Aperion Care Elgin
Nursing homes should be comfortable places of recovery, with professional, attentive staff providing full-time care for residents. They should treat residents with respect, meeting all their daily and medical needs, allowing them to recuperate or rehabilitate after a hospital stay, and live happily and restfully. Unfortunately, this idyllic picture of nursing home care isn’t always what is delivered.
It’s disheartening to think that your loved one may be neglected, mistreated, or even abused while in the care of a nursing home, but it is all too common. Nursing home neglect and abuse is a major problem in Illinois, as well as the rest of the United States, that most people aren’t aware is happening.
Millions of elderly Americans are abused or neglected while in nursing home care each year. Currently, estimates state that five million of our nation’s elders are experiencing abuse, but many cases of abuse and neglect go unreported due to the residents’ fear of backlash or an inability to effectively communicate that there is a problem. Unfortunately, that unimaginably high number could be even higher.
Our mission at Levin & Perconti is to fight for these families whose trust in the nursing home system has been broken. The families whose loved ones have suffered life altering injuries— or even loss of life— due to poor care in the place they trusted.
We share the facts about these facilities, including their recent health violations, and hold them accountable for their failures in care. While some Aperion Care nursing home facilities are rated above average by Medicare.gov and providing great care, too many are performing at below average (or even much below average) levels. Read on to learn more about Aperion Care Elgin.
About Aperion Care Elgin
Aperion Care Elgin is a 102-bed nursing home facility in Elgin, IL. This facility offers post-hospital care and rehabilitation with physical, occupational, and speech therapies available 7 days a week, with personalized care plans “ensuring you have a comfortable healing experience while you recover and prepare to return home.” Aperion Care Elgin has had 20 complaints in the past 3 years that have resulted in a citation and is rated by medicare.gov as “below average” for staffing, health inspections, and fire safety.
05/10/2018 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 passed away after experiencing a medical event that was not immediately reported to a physician. The change in condition was noticed by staff, and no action was taken until too late.
Two CNAs provided care for the resident in the morning, one instructed the other to put the resident back to bed after her shower as she wasn’t feeling well. The other noted that the resident was pale, seemed tired and head lobbed back repeatedly while showering her. Later, she was taken to the dining room for lunch.
Another resident reported that they tried to alert a staff member that the resident was having a medical event (the actual medical outcome is redacted in the public file). The alerting resident stated that he was told to “mind his own business, she’s fine.” This resident was upset that he was brushed off, especially since he had experienced that condition twice before. The resident then passed out in the dining room. She was removed to her room where they performed CPR until an ambulance arrived. She passed away at the hospital.
05/10/2018 Failure to ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents. Multiple residents experienced falls or painful, dangerous transfers. One resident was found lying awkwardly across the bed, with his feet touching the ground on a fall mat. Multiple housekeeping staff member entered the room, left, and didn’t notify nursing staff of the residents’ condition.
The surveyor alerted the RN, who checked on him. The resident was attempting to go to the bathroom – he is supposed to use a call light for this. The resident has had 2 falls in the past three months and is listed as a high fall risk. Another resident was lifted incorrectly to transfer, resulting in painful pressure on their broken ribs.
05/10/2018 Failure to provide appropriate care for residents who are continent or incontinent of bowel/bladder, appropriate catheter care, and appropriate care to prevent urinary tract infections. A resident was observed at 1:35pm with a soaked incontinence brief that had leaked through to the resident’s pants. The CNA stated she last changed his brief at 7:00am. When care was finally provided, the CNA failed to cleanse the resident’s bottom before putting on a new brief.
03/20/2018 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. Extremely short staffing led to lacking care of residents needing extensive help with bathroom needs. At times, there was only one CNA on the floor to help 90 residents.
A resident was so exasperated with being in her overly soaked incontinence brief, she crawled into the hallway in search of a nurse. She stated that call lights are ineffective, no one comes. Records confirm that on all of the dates reviewed, care staffing was extremely short, with a maximum of 4 CNAs on schedule to care for 90 residents, many of whom are completely dependent on others for care.
We Fight for You
If your loved one is in the care of Aperion Care Elgin or any other Illinois nursing home facility and you are concerned about potential care issues and understaffing, don’t hesitate to contact us at Levin & Perconti to learn more.
At Levin & Perconti, we constantly review public records of violations and citations issued to Illinois nursing homes. When violations occur, we hold the facilities responsible for their actions and get compensation for the affected families. We are widely known for our successful nursing home abuse and neglect litigation and have seen a wide variety of cases. Some of these matters have included such issues as:
- Alzheimer’s and Other Forms of Dementia
- Bed Sores
- Clogged Breathing Tubes
- COVID-19 Deaths
- Elder Abuse
- Malnutrition and Dehydration
- Medication Errors
- Physical or Chemical Restraints
- Physical and Sexual Assault or Abuse
- Wandering and Elopement from Facilities
It’s your right to know about the conditions and resident treatment at your loved one’s nursing home. When inquiring about your loved one’s care, you should be given straightforward and honest answers by the nursing home staff and administration. Levin & Perconti stand for the rights of nursing home residents and are committed to helping you, the families of nursing home residents, in navigating these difficult situations and getting you and your loved one the compensation deserved. Click here to contact Levin & Perconti or call us at 877-374-1417 for a completely free, confidential consultation today.
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.
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