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Transitioning A Loved One Into a Nursing Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Nursing homes and assisted living centers should offer a safe place for your loved one, whether he or she is your parent, a family member, or a friend who needs guided rehabilitation or to make a senior care facility their future residency. It is normal for you to have questions and be concerned as a quarter of all nursing home residents will experience abuse during their residency and the coronavirus pandemic has brutally targeted the elderly nursing home population.

As you begin your research, schedule a virtual tour of a facility, or speak with an administrator, review these questions to guide your learning about the home’s staffing, environment, and infectious disease outbreaks.

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U.S. nursing home residents, totaling 1.2 million seniors and nonelderly people with disabilities living in over 15,000 facilities, are at increased risk of coronavirus infection and complications. The combined challenges of the facility setting and shared living environment, residents with underlying health conditions, the close contact that many care workers have with residents, and failures in facilities who do not provide quality care, all contribute to the high number of COVID-19 cases and outbreaks in the elder communities.

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), as of August 7, 20202:

  • More than 25,000 cases of COVID-19 have been traced back to nursing home residents and staff, resulting in 4,162 deaths.

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Morgan County Battles First Coronavirus Outbreak at Aperion Care Jacksonville

In west-central Illinois, a Morgan County long-term care facility is the first to be affected by a COVID-19 outbreak. Forty-eight confirmed cases and one death have been reported involving residents of Aperion Care Jacksonville located at 1021 North Church Street in Jacksonville, according to the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) as of June 25, 2020.

There have been 126 confirmed coronavirus cases in Morgan County, with nearly a third attributed to the outbreak at Aperion Care. Many of the positive cases were among residents and staff members. A closer look through quarterly reports of long-term care facilities, Aperion care homes remain a likely offender, plagued by chronic care issues that could be prevented.

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Pine Acres Rehab & Living Center releases COVID-19 statistics showing 50 COVID infections and 1 death.  Levin & Perconti, Illinois nursing home lawyers launch investigation into gross negligence in preventing the spread of COVID-19

On May 28, 2020, Pine Acres Rehab & Living Center, located in DeKalb, Illinois, released long term care outbreak data reporting of laboratory confirmed COVID-19 outbreak cases.  These statics confirm that 50 infections and 1 death have occurred at the facility during the COVID-19 outbreak.

On May 28, 2020, the Daily Chronicle posted an article detailing the COVID-19 outbreak at Pine Acres Rehab & Living Center, describing numerous failures in the facility’s fight against the virus and preventing its transmission. The article explains the lack of information being shared by the community to family members who are extremely concerned for the well-being of their loved ones who are residents in the facility. Numerous attempts to receive updates or any kind of information about how the facility has been dealing with the virus outbreak have been met with silence on the part of Pine Acres. The article further cites a report from the Illinois Department of Public Health which stated Pine Acres had not performed the necessary testing on residents until 12 days after it was discovered an employee of the facility had contracted the virus. This inability on the part of the facility to sufficiently test residents demonstrates a major failure on its part in combating the virus outbreak and further preventing its transmission within Pine Acres.

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Alden Lincoln Park Rehab releases COVID-19 statistics showing 69 COVID infections and 9 deaths.  Levin & Perconti, Illinois nursing home lawyers launch investigation into gross negligence in preventing the spread of COVID-19

On June 8, 2020, Alden Lincoln Park Rehab, located in Chicago, Illinois, released long term care outbreak data reporting of laboratory confirmed COVID-19 outbreak cases.  These statics confirm that 69 infections and 9 deaths have occurred at the facility during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Villa at Windsor Park releases COVID-19 statistics showing 153 COVID infections and 37 deaths.  Levin & Perconti, Illinois nursing home lawyers launch investigation into gross negligence in preventing the spread of COVID-19

On June 5, 2020, Villa at Windsor Park, located in Chicago, Illinois, released long term care outbreak data reporting of laboratory confirmed COVID-19 outbreak cases.  These statics confirm that 153 infections and 37 deaths have occurred at the facility during the COVID-19 outbreak.

On April 11, 2020, CBS2 Chicago provided an article detailing local activists’ demands for increased COVID-19 protections and precautions to be implemented at Villa at Windsor Park. The article starts by explaining activists’ claims that high level management officials at Villa at Windsor Park were aware that COVID-19 had begun spreading throughout the facility back in March but provided none of this information to any of its residents of the public. In addition, the activists in the article demand that Villa at Windsor Park begin following and abiding by the CDC guidelines for sanitizing the facility. At the time this article was written, CBS2 Chicago reported that only one person from the facility had died.

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Woodbridge Nursing Pavilion releases COVID-19 statistics showing 219 COVID infections and 32 deaths.  Levin & Perconti, Illinois nursing home lawyers launch investigation into gross negligence in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

On June 6, 2020, Woodbridge Nursing Pavilion, located in Chicago, IL, released long term care outbreak data reporting of laboratory confirmed COVID-19 outbreak cases.  These statics confirm that 219 infections and 32 deaths have occurred at the facility during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Alden Debes Rehabilitation and Health Care Center releases COVID-19 statistics showing 60 COVID infections and 16 deaths.  Levin & Perconti, Illinois nursing home lawyers launch investigation into gross negligence in preventing the spread of COVID-19

On June 12, 2020, Alden Debes Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, located in Rockford, Illinois, released long term care outbreak data reporting of laboratory confirmed COVID-19 outbreak cases.  These statics confirm that 60 infections and 16 deaths have occurred at the facility during the COVID-19 outbreak.

On April 28, 2020, an article posted by wifr.com detailed an upcoming statewide strike by nursing home workers which staff members at Alden Debes planned to participate in. According to the article the workers are threatening the strike in response to nursing facility’s refusal to provide improved personal equipment (PPE), enhanced safety protocols, and appropriate hazard pay and base compensation. The fact that staff members at Alden Debes planned to take part in this strike conveys the notion that this specific facility lacks the necessary resources to combat the spread of COVID-19 and has failed to protect both its workers and residents up to this point.

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Peterson Park Health Care Center releases COVID-19 statistics showing 208 COVID infections and 32 deaths.  Levin & Perconti, Illinois nursing home lawyers launch investigation into gross negligence in preventing the spread of COVID-19

On June 5, 2020, Peterson Park Health Care Center, located in Chicago, IL, released long term care outbreak data reporting of laboratory confirmed COVID-19 outbreak cases.  These statics confirm that 208 infections and 32 deaths have occurred at the facility during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Symphony of Lincoln Park releases COVID-19 statistics showing 170 COVID infections and 22 deaths.  Levin & Perconti, Illinois nursing home lawyers launch investigation into gross negligence in preventing the spread of COVID-19

On June 4, 2020, Symphony of Lincoln Park, located in Chicago, Illinois, released long term care outbreak data reporting of laboratory confirmed COVID-19 outbreak cases.  These statics confirm that 170 infections and 22 deaths have occurred at the facility during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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