Lexington of Streamwood
Negligence and Verbal Abuse at Lexington of Streamwood
Nursing homes should be a place of recovery, with professional staff providing full-time care for residents. They should treat residents with respect and meet all of their medical and daily needs in a way that allows them to recuperate and live happily and comfortably. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. It’s disheartening to think that your loved one may be neglected or abused while in nursing care, but it is all too common. As many as 5 million elder Americans are subject to neglect and abuse while in a nursing home or healthcare facility.
At Levin & Perconti, our mission is to fight for these families whose trust has been broken, and whose loved ones’ well-being has been compromised due to negligence or abuse while in a nursing home. We expose these facilities, publishing the facts about their health violations, and holding them accountable for their failures in care. Read on to learn more about the care at Lexington of Streamwood;
About Lexington of Streamwood
Facility name: Lexington of Streamwood
Facility address: 815 E Irving Park Road, Streamwood, IL 60107
Facility phone: (630) 837-5300
Lexington of Streamwood is a 214 bed “for profit” nursing home in Streamwood, IL. They offer private and semi-private rooms and bathroom, wound management and post-acute care, including dialysis, full rehabilitative services including physical, occupational, and speech therapy, and therapeutic modalities. Their website boasts that they are “passionate about offering superior healthcare and senior living options,” but unfortunately, their public records speak a different story;
05/02/2018 Failure to ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents. A resident that is completely dependent on staff for care was severely injured in a fall when CNAs failed to use the correct equipment to transfer her from her bed to a wheelchair. Her care information clearly lists the correct transfer information, including a note to be aware that she has poor trunk control and a known behavior of leaving forward. The CNAs used a sling lift of the wrong size that allowed her to lean forward and fall on the floor during the transfer. She was taken to the hospital with bleeding from her head, later diagnosed with a brain bleed from the fall.
12/26/2017 Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents. A resident who was listed as a fall risk, who requires assistance while drinking, was left unattended in her wheelchair, spilled her juice, and in an attempt to pick up her cup, fell out of her wheelchair. This fall resulted in breaking both of her femurs. She passed away with her death certificate listing complications from bilateral femur fractures.
12/26/2017 Failure to protect each resident from all types of abuse such as physical, mental, sexual abuse, physical punishment, and neglect by anybody. A resident was verbally assaulted by a CNA while she was to be having a bed bath. The CNA was heard cursing, saying “F…you!” to the resident. The altercation was heard from the hallway, and the CNA was removed from the situation. (She was terminated after investigation.)
12/26/2017 Protect each resident from separation (from other residents, his/her room, or confinement to his/her room). This incident occurred as a direct result of understaffing. A single CNA was left in charge of approximately 17-20 residents at the dining room, and everyone wanted to leave or to use the bathroom all at once. She ended up locking down residents’ wheelchairs and in a panic, closed the doors to the dining room so no one could leave. One resident was told outright that she had to stay where she was and couldn’t leave. Both residents and the CNA were panicked. Another Aid overheard yelling from the dining room and came to see the situation, and assisted in calming residents.
What You can do
If your loved one is in the care of Lexington of Streamwood, or any other Chicago area nursing home facility, and you are concerned about potential abuse, neglect, and staffing problems, don’t hesitate to contact us at Levin & Perconti to learn more about their care history and staffing shortages. Having this information can give you peace of mind, or potentially save your loved one from verbal abuse, painful falls, or other negligent care issues, in fact, your concern may save their life.
Levin & Perconti stay up to date on public records of violations and citations issued to Illinois nursing homes. We review the latest data and investigate claims of neglect and abuse, and represent the residents and their families. We fight for these residents, holding these facilities responsible for their actions, and get the compensation these individuals and their families are due. Levin & Perconti are widely known, with years of experience in nursing home neglect litigation.
When asking about your loved one’s care, you should be given clear, honest answers to any questions you may have. Levin & Perconti are widely known leaders in elder abuse litigation, and we stand for the rights of residents. We will fight to protect your loved ones from abuse, hold facilities accountable, and will get your family the compensation deserved. Click here to contact Levin & Perconti or call us at 877-374-1417 for a completely free, confidential 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.
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