Lexington of Orland Park
Relying on a nursing home or healthcare facility to care for your loved one is a difficult decision. You hope that the nursing home staff will treat your loved one with respect and tend to all of their medical and daily needs, but all too often this isn’t the case. Unfortunately, nursing home neglect and abuse is far more common than you would like to think.
The attentive staff, cozy common areas, and comfortable looking rooms you see in brochures may not always be the reality. Every year, millions of elderly Americans are mistreated, neglected, and injured in nursing home and health care facilities as a result. What’s going on behind the closed doors, when visitors hours has passed, at your loved one’s nursing home? Many nursing homes and health care facilities in the state of Illinois have been the subject of Federal health violations and citations, and you may not even be aware.
The attorneys at Levin & Perconti stand in support of individuals who have been neglected or abused while a resident of a nursing home or health care facility and their caring families. We fight to hold these lax nursing homes responsible for their poor standards of care, and get the residents and families the compensation they deserve. We are continually researching Illinois nursing homes, staying up to date on any Federal health violations and citations that may be issued. Read on to learn the facts about Lexington of Orland Park;
Facility name: Lexington of Orland Park
Facility address: 14601 South John Humphrey Dr, Orland Park, IL 60462
Facility phone: (708)349-8300
Lexington of Orland Park is a large, 259 bed “for profit” health care center in Orland Park, IL. They offer multiple types of therapies and rehabilitative services, including stroke rehab, physical, occupational, respiratory, and speech therapy, wound management, complex medical care, and post acute care.
Their web advertising says they are “passionate about offering superior health care and senior living options.” Recent health inspections show poor incontinence care, poor measures for infection control, poor resident hygiene care, poor kitchen cleanliness protocols, and more;
06/09/2017 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 injured (two broken bones in the foot and leg) when nursing staff failed to use the proper equipment for transfer. The resident was being assisted in the shower, and finishing up. The CNA allowed the resident to attempt getting herself into the wheelchair, which was not the protocol in place. (She was to be transferred using a stand to sit assisting device.) The resident didn’t fully turn to sit, and fell, breaking her foot and femur.
06/09/2018 Failure to make sure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, and receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder function. A resident was observed at nearly noon, in need of incontinence care. She stated she hadn’t been changed yet that day, and she woke at 10. At 3pm, she was taken care of, with wet brief and bowel movement. The CNA didn’t have a record of when the resident was last changed.
04/12/2018 Failure to provide and implement an infection prevention and control program. Multiple instances of deficient infection prevention were witness during the inspection. Improper hand washing, improper disinfection of blood glucose monitoring devices, and allowing oxygen lines to lay on the floor.
04/12/2018 Failure to provide care and assistance to perform activities of daily living for any resident who is unable. Several residents were observed to have long, overgrown fingernails, with substances caked under the nails. Others were seen with greasy, unwashed looking hair and scruffy, unkempt facial hair. These things should be cared for by staff under Activity of Daily Living care.
04/12/2018 Failure to procure food from sources approved or considered satisfactory and store, prepare, distribute and serve food in accordance with professional standards. Failures in proper food safety and upkeep of sanitary conditions as observed have the potential to cause food borne illnesses. Food was stored improperly, appliances not clean with food particles and standing water in them. Basic sanitation and food temperature recording procedures were mostly news to the kitchen staff, as if they were never trained on doing these tasks.What You Can Do to Help
If you have a loved one in the care of Lexington of Orland Park or another nursing home facility in the Chicago area and you are concerned about the level of care they are receiving, connect with us at Levin & Perconti to learn more about the facility and their track record. Seeking out this valuable information could help save a loved one from the pain, injury, and loss of dignity that results from nursing home neglect and abuse.
There are far too many nursing homes and healthcare facilities in the Chicago area that have numerous health violations and citations against them. Undoubtedly, the nursing homes in question won’t be quick to volunteer this information. That’s why the expert elder abuse attorneys at Levin & Perconti stay up to date on the violations occurring at Illinois healthcare centers, nursing homes, and mental health facilities. Our attorneys track down all of the latest data and investigate claims of neglect and abuse, representing the affected residents and their caring families. These cases have covered issues such as:
- Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
- Pressure Sores and Decubitus Ulcers
- Clogged Breathing Tubes
- Malnutrition and Dehydration
- Medication Errors
- Physical Assault or Abuse
- Sepsis and other Major Infections
- Verbal Abuse
- Inappropriate Physical or Chemical Restraints
It is your right to have a full understanding of your loved one’s health care facilities’ quality of care and any infractions they have made. You should be given clear answers to any questions you may have about their care, and any belligerence or evasiveness from facility staff and management should not be tolerated. Levin & Perconti are proud 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.