountability often makes the poor caregivers complacent.
For example, CBS Local News recently reported on an appalling example of repeated nursing home abuse at the Masconomet Healthcare Center. According to those involved, a group of certified nursing assistants at the home perpetrated continuous acts of sexual harassment, taunts, and other egregious acts.
One resident was reduced to tears after she was convinced by the CNAs that she was going to die in the nursing home because her family didn’t love her anymore. Other allegations involve texting photos of partially nude residents and videotaping the mocking of several seniors. One resident was mercilessly made the brunt of jokes accusing him of smelling because of a medical condition.
State officials cited the facility for its substandard care. A representative of the investigative team explained the evaluators objective: “We all want safe care, effective care, and appropriate care, buts it’s also dignity, quality of life, making sure they’re in a healthy environment.”
Our Chicago nursing home lawyers at Levin & Perconti are appalled at the treatment provided to so many of our vulnerable seniors. It turns the stomach to learn how anyone could mistreat the elderly, let alone the people who actually work at these nursing homes and are responsible for their care. Do not let poor treatment continue. Contact an Illinois personal injury attorney and share your story.
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