Aperion Care Bridgeport
Placing your loved one in the care of a nursing home isn’t easy. Trusting them to care for your loved one with respect, hoping they’ll give them their due dignity and deliver the medical and daily life care they need, whether recovering from a recent hospitalization or in long term care.
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? How are they treated when visitors’ hours have passed? The heartbreaking reality is, nursing home neglect and abuse is a massive problem in the state of Illinois and across the United States. It’s a serious issue that many people don’t even realize is happening, sometimes right in their neighborhood.
As many as 5 million elderly Americans in nursing home care are neglected or abused every year, and many more go unreported due to an inability to effectively communicate or fear of repercussions from staff members for reporting their actions. It’s distressing to think that our elders are being mistreated, neglected, and ignored, but it could even be your loved one.
At Levin & Perconti, we are dedicated to seeking out the truth about Illinois nursing homes, exposing the track records of those that aren’t up to par, and holding these poorly performing nursing homes accountable for their actions.
Aperion Care nursing homes seem to have a “hit or miss” level of care, with many operating at below average, and some above average. While it’s true that some of their facilities are performing at above average levels according to Medicare.gov, there are still concerning issues that you may want to be aware of, especially if your loved one is in their care. Read on to learn more about Aperion Care Bridgeport.About Aperion Care Bridgeport
- Facility name: Aperion Care Bridgeport
- Facility address: 900 East Corporation, Bridgeport, IL 62417
- Facility phone: (618) 945-2091
Aperion Care Bridgeport is a medium-sized nursing home facility in Bridgeport, IL with 99 beds. This facility offers post-hospital care and rehabilitation with physical, occupational, and speech therapies available 7 days a week, amenities like a beauty salon, transportation, cable TV and WiFi, along with personalized care plans “ensuring you have a comfortable healing experience while you recover and prepare to return home.”
05/25/2017 Failure to have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading . Multiple failures in infection control protocol were noted by the surveyor, most notably in an instance of care for an individual who had a high level antibiotic-resistant infection and was to be treated with a high level of infection control.
A team of two CNAs were performing incontinence care, linen changes, and clothes change for the resident. Missed glove changes occurred after taking care of a stool, touching multiple clothing items with contaminated gloves, including the CNA’s own pockets, as well as contaminating a roll of trash bags and a bottle of hand sanitizer before preparing to leave the room with said items.
The surveyor stopped them from leaving the room with the contaminated items. Other issues included the mishandling of a blood glucose test unit and artificial tears container, allowing them to possibly be contaminated.
5/22/2017 Failure to give proper treatment to residents with feeding tubes to prevent problems (such as aspiration pneumonia, diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration, metabolic abnormalities, nasal-pharyngeal ulcers) and help restore eating skills, if possible. An LPN administered 120cc of water through a resident’s feeding tube without checking for proper placement. When questioned, she responded that she doesn’t usually check if she is just giving water. (Tubes should be checked for placement regardless of what is passing through. Failure to do so could lead to a multitude of problems, including aspiration and death.)
06/05/2018 Failure to provide pharmaceutical services to meet the needs of each resident and employ or obtain the services of a licensed pharmacist. The surveyor observed medications being pre-poured, pills placed into cups, each marked with a care with the room number. This is against standard policy and can easily contribute to medication errors.It’s Time to get Answers
If you have concerns about the care of a loved one at Aperion Care Bridgeport or any other Illinois nursing home, contact us at Levin & Perconti to learn the more. Having this information may protect your loved one from neglect, loss of dignity, and possibly even abuse.
The attorneys at Levin & Perconti keep tabs on the care violations that occur at Illinois nursing homes so that you can be well informed. We represent the families and their loved ones affected by negligent care and abuse, including the families who have lost a loved one as a result. In our extensive experience, we’ve seen that negligent care can present in many forms. Some of the cases have included such matters as:
- Physical and Chemical Restraints
- Bed Sores and Other Skin Ulcers
- Medication Errors
- Falls, Drops by Staff, and Transfer Accidents
- Choking and Feeding Tube problems
- Alzheimer's and Dementia
- Malnutrition and Dehydration
- Physical and/or Sexual Assault and/or Abuse
- Sepsis and other serious infections
- Verbal Abuse
- Wandering from Facilities
These potentially devastating care issues are all avoidable and should not be happening. If you suspect your loved one may be the subject of negligent care or abuse, and the facility administration is acting dismissive or is flat out unresponsive, contact us online at Levin & Perconti or call us at 877-374-1417 right away for a zero-cost, no-obligation, fully confidential consultation. You have the right to honest answers about the care your loved one is receiving. Acting today may save your loved one from negligent care— and may even save their life.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.