Lexington Health Care Center of Lake Zurich
There are 75 million baby boomers in the United States. If you’re reading this right now, one or two of those baby boomers may be your mother or father. You may be staring down the fact that their medical needs are more than you can handle.
If you have considered putting someone you love into a nursing home, it is a difficult decision to make. Sometimes you have no other choice, financially or in your ability to care for their well-being. Other times it might be a temporary decision you are making because they have just had a surgery and need to recover somewhere with trained medical staff looking after them.
No matter the reason, you want to know that your loved one is being looked after in the best possible place. Researching the nursing home your loved one will be spending any amount of time in is a daunting task. You can look at medicare.gov for some answers, because even if a website makes the nursing home look like a spa vacation, you should know what inspectors who have been sent in to judge every nook and cranny have found.
Levin & Perconti want you to be well-informed when you make a choice about which nursing home in Illinois and the Midwest your loved one will go to. We are always researching and updating our information about each nursing home and what infractions they have received by inspections.
Lexington Health Care Center of Lake Zurich is overall rated above average on medicare.gov. The staffing, which generally is poor in any facility, is also much above average. They advertise a great deal of amenities, including private bathrooms, electric beds with speaker pillows connected to flat screen TVs, hotel quality linens, theater room, family rooms, convenience store, and a great deal of therapeutic and medical care on staff.
Lexington Health Care Center of Lake Zurich
900 S Rand Rd,
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Lexington Health Care Center of Lake Zurich has 203 beds and is rated much above average overall on medicare.gov. A recent inspection was completed on July 12, 2018, and these are the infractions found:
(redacted date) Failure to honor the resident’s right to a dignified existence, self-determination, communication, and to exercise his or her rights.
The resident’s family had come to take him to see his home one more time before the final sale of the home was complete. The nurse told the family that they could not take the resident because of Medicare Part A.
When interviewed, the Director of Nursing said the resident should have been allowed to go out on pass with his family. The resident showed considerable distress at never having been able to say goodbye to his home.
(redacted date) Failure to ensure that each resident is free from the use of physical restraints, unless needed for medical treatment.
All bed rails are supposed to be used in assistance with movement. A resident was reported to fall over the bed rails because they were raised all the way down his bed and he was confused and trying to get out of bed in the middle of the night. They had been raised to try to keep him in his bed, and therefore put his safety in danger.
(redacted date) Failure to provide care and assistance to perform activities of daily living for any resident who is unable.
According to documentation, a resident was left in bed until almost noon. This patient needs help with using the restroom and has incontinence problems. The bed linens were completely soiled, and the roommate of the resident was sitting on the other side of the room with a napkin over her face because the smell of urine was so strong.
Even when the sheets were removed there was still a large wet spot on the mattress. The facility does not appear to have a rule on how often residents with incontinence need to be checked for accidents.
What You Should Look For
The best advocate for your loved one who is in a nursing home facility is you and all of the other people who care about their well-being. Make sure to communicate not only with family members who are visiting your loved one, but with their friends who may also be visiting. Regular communication with their doctors is advisable as well. You should know the kind of treatment they should be getting by the nursing home staff, so that you can speak up if they are not getting that treatment correctly.
Anytime your family member has bruising that cannot be explained, weight loss, does not seem to be responding to you as they normally would, or is not progressing well throughout their recovery, you should document these things.
Your first step is to communicate with the administration of the facility. If given the chance they may rectify the situation. If they do not, you have rights to take action, and that may be with a law firm like Levin & Perconti.
Levin & Perconti understand your number one priority is the health and well-being of your loved one. Our only goal is to ensure that nursing home neglect and elder abuse becomes a thing of the past and no one has loved ones who are subjected to unfair or harmful treatment. Click here to contact Levin & Perconti or call us at 877-374-1417 for a zero cost, completely 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.
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.