Naperville, IL Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Attorneys

Naperville IL Nursing Home Ratings GraphNursing home abuse and neglect is a serious but often hidden problem in the United States. Statistics show that elderly people residing in nursing care facilities are at risk of becoming victims of potential harm or injury at the hands of their caregivers or other residents. While physical abuse is the most obvious, emotional and mental abuse are less obvious but more common.

Our Naperville, Illinois nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center LLC have handled many cases of elder abuse, neglect, and mistreatment and have seen a significant rise in the incidence of nursing home negligence in Naperville and throughout Illinois.

Any time abuse takes place in a nursing home, families who trusted the care of their aging parents to these facilities feel justifiably angry because that trust was violated. If your loved one was injured or died unexpectedly from neglect while living in a Naperville nursing home, let our Illinois nursing home injury law firm protect the rights of your family. 

Contact the Naperville nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center (800-926-7565) today to schedule a free consultation to discuss filing a claim for compensation.

Half of Naperville Nursing Homes Found To Provide Inferior Care

Naperville, Illinois is a mid-sized city in DuPage County located west of Chicago. It has been consistently ranked as among the most affluent, livable, and safe cities in America by various publications, as well as one of the best for retirees. Of its more than 146,000 residents, nearly 17,000 (over 11 percent) are senior citizens over the age of 65, many of them living in nursing facilities in the community. That number doubles when the retirees living in all of surrounding Kane and DuPage counties are counted.

The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regularly inspects and publishes data on every certified nursing facility in the U.S. for compliance with federal regulations governing health and safety, including the eight nursing homes located within a five-mile radius of Naperville’s city center. Based on its investigations, the agency rated four of those facilities “below average” or “much below average” in the overall quality of care provided to residents.

Lowest-Rated Naperville Nursing Homes

The nursing facilities listed below, all in or immediately surrounding Naperville, were ranked below or much below average by CMS in the quality of care they provide to residents. The deficiencies noted by inspectors reflect the same general issues found in nursing homes nationwide and are mostly related to understaffing.

Arista Healthcare
1136 North Mill Street 
Naperville, IL 60563
153-bed, for-profit, Medicaid/Medicare-participating facility
Overall rating: Much below average

Meadowbrook Manor
720 Raymond Drive
Naperville, IL 60563
245-bed, for-profit, Medicaid/Medicare-participating facility
Overall rating: Much below average

Brookfield Plaza Lisle
1800 Robin Lane
Lisle, IL 60532
55-bed, for-profit, Medicaid/Medicare-participating facility
Overall rating: Below average

Alden Estates of Naperville
1525 South Oxford Lane
Naperville, IL 60565
203-bed, for-profit, Medicaid/Medicare-participating facility
Overall rating: Much below average

Each of these facilities was found to have one or more of the following deficiencies in safety and care:

  • A much higher than average number of health citations
  • A higher percentage of residents who developed pressure sores than the national and Illinois averages
  • Failure to provide proper pressure sore care and prevention for some residents
  • Failure to properly assist some residents with activities of daily living including personal grooming and hygiene
  • Failure to provide adequate supervision of residents or maintain an environment free of accident hazards to minimize the risk of falls
  • Failure to use proper infection prevention measures when caring for some patients
  • Deficiencies with sanitary food storage and preparation
  • A high number of residents who demonstrated symptoms of depression
  • A high number of residents who reported moderate to severe pain
  • Overuse of psychotropic medications on some patients
Stopping the Abuse and Neglect of Naperville Nursing Home Patients

It’s important for families to be able to spot the warning signs of potential nursing home neglect and abuse, which are not always readily apparent. Elderly victims are often unable or 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 of abuse and neglect include unexplained bruises or other marks, sudden changes in behavior or personality, emotional withdrawal, unexplained weight loss, poor hygiene, and unclean clothing or surroundings.

If you suspect your loved one is being harmed, mistreated, or neglected while residing in a Naperville nursing home or any nursing facility in Illinois, you should take immediate action. Report your concerns to the nursing home’s administrator, director of nursing, the Illinois Department of Public Health and/or an Illinois nursing home injury attorney. Having a skilled personal injury attorney who specializes in nursing home abuse on your side can help ensure that every available legal option is explored and can minimize the potential harm to your loved one now and in the future.

Affordable assistance for nursing home patients and their families in Naperville

The Naperville nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center have represented many victims of nursing home neglect and abuse in Illinois. Our team of dedicated and knowledgeable attorneys provides legal representation in cases involving neglect and abuse occurring in nursing facilities throughout Kane and DuPage counties.

We urge you to contact our Naperville nursing home abuse law firm today. You can schedule an appointment to speak with one of our skilled attorneys for a free case review. We handle all cases of abuse, neglect, and mistreatment through contingency fee agreements. This means we are only paid for our legal services after we obtain an award for you in a court or negotiate an out-of-court settlement on your behalf.

Damages Paid in Illinois Nursing Home Negligence Cases

Our nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers 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 Naperville area nursing homes: Nursing Home Compare

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

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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