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Rockford Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Attorneys

Rockford IL Nursing Home Ratings GraphRockford, Illinois is a rust belt city that has become economically diverse since the loss of many of its manufacturing jobs. Rockford is the third-largest city in Illinois and home to an older population than most other cities. Families who have placed or are considering placing an aging loved one in a Rockford nursing home should know that abuse and neglect in these facilities is a pervasive but often hidden problem in our society.

The Rockford, Illinois nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center LLC represent the interests of the elderly by holding Illinois nursing facilities accountable when their failure to provide quality care results in injury to the very people they are meant to serve.

If your loved one was mistreated, injured, or died unexpectedly from neglect while living in a Rockford nursing home, let our Illinois nursing home injury law firm protect the rights of your family. Contact the Rockford 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 Rockford Nursing Homes Found to Provide Deficient Care

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 15 percent of Rockford’s 148,000 residents are 65 years of age or older. We have provided some information below to help you make an informed decision before you place your aging loved one in a Rockford area nursing home.

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 22 nursing homes located within a 25-mile radius of Rockford’s city center. Based on its investigations, the agency rated 11 of those facilities “below average” or “much below average” after serious health violations and other deficiencies were uncovered by inspectors.

Lowest-Rated Rockford Nursing Homes

The nursing facilities listed below, all in or around Rockford, were ranked “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.

Pa Peterson at the Citadel
1311 Parkview Avenue
Rockford, IL 61107
129-bed, for-profit facility

Rock River Health Care
707 West Riverside Boulevard
Rockford, IL 61103
130-bed, for-profit facility

River Bluff Nursing Home
4401 North Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103
304-bed, county-owned facility

Forest City Rehab & Nursing Center
321 Arnold Avenue
Rockford, IL 61108
213-bed, for-profit facility

Rosewood Care Center of Rockford
1660 South Mulford
Rockford, IL 61108
116-bed, for-profit facility

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 including urinary catheter care
  • Unsanitary food storage and preparation practices
  • Inadequate pest control measures
  • Overuse of psychotropic medications on some patients
  • Patients who lost too much weight after admission
  • A high number of residents who demonstrated symptoms of depression
  • Failure to conduct accurate assessments for some residents
  • Failure to properly manage pain in some patients
  • One case of failing to prevent a resident from urinating in front of other residents in the dining room
  • One case of failing to investigate a resident’s allegation of physical abuse by staff
When to Seek Legal Assistance with a Rockford Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse Case

Our Rockford nursing home injury lawyers recommend launching an investigation into the treatment of your elderly loved one if you notice any of the following signs:

  • Sudden change in behavior or mood
  • The presence of bedsores
  • Frequent infections
  • Hospitalization due to dehydration or malnutrition
  • Unexplained physical marks on wrists, ankles, or genitals
  • Injuries sustained in trips or falls
  • Signs of fear or silence in the presence of caregivers or other residents

You should always look into any signs that warrant concern, no matter how minor they may seem. Your loved one may be too afraid or ashamed to speak up about the abuse or neglect he or she is enduring. An investigation will reveal whether you have the right to legal recourse and help you begin the process of moving your loved one to a safer environment.

Let Our Rockford Nursing Home Attorneys Help You get the Justice You Deserve

Our award winning Illinois nursing home law firm has assisted thousands of clients following injuries resulting from negligent or reckless behavior. Our Rockford nursing home abuse attorneys have specialized knowledge and experience working on cases similar to yours and can help you recover the maximum amount of compensation available on your loved one’s behalf. Contact us to arrange a free consultation to review your legal options and gather needed information. If we are unable to recover damages on your behalf, our services will be free of charge.

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:

ResourcesNursing 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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