South Holland Manor
When you entrust the care of an elderly loved one to an assisted living facility, you expect they’ll receive the very best care in a safe and dignified way. But what do you do if the facility you chose falls short of these expectations? What if your relative suffers real harm from neglect or abuse? What if their rights as an Illinois nursing home resident are violated?
Most nursing homes provide excellent care to their residents, but the nursing home attorneys at Levin & Perconti have taken too many cases for families just like yours who thought their loved one was safe in the care of an Illinois facility only to have their trust broken and their relative suffer at the hands of negligent staff. It’s not something we want to see happen to your family, which is why we seek to provide you resources for choosing the best nursing homes for your elderly relatives and appropriate recourse if something does go wrong.
About South Holland Manor
South Holland Manor, formerly the site of ManorCare of South Holland, is a large assisted living facility with 216 beds. The facility offers a variety of care options for residents, ranging from short-term rehabilitation and respite care to long-term care. They also offer joint replacement therapy services.
Medicare assigned an overall rating of Below Average to South Holland Manor for 2018. While the facility earned Above Average ratings in quality measures and staffing, their Much Below Average health inspection rating brings their overall quality into question. This poor rating is due to a number of infractions and complaints, including the following:
9/20/18 Failure to reasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident. Four residents were reported to not have easy access to their call lights, preventing them from requesting help if needed.
9/20/18 Failure to provide appropriate pressure ulcer care and prevent new ulcers from developing. Staff failed to prevent and treat pressure ulcers on a resident, resulting in a painful wound on the resident’s buttocks.
7/31/18 Failure to provide appropriate pressure ulcer care and prevent new ulcers from developing. Staff failed to administer pain medication to a resident with a history of pressure ulcers before turning him, causing pain. A staff member also neglected to find help to reposition resident after he complained of pain, leaving him in one position too long.
Pick the Right Home
The first step to prevent elder abuse is picking a well-regarded facility for your loved one. You can do this by doing thorough research into nursing home reviews and ratings online. You can look up what other residents and their families have had to say about their experiences at the facilities you’re considering as well as read public records published by government agencies who inspect nursing homes, such as Medicare. With your findings you can narrow down your options for a safe space for your relative.
Taking a tour of the facility is also a must, but do be aware that the tours are designed to show the very best of a residence and hide any flaws. You might consider taking multiple tours or even visiting unannounced one day to ask some questions.
Protect Your Loved One
Once your family member is placed in an assisted living facility, it’s up to you to stay vigilant about the care they receive. Your loved one may not be able to recognize or report neglect and will rely on your help. You can help by communicating and visiting with them often to check on their well-being. This also gives you a chance to personally observe the facility’s day-to-day appearance and staff behavior.
You should also be informed as to what signs of abuse and neglect to watch for. There are many signs, but you can start with the obvious physical and behavioral ones. Note if your relative displays any unexplained injuries, untreated bedsores, or poor hygiene. Frequent hospitalizations can be cause for concern. Also watch for sudden behavioral changes, such as becoming violent, withdrawn, or unusually confused.
You should also document any cases of your loved one receiving incorrect medicine or medical treatment, personal belongings being frequently misplaced or lost, their room being dirty, or your relative being treated in an undignified manner.
Don’t be afraid to question anything that seems wrong. Take your concerns and documentation to the facility’s administrators. They should be willing to answer your questions and make a serious effort to fix any problems, but if they fail to do so and become uncooperative you may need to seek legal action.
Seek Legal Aid
If you find that the rights of your senior relative are being violated by their nursing home, the best way to protect them now is to seek legal aid. Levin & Perconti have the experience you’ll need on your side to take an Illinois elder care facility to court. Our attorneys have personally prosecuted nursing homes in cases involving the following and more:
- Physical Abuse
- Sexual Assault
- Medication Errors
- Dropped Patients
- Bed Rail Entrapment
- Wrongful Death
- Bed Sores
This is a difficult experience for all involved and we want to help you navigate all your options and help you win the best settlement or verdict possible like we have for hundreds of other families and their loved ones. If you’re ready to seek justice for a resident who has suffered harm at ManorCare of South Holland or another Illinois nursing home, contact Levin & Perconti today. Just click or call Levin & Perconti at 888-424-5757 any hour of the day or night for a free consultation and answers to all of your questions.
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.