ManorCare of Hinsdale
When you move an elderly relative into an assisted living facility, you are trusting the staff to be professional and qualified, providing the very best care possible for your loved one. You expect the facility to be clean and well-maintained and for residents to receive timely, dignified medical and personal care that keeps them healthy and comfortable.
Unfortunately, we at Levin & Perconti have seen far too many cases in which these reasonable expectations are shamelessly flouted and ignored. The current influx of seniors entering nursing homes has caused some facilities to stretch resources thin and hire unqualified staff members with little regard for the professional standards one would expect at a care facility. When staff are untrained or not properly vetted, residents at nursing homes find themselves at risk for neglect and abuse.
This is why Levin & Perconti seeks not only to fight for the rights of elder abuse victims, but to inform and educate seniors and their families about the risks found in Illinois nursing homes so you can pick the right facility for your family member and avoid the types of cases that we unfortunately handle on a regular basis.
About ManorCare of Hinsdale
600 West Ogden Avenue
Hinsdale, IL 60521
ManorCare of Hinsdale is a large facility with 202 beds that offers short- and long-term care as well as memory care. Medicare gives them an overall average rating. Despite having a higher than average number of patients on a daily basis, they score an above average rating for the categories of staffing and quality of resident care. Their rating for health inspections is below average, however, due to instances of improper medical treatment, such as those described below.
10/12/18 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 failed to establish a care plan for a cognitively-challenged resident whose habit of picking and digging at their face causes bleeding.
10/12/18 Failure to provide pharmaceutical services to meet the needs of each resident and employ or obtain the services of a licensed pharmacist. The facility failed to follow processes to dispose of expired medications, to date opened vials, and to order resident medications in a timely manner. One resident’s insulin prescription had not been refilled before the supply ran out and staff “borrowed” another resident’s insulin in the meantime.
10/12/18 Failure to provide safe and appropriate respiratory care for a resident when needed. Staff failed to ensure emergency equipment was at hand for a resident receiving respiratory services. A respiratory therapist treating the resident found that the facility did not provide back-up equipment at residents’ bedsides for those using a trach, despite doctor’s orders.
How to Protect Residents
With more and more seniors entering assisted living facilities, every family has reason to worry about the level of care and respect your own loved one may receive. But there are ways to prevent and stop elder abuse so that you and your family can rest easy and feel more confident in your loved one’s care.
First, research reviews and ratings for any facility you are considering, and continue to do so after your relative has moved in. Pay attention to any cuts in staff or changes in management. Stay in touch with your relative and visit as often as possible to check on their well-being and observe staff behaviors and the cleanliness of the facility.
Inform yourself on the signs of elder abuse and neglect. There are many, but some visible signs include unexplained injuries and weight loss, untreated sores, and poor hygiene. Abused seniors may also exhibit disconcerting behaviors such as becoming withdrawn, reacting violently, rocking back and forth, or expression feelings of depression or confusion.
Also note any instances in which your loved one received the wrong type or dosage of medication, has an unsanitary room or bathroom, or frequently misplaced or missing belongings.
Levin & Perconti have personally prosecuted nursing homes for a variety of misdeeds against seniors.
What to Do Next
If you suspect any mistreatment of a resident at ManorCare of Hinsdale, start documenting your concerns and bring them to the attention of management. If they fail to offer satisfactory answers and resolutions or become defensive and uncooperative, you may need to take legal action.
If you are ready to take steps towards prosecution, Levin & Perconti have the experience required to successfully help you seek justice against nursing home negligence. Our Illinois nursing home attorneys have won millions of dollars for the victims and families of victims of elder abuse in the state of Illinois and we want to help you also win reparations for injuries suffered. We are available online or by phone any time. Just click or call Levin & Perconti at 888-424-5757 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.
Not only were they so professional but also so caring and thoughtful. It was very difficult going over the facts in our mother's case but they were so compassionate and understanding and allowed us to be with them every step of the way. We were able to sit in on the depositions and we were really able to see how hard they worked on our behalf.