Maple Crossing at Amboy (Formerly Aperion Care Amboy)
It is estimated that as many as 1 in every 6 nursing home residents will be a victim of abuse or neglect this year. It’s a tragic statistic and not one to be taken lightly. While governments try to regulate assisted living facilities, it is often up to the loved ones of vulnerable senior citizens to protect them from mistreatment.
Of course, not every assisted living facility is rife with abuse and neglect, but it only takes one unscrupulous or careless employee to make a mistake once and cause real harm. So what can families do to protect their elderly relatives?
Levin & Perconti understands your concerns and wants to help. While our expertise is prosecuting perpetrators of elder abuse, we’re also happy to share information with you to help prevent that abuse in the first place. That’s why we share information taken from public records about Illinois nursing homes to help you find one you feel confident in as a home for your loved one.
About Maple Crossing at Amboy
15 West Wasson Rd
Amboy, IL 61310
Maple Crossing at Amboy offers both short-term services for patients recovering from an illness or injury and long-term residents requiring assisted living. The facility is Medicare-certified and has 97 beds.
Medicare rated Maple Crossing at Amboy as Above Average, overall. This rating is comprised of a Below Average rating for quality measures, an Average rating for staffing, and an Above Average rating for health inspections. Below are a few deficiencies taken from the facility’s latest health inspection report:
5/16/18 Failure to provide appropriate treatment and care according to orders, resident’s preferences, and goals. The facility was found to have failed to ensure an intervention was in place for non-pressure skin injuries for two residents. One resident was observed without proper dressing to a skin tear during incontinence care. Another resident had an unbandaged bleeding scab on one wrist.
5/16/18 Failure to provide appropriate pressure ulcer care and prevent new ulcers from developing. The facility failed to ensure ordered treatments and interventions were in place for two residents with pressure ulcers. Another resident’s pressure ulcer was observed as being moist, despite physician’s orders to keep it dry in order to heal it.
5/16/18 Failure to develop and implement policies and procedures for flu and pneumonia vaccinations. The facility failed to ensure influenza consents were obtained before administration. Two residents’ face sheets showed no consent of refusal. Two residents received the vaccine without a signed consent. A further two residents received the vaccine after verbal consent, but records do not indicate who gave the consent.
You can Protect Your Loved One
Elder abuse and neglect can come in many forms. The nursing home attorneys at Levin & Perconti have personally seen cases involving the following, as an example:
While it’s our job to prosecute these kinds of cases, we would much rather that these types of abuse never happen at all. By sharing the information that we do, we hope to help Illinois families reduce incidents of elder abuse.
We want to help families find highly rated nursing homes for their elderly relatives. You can do this by researching ratings online through government websites like medicare.gov or reading the information we share as a quick resource. You can also look up online reviews of nursing homes posted by current or previous residents and their families to get an idea of the quality of care offered at different locations.
Taking tours of your favorite options can help you narrow down which one would be best for your loved one. Tours allow you to observe for yourself how well a property is maintained and what the general atmosphere is like. You can also bring questions with you to learn more about the facility’s protocols and policies.
After you select the best nursing home possible and your relative moves in, continue to visit regularly so you can check on them and make sure they are receiving the care they need and not being neglected. Many elderly abuse victims cannot or will not report the abuse, so it’s up to you to sound the alarm if anything seems amiss. Learn the signs of abuse so you know what to look for on your visits. Here’s a list of some to help you out:
- Untreated severe bedsores
- Unexplained injuries like bruises, burns, or scars
- Evidence of poor circulation like sunken cheeks or eyes
- Weight loss or malnourishment not due directly to an illness
- Frequent trips to the emergency room or doctor
- Wrong type or the wrong amount of medication administered
- Poor hygiene or unwashed clothes or hair
- Instances of wandering or elopement
- Frequently misplaced or lost personal items
- A lack of necessities, including utilities, water, and food
- A dirty room or bathroom
- Frequent trouble sleeping
- Unusual violent or withdrawn behavior
- Sudden depression or confusion
- Signs of trauma like rocking back and forth
If you observe abuse or neglect of a loved one or possible signs of it, report it immediately. Document what you have seen and take it straight to the facility’s management. They should be willing to hear you out and take immediate action to investigate and fix the issue. However, if they become dismissive or defensive in your conversation or fail to take effective action, it may be time to go to the law.
Levin & Perconti Can Help
If your loved one has suffered harm and personal injury in an Illinois assisted living facility, they have rights and deserve justice. Levin & Perconti can help you seek that justice just like we have for hundreds of other elder abuse victims. If you’re ready to get started, click or call Levin & Perconti at 888-424-5757 today. Our attorneys are awaiting your call.
Disclaimer: The above health inspection findings are taken from public records kept and published by Medicare and the state of Illinois and are not complete. Levin & Perconti cannot confirm that this page’s content includes the latest information available. Any corrections or additions made to these public records after publication of this page will not be found here. For the most up-to-date information, visit www.il.gov or medicare.gov. This page is a legal advertisement and informational resource for visitors and is not endorsed by the named facility or any government agency. Levin & Perconti does not have any affiliation with the named facility.
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.