Steven Levin of Levin & Perconti Presents to Long Term Care Ombudsmen in Arlington Heights, IL

Steven Levin of Levin & Perconti recently presented to the volunteer long term care ombudsmen in Arlington Heights. Illinois has an excellent general ombudsmen program where state employees and volunteers enter Illinois nursing homes and help advocate for residents. Levin discussed some of the common problems that face ombudsmen, including: poor wound care, poor continence care, lack of stimulating activities, weight loss, unanswered call lights, disrespectful staff, involuntary discharges, unresponsive IDPH surveyors, falls due to lack of supervision, and care plans that aren’t followed. Levin encouraged the volunteer ombudsmen to continue their excellent work and to know when nursing home abuse and neglect rises to the level that needs legal action and a lawyer’s intervention to seek justice.

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