Lexington of Elmhurst
Negligent Care and Medication Mistakes at Lexington of Elmhurst Send Residents Back to Hospital
Placing a loved one in the care of a nursing home or health care center is not an easy decision. After all, you are trusting them to care for your loved one with respect. You hope they’ll give them their due dignity and maintain the level of medical and personal care they need to prosper, whether recovering from a recent hospitalization or in long term care.
But the thought is always there: How are residents treated when visitor hours are over? What does the care look like behind closed doors? Unfortunately, nursing home negligence and abuse is a nationwide problem that many people don’t even realize is happening. As many as 5 million elderly Americans in nursing home care are neglected or abused every year. Sadly, it could even be your loved one who isn’t getting proper care. Many Chicago-area facilities have long lists of state and federal health violations and citations; some have even had to pay penalties.
At Levin & Perconti, we are dedicated to seeking out the truth about these facilities in and around Chicago, and throughout Illinois, exposing their sub-par track records, and holding these poorly performing nursing homes and health care facilities accountable for their actions. Read on to learn details about Lexington of Elmhurst.
- Facility name: Lexington of Elmhurst
- Facility address: 420 W. Butterfield Rd., Elmhurst, IL 60126
- Facility phone: (630)576-4800
Lexington of Elmhurst is a 142 bed “for profit” nursing home and health care facility in Elmhurst, IL. They offer private and semi-private rooms, private bathrooms, comprehensive wound care and post-acute care units, full rehabilitative services, and multiple therapeutic modalities. Their web advertising states that they are “passionate about offering superior health care and senior living options,” however, recent health inspections show serious medication errors, negligent incontinence and pressure sore treatment among others;
03/14/2018 Failure to ensure that residents are free from significant medication errors. A resident was hospitalized with multiple issues including lactic acidosis as a result of multiple medication errors, including missed doses and medicines administered at the wrong times – there should be no missed doses or changes in timing of administering these particular medicines, as well as thorough documentation of fluid intake and output when on this medicine.
05/02/2018 Failure to Provide care and assistance to perform activities of daily living for any resident who is unable. Multiple residents were observed to have been left in their rooms or in their wheelchairs, without interaction, and without incontinent care for hours at a time. When provided care after 1:15pm, each had a soaked incontinence brief and one also had a large amount of loose stool present.
05/02/2018 Failure to provide enough nursing staff every day to meet the needs of every resident; and have a licensed nurse in charge on each shift. Multiple instances of insufficient staffing were observed. There simply wasn’t enough staff on hand to properly care for all of the residents basic needs, such as incontinence care, repositioning care to prevent pressure sores, and making sure food got to residents in a timely manner and edible state. Resident council notes state that residents had missed rehabilitative care sessions because that staff had been pulled away to work on the care floor. Complaints were made that the facility was chronically understaffed and the CNAs that hadn’t quit were sitting around complaining instead of providing care.
What You can do to Help
If you have a loved one in the care of Lexington of Elmhurst and you are concerned about the level of care they are receiving and feel they may be a subject negligence, contact us at Levin & Perconti to learn more about the facility and their care history. Having this information may save your loved one from the loss of dignity, pain, and potential injuries from negligent care, in fact, your action may save their life.
The attorneys at Levin & Perconti stay up to date on the violations, citations and penalties at Illinois health care centers and nursing homes. We search through all of the latest data and investigate claims of neglect and abuse and represent the affected residents and their caring families.
When you inquire about your loved one’s care, you should be given clear answers to any questions you may have, and any hostility or avoidance from the facilities’ staff and management should not be accepted. It is your right to have a full understanding of your loved one’s health care and any infractions the facility have made. Levin & Perconti are widely known leaders in nursing home and elder abuse litigation, and we stand for the rights of residents. We will fight to protect your loved ones. 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.
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