Illinois Department of Public Health Cites Seven Nursing Homes for Violations
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Feb 13, 2018 in Nursing Home Abuse
Earlier this month, the Illinois Department of Public Health's (IDPH) annual report revealed numerous violations at seven Quad-Cities-area nursing homes. The violations involved abuse and neglect of residents, including one case of accidental strangulation that caused a resident's death.
If your elderly loved one has suffered any form of abuse while living at a nursing home, contact the nursing home abuse lawyers at PKSD for a free legal consultation. We may be able to help you pursue compensation for the damages your loved one has suffered.
Quad Cities Nursing Homes Cited in Annual Report
Four of the Quad Cities nursing homes cited in the IDPH's annual report were fined a combined total of more than $125,000, including:
- Aperion Care Moline – This facility was fined a total of $75,000 last year for multiple violations. One of the fines was for an accidental strangulation in August 2017. The nurses who were supposed to be watching the resident did not notice the resident's call lights signaling the need for help. The facility was also fined in October 2017, after a resident walked out of the unlocked back door of the facility in 38-degree weather wearing only a T-shirt and shorts.
- Generations at Rock Island – This nursing home was fined more than $2,000 because staff members failed to provide proper treatment for two residents who suffered pressure wounds.
- St. Anthony's in Rock Island – This nursing home was fined more than $27,000 for various violations, including leaving residents with a high fall risk unattended, resulting in fall-related injuries.
- Illini Restorative Care in Silvis – The IDPH fined this facility $25,000 for posting a picture to social media of a resident who was only half dressed.
The three other Quad-Cities-area nursing homes in the report were:
- Regency Care of Sterling
- Community Living Options
- Heartland of Galesburg
The IDPH annual report lists a total of 120 nursing homes that were cited for violations in 2017.
Contact Us About Your Loved One's Nursing Home Abuse
Your loved one has the right to live free from abuse and neglect at a nursing home. If your loved one suffers any type of abuse or neglect, you may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses and other damages.
You should seriously consider working with an attorney on your claim. An attorney can help you determine the best legal strategy for pursuing compensation and attempting to hold the facility accountable.
The nursing home abuse lawyers at PKSD work on a contingency fee basis. This means your consultation is free and you will not be charged legal fees unless you receive fair compensation.