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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 fifteen percent of Rockford’s 148,000 residents are sixty-five 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 twenty-three nursing homes located within a 25-mile radius of Rockford’s city center. Based on its investigations, the agency rated some 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

Thirteen nursing homes (57%) of the facilities providing unacceptable care are listed below. The deficiencies noted by inspectors reflect the same general issues found in nursing homes nationwide and are mostly related to understaffing or defective hiring practices.

Overall Rating of 23 Nursing Homes

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 (6) Much above average
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 (2) Above average
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 (4) Average
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 (5) Below average
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 (6) Much below average

April 2020

1 out of 5 Stars Overall Rating Rockford, Illinois Area Facilities One Star Rating
  • Autumn Meadows of Cahokia / 2 Annable Court Cahokia, Il 62206 / (618) 332-0114 / 1 out of 5 stars / For-Profit / Website
  • Forest City Rehab and Nursing Center / 321 Arnold Avenue Rockford, Il 61108 / (815) 397-5531 / 1 out of 5 stars / For-Profit / Website
  • Generations at Neighbors Nursing Home / 811 West 2nd Byron, Il 61010 / (815) 234-2511 / 1 out of 5 stars / For-Profit / Website
  • PA Peterson at the Citadel / 1311 Parkview Avenue Rockford, Il 61107 / (815) 399-8832 / 1 out of 5 stars / For-Profit / Website
  • River Bluff Nursing Home / 4401 North Main Street Rockford, Il 61103 / (815) 921-9200 / 1 out of 5 stars / County Government Owned and Operated / Website
  • Rock River Health Care Nursing Center / 707 West Riverside Boulevard Rockford, Il 61103 / (815) 877-5752 / 1 out of 5 stars / For-Profit / Website
2 out of 5 Stars Overall Rating Rockford, Illinois Area Facilities 2 Stars Rating
  • Alden Meadow Park Health Care Center / 709 Meadow Park Dr. Clinton, WI 53525 / (608) 676-2202 / 2 out of 5 stars / For-Profit
  • Northwoods Care Centre / 2250 Pearl Street Belvidere, Il 61008 / (815) 544-0358 / 2 out of 5 stars / For-Profit / Website
  • Park Place of Belvidere Nursing Center / 1701 5th Avenue Belvidere, Il 61008 / (815) 547-5451 / 2 out of 5 stars / For-Profit / Website
  • Presence Cor Mariae Center / 3330 Maria Linden Drive Rockford, Il 61114 / (815) 877-7416 / 2 out of 5 stars / Non-Profit / Website
  • Presence St Anne Center / 4405 Highcrest Road Rockford, Il 61107 / (815) 229-1999 / 2 out of 5 stars / For-Profit / Website
3 out of 5 Stars Overall Rating Rockford, Illinois Area Facilities 3 Stars Rating
  • Alden Park Strathmoor Nursing Center / 5668 Strathmoor Drive Rockford, Il 61107 / (815) 229-5200 / 3 out of 5 stars / For-Profit / Website
  • Fair Oaks Rehab and Healthcare / 1515 Blackhawk Boulevard South Beloit, Il 61080 / (815) 389-3911 / 3 out of 5 stars / For-Profit / Website
  • Rosewood Care Center of Rockford Nursing Center / 1660 South Mulford Rockford, Il 61108 / (815) 397-8700 / 3 out of 5 stars / Federal Government Owned and Operated / Website
  • The Green Knolls at Beloit / 1905 W Hart Rd Beloit, WI 53511 / (608) 365-2554 / 3 out of 5 stars / For-Profit
4 out of 5 Stars Overall Rating Rockford, Illinois Area Facilities 4 Stars Rating
  • Alden Debes Rehab and Health Care Center / 550 South Mulford Avenue Rockford, Il 61108 / (815) 484-1002 / 4 out of 5 stars / For-Profit / Website
  • Maple Crest Care Centre Nursing Home / 4452 Squaw Prairie Road Belvidere, Il 61008 / (815) 547-6377 / 4 out of 5 stars / For-Profit / Website
5 out of 5 Stars Overall Rating Rockford, Illinois Area Facilities 5 Stars Rating
  • Alpine Fireside Health Center / 3650 North Alpine Road Rockford, Il 61114 / (815) 877-7408 / 5 out of 5 stars / For-Profit / Website
  • Amberwood Care Centre / 2313 North Rockton Avenue Rockford, Il 61103 / (815) 964-2200 / 5 out of 5 stars / For-Profit / Website
  • East Bank Center Nursing Home / 6131 Park Ridge Road Loves Park, Il 61111 / (815) 633-6810 / 5 out of 5 stars / For-Profit / Website
  • Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center / 3470 North Alpine Road Rockford, Il 61114 / (815) 877-1441 / 5 out of 5 stars / Church-related Non-Profit / Website
  • Medina Nursing Center / 402 South Center Street Durand, Il 61024 / (815) 248-2151 / 5 out of 5 stars / For-Profit / Website
  • Willows Health Center / 4054 Albright Lane Rockford, Il 61103 / (815) 316-1500 / 5 out of 5 stars / Non-Profit / Website

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 Abuse 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 like 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:

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Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa
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After I read Jonathan’s Nursing Home Blog, I decided to hire him to look into my wife’s treatment at a local nursing home. Jonathan did a great job explaining the process and the laws that apply to nursing homes. I immediately felt at ease and was glad to have him on my side. Though the lawsuit process was at times frustrating, Jonathan reassured me, particularly at my deposition. I really felt like Jonathan cared about my wife’s best interests, and I think that came across to the lawyers for the nursing home. Eric