The Pearl of Rolling Meadows
When choosing an assisted living facility for your loved one, you want to cover all your bases. Does it offer all the amenities you want? Is the medical care adequate? Is it affordable? Finally, is it safe?
You might believe that safety and attentive care are a given at any nursing home facility, but all too often the treatment of residents falls shorts and real harm is caused. This can happen when a nursing home is understaffed and can’t provide enough attention to every resident. Sometimes facilities fail to establish stringent protocols of care or train staff in its protocols. And tragically, sometimes truly abusive people are hired on as caregivers and perpetrate abuse against vulnerable residents.
Reasons aside, no amount of neglect or abuse is appropriate in assisted living, which is why Levin & Perconti is dedicated to informing families like yours about how to be vigilant about the care your senior family members receive in nursing homes and then fighting for the victims of elder abuse and neglect.
We want you to be able to make the best decisions concerning which nursing home to place your elderly relative and how to prevent any harm coming to them. That’s why we publish information about Illinois facilities, like the one below, and how to prevent and report mistreatment of residents.
About the Pearl of Rolling Meadows
4225 Kirchoff Road
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Previously known as ManorCare of Rolling Meadows, The Pearl of Rolling Meadows reopened under the management of Pearl Healthcare late in 2018. They offer post-hospital care, memory care, and long-term care.
The latest information published by Medicare for this facility gives it an Average rating for health inspections, Average for staffing, and Much Above Average for other quality measures, with an overall rating of Above Average awarded.
The merely Average health inspections rating comes from instances that caused minimal harm or had the potential for harm to a few residents and include the following events:
4/12/18 Failure to provide appropriate pressure ulcer care and prevent new ulcers from developing. Staff failed to provide adequate repositioning for one resident which resulted in an avoidable coccyx pressure ulcer.
4/12/18 Failure to provide enough food/fluids to maintain a resident’s health. Staff failed to provide assistance with eating to two residents and neglected to address the weight loss of these and a third resident.
4/12/18 Failure to provide and implement an infection prevention and control program. A staff member failed to put on gloves and protective gown while in a resident’s room who was under contact isolation for a medical condition, increasing the risk of spreading an infection.
Protecting Senior Residents
If your loved one lives in assisted living, they rely on your help to stay safe. You can help ensure they receive the care they need by staying in contact with them and their caregivers and questioning anything that doesn’t seem right. Visit as often as possible to make your own observations and assess how your relative is doing.
Be informed as to signs of elder neglect and abuse. Some of these signs include unexplained injuries or frequent hospitalization, sudden weight loss, severe bedsores, an unkempt appearance, dirty facilities, sudden changes in personality and behavior such as becoming withdrawn or violent, incidents of wandering, and personal belongings being habitually misplaced or lost.
Never be afraid to question protocols or lack thereof. If you have observed signs that your loved one might have suffered mistreated, document what you’ve seen and take it to the facility’s management. If they do not answer your questions or take action to fix the problems, or become defensive and dismissive, you may need to resort to legal action.
Levin & Perconti can Help
You never want it to get to the point where legal action is necessary, but sometimes that is what it takes to protect an elderly loved one from a failing nursing home. If you need help upholding your loved one’s rights in an elder abuse case, Levin & Perconti is here to fight for you. We have proven success in winning the settlements and verdicts families like yours have sought against Illinois assisted living facilities and we’re here to do it for you too. Click or call Levin & Perconti at 888-424-5757 today for a free consultation. We are available to answer your questions 24/7.
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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