Aperion Care Capitol
Negligence and Failures in Care Lead to Resident Complaints and Injuries and Aperion Care Capitol
Placing a loved one in the care of a nursing home or healthcare facility, whether by choice or medical necessity, is never any easy choice. You are putting your trust in others to care for your loved one, tend to their medical and daily life needs, and give them dignity and the respectful treatment they deserve.
The sad truth is, in many nursing homes and health care centers, this isn’t the case. Nursing home negligence and even abuse is a nationwide problem. The high standards of care, clean, cozy spaces, and smiling residents that we see in brochures and advertisements aren’t always reality. In fact, at Levin & Perconti, we regularly see cases that display a much darker, dingy, world where residents have suffered the effects of negligent care and even abuse, where health violations and staff issues are occurring regularly.
We expose these sub-par facilities throughout Illinois and we are holding them accountable for their actions. Read on to learn the facts about Aperion Care Capitol and what you can do;
About Aperion Care Capitol
- Facility name: Aperion Care Capitol
- Facility address: 555 West Carpenter, Springfield IL 62702
- Facility phone: (217)525-1880
Aperion Care Capitol is a 251 bed “for profit” nursing home in Springfield, IL, near the Abraham Lincoln Library and Memorial Medical Center. Their website proclaims they offer personalized post hospital care, individualized care plans, ensuring medical needs are taken care of while recovering, with therapies offered 7 days a week. This all sounds wonderful “on paper,” but our research has uncovered some unsettling findings.
Ubiquitous Negligence and Failures in Care
Aperion Care Capitol is no stranger to health complaints. Since 2015, there have been 36 complaints against them that have resulted in a health violation citation. Some of these violations include ignoring needs of those who need help with the bathroom, inadequate pain management, not acknowledging aggressive behavior from cognitively impaired residents, unsanitary kitchen conditions and more:
07/16/2018 Failure to honor the resident’s right to a dignified existence, self-determination, communication, and to exercise his or her rights. A resident’s room was observed to have no door to the bathroom, so privacy was impossible. Drill holes were present, so there was a door at once point, but no door or curtain was present. Private health information was also displayed in this resident’s room was also displayed on the wall, on letter-sized paper.
07/16/2018 Failure to provide appropriate pressure ulcer care and prevent new ulcers from developing. Multiple residents were observed to have severe or developing pressure ulcers. Positioning devices to assist in healing and management of these conditions were not used, and staff couldn’t provide and explanation why.
07/16/2018 Failure to provide appropriate care for residents who are continent or incontinent of bowel/bladder, appropriate catheter care, and appropriate care to prevent urinary tract infections. A resident was observed while receiving care to use the toilet. The CNA removed the residents’ soiled incontinence brief, took them to the toilet, put a new brief on, all without appropriate clean up.
07/16/2018 Failure to provide and implement an infection prevention and control program. Multiple instances of multiple staff members of various levels of training completely disregarding proper protocols to prevent infection and disease spread. Lack of hand washing, Poor care while performing dressing changes, and poor care during incontinence care were all observed.
If you have a loved one in the care of Aperion Care Capitol and have concerns about the care they are receiving, reach out to us at Levin & Perconti to find out more about the facilities’ history, as this listing is just a small sampling of the violations they have incurred. Having this information may protect your loved one from potential abuse or neglect.
Many nursing homes and health care facilities in the state of Illinois have long lists of care violations and Health Department citations. Of course, it isn’t in their best interest to be up front with this information. Someone you care about may be suffering in their care and may not be able to fully communicate the situation.
At Levin & Perconti, our expert attorneys continually research Illinois healthcare centers and nursing homes, staying up to date on the latest health violations and citations. We investigate these claims and represent caring families and their loved ones who have been injured in nursing home care, holding these facilities accountable for their negligence. Some of these cases include:
How You can get Help
If you have concerns about the treatment of your loved one at Aperion Care Capitol or any other Illinois nursing home, don’t wait, contact us at Levin & Perconti online or call us at 877-374-1417 for a free and confidential consultation. You have the right to ask hard questions about your loved one’s care, and your questions should be met with honest answers. Any diversionary tactics or hostility from nursing home administration and staff should not be tolerated. Your action and inquiry may save your loved one 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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