Aperion Care Peoria Heights
When placing a loved one in the care of a nursing home or health care facility, you have their best interests in mind. You hope that the nursing home is providing the full-time care that they should be, and that they're treating your loved one with respect, meeting all of their medical and daily life needs.
The sad reality is nursing home neglect and abuse is a real and present problem in Illinois, not to mention across the United States. It's distressing to think our elders are being mistreated, neglected, their needs ignored. You hope that this would never happen where your loved one is a resident.
At Levin & Perconti, we have made it our mission to fight for these families whose trust has been broken, and whose loved ones' health and well-being has been compromised due to negligent care while in a nursing home. We hold these facilities accountable for their actions and get the affected families compensation that they deserve. We expose these facilities in Illinois and hold them accountable for their failures in care. Read on for details on the care at Aperion Care Peoria Heights:About Aperion Care Peoria Heights
Facility name: Aperion Care Peoria Heights
Facility address: 1629 Gardner Lane, Peoria Heights, IL 61616
Facility phone: (309)685-1545
Aperion Care Peoria Heights is a 110 bed skilled nursing care facility in Peoria Heights, Illinois. Their website boasts a serene setting adjacent to a lush nature preserve, and individualized care plans to meet the residents' medical, rehabilitation, and personal needs while recovering and preparing to go home.
Our research has found improper skin ulcer care, careless staff, poor hygiene, and dirty, unsanitary conditions:
03/09/2018 Failure to provide care for residents in a way that keeps or builds each resident's dignity and respect of individuality. A resident was observed sitting in the dining room at lunch time (noon) with wet pants, with visible dark yellow wet area on her inner thighs and a strong urine odor. She was served her food and pushed closer in to the table with no reports to nursing staff regarding her incontinence. She ate her lunch with soaked clothes. Later she was observed in her room (2:30pm) with the same wet pants and same urine smell.
03/09/2018 Failure to 1) Make sure that each resident's drug regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; 2) Each resident's entire drug/medication is managed and monitored to achieve highest well-being. Antipsychotic medication was being used on a resident that did not have an evaluation for needing psychoactive medication, even though there was a request on their admitting paperwork to re-evaluate the need for the medication (from a month prior)
03/09/2018 Failure to Make sure that each resident gets a nutritional and well-balanced diet, unless it is not possible to do so. A resident who has a history of significant weight loss has been prescribed supplemental nutrition "magic cups," but it was observed that during multiple meals, the resident didn't get the supplement. This resident dropped 12 percent of their weight from January to February - a significant loss.
1/31/2018 Failure to provide appropriate pressure ulcer care and prevent new ulcers from developing. Multiple patients had documentation of pressure ulcers or risk for pressure ulcers. There were specific care instructions listed on file. There was also no record of these treatment plans actually being followed on several occasions.
1/17/2018 Failure to provide and implement an infection prevention and control program. A patient with a known MRSA infected wound was observed getting a dressing change. The nurse treated the wound as any other, with no protection precautions, and didn't even disinfect the scissors (That had cut through drainage-soaked bandage) before using them to open the fresh dressing package and cut the gauze. MRSA is highly contagious, difficult to treat, and extra precautions should be taken to avoid contamination.What You Can Do
If your loved one is in the care of Aperion Care Peoria Heights or another facility in the area, and you have concerns about their care and the attentiveness of the staff, contact us at Levin & Perconti to learn more about the nursing homes' track record and what you can do. Having this valuable information could save your loved one from neglect, loss of dignity, and even abuse.
Our expert elder abuse attorneys constantly review the latest violations and investigate the claims of neglect and abuse, representing the affected residents and their caring families, holding the facilities accountable for their actions and getting the compensation the families deserve. We have years of experience in nursing home neglect litigation and have seen a wide variety of cases, such as:
- Pressure Sores and Other Skin Ulcers
- Choking Due to Negligent Feeding Practices
- Falls and Transfer Mishaps
- Dementia and Alzheimer's
- Physical or Chemical Restraints
- Wandering From the Facility
- Malnutrition or Dehydration
- Verbal Abuse
- Medication Errors
- Physical and Sexual Abuse
Families have the right to know about conditions at their loved one's nursing home or health care facility and you should be given clear answers to any questions you may have about your loved one's care. We are committed to helping families navigate these hard situations. Levin & Perconti stand for the rights of nursing home and healthcare center residents and we will fight to protect your loved ones from negligent care. Click here to contact Levin & Perconti or call us at 877-374-1417 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.