ManorCare of Elk Grove Village
Thanks to the aging Baby Boomer generation, there has been substantial growth in the elder care industry. One sector that is seeing an influx of patients is nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Record numbers of new residents are turning to these facilities for late-life care and new residences are being built all the time.
Unfortunately, the resources to care for this many aging adults are not always readily available. Staff shortages, in particular, plague the assisted living industry. Nursing homes are often forced to function while understaffed or with the help of poorly trained, or even untrained, employees as the industry struggles to meet the demand of the growing senior population. Unfortunately, this raises the risk of elder abuse and neglect.
Elder abuse and neglect is a serious problem in the assisted living industry. Family members expect the best care possible for their elderly loved one at such facilities, but when staff members are not qualified or there are not enough staff to meet the needs of residents, abuse and neglect become increasingly common.
No one deserves the kind of treatment frequently found at poorly run nursing homes. At Levin & Perconti, we make it our goal to reveal the truth behind failing Illinois assisted living facilities and fight for the victims and their families’ rights. Through continual research, we seek to identify struggling nursing homes and educate you on the conditions found in them so you can be a better advocate for your senior loved one.
About ManorCare of Elk Grove Village
1920 Nerge Road
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
ManorCare of Elk Grove Village is a facility with 190 beds that offers short- and long-term care as well as memory care services. It has an above average rating by Medicare for resident care and staffing numbers. However, they achieved merely an average health inspection rating in 2018 due to a few minor infractions pertaining to resident privacy and medical care.
5/8/18 Failure to honor the resident’s right to a dignified existence, self-determination, communication, and to exercise his or her rights. Documents describe three cases of staff giving residents a bed bath or medication with the privacy curtain open, exposing the resident to anyone entering the room.
5/8/18 Failure to keep residents’ personal and medical records private and confidential. It was found that the medical records and personal information for four residents were left unsecured on computer screens and visible to passersby.
5/8/18 Failure to develop and implement a complete care plan that meets all the resident’s needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured. Staff allowed resident to complete a nebulizer treatment unsupervised when medical records did not show an order to self-administer medication.
What You Should Look For
Your loved one may be unaware of or unable to report abuse and neglect, so it is up to you to be on the lookout for signs that they are not receiving proper care. Frequent visits to the facility, in depth conversations with your relative about how they are treated, and questions to staff about established protocols and standards will help you observe and understand the level of care your family member is receiving.
Look for signs of mistreatment. Obvious physical signs will be unexplained broken bones, bruises, burns, or scars. Less obvious signs may include untreated bedsores, sunken cheeks or eyes indicative of poor blood circulation, sudden unexplained weight loss, and unkempt appearance or poor hygiene.
Your relation may also display behavioral signs of trauma. Watch for behaviors such as acting withdrawn, acting agitated or violent, having trouble sleeping, rocking back and forth, feeling confused or depressed, or avoiding favorite activities.
Further indications of neglect may include instances of your loved one receiving the wrong type or dosage of medication, frequent trips to the emergency room, a dirty room or bathroom, disregard for privacy, or belongings being lost or misplaced often.
Always be watching for any signs that your loved one is not being taken care of in a safe, dignified matter. Abuse comes in countless forms and we at Levin & Perconti have experience prosecuting assisted living facilities for numerous infractions.
What to Do Next
If you have reason to believe your relative is receiving substandard care or is suffering from abuse or neglect at ManorCare of Elk Grove Village, begin documenting your observations and confront the facility’s management. Ask them about best practices at their facility and for explanations as to what you have witnessed and what your relation has experienced. If they cannot provide satisfactory answers or react defensively and dishonestly, it may be time to get the law involved.
When you work with Levin & Perconti, you’re getting help from attorneys with extensive experience and success prosecuting cases of serious injury and neglect at the hands of nursing homes throughout Illinois. We are dedicated to upholding state laws against elder abuse and securing the reparations due to victims of such abuse and their families. If it’s time to seek justice for any wrongdoing against your loved one, click or call Levin & Perconti at 888-424-5757 any time for a free consultation.
Disclaimer: The above health inspection findings are taken from public records kept and published by Medicare and the state of Illinois and are not complete. Levin & Perconti cannot confirm that this page’s content includes the latest information available. Any corrections or additions made to these public records after publication of this page will not be found here. For the most up-to-date information, visit www.il.gov or medicare.gov. This page is a legal advertisement and informational resource for visitors and is not endorsed by the named facility or any government agency. Levin & Perconti does not have any affiliation with the named facility.
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