A negligent Chicago nursing home will be closed by the state, reports CBS 2 Chicago. Columbus Manor Residential Care Home faces over $100,000 in fines and closure after Illinois nursing home inspectors uncovered repeated examples of inappropriate care at the facility.
Reports confirm that residents were attacking each other physically, and one elderly female resident was forced to fight off another male resident’s attempt to sexual assault her. In another case, the nursing home staff failed to inform the doctor of one resident about his serious illness. The 61 year old resident died as a result.
A basic component of any nursing home care is honest reporting about medical conditions and ensuring a safe living environment for all residents at the facility. However, Columbus Manor was unable to meet even these fundamental requirements of adequate nursing home care.
Our Chicago nursing home attorneys at Levin & Perconti have experience uncovering the negligent, abusive conduct at our city’s nursing homes. We have fought countless legal battles on behalf of victimized seniors and their families who have endured these shameful care practices for years. Our commitment is to vindicating the abused and helping to ensure that future acts of nursing home negligence never occur.
That is why we support all efforts by Illinois regulators to shut down the worst nursing homes in our city. Unfortunately, many administrators of these facilities refuse to make the necessary changes to ensure that their residents are treated to the quality of care that they deserve and that the law demands. The only recourse is to close them down so that no future resident is put in peril.
Please contact our office if you know of any similar nursing home abuses.