Lexington of Schaumburg
Placing your loved one in the care of a nursing home or health care facility is not an easy decision. In many cases, you have no other option but to trust in a nursing home to handle the specialized, around the clock needs of your loved one. These nursing homes advertise high standards of care, happy residents, and clean, bright facilities. How can you be sure they are maintaining the high standards they advertise? What really happens behind closed doors, after visiting hours are over?
At Levin & Perconti, we understand that burden and are constantly seeking to ensure that nursing home residents are treated with respect and dignity. The unfortunate truth is that nursing home negligence and abuse is occurring all too often at facilities nationwide. It is estimated that up to 5 million elderly Americans experience negligent care or abuse while in the care of a nursing home. In many Chicago-area nursing homes, patients aren’t always receiving the care they deserve, and some facilities even have major health violations and citations.
We fight for families and their loved ones that are in the care of these sub-par facilities and get them the compensation they are due. We are dedicated to uncovering the facts and make certain that these facilities are held accountable for their failures in care. Read on to learn more about Lexington of Schaumburg:
Facility name: Lexington of Schaumburg
Facility address: 675 S. Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL, 60193
Facility phone: (847)-352-5500
Lexington of Schaumburg is a larger, 214 bed “for profit” nursing care facility offering private and semi-private rooms, post-acute and medically complex care, multiple rehabilitation and therapeutic modalities, and comforts like an on-site beauty shop, private bathrooms, and cable television on flat screen TVs. However, Levin & Perconti have found some highly concerning details regarding the care that you may want to be aware of.
10/19/2017 Failure to protect each resident from all abuse, physical punishment, and being separated from others. A resident was treated roughly when being taken to the bathroom early in the morning and was slapped repeatedly around the shoulders and neck. The resident reported that the CNA was angry with her for being too slow, saying that she had a lot of other people to take care of. The resident felt as if the CNA was still mad at her for reporting the incident, and was visibly upset when describing her feelings. The administration did very little in follow up, disciplinary action, and showed little concern for the resident’s well-being.
10/19/2017 Failure to keep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%. Multiple observances were made of haphazard medication administration, with an error rate of 23%. Nebulizer medicine was still visible in the collection chamber when the RN determined that the treatment was “done” due to time. The medication orders were to finish the dose, not follow a clock. Another situation involved IV medication. The nurse wasted over half of the medication trying to eliminate bubbles in an improper fashion and proceeded to rush the infusion process. It is indicated that this medication should take about 30 minutes to infuse, it took roughly 7. Another involves incorrect administration of injectable insulin. The insulin was not fully or accurately administered, with no way to tell if the full dose was injected.
10/19/2017 Failure to have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Multiple instances of improper hand hygiene and glove use were observed. Some examples; One RN took a call on their cell phone and proceeded to prepare and administer injectable medications without any hand hygiene or use of gloves. A CNA didn’t change gloves after moving a trash can, cleaning a resident’s bottom, and moving the trash can again, and finishing incontinence care.What You Can Do
It’s understandably concerning to learn of care failures that have occurred at the nursing home or care center where your loved one is staying. If you have a loved one at Lexington of Schaumburg, or any other Chicago-area healthcare facility, contact us at Levin & Perconti to learn more about their care history.
At Levin & Perconti, we actively research Illinois healthcare facilities and nursing homes, keeping up with any violations and citations. Our expert nursing home attorneys investigate these matters and represent the residents affected and their caring families. Some of these cases have involved:
- Pressure Sores, Bed Sores, and Decubitus Ulcers
- Verbal Abuse
- Assisted Living Negligence
- Elder Abuse
- Wandering and Elopement from Nursing Homes
- Malnutrition and Dehydration
- Medication Errors
- Alzheimer's and Dementia
When negligence or abuse is suspected, it is your right to ask questions and get clear answers. Levin & Perconti is a widely recognized and well-respected leader in nursing home negligence and abuse litigation. Our attorneys stand for the rights of nursing home residents and are leading the way in bringing negligent facilities to justice, as well as getting patients and families the compensation they deserve. If you feel your loved one may be the subject of nursing home neglect or abuse, contact us online or call us today at 877-374-1417.
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.