Alden Estates of Naperville releases COVID-19 statistics showing 90 COVID infections and 21 deaths. Levin & Perconti, Illinois nursing home lawyers launch investigation into gross negligence in preventing the spread of COVID-19
On June 9, 2020, Alden Estates of Naperville, located in Naperville, Illinois, released long term care outbreak data reporting of laboratory confirmed COVID-19 outbreak cases. These statics confirm that 90 infections and 21 deaths have occurred at the facility during the COVID-19 outbreak.
On May 1, 2020, the Chicago Tribune posted an article detailing the issues surrounding Alden Estates of Naperville’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The article begins with the experience of Brenda Petty, who called the facility weeks back to check on her mother who was a resident at Alden Estates of Naperville. The facility explained to Petty that her mother was fine and there were relatively few cases of COVID-19 within the facility. However, just three days after this initial phone call, Petty’s mother was diagnosed with COVID-19 and subsequently died, the article continues that Petty did not learn of the true extent of the outbreak in the nursing home until after her mother had passed away. Following similar issues regarding the lack of communication between the facility and the public, the facility’s new administrator sent a letter to families apologizing for the communication issues and declared such problems unacceptable.