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Alden Terrace of McHenry releases COVID-19 statistics showing 78 COVID infections and 11 deaths.  Levin & Perconti, Illinois nursing home lawyers launch investigation into gross negligence in preventing the spread of COVID-19

On June 11, 2020, Alden Terrace of McHenry, located in McHenry, Illinois, released long term care outbreak data reporting of laboratory confirmed COVID-19 outbreak cases.  These statics confirm that 78 infections and 11 deaths have occurred at the facility during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Alden Estates of Naperville releases COVID-19 statistics showing 90 COVID infections and 21 deaths.  Levin & Perconti, Illinois nursing home lawyers launch investigation into gross negligence in preventing the spread of COVID-19

On June 9, 2020, Alden Estates of Naperville, located in Naperville, Illinois, released long term care outbreak data reporting of laboratory confirmed COVID-19 outbreak cases.  These statics confirm that 90 infections and 21 deaths have occurred at the facility during the COVID-19 outbreak.

On May 1, 2020, the Chicago Tribune posted an article detailing the issues surrounding Alden Estates of Naperville’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The article begins with the experience of Brenda Petty, who called the facility weeks back to check on her mother who was a resident at Alden Estates of Naperville. The facility explained to Petty that her mother was fine and there were relatively few cases of COVID-19 within the facility. However, just three days after this initial phone call, Petty’s mother was diagnosed with COVID-19 and subsequently died, the article continues that Petty did not learn of the true extent of the outbreak in the nursing home until after her mother had passed away. Following similar issues regarding the lack of communication between the facility and the public, the facility’s new administrator sent a letter to families apologizing for the communication issues and declared such problems unacceptable.

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A Common Sign of Nursing Home Neglect Is Bedsores

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), nursing home neglect is the failure to provide care for an older adult. One of the earliest and common signs of nursing home neglect is bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers.

  • Bedsores are painful wounds caused by unrelieved pressure on the skin.

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Chicago’s South Shore Minority Community Facing COVID-19 Realities

Illinois long-term care facilities have now contributed to nearly 3,500 coronavirus deaths of residents and workers, according to data published by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). The fatalities have been linked to nursing homes, assisted living communities, centers for adults with developmental disabilities, and skilled nursing facilities across the state, with hot spots spreading in Cook County, specifically among minority groups battling higher mortality and disability rates as a result of their long-term care system.

  • Nationally, African-American deaths from COVID-19 are nearly two times greater than expected from their share of the population.

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Illinois Nursing Home Lawyers File Lawsuit Against Symphony Care Network

Levin & Perconti is representing an Illinois family speaking out for their 84-year-old father after the man died at a hospital just days after contracting COVID-19. At the time of his death, Mr. Mitchell was a resident at Symphony of Joliet, a long-term care facility owned and operated by the Symphony Care Network, located at 306 North Larkin Avenue in Joliet, Illinois. Mr. Mitchell was one of the confirmed 132 COVID-19 cases and 25 deaths at the Will County nursing home.

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List of Nursing Homes in Kane County and Lake County Overwhelmed by Coronavirus Infections

Long-term care facility residents in Illinois remain at high risk of being affected by COVID-19 as outbreaks across the state increase among residents and staff. Many of the residents already have several infectious disease risk factors associated with living in a community setting and are battling chronic medical conditions, but the lack of oversight and control measures over the virus by facility owners and administrators have only made matters worse.

On Friday, June 5, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported a jump in coronavirus and deaths at skilled nursing facilities in Kane County and Lake County.

Steven Levin Speaks with Chicago’s ABC7 About Coronavirus and Understaffed Nursing Homes

Nursing Home Industry Makes Plea for Protective Masks and Gowns for Workers

On Friday, March 13, Illinois nursing homes, along with every other long-term care facility in the U.S., were told to shut down visits to residents, take steps to isolate residents from one another and start screening for coronavirus symptoms. In Illinois, a nursing home located southwest of Chicago is battling the state’s first long-term care facility coronavirus outbreak. On Wednesday, March 19, nearly 50 people, including both residents and staff at the Chateau Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Willowbrook, were tested positive for the highly-contagious disease. Many more staff and residents are expected to be confirmed. Worldwide, “more than 200,000 cases of coronavirus have been reported, and about 8,200 have died,” according to the White House.

Adding concerns to an already highly susceptible group of people, comes a plea from the industry leader representing the nation’s 15,600 nursing homes. David Gifford, chief medical officer at the American Health Care Association, is calling for drastic support efforts and warning that many of these facilities are likely to run out of the tools, resources, staff, and personal protective equipment necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and treat infected residents. Gear includes protective masks and gowns. The industry group has asked other health care facilities such as dental offices to donate any unneeded supplies to nursing homes in their communities.

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