Aperion Care International
Aperion Care International Fails Residents With Poor Care Leading to Resident Injuries
When you place a loved one in the care of a nursing home or health care center, you are trusting them to care for your loved one with respect, giving them their due dignity, and providing them with the medical and personal care they need to thrive, whether recovering from a hospitalization or in a long-term care situation.
But, you wonder. How are they treating residents when visitor hours have passed? What does the care look like behind closed doors? Unfortunately, nursing home neglect and abuse is a nationwide problem that many people don’t even know is happening – it could even be your loved one who isn’t getting proper care. Many facilities have long lists of state and federal health violations that you may not be aware of.
At Levin & Perconti, we are dedicated to sharing the truth about these negligent facilities throughout Illinois, exposing their track records, and holding these poorly performing nursing homes and health care facilities accountable for their actions. Read on to learn details about Aperion Care International;
About Aperion Care International
- Facility name: Aperion Care International
- Facility address: 4815 S Western Blvd, Chicago, IL, 60609
- Facility phone: (773)927-4200
Aperion Care International is a 218 bed “for profit” nursing home facility providing nursing and rehabilitative services on a tree-lined residential neighborhood in Chicago, IL. They offer personalized post-hospital care, individualized plans for care, ensuring medical needs are taken care of while recovering and preparing to return home. Other amenities include bilingual staff, a beauty salon, ice cream parlor, flat-screen TVs in each room, and complimentary Starbucks coffee.
Free strong coffee can’t make up for shortcomings in care that Aperion Care International has suffered in the past few years. Since 2015, this facility has had 36 health violation complaints that have resulted in citations made by the State of Illinois. Here’s a sampling of the violations:
Carelessness, Negligence, Poor Care
03/02/2018 Failure to honor the resident’s right to a dignified existence, self-determination, communication, and to exercise his or her rights. Two CNAs were found to have made a video in a resident’s room, jumping on the bed (with shoes on) and shared it publicly on social media.
03/02/2018 Failure to provide appropriate pressure ulcer care and prevent new ulcers from developing. The facility failed to take proper measures to prevent pressure ulcers (severe bed sores) from forming, and a result, at least one individual was hospitalized with a pressure ulcer that had formed and deteriorated to a stage 3 within 3 months of being admitted to the facility.
03/02/2018 Failure to ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents. Carelessness on the part of a CNA allowed a resident to fall out of bed and require hospitalization for a laceration to the forehead. The CNA left the resident unsecure and unattended while retrieving a lift to transfer the resident.
06/08/2018 Failure to procure food from sources approved or considered satisfactory and store, prepare, distribute and serve food in accordance with professional standards. During a kitchen tour, several expired food items were found as well as unlabeled food and perishables left on counters. Improper food safety and cleaning procedures were also observed.
Some other violations include failures in infection control (properly sanitizing after cleaning up in a contagious individual’s room), failure to have call lights easily available, and more failures in care for pressure sores.
Get the Help You Need
If you have concerns about the care offered at Aperion Care International or another Chicago-area facility, contact us at Levin & Perconti to learn more about their track record. Having this information may help you protect a loved one from suffering neglect, loss of privacy and dignity, and even abuse.
Health care violations are abundant in many nursing homes and health care centers in the Chicago area, but they aren’t going to be quick to share that information – you’ll have to dig. That’s why Levin & Perconti stays on top of any violations that occur at Illinois nursing homes and health care facilities.
Our expert nursing home abuse attorneys investigate the violations and represent the families and their loved ones affected, as well as those who have lost a loved one as a result of negligence or abuse at a nursing home or health care facility, holding these facilities responsible for their negligence and getting the families the compensation they deserve.
How You can get Help
When you suspect issues like these, it is your right to ask the hard questions – and you should be given clear answers. Levin & Perconti are respected leaders in nursing home negligence and abuse litigation and we are proud to be strong advocates for creating a nursing home environment where marginal care and abuse will not be tolerated.
If you feel that your loved one may be the subject of elder abuse or may be in a neglect situation at Aperion Care International, Contact Levin and Perconti online, or call us at 877-374-1417 to set up a free, no obligation 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.
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