Alden Valley Ridge Rehabilitation Center
Trusting a nursing home with the care of a loved one is a hard decision that comes with plenty of questions and concerns. You expect your loved one will be being treated with respect, and their daily and medical needs are properly attended to with a high level of care. You hear stories about nursing home neglect and elder abuse and you assume they aren’t true or are seriously exaggerated - and you hope that would never happen where your loved one is.
Unfortunately, nursing home neglect is far more common than you’d like to think. It’s heart-wrenching to think that thousands of our countries’ vulnerable elderly are being mistreated, but as many as 5 million Americans in nursing home care are neglected or abused every year. At Levin & Perconti, we see a steady stream of these types of cases, where the patients are existing in sub-par conditions, with health violations and abuse going unchecked.
Many Illinois elder care facilities have long lists of state and federal health violations and citations; some have even had to pay penalties. Even though this information is public record, you may not be aware. After all, these facilities aren’t exactly going to include this sort of information in their brochures.
At Levin & Perconti, we are dedicated to seeking out and sharing the hard truths about these facilities. We are exposing these facilities here in Illinois and are ready to help hold them accountable for their negligence. Read on to learn details about the care at Alden Valley Ridge Rehabilitation Center.About Alden Valley Ridge Rehabilitation Center
Facility name: Alden Valley Ridge Rehabilitation Center and Health Care Center
Facility address: 275 East Army Trail Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60168
Facility phone: (630) 893-9616
Alden Valley Ridge Short Term Rehabilitation and Health Care Center is a 207-bed for-profit rehabilitative, post-acute and short-term health care facility. Alden’s advertising gives the impression of an upscale, “5 star” experience, framing themselves as something beyond your 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 an enjoyable place to call home while rehabilitating from surgery or recuperating from a hospital stay. While many Alden facilities are highly rated by Medicare and have very few care violations on record, there are always exceptions. Alden Valley Ridge is one of these exceptions, with 24 complaints resulting in a citation in 3 years and a below average rating with Medicare.gov. Here’s just a few examples of the citations they’ve received:
7/20/2018 Failure to provide appropriate pressure ulcer care and prevent new ulcers from developing. The facility failed to properly provide toileting care and repositioning for a resident who requires extensive assistance, resulting in the development of stage 3 and 2 pressure sores. Family reported that they have visited regularly from 10:00am to 7:00pm and he was never repositioned.
Even after sores had developed, the surveyor observed that he was not being repositioned or checked for continence care needs (observed from 9:45a-1:30p). The pressure sores were documented as a stage 3 1.2cm x 1.5cm, and a stage 2 2cm x 2cm. His physician stated these ulcers could be easily prevented.
7/20/2018 Failure to ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents. Multiple residents received injuries due to falls. One resident who requires assistance in transferring and ambulation around rooms suffered a fracture to her hip after falling while trying to close draperies. No incident report was filed nor investigation of the fall.
Another resident had an unwitnessed fall resulting in a fractured wrist. Yet another high risk for fall resident was put to bed with compression hose on (Without non-skid slippers over.) Upon the next check, he was found on the floor, on his back, unresponsive. He suffered a subdural hematoma, is currently on life support with no power of attorney to make end of life decisions.
7/20/2018 Failure to provide enough nursing staff every day to meet the needs of every resident; and have a licensed nurse in charge on each shift. Based on observations and interviews, the facility failed to have sufficient staff available to properly assist residents in daily life needs and did not answer call lights in a timely manner. Several residents were observed to have developed pressure sore and ulcers due to lack of attentive care in repositioning and continence checks.
Multiple residents were observed needing assistance in feeding themselves and struggling, with no assistance. Residents that are continent and can make it to the bathroom with assistance reported that they were told to just go in their incontinence brief. Other complaints include residents not getting showers, not getting grooming assistance, call lights going unanswered for an hour or more. CNAs stated that there just isn’t enough staff to provide good care.What You Can Do
If your loved one is a resident at Alden Valley Ridge or another Illinois nursing home, and you have concerns about their care, feel free to contact us at Levin & Perconti. We gather extensive information on these poor performing nursing homes to help keep you informed. Having this information may protect your loved one from injuries and even untimely death due to negligent care and intentional understaffing.
The attorneys at Levin & Perconti actively research and investigate these health violations, representing affected residents and their families, including those who have lost a loved one as a result of negligent care, ensuring that these facilities are held accountable for their actions and get the families the compensation they deserve. Some of the cases we have seen have included such matters as:
- Pressure Ulcers (Bed Sores) and Other Skin Ulcers
- Choking and Feeding Tube Incidents
- Clogged Breathing Tubes
- Falls, Drops, and Transfer Accidents
- Alzheimer's and Dementia
- Malnutrition and Dehydration
- Physical and Chemical Restraints
- Medication Errors
- Physical or Sexual Assault or Abuse
- Verbal Abuse
These are serious care issues that are completely avoidable with adequate, well trained, empathetic staff. If you do suspect issues like these, you should be given clear answers to any questions you have. Levin & Perconti are leaders in nursing home negligence and elder abuse litigation, and we stand for the rights of nursing home residents. We will fight to protect your loved ones from negligent care and abuse and get you and your loved one the compensation deserved.
If you feel that your loved one may be the subject of elder abuse or may be in a neglect situation at Alden Valley Ridge or any other Illinois nursing home 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.
Disclaimer : 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.