Joliet, IL Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Attorneys

Joliet IL Nursing Home Ratings GraphLocated 30 miles southwest of Chicago, Joliet is the fourth largest city in Illinois and home to a diverse senior population. The city of Joliet has evolved from a heavy industrial town to an exurb following the economic collapse caused by the Great Recession. It has become an economically and culturally diverse city with a population of over 148,000 residents, more than 10 percent of whom are senior citizens, with many more rapidly approaching retirement age. 

Sadly, cases of neglect and abuse in nursing homes that serve the aged are increasing in Joliet and throughout Illinois. Our Joliet, Illinois nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center LLC are committed to protecting the vulnerable elderly by actively and aggressively holding negligent facilities liable for the harm they cause.

Neglect and abuse in nursing homes most often happen when understaffed facilities are unable to keep up with the growing demand for care. Despite laws in place to protect elderly patients, nursing home operators often put profits ahead of the comfort and safety of their residents and hire poorly trained and low-paid staff.

If your loved one was mistreated, injured, or died unexpectedly while living in a Joliet nursing home, let our Illinois nursing home injury law firm protect the rights of your family. Contact our Joliet nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center (800-926-7565) today to schedule a free case consultation to discuss filing a claim for compensation.

Nearly Half of Joliet Nursing Homes Provide Subpar Care

One of the most effective ways to protect your aged loved one from potential nursing home abuse is to gather as much information as you can before placing them in a Joliet nursing facility. To help you make an informed decision, we have summarized the results of a government study of skilled nursing facilities in the community.

The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) annually inspects every Medicare-certified nursing facility in the U.S. for compliance with federal regulations governing safety, health, nutrition, and patients’ rights. CMS publishes its findings on its Nursing Home Compare webpage. Based on its investigations, the agency rated four of Joliet’s nine nursing homes “below average” or “much below average” in the overall quality of care provided to residents.

Rating Joliet Nursing Homes

As you can see, the nursing homes within the city of Joliet run the gamut when it comes to the quality of care they provide seniors.

Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County
421 Doris Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
Overall rating: Much above average (five stars out of five)

Sunny Hill, a 157-bed, Medicaid/Medicare-participating facility owned and operated by the Will County government, is currently the highest-rated nursing home in Joliet.

While this facility receives very good marks for its staffing and training, it has some issues with consistency of care, including failing to properly assist some residents with grooming and personal hygiene and providing proper care for pressure sores.

Spring Creek Nursing and Rehab Center
777 Draper Avenue
Joliet, IL 60432
168-bed, for-profit facility
Overall rating: Average (three stars out of five)

While Spring Creek received a lower than average number of health citations, inspectors found that staff failed to properly prevent and treat pressure sores in some residents, properly assist some with toileting, overused psychotropic medications on several patients, and had issues with sanitary food storage and preparation.

Salem Village Nursing and Rehab
1314 Rowell Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
266-bed, for-profit facility
Overall rating: Much below average (one star out of five)

This facility receives extremely poor marks for the quality of its care and health citation record, including a higher than average number of residents with pressure sores, failing to provide adequate supervision to prevent the risk of falls, ensure against medication errors, and use proper infection control measures.

Symphony of Joliet
306 North Larkin Avenue
Joliet, IL 60435
Overall rating: Average (three stars out of five)

While this 214-bed, for-profit facility receives generally good marks for quality measures, it has staffing issues and was found to inadequately assist some residents with personal hygiene and grooming, provide incontinence care, prevent the risk of infection, and to have deficiencies with sanitary food storage, preparation, and service.

Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home
1201 Wyoming Avenue
Joliet, IL 60435
Overall rating: Below average (two stars out of five)

This 58-bed, church-owned facility has slipped in recent years from a previous “above average” rating, largely as a result of failing to provide CMS with adequate staffing data. Inspectors noted problems with safe transfer of patients, infection control measures, and administration of medications.

The Parc at Joliet
222 North Hammes
Joliet, IL 60435
Overall rating: Much below average (one star out of five)

This 203-bed, for-profit facility received low scores based on its health inspection history and quality measures. It was found to have a much higher than average percentage of patients contracting urinary tract infections and who lost too much weight. It also had deficiencies in assisting residents with personal hygiene and properly transferring patients to reduce risk of falls.

Joliet Terrace Nursing Center
2230 McDonough
Joliet, IL 60436
Overall rating: Average (three stars out of five)

This 120-bed, for-profit facility got below-average ratings for staffing and quality measures, with a high percentage of residents given antipsychotic and other medications, and some unsanitary food preparation practices.

Presence Villa Franciscan
210 North Springfield Avenue
Joliet, IL 60435
Overall rating: Below average (two stars out of five)

This 154-bed, church-owned facility received low ratings for health and quality measures, with a high number of health citations and higher than average number of patients with pressure sores. It also had deficiencies with safely transferring some patients.

Rosewood Care Center of Joliet
3401 Hennepin Drive
Joliet, IL 60435
Overall rating: Above average (four stars out of five)

This 92-bed, for-profit facility has slipped slightly from a previous “much above average” rating. While its staffing grades are excellent, it had some deficiencies with infection control measures, medication storage, and failing to notify medical staff of worsening pressure sores.

What To Do if You Suspect Abuse or Neglect at a Joliet Nursing Home

Even if you just suspect that your loved one might be the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, you should seek the counsel of a legal representative. Elderly victims are often afraid to come forward, which means you must rely on other signs to determine whether your family member is being mistreated. The most common red flags include visible bruises or other marks, sudden changes in behavior or personality, depression, unexplained weight loss, poor hygiene, and unclean clothing or surroundings.

The Joliet nursing home injury lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center take the health and happiness of our senior citizens very seriously and we will do everything in our legal power to hold negligent and abusive caregivers accountable. If you believe your loved one is the victim of abuse at a Joliet nursing facility, our Illinois nursing home abuse lawyers investigate the matter free of charge and even advise you in relocating your loved one to a different facility that offers the care he or she deserves.

Our nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys only receive a fee when we are able to secure compensation on your behalf. We urge you to contact our Joliet nursing home abuse law firm today by calling (800) 926-7565 to speak with one of our skilled attorneys about a free case review.

Damages Paid in Illinois Nursing Home Negligence Cases

Our Joliet nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys have compiled data from reported settlements and jury verdicts from across Illinois to give you an idea of what your case may be worth in a civil law context. We have broken down these cases according to case type and patient injury.

Learn more about these Illinois nursing home lawsuit settlements below:

Resources

For more information on the nursing homes listed above or other Joliet area nursing homes: Nursing Home Compare

To report suspected nursing home abuse or neglect: Illinois Department of Public Health

Senior Services of Will County

U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey

Illinois Nursing Home Care Act

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Resources

If you are looking for information on a specific facility or an attorney, please see links below to respective locality pages.

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