Symphony of Chicago West
According to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) report, up to 90 percent of nursing homes are understaffed. Patients living in any of Symphony’s unsupported staff environments will too often suffer from neglect and abuse. Our experienced nursing home abuse lawyers are dedicated to providing compassionate legal representation.
With Too Few Workers, Symphony of Chicago West is Not Able to Meet Patient Needs
Although Symphony of Chicago West, located at 5130 West Jackson Boulevard, has more than enough issues related to its below-average rating given by the U.S. Government Site for Medicare, it is the massive size of the facility that creates most of the tragedies related to serious shortcomings in delivering patient care. The truth is, with more than 230 beds, this for-profit nursing home faces many failures due to a lack of staffing and resources to support such a large group of sick and recovering elderly patients, and memory diseased residents.
Even a quick review of recent health and complaint inspections from 2017 thru 2018 will show the inadequate average timeframes care staff are with patients compared to state and national averages. These numbers provide a striking view of possibly just how awful the reality of a loved one’s life in an understaffed nursing home really is.
|Nursing Home Staffing||Symphony of Chicago West Staffing||Illinois Average||National Average||Staffing rating||1 out of 5 stars Much Below Average||-||-|
|Average number of residents per day||215.3||91.5||86.4|
|Total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day||1 hour and 2 minutes||1 hour and 25 minutes||1 hour and 32 minutes|
|RN hours per resident per day||11 minutes||47 minutes||40 minutes|
|LPN/LVN hours per resident per day||51 minutes||38 minutes||52 minutes|
|Nurse aides hours per resident per day||1 hour and 31 minutes||2 hours and 5 minutes||2 hours and 19 minutes|
|Physical therapist staff hours per resident per day||0 minutes||6 minutes||6 minutes|
Source: Medicare.gov. Averages based off of two years of inspections occurring before November 28, 2017.
Understaffing at Symphony Facilities is Chronic Issue
Our Illinois nursing home neglect lawyers have worked on many cases where understaffing created an all too easy environment for residents to become neglected, abused and mistreated. Unfortunately, we have also learned, in a drive to lower expenses and increase profits for owners and investors, those in charge of making decisions often first cut staffing needs to dangerous levels and greed creates a place for healing into a chronically deficient, understaffed and overworked workplace.
Chicago's Understaffed Nursing Homes Deserve Better
The Illinois nursing home attorneys at Levin & Perconti can help if a resident has suffered as a result of a poorly performing, understaffed nursing home such as Symphony of Chicago West. We are one of the most widely-known and respected nursing home abuse and neglect law firms in Illinois, achieving multiple million dollar verdicts and settlements for individuals and families who have been impacted by nursing home abuse, malpractice, or neglect associated with intentional understaffing.
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