ManorCare of Oak Lawn West
Do you have a loved one in assisted living? Are they receiving the best care possible? You hope so, and most nursing homes provide excellent care for their residents. But with the rising number of assisted living facilities opening and more seniors moving in than ever, it’s easy for things to fall between the cracks and standards of care to slip.
This is why it’s important for families to be vigilant about their elderly loved one’s care. It only takes one bad staff member or overlooked protocol to bring harm to a vulnerable senior, and your relative may not be able to recognize or report neglect and abuse themselves.
So what can you do to protect your family member? We at Levin & Perconti understand the concerns of families who only want the best for their senior loved ones. That’s why we try to support you every step of the way, from picking a safe nursing home to seeking justice for those who have been harmed by the senior care industry. We want to be a resource you can use to educate yourself about Illinois nursing homes and how to secure the best care for your loved one.
With the information we share from public records about assisted living facilities around the state and our tips for taking action against elder abuse, we hope to give your family peace of mind that your senior relative is being well cared for and the tools you need to take action if they ever suffer any harm.
About ManorCare of Oak Lawn West
6300 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
ManorCare of Oak Lawn West is an assisted living facility with 191 beds in Oak Lawn, Illinois. The facility offers short- and long-term care to residents, as well as memory care services and outpatient rehabilitation with licensed therapists.
ManorCare of Oak Lawn West was given an overall rating of Above Average by Medicare in 2018. This is due to its Above Average staff rating and quality measures rating. It received an Average health inspection rating due to the following instances, among others.
9/18/18 Failure to provide appropriate care for residents who are continent or incontinent of bowel/bladder, appropriate catheter care, and appropriate care to prevent urinary tract infections. Protocols to wash hands and change gloves to prevent the spread of germs during catheter care were not followed while cleansing catheter sites on two residents, putting them at risk for infections.
9/19/18 Failure to ensure that feeding tubes are not used unless there is a medical reason and the resident agrees; and provide appropriate care for a resident with a feeding tube. Staff failed to check placement of a resident’s feeding tube and failed to position the resident properly before using the tube, putting the resident at risk of aspiration.
9/20/18 Failure to honor the resident’s right to be treated with respect and dignity and to retain and use personal possessions. A resident was repeatedly dressed in a hospital gown upon admittance to the facility despite his wishes to wear the clothes he brought with him.
Protect Your Loved One from Elder Abuse
The first step in protecting elderly relatives from abuse and neglect in nursing homes is to pick a facility that offers excellent care. You can research ratings and reviews online from other families like yours and in public records published by government agencies, such as Medicare.
Tour multiple facilities before picking one for your loved one and observe what kind of environment they foster. Are staff friendly and is the facility clean? Do their protocols for the kind of care your relative requires fit normal standards?
Second, when you place your family member in assisted living, conduct regular welfare checks on them and stay in contact so you can keep tabs on how they are being treated. Visit often so you can continue to observe staff behaviors and the general upkeep of the facility. Ask questions if anything seems off.
Third, learn the signs of abuse and neglect. These are many and varied, but some obvious ones to start with are physical and behavioral signs your loved one may display. Watch for unexplained injuries or if your relative appears unkempt or unwashed. Note if they suddenly become withdrawn, violent, depressed, or easily confused.
Other signs could include frequent hospitalization, wandering, severe bedsores, a dirty room, or any instances of medical treatments or medicine being administered incorrectly.
If anything seems amiss, document everything you see or know and take your findings to the facility’s management. If they do not respond with satisfactory answers and solutions, or become dismissive and uncooperative, it may be time to take things a step further.
Levin & Perconti can Help
Has your loved one suffered personal injury under the care of ManorCare of Oak Lawn West or another Illinois assisted living facility? If you’re ready to seek legal counsel for an elder abuse and neglect case, the attorneys at Levin & Perconti have the experience and record of success that you’ll need. We’ve helped hundreds of families win the settlements and verdicts they desired against nursing homes.
If it’s time to protect your loved one and seek justice for them, don’t waste any more time. We are available to take your call any hour of the day. Just click or call Levin & Perconti at 888-424-5757 for a free consultation. Let us help you protect your loved one and other seniors today.
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.