Aperion Care Dolton
When a loved one needs constant care or has in-depth medical needs that are beyond your own abilities, placing them in the care of a nursing home may be your only option. When you make that difficult decision, you are putting your trust in the facility, expecting them to care for your loved one with respect, trusting that they’ll meet their medical and daily needs and provide an exceptional level of care.
You shouldn’t have to question how they are treating residents when visitors can’t be there, and you shouldn’t have to be concerned about what the care looks like behind closed doors.
Unfortunately, your concerns are valid. Nursing home neglect and abuse is a major problem in Illinois and across the United States that many people don’t even know is happening. An estimated 5 million elderly Americans are abused or neglected while in nursing home care each year, with many more cases going unreported due to fear of backlash from nursing home staff or an inability to effectively communicate due to their mental or physical status.
As many as 1 in 3 nursing homes nationwide were cited with violations with the potential to cause harm (violations that present a real and present danger to residents) and nearly 10 percent of all nursing homes have violations that caused actual bodily harm; injury, and even death. It could even be your loved one who isn’t getting proper care.
At Levin & Perconti, we are dedicated to sharing the truth about these facilities, exposing their track records, and holding the poorly performing nursing homes accountable for their care failures. While it’s true many Aperion care facilities are rated above average by Medicare.gov, providing great care, many are painfully understaffed, opening the door to poor care, accidents, and medication mistakes. Read on to learn details about the care at Aperion Care Dolton
About Aperion Care Dolton
Aperion Care Dolton is a small, 80 bed nursing home and rehabilitative care facility in Dolton, IL. This facility offers post-hospital care and rehabilitation with physical, occupational, and speech therapies available 7 days a week, amenities like a beauty salon and transportation, along with personalized care plans “ensuring you have a comfortable healing experience while you recover and prepare to return home.”
Aperion Care Dolton is rated “much below average” by medicare.gov for their staffing levels. With just 11 minutes of Registered Nurse time per resident per day (the average being 46 minutes) and no permanent Director of Nursing on staff (the previous DoN quit in March, and as of August 2018 there was still no replacement), it’s easy to see why they are rated so poorly.
- Facility Name: Aperion Care Dolton
- Facility Address: 14325 SOUTH BLACKSTONE, DOLTON, IL 60419
- Facility Phone: (708) 849-5000
06/08/2107 Make sure that residents are safe from serious medication errors. During observation, an LPN was seen administering insulin to a diabetes patient. After taking the glucose reading, they proceeded to administer nearly half of the dose prescribed by the doctor, even after the surveyor questioned them.
08/02/2018 Protect each resident from all types of abuse such as physical, mental, sexual abuse, physical punishment, and neglect by anybody. A resident stated that a caretaker bent her fingers back to pry a remote for their call light out of the residents’ hand. The resident wanted to keep her light on so she could see who was coming in her room and had her bed fully upright.
The LPN wanted her to put the bed lower for safety reasons and went to take the remote from her. The LPN claims the resident didn’t have the remote in her hand when she came in, that it was laying on her chest. The resident later complained of pain and was evaluated. Nothing was dislocated or broken, but some soft tissue swelling was observed.
08/10/2018 Provide appropriate pressure ulcer care and prevent new ulcers from developing. Prevention and proper care measures were not taken resulting in a stage 3 pressure injury on a residents’ heel acquired while in the care of the facility. This resident has a specialized mattress in place intended to reduce pressure and allow for healing of pressure injuries.
Staff had no idea how to operate the mattress controls. It was set to “static,” which meant it was operating as a regular bed. Additional nutritional supplements that were recommended between regular meals to promote healing were not being administered.
08/10/2018 Provide enough food/fluids to maintain a resident’s health. A resident had specific orders to have additional fluids, recommended amount around 2500. According to records, the resident was receiving around 480 – 720ml total. The resident had abnormal labs indicating kidney dysfunction and the fluid pushing was imperative to their health.
08/10/2018 Have a registered nurse on duty 8 hours a day; and select a registered nurse to be the director of nurses on a full-time basis. The acting Director of Nursing is also the Aperion Care regional nursing consultant, with no set regular hours. This individual was at the facility 2-3x a week for 8 hours a day.
Time for Answers
If you have a loved one at Aperion Care Dolton, or any other Illinois nursing home, and you have questions about the facilities level of care, contact us at Levin & Perconti to learn the details about their history. Having this information may help you protect your loved one from neglect, loss of dignity, and possibly even abuse.
The attorneys at Levin & Perconti are continually researching and reviewing the care violations occurring at Illinois nursing homes so that you can be well informed. We hold these facilities responsible for their actions, represent the affected families and their loved ones, and get these families the compensation they deserve. In our years of experience, we’ve found that negligent care and abuse presents in a variety of ways.
You can get Help
These are serious care issues, and they are completely avoidable. If you feel your loved one may be the subject of negligent care or abuse, you have the right to question the facility regarding their actions. If the facility administration does not provide you with satisfactory responses to your questions, don’t hesitate to contact us online at Levin & Perconti or call us at 877-374-1417 for a no cost, no obligation, fully confidential consultation. You have the right to know about the care your loved one is receiving, and taking action today may save your loved one from negligent care or abuse.
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.
Not only were they so professional but also so caring and thoughtful. It was very difficult going over the facts in our mother's case but they were so compassionate and understanding and allowed us to be with them every step of the way. We were able to sit in on the depositions and we were really able to see how hard they worked on our behalf.