Aperion Care Oak Lawn
Negligence, Poor Care Results in Resident Injuries and Complaints at Aperion Care Oak Lawn
Many times, families have no choice but to place their loved ones in a place where they should receive around-the-clock medical care. Whether it’s due to medical necessity post-hospitalization or for long-term care because of an inability to take care of oneself, we all hope that the decision to place our loved ones in a nursing home or healthcare center will be the best choice for their needs.
But, you worry. How can you be certain that the nursing home you’ve chosen is going to meet their needs, treating your loved with the level of care and respect that you would expect? What goes on when you can’t be there, when visitor hours have passed, and doors are closed?
The unfortunate truth is that the high standards of care we expect are not always delivered. At Levin & Perconti, we regularly see cases where facilities are not treating residents with a standard of care we would expect. Neglect, severe health violations, and even verbal and physical abuse are all happening in these places that we have entrusted the care of our loved ones.
This is why we have made it our mission to fight on behalf of the families whose loved ones have been mistreated in these healthcare facilities, holding them accountable for their actions and get the families the compensation they deserve. Read on to learn more about the care at Aperion Care Oak Lawn:
About Aperion Care Oak Lawn
- Facility name: Aperion Care Oak Lawn
- Facility address: 9401 S Ridgeland Ave, Oak Lawn, IL
- Facility phone: (708)599-6700
Aperion Care Oak Lawn is a 134 bed for-profit short-term nursing care facility in Oak Lawn, IL. They boast individualized care plans to meet the residents’ personal, medical and needs while recovering.
They state they have a state-of-the-art therapy gym available 7 days a week, flat screen TVs, a full activities calendar, and transportation amenities available. As fantastic as this sounds, there are severe deficiencies in care that families of residents should know about.
Aperion Care Oak Lawn has had 47 complaints that have resulted in health department citations since 2015. These citations vary from poor infection control measures, falsified documentation of care, and even death from negligence;
02/02/2018 Failure to reasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident. The hot water temperature was set to a temperature that felt cold to all of the residents surveyed. It was found that the temperature that should be set to about 110 was at roughly 95, and hadn’t been monitored regularly. Multiple residents reported bad attitudes from staff when seeking assistance to shower and go to the bathroom. Several reported being left unshowered for weeks at a time, some stated it had been months.
02/02/2018 Failure to ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents. Multiple residents reported bad attitude from staff when requesting assistance transferring from a wheelchair to a bed or otherwise, so they transfer themselves. These residents have notes in their files indicating that they need assistance of at least one staff member for transfers. Transfers that were completed while the surveyor was present were mostly performed improperly, and unsafely.
12/12/2017 Failure to provide appropriate treatment and care according to orders, resident’s preferences and goals. Negligent care practices and even the falsification of records led to the death of a resident with a known heart condition that required consistent care and monitoring.
The list goes on to include failures in handwashing procedure (including between changing a dirty trash can bag, touching a resident, wiping a resident’s behind, and moving on to another room), a lack of centralized call light system leaving patients unable to call for assistance, staff has to walk halls and peek to see who needs assistance, unsanitary kitchen conditions and more.
Get the Help You Need
Do you have a loved one residing at Aperion Care Oak Lawn or another Chicago area nursing home or healthcare facility? Do you have concerns about the way they are cared for? Connect with us at Levin & Perconti to learn more about the facility. Having this information can potentially save a loved one from abuse, neglect, loss of dignity, and ultimately may save their life.
The Illinois elder abuse attorneys at Levin & Perconti represent injured nursing home residents and their families who have lost a loved one due to negligent care or abuse. Nursing home abuse and negligence comes in many forms, some of these cases have included:
- Bed Sores, Pressure Sores, and Other Ulcers
- Burn Injuries
- Falls and Drops by Staff Members
- Malnutrition or Dehydration
- Medication Error Related Injuries
Don’t hesitate to contact us. If you feel like something isn’t right, you’re probably right. Levin & Perconti is a respected leader in elder abuse and malpractice litigation and has helped many families who have felt the impact of nursing home abuse get the compensation they deserve while holding the facilities accountable for their actions.
If you feel that your loved one may be in a elder abuse or neglect situation at Aperion Care Oak Lawn or any other Cook County and Chicago area healthcare facility, contact Levin and Perconti online, or call us at 877-374-1417 to speak with an experienced elder abuse and nursing home neglect lawyer. Our consultations are always free, with no obligation.
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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