Rockford Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Attorneys

Rockford IL Nursing Home Ratings Graph

Rockford is the third largest city in Illinois and home and its population is among the oldest in the state. The Rockford nursing home abuse & neglect attorneys of Nursing Home Law Center LLC represent the interests of the elderly by holding nursing facilities accountable when their failure to provide quality care results in the neglect and injury of the very people they are meant to serve. If you are considering placing your loved one in a nursing facility or wish to know whether a concern you have about the way your loved one is being treated is warranted; you can use the information we’ve provided below to make more educated decisions and detect the possibility of mistreatment.

Medicare regularly releases publicly available information on every nursing facility in Rockford, Illinois based on data gathered through inspections, surveys and investigations. The database monitored by the federal agency reveals that six (27%) of the twenty-two Rockford nursing facilities are deemed to be below the national averages after serious deficiencies and violations were identified by investigators. If your loved one was injured, abused, mistreated or died unexpectedly from neglect while living in a nursing facility in Rockford, you have legal rights to ensure justice. 

We invite you to contact the Rockford nursing home abuse & neglect lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center (800-926-7565) today to schedule a free, no-obligation case review to discuss a financial compensation lawsuit.

Rockford Senior Demographics

Rockford is a rust belt city that has become economically and diverse in its evolution since the loss of many of its manufacturing jobs. Its population is also older than many other cities. Over 22% of its residents are 55 years of age or older— with 14.1% of the population older than retirement age. For nearly 40 years, older residents would gather at the Golden Agers Center for recreational activities, group events and dinners. Unfortunately, the center burned in a fire on November 8, 2015 and is currently looking for a new home.

Those looking to assist in finding a new home for the senior center and in the rebuilding process or who would like more information about when its activities will resume can contact its longtime director, Doug Herriott at

Skilled Nursing Facilities Serving the Rockford Area

Our Rockford nursing home injury attorneys have compiled the following information about each of Rockford’s nursing care and assisted living facilities using information provided by Medicare’s nursing home compare tool found on the website. For more detailed information, you can access the same information at to learn more about the specific reasons behind a facility’s demerits and fines. It is our hope that this information will raise awareness to common concerns and allow you to make more informed choices regarding where you choose to place your loved ones.

Illinois Nursing Home Negligence Lawsuit Information

Our 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:

Overall Rating 22 Nursing Homes
    Rating: 5 out of 5 (4) Much above average
    Rating: 4 out of 5 (7) Above average
    Rating: 3 out of 5 (5) Average
    Rating: 2 out of 5 (2) Below average
    Rating: 1 out of 5 (4) Much below average
August 2018

Amberwood Care Centre

2313 North Rockton Avenue
Rockford, IL 61103
(815) 964-2200
Ownership— For profit individual
Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes
Overall Rating— 2 stars out of 5 possible

Primary concerns: This facility’s low rating is a result of poor or mediocre scores in all areas of evaluation, including the quality of its staff and health inspection history. Understaffing and the lack of an adequate number of nurses should draw the most concern.

The Villa at Pa Peterson

1311 Parkview Avenue
Rockford, IL 61107
(815) 399-8832
Ownership— For profit corporation
Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes
Overall Rating— 2 stars out of 5 possible

Primary concerns: Low quality measures and a myriad of health inspection deficiencies have driven this facility’s low score. It could also stand to make improvements in the number and quality of its staff members.

Presence St Anne Center

4405 Highcrest Road
Rockford, IL 61107
(815) 229-1999
Ownership— Nonprofit: Church
Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes
Overall Rating— 4 stars out of 5 possible

Primary concerns: This facility has received even ratings for all of the areas on which it has been evaluated. Its staff and quality measures are considered above average, but not beyond the possibility for improvement.

Rock River Health Care

707 West Riverside Boulevard
Rockford, IL 61103
(815) 877-5752
Ownership— For profit corporation
Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes— but has been denied federal payment in the last three years
Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5 possible

Primary concerns: This facility is designated as a Special Focus Facility, which is the result of repeated violations and persistently inferior care. As a result, it is subject to increased inspections and escalating penalties. In the last three years, it has been required to pay nearly $189,000 in fines.

Willows Health Center

4054 Albright Lane
Rockford, IL 31103
(815) 316-1500
Ownership— Nonprofit corporation
Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes
Overall Rating— 5 stars out of 5 possible

Primary concerns: While this facility has the best rating out of all those located within the city of Rockford, no data is available regarding the quality of its staff. Its quality measures received an average rating, which means there is room for improvement.

When to Seek Legal Assistance With a Rockford Neglect or Abuse Case

Our Rockford nursing home injury lawyers recommend launching an investigation into the treatment of your loved ones the moment you notice any of the following signs.

  • Sudden change in your loved one’s behavior or mood
  • The presence of bedsores
  • The development of unexplained infections
  • Hospitalization due to dehydration or malnutrition
  • The presence of physical marks on your loved one’s wrists, ankles or genitals
  • Injuries sustained in trips or falls
  • The sudden refusal of your loved one to speak when in the presence of caregivers

We suggest that you always look into any signs that warrant concern, even if you feel that they are minor or coincidental at the time. Your loved one may be afraid or too 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 more positive environment before he or she must endure continued abuse.

Let Our Rockford Nursing Home Attorneys Help Get You The Justice You Deserve

Nursing Home Law Center LLC is an award winning Illinois nursing home law firm that has been able to assist thousands of clients following injuries that were the result of negligent or reckless behavior. Our Rockford nursing home abuse attorneys have specialized knowledge and experience working on cases similar to your own and can help you recover the maximum amount of compensation available on behalf of your loved one. Contact us to arrange a free consultation so that we can review your legal options and gather the information needed to get to work for you. If we are unable to recover damages on your behalf, you are assured that our services will be free of charge.

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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
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