ManorCare of Northbrook
Is your loved one getting the best care and the respect they deserve at their nursing home? If they weren’t, would you know the signs of elder abuse and neglect and what to do about it? Too many families entrust the care of an elderly family member to nursing homes or assisted living facilities, expecting professional care administered in a dignified manner, only to find later that their relative has become the victim of heartless, careless staff.
Levin & Perconti wants you to know that you have resources available to help you discover if the facility you’ve chosen for your loved one is up to your standards. Using public records, we research and compile information about Illinois nursing homes to provide you a resource you can turn to when looking for the best-rated assisted living facility for your relative. Elder abuse prevention starts with picking a safe environment for your loved one and remaining vigilant.
Below you’ll find information about how to monitor the care your senior relatives receive in assisted living, what signs of abuse and neglect to watch for, and then how to take action if anything seems amiss. And then if you find you must resort to legal action, the experienced nursing home attorneys at Levin & Perconti are ready to help you find the resolution you need. We have years of experience successfully prosecuting cases.
When in doubt as to the best way to keep your elderly loved one safe in assisted living, turn to Levin & Perconti for the answers and help you need. Here we’ve compiled information about assisted living facility ManorCare of Northbrook and information about how to proceed if your loved one has experienced personal injury here or at any other Illinois nursing home.
About ManorCare of Northbrook
3300 Milwaukee Ave
Northbrook, IL 60062
ManorCare of Northbrook has 158 beds and accepts both long- and short-term residents. They also offer memory care services. While other ManorCare facilities received average ratings from Medicare for 2018, the Northbrook location managed to receive the highest overall rating of Much Above Average. This rating takes into account an above average rating for health inspections, average for staffing, and much above average for quality measures.
Despite its near perfect ratings, ManorCare of Northbrook was found to have some minor infractions during health inspections concerning the handling of resident medications.
1/18/18 Failure to ensure medication error rates are not 5 percent or greater. Three events of failure to follow proper medication instructions were reported, with varying risk of harm to residents.
1/18/18 Failure to ensure drugs and biologicals used in the facility are labeled in accordance with currently accepted professional principles; and all drugs and biologicals must be stored in locked compartments, separately locked, for controlled drugs. The facility failed to remove expired medication from its house supply, which put all residents at risk of receiving ineffective medication.
Keep Your Loved One Safe
It’s no secret that more and more seniors are moving into assisted living during their final years. With record numbers of residents, nursing homes are quickly filling up and looking for ways to meet the demand while making a profit. Unfortunately, some facilities cut corners when it comes to staffing, either keeping their staff numbers low or employing untrained staff to save on wages. This can directly affect the quality of care residents receive when employees are either overworked or underqualified.
When picking a nursing home for a family member, do extensive research into ratings and reviews of the facilities you’re considering. Medicare.gov publishes annual ratings based on public records and filed complaints that you can access online. Carefully review the findings of these reports before choosing accommodations for a senior.
After moving your relative, continue to monitor the ratings and complaints published for the nursing home and make your own careful observations. Your relative may not be able to recognize or tell you about any mistreatment. It is up to you to speak up if something seems wrong.
There are many indications of abuse and neglect that you yourself can watch out for while visiting and communicating with your loved one. If you notice anything disconcerting, document it and don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Watch for physical signs of abuse and neglect such as unexplained injuries, untreated bedsores, or poor hygiene. Your relative may also display behaviors indicative of abuse, such as being unusually withdrawn, violent, depressed, or confused. Frequent trips to the hospital or instances of wandering or incorrect administration of medical care are causes for concern. Also note if your relative’s room seems dirty or privacy practices are disregarded or refused.
If you become aware of any wrongdoing, take your documentation and concerns to the facility’s management. If they do not offer satisfactory explanations or solutions to the issues you’ve identified, it may be time to take legal action.
If you are not getting the answers you need elsewhere, the attorneys at Levin & Perconti are ready to help protect your loved one from abuse and neglect at the hands of nursing home staff. If your loved one has suffered harm or injury, we will fight for their rights and help you win the justice they deserve like we have for hundreds of other families. Don’t waste any more time. Click or call Levin & Perconti at 888-424-5757 today for a free consultation and some peace of mind.
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.