Alden Estates of Skokie
You’ve done everything in your power to pick the safest, most comfortable nursing home for your elderly loved one. After thorough research and multiple tours, you hope you’ve picked the right facility, and they seem happy so far. But you wouldn’t be remiss if you still felt a nagging concern that something might still go wrong.
This is an understandable worry. With record numbers of seniors needing late-life care, the elder care industry is getting stretched thin, and many assisted living facilities are struggling to hire enough qualified staff to provide the care residents need. Unfortunately, many are failing to meet their staffing goals and are resorting to unqualified employees or making do with a reduced staff, putting residents at risk for abuse and neglect.
We at Levin & Perconti are aware of the demands on Illinois nursing homes and the consequences when they cannot meet those demands. That’s why we help families like yours research the best assisted living facilities so you can pick a safe one for your senior family members. We share information taken from public records about nursing home ratings, so you have quick access to that information for your own awareness. And then if something does happen to your loved one, we also have the expertise to help you take legal action. Read on for information about Alden Estates of Skokie and what you can do to protect your nursing home resident.About Alden Estates of Skokie
4626 Old Orchard Road
Skokie, IL 60076
Alden Estates of Skokie is a small rehabilitation facility with 56 beds. It specializes in short-term rehabilitation, transitional care, and post-acute services in luxurious accommodations.
Medicare awarded Alden Estates of Skokie an overall rating of Much Above Average. This excellent rating includes a Much Above Average rating for quality measures, Above Average staffing rating, and an impressive Much Above Average health inspection rating.
This impressive health inspection rating is due to the fact that no health deficiencies have been found at the facility since before 2017, nor have there been any complaints filed during this time.How to Protect Assisted Living Residents
It might be impossible for an elderly resident to recognize or report abuse and neglect, so it’s up to you to help protect them. Start by doing your due diligence in picking a highly rated nursing home with few complaints or health infractions. You can find these ratings on medicare.gov or read reviews from other residents and families online.
Nursing homes should offer tours of their facilities for prospective residents and their families. Tour multiple facilities and stop in unannounced at the ones you like best to see how things appear when there isn’t a carefully planned tour.
After your loved one moves into a facility, visit and communicate with them often so you can keep tabs on how they’re being treated. Pay attention to how clean the facility is and how the staff behaves towards residents when you visit. Also educate yourself on the signs of neglect and abuse. These are many, but here’s a list to get you started:
- Untreated severe bedsores
- Unexplained injuries like bruises, burns, or scars
- Evidence of poor circulation like sunken cheeks or eyes
- Weight loss or malnourishment not due directly to an illness
- Frequent trips to the emergency room or doctor
- Wrong type or the wrong amount of medication administered
- Poor hygiene or unwashed clothes or hair
- Instances of wandering or elopement
- Frequently misplaced or lost personal items
- A lack of basic necessities, including utilities, water, and food
- A dirty room or bathroom
- Frequent trouble sleeping
- Unusual violent or withdrawn behavior
If you see any sign of mistreatment, do not be afraid to question staff in the moment about their policies and protocols. Document anything you find wrong and take your findings to the facility management. They should be willing to listen to you and make changes to prevent future issues. However, if they respond dismissively or defensively and fail to take action, it may be time to seek legal help.Seeking Legal Counsel
Levin & Perconti have seen and prosecuted cases with every type of abuse, including the following:
- Physical or Sexual Assault or Abuse
- Clogged Breathing Tubes
- Falls, Improper Transfers, Drops by Staff
- Malnutrition and/or Dehydration
- Wandering and Elopement from facilities
- Alzheimer's and Dementia Patients
- Pressure Sores
- Sepsis and Other Infections
- Unauthorized Physical and/or Chemical Restraint Use
- Verbal Abuse
- Medication Errors
With our experience and expertise in elder care and personal injury law, the attorneys at Levin & Perconti are prepared to take on any elder abuse case in Illinois. We’ve won verdicts and settlements for hundreds of families like yours and are prepared to do the same for you. If you’re ready to explore your options for recourse against an Illinois assisted living facility, click or call Levin & Perconti at 888-424-5757. We take calls at all hours of the day or night.
Disclaimer: The above health inspection findings are taken from public records kept and published by Medicare and the state of Illinois and are not complete. Levin & Perconti cannot confirm that this page’s content includes the latest information available. Any corrections or additions made to these public records after publication of this page will not be found here. For the most up-to-date information, visit www.il.gov or medicare.gov . This page is a legal advertisement and informational resource for visitors and is not endorsed by the named facility or any government agency. Levin & Perconti does not have any affiliation with the named facility.