Chicago Area Still Seeing Daily COVID-19 Nursing Home Deaths

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Illinois Nursing Home Residents Still Battling COVID-19 Challenges, Pandemic Concerns Remain High in Cook County

On Feb. 25, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 1,884 new coronavirus disease cases. And while 130,000 doses of vaccine were administered across the state, the greatest group of individuals at risk of deadly exposure remain the elderly and those living in nursing homes and long-term care and rehabilitation facilities. In the weekly report, IDPH also provided a list of counties with recent fatalities.

  • Adams County: 1
  • Christian County: 1
  • Cook County: 10
  • DeKalb County: 1
  • DuPage County: 1
  • Jersey County: 1
  • Kane County: 2
  • Kankakee County: 1
  • Lake County: 1
  • Logan County: 1
  • Madison County: 2
  • Monroe County: 2
  • Pike County: 1
  • Randolph County: 1
  • Rock Island County: 1
  • Whiteside County: 1
  • Will County: 1
  • Winnebago County: 2

According to the state agency, COVID fatalities occurred in 18 out of 102 Illinois counties for the week of Feb. 22., with the most in the greater Chicago and Cook County area. Nearly 86% of the deceased were nursing home residents, age 70 and older.

Coronavirus Outbreaks in Cook County Have Become Cyclical

We took a closer look at COVID-19 related infections and deaths in Cook County. In this region, outbreaks have become cyclical in some cases, and the vaccine roll-out has been slow. On Friday, Feb. 26, these suburban Chicago and Cook County facilities remained centralized locations for the most recent outbreaks and documented by IDPH for having open infection cases.

  • AMITA Health Holy Family Medical Center
  • Addolorata Villa
  • Albany Care
  • Alden and Alden Estates (Des Plaines, Barrington, Northmoor, Lincoln Park Rehab, North Shore, Orland Park, Poplar, Princeton Rehab & Health)
  • Alden Town Manor Rehabilitation & Health Care Center
  • Alexian Village
  • Ambassador Nursing
  • Aperion Care (Chicago Heights, Dolton, Forest Park, International of Chicago, Midlothian, Plum Grove, West Ridge)
  • Arbour Health Care Center
  • Arden Courts of (Northbrook, South Holland)
  • Asbury Senior Living
  • Ascension Living Saint Benedict Village
  • Aspire Living Prospect Heights
  • Astoria Place
  • Atrium Health Care Center
  • Austin Oasis
  • Autumn Green at Wright Campus
  • Avantara (Evergreen Park, Park Ridge)
  • Axelson Assisted Living
  • Belhaven Nursing and Rehab
  • BRIA of Chicago Heights
  • Balmoral Home
  • Bella Terra (Morton Grove, Streamwood, Wheeling)
  • Bellhaven Nursing and Rehabilitation
  • Bellwood Development Center
  • Belmont Village
  • Belmont Village Senior Living of Glenview
  • Berkeley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  • Bethane Place
  • Bethesda Rehab and Senior Care
  • Brandel Care Center
  • Bria River Oaks
  • Brookdale (Des Plaines, Hoffman Estates, Northbrook, Orland Park, Prospect Heights, Lakeview)
  • Burbank Rehabilitation
  • Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care
  • California Gardens
  • Carlton at the Lake
  • Carole Lane Terrace
  • Central Baptist Village
  • Central Nursing Home
  • Charter Senior Living Poplar Creek
  • Children Habilitation Center
  • Churchview Supportive Living
  • Citadel Estates of Hazel Crest
  • Citadel of (Skokie, Waterford, Wilmette)
  • City View Multicare Center
  • Clark Manor
  • Community Care Nursing Home
  • Concord Place
  • Concord Nursing & Rehab Center
  • Continental Nursing
  • Crestwood Terrace
  • Dobson Plaza
  • Eden Supportive Living
  • Elevate Care
  • Emerald Place Memory Care
  • Estates of Hyde Park
  • Fairmont Care Center
  • Franciscan Village
  • Friendship Village
  • Generations
  • Glenview
  • Glenwood Health Care & Rehab
  • Grace Pointe Place
  • Grand Regency of South Shore
  • Greek American Rehab & Care
  • Grosse Pointe Manor
  • Harmony Healthcare & Rehab
  • Heartis Village Orland Park
  • Health Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
  • Hickory Nursing Pavilion
  • Holland Terrace
  • King Bruwaert House
  • Little Sisters of the Poor St. Mary’s Home
  • Lake Cook Rehab & Nursing Center
  • Lakeview Nursing and Rehab
  • Landmark of (Des Plaines, Richton Park)
  • Lee Manor Rehab and Nursing
  • Lemont Center
  • Lexington Health Care of (Orland Park, La Grange, Chicago Ridge, Schaumburg)
  • Lieberman Geriatric Center
  • Lincolnwood Place
  • Little Village Nursing Home
  • Ludeman Center
  • Lutheran Home
  • Lydia Healthcare Center
  • Lynwood Terrace
  • MADO Healthcare Uptown
  • Manor Care Health Services (Homewood, Oak Lawn East, Palos Heights East, Arlington Heights, Elk Grove Village, Oak Lawn West, South Holland)
  • Margaret Manor Central
  • Matterson Court
  • Meadowbrook Manor
  • Meadows Sheltered Care
  • Mercy Circle
  • Midway Neurological Rehab Center
  • Misericordia Campus
  • Montgomery Place
  • Mosaic of Lakeshore
  • New City Supportive Living
  • Niles Nursing and Rehab Center
  • North Shore Place
  • Northbrook Inn Memory Care
  • Norwood Crossing Skilled Nursing
  • Oak Lawn Respiratory and Rehab
  • Oak Park (Arms, Brookdale)
  • Oakridge Healthcare Center
  • Oasis
  • Palos Heights Rehab
  • Palos Heights Healthcare
  • Park Ridge Care Center
  • Parkshore Estates
  • Paul’s House and Healthcare Center
  • Pearl of Rolling Meadows
  • Pershing Gardens
  • Peterson Park Health Care
  • Pine Crest Nursing
  • Pioneer Gardens
  • Plymouth Place Senior Living
  • Porter Place
  • Prairie Green at Fays Green
  • Prairie Manor Rehab and Nursing
  • Prairie Oasis
  • Presbyterian Westminster Homes
  • Presence (Maryhaven, Nazarethville)
  • Presence Resurrection Life Center
  • Presence Resurrection Nursing and Rehab
  • Presence Resurrection Retirement Community
  • Rosary Hill Convalescent
  • Sheridan Village Nursing Home
  • Sheridan Park Ridge
  • Skokie Meadows
  • Smith Village
  • South Suburban Rehab Center
  • Southpoint Nursing and Rehab
  • Joseph Home for the Elderly Palatine
  • Summit of Uptown
  • Sunrise Senior Living
  • Sunrise Villa Olympia Fields
  • Sunrise of (Flossmore, Park Ridge, Schaumburg)
  • Symphony Residences of Lincoln Park
  • Symphony at (87th, Aria, Midway)
  • Symphony of (Bronzeville, Chicago West. Crestwood, Evanston, Hanover Park, Lincoln Park, Morgan Park, South Shore)
  • The Abington of Glenview
  • The Admiral at the Lake
  • The Auberge
  • The Carrington Lincolnwood
  • The Clare
  • The Danish Home of Chicago
  • The Grove (Berwyn, La Grange, Northbrook)
  • The Mather
  • The Pointe of Kilpatrick
  • Thornton Heights Terrace
  • Three Crowns Park
  • Tri-State Village
  • Uptown Health Center
  • Vi at the Glen
  • Victory Center (Sierra Ridge, Bartlett, River Oaks, Riverwoods, Park Forest, Roseland, South Chicago)
  • Villa (Palos Heights, Windsor Park, South Holland)
  • Warren Barr (South Loop, Gold Coast)
  • Waterford Estates Senior Living
  • Weinberg Senior Living
  • Westbrook Senior Living
  • Westchester Health & Rehab Center
  • Wickshire Wilmette Senior Living
  • Winsor Estate Nursing & Rehab
  • Winston Nursing
  • Woodbridge Nursing Pavilion

More than half of all COVID-19 cases can be traced to Illinois’ skilled nursing facilities, proving that nursing homes still aren’t doing enough to protect residents and workers from the highly infectious disease. The reason for the stagnancy in infections is that many of these Cook County homes are still proving ill-equipped to deal with infectious disease. Most are also without skilled administrative leadership and are lacking resources for the many over-crowded and under-staffed facilities.

Families and care workers must continue their fight. And we need to make others aware of administrative shortcomings and failures in oversight so that fewer residents succumb to COVID-19 and its fatal risk.

Why Nursing Home Residents Remain Largely at Risk of COVID-19

Unfortunately, willful neglect, preventable accidents and illnesses, and abuse are occurring at alarming numbers only magnified the pandemic. Also, many older adults reliant on nursing home care do have limitations that impair their ability to respond to an infectious disease or emergency, such as:

  • Disabilities that have impaired their mobility
  • Diminished sensory awareness due to Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia
  • Multiple chronic health conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, lung diseases, hypertension, cancer, and diabetes
  • Social and economic limitations related to health care coverage and access to medical resources
  • Disruptions in the vital support systems they rely on, such as understaffed nursing homes due to worker illness
  • Lack of caregiver preparedness and emergency management by the facilities they reside in

Staff, residents, and families should follow state guidelines and adhere to federal infection prevention policies until infection rates have significantly dropped and revised. As a reminder, COVID-19 has taken a tragic toll on our state’s most vulnerable.

  • In Illinois, since the pandemic began, there has been a total of 1,181,226 cases, including 20,406 deaths, in all 102 counties.
  • Nearly 1,500 individuals in Illinois remain to be in the hospital with COVID-19.
  • More than 300 Illinois patients are in the ICU, and 168 patients with COVID-19 are on ventilators.

Even the most highly-rated and expensive care facilities have been challenged by understaffed departments. And ill-equipped workers have not been trained to care for residents properly. As we continue to monitor the pandemic and related long-term care challenges in Illinois, we encourage you to take a closer look at Illinois nursing homes with COVID-19 outbreaks and infections as a way to protect your loved ones.

Our team of nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys hasn’t stopped supporting families who have lost loved ones in cases of negligent care. We also are here to help overworked staff who have been forced into roles where state and federal COVID guidelines can’t be met inside the nursing homes they work due to poor administrative oversight. Our thoughts are with all the residents and their families and care staff who continue to battle this disease’s effects.

Chicago Nursing Home Attorneys for COVID-19-Related Care Problems

If you suspect mistreatment of a nursing home resident as the cause of their illness or untimely death, please contact Levin & Perconti. We take extreme pride in being one of the nation’s most recognized and respected leaders in the areas of elder abuse and nursing home negligence litigation. Please, contact us now for a FREE and confidential consultation at 312-332-2872 in Chicago, or reach us toll-free at 1-877-374-1417.

Also read: 25 Alarming Problems Illinois Nursing Homes Have

Source: Long-Term care Facility Outbreaks COVID-19. (n.d.). Retrieved Feb. 26, 2021, from http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19

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