Alden Park Strathmoor
When placing a loved one in the care of a nursing home or rehabilitation center, you have their best interest in mind. It’s not an easy decision to have someone else in charge of their around the clock care, but in many cases, due to complex medical issues and intensive amounts of daily care needs, nursing home care is your only option. You expect that the facility will give them their due dignity, treat them with respect and professionalism, and meet all of their medical and daily life needs.
However, you can’t help but think about what their care is like when you can’t be there to visit. What’s going on that you don’t see? The unfortunate reality is, your concerns may be warranted. Nursing home neglect and abuse is a major problem in the state of Illinois and nationwide, whether due to apathetic staff or poor management leading to low staffing numbers, it’s a serious problem that most people don’t even realize is happening all around them. It’s distressing to think that our elders are being mistreated and neglected, and it could even be your loved one who isn’t getting proper care.
At Levin & Perconti, we are dedicated to exposing the truth about these facilities, sharing the publicly available violation information, holding these negligent facilities accountable for their actions, and getting the affected families the compensation they deserve. Here are the details on Alden Park Strathmoor.
About Alden Park Strathmoor
- Facility name: Alden Park Strathmoor
- Facility address: 5668 Strathmoor Drive, Rockford, IL 61107
- Facility phone: (815) 229-5200
Alden Park Strathmoor is a 189-bed for-profit rehabilitative care and short-term health care facility located in Rockford, IL. Alden’s advertising paints a picture of upscale care, staging themselves as offering care and amenities beyond the standard nursing home. Their website boasts a holistic approach to quality care, using innovative therapies designed to send patients home as quickly and safely as possible.
Luxurious accommodations and indulgent amenities are intended to make Alden Park Strathmoor an enjoyable place to call home while recuperating from a hospital stay. While many Alden facilities are highly rated by Medicare, and have very few care violations on record, some stand out – and not in a good way. Alden Park Strathmoor is one of them. Here’s a sampling of the care violations from Alden Park Strathmoor’s recent history:
08/02/2018 Failure to take measures to prevent falls, taking precautions to assure that the resident’s environment is free from hazards, failure to notify physician of any accident or change in condition. Multiple failures in care led to a resident developing an acute subdural hematoma and small subdural hemorrhage. The resident, who was in the facility following a cerebral infarction (similar to a stroke) and has one-sided paralysis as a result, fell while attempting to reposition herself in her wheelchair at dinner.
She flipped herself over the side armrest, landing on her head. She had notes on file that she was a high fall risk due to her restless behavior in the wheelchair, evidenced by her moving her legs in a way that changes her position in her chair.
The fall occurred at dinner time, her condition rapidly deteriorated (became lethargic and vomiting) and due to a lack of following proper communication protocols, she didn’t leave via ambulance until after 11:15pm.
03/19/2018 Failure to immediately tell the resident, the resident’s doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident. A resident fell while in the bathroom, and their doctor was not informed. The residents’ file had a note that was dated 9 days later (and the same day of the complaint investigation) stating that the physician was contacted.
05/04/2018 Failure to provide appropriate pressure ulcer care and prevent new ulcers from developing. Several residents were observed to have pressure sores. Based on observation, the facility failed to take precautions to prevent these sores and failed to provide pressure relieving measures as needed.
One residents’ family members report that the resident shouldn’t be on his back, but is regularly, and is rarely repositioned. Another resident’s skin notes showed documentation of wounds that didn’t align with what was present on the body, some notes saying stage 2 appearing with no previous indication of breakdown, some saying stage 3.
The director of nursing was noted to have said that they doubt the assessments were performed accurately. Yet another resident was observed to have a pressure ulcer, but was observed to have no measures in place to reduce pressure.
If your loved one is in the care of Alden Park Strathmoor or any other Illinois nursing home, and you have concerns about their care, feel free to contact us at Levin & Perconti to learn more about this facility. This information may protect your loved one from the pain, loss of dignity, and even shame of nursing home neglect or abuse. Levin & Perconti stays current on violations that are reported at Illinois health care facilities so we can keep you well informed.
The expert nursing home neglect and elder abuse attorneys at Levin & Perconti review these health violations and represent the families and their loved ones affected, including those who have lost a loved one as a result of negligence or abuse at a nursing home. In our years of experience, we’ve seen that nursing home negligence and abuse comes in many forms. Some of the cases we have seen have included such matters as:
How You can get Help
When negligence or abuse is suspected, it is your right to ask questions of the facility administration and get clear, compassionate, professional answers – anything less should not be tolerated. Our attorneys stand for the rights of nursing home and health care facility residents and are leading the way in bringing negligent elder care facilities to justice, holding them responsible for their inaction, as well as getting residents and their families the compensation they deserve. Levin & Perconti are widely known and well-respected leaders in nursing home negligence and elder abuse litigation. We are proud advocates for supporting a nursing home and elder care environment where subpar care, negligence, and abuse will not be tolerated.
If you feel that your loved one may be the subject of elder abuse or neglect while in the care of Alden Park Strathmoor or any other Illinois nursing home or rehabilitation facility, Contact Levin and Perconti online, or call us at 877-374-1417 to set up a no cost, no obligation confidential consultation with our experienced elder abuse and nursing home neglect lawyers.
The above inspection findings are taken from public sources, including the Illinois Department of Health and from Medicare inspection conducted at the facility. Levin & Perconti cannot confirm that this page’s content represents the latest information available. The inspection findings published here are not complete. You may find the most up to date information at www.il.gov or medicare.gov. Any deficiencies/citations listed on this page may have been corrected or substantially corrected after the date of the inspection and date of publishing this material. This page is a legal advertisement and a resource of information for visitors. This material is not endorsed by the facility identified or by any governmental agency. Levin and Perconti does not have any affiliation with the facility mentioned.
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