Aperion Care Moline
Failures in Care at Riverwood Rehabilitation; Aperion Place Residents at Risk
When you place your loved one in the care of a nursing home or healthcare center, you expect them to be cared for in a way that allows them to thrive. You want them to be treated with respect and allowed their dignity so that they can live happily and comfortably.
Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Nursing home abuse and neglect is a major problem nationwide. You shouldn’t have to wonder what’s going on with your loved one when you can’t be there, but sadly, in so many cases, you do.
At Levin & Perconti, our up-to-the-minute research tells us that many Illinois healthcare centers and nursing homes are not living up to their promises of care and comfort, failing vulnerable residents and their families who trusted them. Many of these facilities have been hit with state and federal health violations that you may not even be aware of.
The nursing home attorneys at Levin & Perconti actively fight on behalf of families and their loved ones who have been subject to nursing home neglect and abuse. We are revealing these unsavory details and are holding these poorly-performing facilities responsible for their failures. Read on for more details about Riverwood Rehabilitation; Aperion.
About Riverwood Rehabilitation; Aperion
- Facility name: Riverwood Rehabilitation; Aperion, formerly Aperion Care East Moline
- Facility address: 30 30th Ave, East Moline, IL 61244
- Facility phone: (309) 755-3466
Riverwood Rehabilitation; Aperion is a 120 bed facility providing nursing and rehabilitative services in East Moline, IL. They advertise personalized-post hospital care, individualized care plans, ensuring medical needs are taken care of while recovering. The facility has been recently remodeled and is situated across from a community park.
A shiny, new name and a fresh interior can’t make up for deficiencies in care that Riverwood Rehab has suffered in the past few years. This facility has had 38 complaints in the past three years that have resulted in citations made by the State of Illinois. Here’s a sample of the violations:
11/07/2017 Failure to make sure that the nursing home area is free from accident hazards and risks and provide supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Faulty door alarms and inattention by staff allowed a resident to leave the facility and wander around town, wearing only shorts, a tee shirt, and no shoes, in late October. This led to the resident being taken to the emergency room after being picked up by the police. (The facility later re-evaluated the elopement risk of all residents and trained staff on such matters.)
11/07/2017 Failure to immediately tell the resident, the resident’s doctor and a family member of the resident of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident. Nearly a week after the elopement incident, neither the residents’ primary physician nor the Medical Director of the facility had any notification that their patient had left the facility unattended.
01/11/2018 Failure to timely report suspected abuse, neglect, or theft and report the results of the investigation to proper authorities. A nurse’s aide slapped a resident in front of two other caretakers, who didn’t report the incident for several days. When it was finally reported, the aide that was witness to the incident said “I felt I needed to report it, because if that is what she would do with 3 other people in the room, what would she do when there was no one in the room with her?”
If you are concerned about the care at Riverwood Rehabilitation; Aperion, or another Moline area nursing home, reach out to us at Levin & Perconti to find out more about the facilities’ history. Having this information may protect your loved one from potential abuse or neglect.
Many Illinois nursing homes and health care facilities have long lists of care violations and citations made by the Health Department. It isn’t in their best interest to be up front with this information, so someone you care about may be suffering and possibly unable to fully communicate that there is a problem.
At Levin & Perconti, our expert attorneys are constantly researching Illinois healthcare centers and nursing homes, staying up to date on health violations and citations. We investigate these claims and represent the affected families and their loved ones, holding the facilities accountable for their negligent actions. Some of these cases include:
How You can get Help
If you have concerns about the treatment of your loved one at Riverwood Rehabilitation or any other Illinois nursing home, don’t hesitate, contact us at Levin & Perconti online or call us at 877-374-1417 for a free and confidential consultation. You have the right to know what kind of situation your loved one is living in, and ask questions about their care. Your questions should be met with honest answers, and any diversion or hostility should not be tolerated. Your action and inquiry may save them from negligent care, abuse, 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.
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