ManorCare of Libertyville
Nursing home and assisted living facilities today offer many types of care to residents. For some residents these facilities become their home for the remainder of their lives; for others, just a place to rehabilitate after a medical crisis or procedure. Either way, seniors and their families expect to receive the best care during this time of vulnerability.
Unfortunately, all too often nursing homes suffer from poor staffing, leading to mistakes, neglect, and even outright abuse against defenseless residents. Facilities looking to cut costs often hire a minimal number of employees or employ less qualified staff to save the cost of experienced employees’ wages. Yes, some of these staff members do an excellent job caring for senior residents, but in too many cases, residents suffer abuse and neglect at the hands of untrained and unvetted caregivers because there just aren’t enough qualified staff to attend to them properly.
After years of handling wrongful injury and negligence cases against nursing homes, Levin & Perconti wants to educate you on the signs of elder abuse and the actions you can take against it. We are happy to provide information taken from public records about individual facilities to ensure you are informed. We want to help you protect your loved ones from the dangers too often found in nursing homes.
Signs of Elder Abuse
Elder abuse can be tricky to spot if a loved one is in assisted living; after all, you probably don’t spend a lot of time with them. But there are signs you can watch for when you visit or communicate with your senior relative. Frequent visits and conversations with your relative and staff can help you keep tabs on the care they are receiving.
Watch for physical signs such as unexplained broken bones, bruises, burns, or scars, untreated bedsores, sunken cheeks or eyes indicative of poor blood circulation, sudden unexplained weight loss, and unkempt appearance or poor hygiene. Frequent trips to the hospital can also be cause for concern.
Your relation may also display behavioral signs of distress if they are being abused. Watch for sudden changes in behavior such as acting withdrawn, acting agitated or violent, having trouble sleeping, rocking back and forth, appearing confused or depressed, or avoiding favorite activities.
Also note if your relative’s room or bathroom are unhygienic, belongings come up missing, medicine or medical procedures are administered incorrectly, or personal privacy is ever disregarded.
Remember, there are laws protecting the well-being of seniors. Abuse and neglect occur in countless forms, so if something doesn’t seem right with your elderly relative’s care, take action. Our nursing home attorneys at Levin & Perconti have personally prosecuted assisted living facilities for numerous infractions.
What are Your Next Steps?
If you suspect abuse or neglect of a loved one at an assisted living facility, take immediate action. Document your observations and experiences with as much detail as possible and research your loved one’s rights. Take your discoveries to the facility’s management and question them on what you have seen. Pay attention to their reaction. If they do not provide adequate answers or solutions to the issues you’ve experienced, or if they are uncooperative and dismissive, you may need to resort to legal action.
If you need help navigating a personal injury or elder abuse case, Levin & Perconti has the experience to help you and get the settlement or verdict you want. We’ve helped Illinois residents win millions of dollars in cases against negligent nursing homes and are dedicated to fighting for the rights of victims and their families and helping them receive the justice they deserve. If your loved one has been mistreated at ManorCare of Libertyville or another assisted living facility, contact us immediately to discuss your options. Just click or call Levin & Perconti at 888-424-5757 any time for a free consultation.
About ManorCare of Libertyville
1500 South Milwaukee Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048
ManorCare of Libertyville is a nursing home with 150 beds and offers care for both short- and long-term residents as well as memory care. Medicare gives ManorCare of Libertyville an impressive overall rating of above average, with a much above average rating for quality of resident care. Staffing and health inspections ratings were found to be average.
Despite these good ratings, there have been a few complaints made at the facility in 2018, such as:
9/20/18 Failure to ensure that a nursing home area is free from accidental hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents. Two residents with limited mobility experienced multiple falls. One resident reported staff took over 20 minutes to respond to call lights and some staff seemed unaware of her handicap. The second resident experienced multiple falls due to lack of any fall prevention policies at the facility.
5/9/18 Failure to provide care and assistance to perform activities of daily living for any resident who is unable. Seven residents did not receive the assistance required for personal hygiene care for toileting and showers. This left some with soiled incontinence pads and beds and rashes on their bodies. Other residents were found to have greasy hair and generally poor hygiene after missing showers.
4/16/18 Failure to provide appropriate treatment and care according to orders, resident’s preferences and goals. Staff failed to assess a resident before discharging them from their care. A resident’s family member noticed the resident had symptoms of illness and an altered mental state and reported it to staff, who still failed to do a complete assessment of the resident. The resident was re-hospitalized per the family’s request.
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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