Aperion Care Spring Valley
The decision to place a loved one or family member in a nursing home facility is an incredibly tough, emotionally charged experience. Families want to be sure their loved ones will be properly cared for and that they will be living in a comfortable, positive environment where they will thrive. We want the best for our loved ones, and don’t want to have to worry about if they are being treated with the kindness and respect they deserve.
The unfortunate fact is that nursing home abuse and neglect routinely occurs; all too often, it goes unreported due to fear of backlash from staff or a lack of ability to articulate that a problem is occurring. We shouldn’t have to worry, but even at the best, highest rated facilities, failures in care and injuries due to negligence occur regularly.
As a part of Levin & Perconti’s standing mission to foster a healthy nursing home care environment, we share information about these facilities and their care violations. Being more informed on what is happening at facilities around you can help you make choices about your loved one’s care, help you identify if there is a problem, and how to move forward if necessary.
Aperion Care is a large network of nursing homes and healthcare facilities. Many of their facilities are rated at least average by Medicare.gov for their level of care, while still many of their facilities are performing at below average (or even much below average) levels.
About Aperion Care Spring Valley
1300 N Greenwood Street
Spring Valley, IL 61362
Aperion Care Spring Valley is a 98-bed skilled nursing and short-term rehabilitative care facility in Spring Valley, IL. They offer physical, occupational, and speech therapies 7 days a week, with personalized care plans “ensuring you have a comfortable healing experience while you recover and prepare to return home.” Other amenities include cable TV, WiFi, fenced courtyard, and beauty salon.
This facility is currently rated “Average” with medicare.gov overall, with 17 complaints resulting in a citation in the past three years. Some of these citations have included;
07/21/2018 Failure to ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents. Failure to supervise and prevent a fall resulted in a head injury requiring an emergency room visit. The resident was seen slumping/bending far forward in their wheelchair by a staff member who was wheeling another resident to their room.
The CNA told the resident to lean back and that she would help her in a minute. The CNA continued on her way, delivering resident she was pushing to their room, leaving the slumping resident unattended. When she returned, she found the resident on the floor, bleeding from her head. The resident required two staples to close the laceration.
01/12/2018 Failure to ensure medication error rates are not 5 percent or greater.
Multiple medications were left out for a medication pass for a resident for multiple days. The LPN stated that there is a discrepancy in dosage amount for the resident and what is on the cart for one medication, and they were waiting to hear from the doctor before continuing administering. Another medication was also unavailable to give. These medications were missed for at least two days.
02/02/2017 Failure to make sure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter and receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder function. Improper catheter care was observed while the surveyor was present. The CNA cleaned the resident’s groin area with a cloth and proceeded to wipe the catheter with the same cloth.
While cleaning, the resident’s urine collection bag was held above the level of the resident’s bladder, allowing urine to backflow into the catheter tubing. An antiseptic cloth should be used to wipe the catheter and tubing, and collection bag should always be below the bladder level to prevent infection.
What You Should Look For
Signs that your loved one may be subject to neglect, or abuse can vary; weight loss, unexplained marks and bruises, personality changes, withdrawal from activities, dirty appearance, regularly wearing soiled undergarments, among others. The attorneys at Levin & Perconti have seen these signs lead to many nursing home neglect and elder abuse cases in our number of years’ experience in the field, with matters such as.
If you have concerns with your loved one’s care while staying at Aperion Care Spring Valley, start by documenting your concerns and any observations you feel are worth noting, and bring your questions and concerns to the administration. If Aperion Care Spring Valley staff and administration don’t provide you with satisfactory answers, have become hostile or ignore your requests for information, it’s time to take further action.
When our elderly loved ones suffer injuries, illnesses, or emotional or financial damages due to negligence or abuse, the facilities must be held responsible. At Levin & Perconti, we have made it our mission to help those who have been the victim of negligent care or abuse in Illinois nursing homes get the compensation they deserve and holding the negligent or abusive caregivers responsible for their actions.
We are strong advocates for the rights of nursing home residents and are committed to helping those affected by negligence or abuse and their families navigate these difficult situations. Contact Levin & Perconti or call us at 877-374-1417 for a zero cost, confidential, and no obligation 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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