Alden Town Manor Rehab & Health Care Center
September 27th, 2022 – Residents of six Chicago area nursing facilities filed a class action suit against the Alden Group seeking to end chronic and intentional understaffing at the facilities. The complaint alleges Alden staffing was significantly below even the statutory minimum required nursing hours during the time period from 2018 through 2020, leading to numerous injuries and illness. While Alden profits, residents pay a painful and sometimes even deadly price. AARP Foundation, Levin & Perconti, HSPRD Legal, and Equip for Equality are representing the class and seeking monetary, declaratory, and injunctive relief to correct dangerous conditions that have resulted from understaffing the facilities. If you are a current or former resident at an Alden Group facility and have sustained injuries or experienced insufficient care, contact us today.
About Alden Town Manor
6120 West Ogden
Cicero, IL 60804
Alden Town Manor is a large rehabilitation and health care facility that offers short-term rehabilitation, transitional care, and post-acute services. It has 249 beds.
Medicare gave Alden Town Manor a disappointingly low overall rating of Much Below Average. While it received an Above Average rating for quality measures, its overall rating is brought down by a staffing rating of Much Below Average and a health inspection rating of Below Average.
These low ratings likely correlate to a number of health inspection infractions noted in 2018. Below is a sampling of these infractions.
4/5/18 Failure to ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents. The facility failed to ensure chemicals were kept out of reach of residents, potentially affecting 15 residents. A resident in the dementia care unit was observed wandering around the unit before finding a can of aerosol air freshener in her bathroom and spraying an excessive amount in the bathroom twice. The can was found still in the bathroom the next day and displayed warnings typical of household chemicals. Such chemicals in the hands of a dementia resident puts all residents on that floor at risk of dangerous inhalation and irritation.
4/5/18 Failure to provide appropriate foot care. It was reported that the facility failed to identify, assess, or treat thumb nail fungus in a resident. The resident was observed as having inches-long thumb nails that were thickened with discoloration two days in a row and required prescriptions for anti-fungal oral medication and topical cream. Medical notes for the resident failed to note when the fungus first appeared.
4/5/18 Failure to provide care and assistance to perform activities of daily living for any resident who is unable. The facility failed to ensure that five residents who depend on staff assistance for their activities of daily living care received nail care and were shaved. All were observed with long fingernails that had caked brownish-black substances underneath the nail beds. Two had also not been shaved.
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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.
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