ManorCare of Westmont
Failures in Care Result in Injuries at ManorCare Westmont
Sometimes you have no choice but to place your loved one in nursing home care – complex care needs and around-the-clock care are best handled by professionals. Of course, when you place a loved one in a nursing home or health care center, you are trusting them to care for your loved one with respect, to give them their due dignity, and to provide them with the medical and personal care they need, whether they are rehabilitating from a hospitalization or in a long-term care situation.
But, in today’s world, you wonder if the high standards of care these nursing homes advertise are actually what is given. What happens after visiting hours have passed? What aren’t you seeing? Unfortunately, your concerns are valid. Nursing home neglect and abuse is a problem in Illinois and across the nation that many people don’t even know is happening. It could even be your loved one who isn’t getting proper care.
Many of these facilities have long lists of state and federal health violations that, even though the information is public record, you may not be aware of. After all, these facilities aren’t going to be quick to share those details, it’d be bad for business.
We at Levin & Perconti are dedicated to sharing the truth about these facilities throughout Illinois, exposing their violations, and holding these sub-par nursing homes responsible for their actions. Read on to learn details about ManorCare Westmont:
About ManorCare Westmont
- Facility name: ManorCare Westmont
- Facility address: 512 East Ogden Avenue, Westmont, IL 60559
- Facility phone: (630) 323-4400
ManorCare Westmont is a 149-bed “for-profit” nursing home facility in Westmont, IL. This facility offers post-hospital rehabilitation care and long-term residential care. The ManorCare website boasts that their facilities are “vital medical care and rehabilitation centers with a commitment to specialized care that focuses on individual needs.”
ManorCare Westmont has had 9 complaints that have resulted in citations in the past three years, and a total of 23 health inspection citations since 2017. Some of these citations have included mishandled transfers leading to injuries, unsafe feeding tube, and IV medication practices, unnecessary antipsychotic medication administered, improper infection control measures, and medication errors in timing.
10/11/2017 Failure to make sure that the nursing home area is free from accident hazards and risks and provides supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Multiple failures in safe patient transfer protocol resulted in injuries. One resident suffered a broken tibia when the CNAs attempted a single-man transfer to help her dress. She fell, catching her leg under the bed with an audible crack. Another resident, a paraplegic with no sensation from the waist down suffered a broken tibia/fibula after an improperly performed transfer resulted in the resident’s legs not pivoting/being moved properly; the left leg was broken.
01/24/2018 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. A staff member did not follow proper feeding tube protocols regarding medication administration for a resident. They did not check the tube for proper placement nor did they properly flush the tube with water after administering medications. These mistakes could cause a host of complications, including the medication being delivered to the lung instead of the stomach, which can result in pneumonia.
01/24/2018 Failure to provide for the safe, appropriate administration of IV fluids for a resident when needed. A resident was receiving an extended course of antibiotics through a PICC line. There were no records of measuring the circumference of the arm or the external catheter length, nor any records of dressing changes.
01/24/2018 Failure to provide appropriate pressure ulcer care and prevent new ulcers from developing. A resident who is totally dependent on staff for all daily living activities developed a large pressure sore in the tailbone area. The staff had multiple excuses as to why the wound presented, fear of disturbing medical devices in place and weight gain (which according to records was false) were presented.
If your loved one is a resident at ManorCare Westmont or any other Illinois nursing home, and you have concerns about their care, contact us at Levin & Perconti to learn more. This information may protect your loved one from neglect, loss of privacy and dignity, and even abuse. Levin & Perconti stays on top of any violations that occur at Illinois nursing homes and health care facilities so that you can be well informed.
Our expert nursing home neglect and elder abuse attorneys investigate these health violations and represent the families and their loved ones affected, including those who have lost a loved one as a result of negligence or abuse at a nursing home. We pride ourselves in holding these facilities responsible for their negligence and getting the families the compensation they deserve. In our years of experience, we’ve seen that elder abuse and negligence comes in many forms.
How You can get Help
All of these care issues are avoidable and should not be happening. However, when you do suspect issues like these, it is your right to have your questions answered clearly, respectfully, and fully. Any attempts to deceive, excuse, or justify these actions should not be tolerated. Levin & Perconti are widely known and well-respected leaders in nursing home negligence and abuse litigation. We are proud to be advocates for creating a healthy nursing home environment where subpar care, negligence, and abuse will not be tolerated.
If you feel that your loved one may be the subject of elder abuse or may be in a neglect situation at ManorCare Westmont or any other Illinois nursing home facility, Contact Levin and Perconti online, or call us at 877-374-1417 to set up a no cost, no obligation consultation with our experienced elder abuse and nursing home neglect lawyers.
The above inspection findings are taken from public sources, including the Illinois Department of Health and from Medicare inspection conducted at the facility. Levin & Perconti cannot confirm that this page’s content represents the latest information available. The inspection findings published here are not complete. You may find the most up to date information at www.il.gov or medicare.gov. Any deficiencies/citations listed on this page may have been corrected or substantially corrected after the date of the inspection and date of publishing this material. This page is a legal advertisement and a resource of information for visitors. This material is not endorsed by the facility identified or by any governmental agency. Levin and Perconti does not have any affiliation with the facility mentioned.
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