Lexington of Lombard
Sometimes you may have no choice but to place a loved one in a nursing home or health care center. You are trusting that they will provide the full-time medical care and therapy they need, as well as tending to their everyday necessities like incontinence care and feeding them appropriately.
As if this weren’t a hard enough decision to make already, in the state of today’s nursing home care, you are left questioning… Will they treat your loved one with the care and dignity they deserve? What happens behind closed doors, when visitors hours have passed?
The unfortunate truth is that in so many cases, the diligent care that nursing homes claim to provide on their websites and brochures isn’t actually what happens in reality. As many as 5 million elders are subject to abuse or neglect in health care facilities in the United States. This is abhorrent, but reality. Many facilities in the state of Illinois have been hit with federal health violations and citations, and you may not even know.
At Levin & Perconti, we fight on behalf of the families whose loved ones have been subject to negligent care or abuse while a resident of a nursing home or health care facility and get them the compensation and care they deserve. We are relentless in our mission to uncover the facts about these facilities and do our best to make certain they are held accountable for their poor practices. Read on to learn the facts about Lexington of Lombard;
Facility name: Lexington of Lombard
Facility address: 2100 S. Finley Rd, Lombard, IL, 60148
Facility phone: (630)495-4000
Lexington of Lombard is a 215 bed for-profit nursing home facility in Lombard, IL. They offer multiple types of therapies and rehabilitative services, wound care, complex medical care, and post acute care. Their advertising says they are “passionate about offering superior health care and senior living options.” Health inspections tell a less-than-superior story. In the past 3 years, there have been a total of 18 health complaints that have resulted in a citation.
08/17/2017 Failure to make sure that the nursing home area is free from accident hazards and risks and provides supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. A resident was severely injured in a fall when a CNA ignored transfer protocols and the residents statement that his knee hurt. Another individual was listed as high fall risk and was to have an alarm system in place to alert staff of falls. This system was not working. The resident had 5 falls listed in their records.
08/17/2018 Failure to provide food in a way that meets a resident's needs. Many residents in nursing home care eat specially prepared foods of specific consistencies. Pureed food is meant to be a pudding consistency. Multiple residents were served thick, dry, peanut butter consistency purees of rice and pastas, and grainy, unpalatable meat and fish. This is a dangerous aspiration and choking hazard.
08/17/2018 Failure to have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Multiple instances of improper disinfection were observed, along with careless treatment in regards to a resident with clostridium difficile (A severe intestinal infection that can be transferred by contact).
11/16/2017 Failure to make sure that the nursing home area is free from accident hazards and risks and provides supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. A resident fell, resulting in multiple fractures to her lumbar spine. This fall was a direct result of negligent use of the mechanical lift, designed to help safely transfer patients.What You Can Do
At Levin & Perconti, we are continually researching Illinois nursing homes and health care centers, staying up to date on any health violations and citations these facilities receive. Our attorneys investigate these complaints and represent the families and their loved ones who have been subject to neglect or abuse, holding the facilities liable for conduct, and getting the families the compensation they deserve. As you may expect, nursing home neglect and abuse can come in many forms. Some of the cases we have seen have included:
- Alzheimer's and Dementia
- Bed Sores and Pressure Ulcers
- Wandering from Facilities
- Choking and Feeding Tube Mishaps
- Clogged Breathing Tubes
- Malnutrition and Dehydration
- Medication Errors
- Verbal Abuse
- Inappropriate Physical or Chemical Restraints
- Physical and Sexual Assault or Abuse
If you have a loved one at Lexington of Lombard and have concerns about the care they are receiving, connect with us at Levin & Perconti tor call us at 877-374-1417 for a free and confidential consultation. Being proactive and getting the facts may help protect your loved one from possible negligent care and even abuse. Remember, you may not always get an accurate and definitive picture of what’s truly going on from your loved one. They may not always be able to effectively communicate what is going on, or may feel shame or fear of repercussions.
You have the right to know the truth about the care your loved one is receiving. You should be able to ask questions about their care, and your questions should be met with honest answers, and any diversionary tactics or hostility from the facilities’ administration should not be tolerated. Taking action now may save them from negligent care, abuse, and may even save their life.
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.