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56 Illinois Nursing Homes Have Had Serious Violations in 2018

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New Report Shows Serious Care Violations and Doubled Fines For 56 Illinois Nursing Homes

The Illinois Department of Health produces quarterly reports on nursing home violators. The most recent report, dating January 2018 thru March 2018, highlights more than 50 Illinois facilities determined to be lacking in patient care abilities related to the Nursing Home Care Act, a statute that provides nursing home residents and their families with the assurance that proper and safe care will be received.

Some violations heightened with a serious high-risk designation, and all homes received fines of no less than $1,000 while others reached more than $50,000 fines for issues that caused actual harm or immediate jeopardy to residents. Several problems were related to infected bedsores, medication mix-ups, poor nutrition, and abuse and neglect of patients caused by lack of support or inexperienced, overburdened staff. These violations may result in an official recommendation for decertification to the Department of Healthcare and Family Service, or the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Facilities included in this report are:

  • Alden Long Grove Rehab & HCC (Long Grove)
  • Aperion Care of Bloomington (Bloomington)
  • Aperion Care Mascoutah (Mascoutah)
  • Aperion Care of Morton Villa (Morton Villa)
  • Aperion Care Oak Lawn (Oak Lawn)
  • Aperion Care Peoria Heights (Peoria Heights)
  • Avantara Long Grove (Long Grove)
  • Big Meadows (Savanna)
  • Bloomington Rehabilitation & HCC (Bloomington)
  • Cedar Ridge Health & Rehab Center (Lebanon)
  • Covenant Care Midwest, Inc. (Carbondale)
  • Christian Buehler Memorial (Peoria)
  • Community Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (Naperville)
  • DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing (DeKalb)
  • Dixon Rehab & HCC (Dixon)
  • Foster Health & Rehab Center (Chicago)
  • Franciscan Village (Lemont)
  • Generations at Elmwood Park (Elmwood Park)
  • Glenlake Terrace Nursing and Rehab (Waukegan)
  • Glenshire Nursing & Rehab Center (Richton Park)
  • Grasmere Place (Chicago)
  • The Grove of Evanston (Evanston)
  • Helia Healthcare of Champaign (Champaign)
  • Heritage Health Normal (Normal)
  • Heritage Health – Pana (Pana)
  • Integrity HC of Marion (Marion)
  • Integrity HC of Wood Rive (Wood River)
  • Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities (Lisle)
  • Lexington of LaGrange (LaGrange)
  • Lexington of Streamwood (Streamwood)
  • The Lutheran Home (Peoria)
  • Manor Court of Peoria (Peoria)
  • Mayfield Care Center (Chicago)
  • McKinley Court (Decatur)
  • Niles Nursing & Rehab Center (Niles)
  • Norridge Gardens (Norridge)
  • Palm Terrace of Mattoon (Mattoon)
  • Parents and Friends of the SLC (Swansea)
  • Pleasant View Lutheran Home (Ottawa)
  • Providence Downers Grove (Downers Grove)
  • Regency Care of Morris (Morris)
  • Ridgeview Rehab (Chicago)
  • Robings Manor RHC (Brighton)
  • Rochelle Gardens Care Center (Rochelle)
  • Rosewood Care Center of Alton (Alton)
  • Rosewood Care Center of Rockford (Rockford)
  • South Elgin Rehab & HCC (South Elgin)
  • Squire’s Sheltered Care Home (Chicago)
  • Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will Co (Joliet)
  • Symphony of Morgan Park (Chicago)
  • Symphony of Orchard Valley (Aurora)
  • The United Methodist Village, The Lawrenceville)
  • Veracare Burbank (Burbank)
  • Villa Health Care East (Sherman)
  • Warren Barr Lincoln Park (Chicago)
  • White Oaks Rehabilitation HCC (Mount Vernon)

Nursing homes must follow care rules and are expected to use a high degree of support and operate under professional standards for their residents. This quarterly report alleges these facilities failed in some capacity to do so and all should be held responsible. Fines, no matter how little the amount, should be taken seriously.

Readers can view the full Illinois Department of Health report here: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Quarter-Jan-Mar-2018-QRPT.pdf

Violations of the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act

We feel sharing this information is always better than sharing none and may alert family members of a loved one’s lack of nursing home care or risk of neglect. If your loved one is a resident at one of these facilities and a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact the skilled legal team at Levin & Perconti to discuss your case. Call us now at (312) 332-2872 or complete our online case evaluation form for a free consultation with one of our nursing home abuse attorneys.