Aperion Care Jacksonville
Aperion Care Jacksonville Fails to Meet Patients' Needs, Resulting in Injuries
Trusting a nursing home, mental health facility, or healthcare center with the care of a loved one is a hard decision that comes with plenty of questions and concerns. You hope that your loved one is being treated with respect, that their needs are properly attended, and that they’re experiencing 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.
Nursing home and healthcare center abuse happens. Unfortunately, it’s far more common than you’d like to think. It’s heartbreaking to think that thousands of our countries’ elderly and vulnerable are being mistreated. 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.
We have made it our mission to stand and fight with these families whose trust in the nursing home system has been broken, and whose loved ones’ health has been compromised due to neglect. We are here to hold these facilities accountable and get the families compensation that they deserve. We are exposing these facilities here in the Chicago area and are ready to hold them accountable for their negligence. Read on for details on the care at Aperion Care Jacksonville:
About Aperion Care Jacksonville
- Facility name: Aperion Care Jacksonville
- Facility address: 1021 North Church St, Jacksonville, IL 62650
- Facility phone: (217) 245-4174
Aperion Care Jacksonville is a 113 bed “for profit” nursing home facility in Jacksonville, Illinois. They advertise themselves as a comfortable facility specializing in personalized rehabilitation and post-acute care with physical and occupational therapies available 7 days a week. They even offer a beauty salon, transportation, and pet therapy. Sounds fantastic, right? Levin & Perconti have uncovered some facts on Aperion Care Jacksonville that we feel you should know before you entrust a loved one to their care.
A Long History of Serious Failures in Care
This facility has been flagged by the Department of Health and Human Services as a “Special Focus Facility”, indicating that the facility has an extended history of consistently poor quality of care. It is subject to more frequent inspections. and potentially higher penalties for violations. This facility had a total of 32 complaints reported in the past 3 years, resulting in health inspection violations.
Some of the most recent violations include ignoring resident complaints (and not informing them how to file such a grievance), overflowing urinary drainage bags sitting on the floor of catheterized patients, and endangering the lives of individuals with feeding tubes placed;
5/3/2018 Failure to provide appropriate care for residents who are incontinent of bowel or bladder and provide appropriate catheter care to prevent urinary tract infection. A resident’s urinary drainage bag was repeatedly found to be overfull and resting on the floor.
5/3/2018 Failure to provide appropriate care for a resident with a feeding tube An inspector observed a Nurse’s Aide attending to incontinence needs fully lowering the head of the bed of a resident while they were receiving a pump feeding. (The bed should not be lowered below 30 degrees while a feeding is occuring for safety of the resident, improper feeding procedures can lead to aspiration of food.)
10/31/2017 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. Over the course of several months, a resident lost a significant amount of weight due to negligent tube feeding practices as well as broken and unattended to equipment.
10/31/2017 Failure to make sure that each resident gets a nutritional and well balanced diet, unless it is not possible to do so. A resident was observed scraping the plate after eating all of their food, and then being removed from the table with no further food on multiple occasions. When asked by the health inspector if they had gotten enough food at breakfast, they responded no.
Unfortunately, the list goes on. It includes unsanitary dishwashing, improper wound care, neglecting to properly care for patients to prevent pressure sores, and more.
What You can do to Help
If you have a loved on in the care of Aperion Care Jacksonville or another facility in the area and you are concerned about their condition and level of care, contact us at Levin & Perconti to learn more about the facilities track record and what you can do. This valuable information could save a loved one from the pain, injury, and loss of dignity that results from nursing home neglect and abuse.
There are many nursing homes and healthcare facilities in the Chicago area that have long lists of health violations. Of course, these facilities won’t be quick to volunteer this information. That’s why Levin & Perconti stay up to date on the violations occurring at Chicago area healthcare centers, nursing homes, and mental health facilities.
Our nursing home attorneys scour the latest data and investigate the claims of neglect and abuse, representing the affected residents and their caring families. It is your right to have a full understanding of the track record of your loved one’s healthcare facility. You should be given clear answers to any questions you may have about their care. Levin & Perconti stand for the rights of nursing home and healthcare center residents and will fight to protect your loved ones. Click here to contact Levin & Perconti or call us at 877-374-1417 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.
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.