Illinois to Continue Process of Shutting Down Evergreen HealthCare Center

A Southwest Star article this week discussed the latest updated in the license revocation situation of the Evergreen HealthCare Center in Evergreen Park.

Evergreen is a facility that has repeatedly been found to have provided negligent care to its nursing home residents. Our Chicago nursing home attorneys at Levin & Perconti have filed multiple suits against the healthcare center in the past. Elder abuse abounds at the nursing home where residents have died from repeated failures by administrators, staff medical professionals, and aides.

We currently represent Cornelia Lee, who died after Evergreen facility staff failed to provide close monitoring of her medical prescription schedule, ultimately missing doses, failing to keep log charts, and not informing her doctor of abnormal test results. In another case, a resident at Evergreen died because of staff failure to monitor developing pressure sores on a bedridden senior resident. These are just two of many other examples of negligent, abuse, and substandard care provided at the Illinois nursing home.

Due to these clear abuses, the Illinois Department of Public Health decided to revoke the Evergreen’s license and close the facility to ensure that no future Illinois seniors are harmed by the negligent nursing home care.

In a last-ditch effort to stave off closing, the facility is appealing the license revocation decision claiming that it has fixed all compliance issues. An Evergreen spokesperson declared that the should stop the license revocation process because of the these last-ditch corrective measures.

However in response to these Evergreen claims, Illinois public health officials repeated that regardless of whether or not the facility is currently compliant, “they have this history of serious deficiencies.” Illinois health officials repeated that they will not stop plans to revoke Evergreen’s license. Evergreen officials will appeal the decision and have requested a hearing.

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