Springfield, IL Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Attorneys

Springfield IL Nursing Home Ratings GraphThe ever-growing number of people reaching their retirement years is contributing to a shortage of available nursing home beds in many parts of the country, including Illinois. The spiraling demand has placed a burden on residential nursing facilities for the aged, which have become overcrowded and unable to accommodate all the needs of their residents. Unfortunately, the Springfield, Illinois nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center LLC have seen a significant rise in the number of civil cases involving mistreatment, neglect, and abuse in Illinois nursing facilities.

If your loved one was mistreated, injured, or died unexpectedly from neglect while living in a Springfield nursing home, let our Illinois nursing home injury law firm protect the rights of your family. Contact our Springfield 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.

Thirty percent of Springfield, Illinois Nursing Homes Provide Inferior Care

Springfield is the Illinois state capital and home to more than 116,000 residents, nearly 19,000 of whom are senior citizens over 65. This number is likely much higher when factoring in the number of elderly that reside in Decatur and other surrounding cities and towns.

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 10 nursing homes located within a 25-mile radius of Springfield’s city center. Based on its investigations, the agency identified three of those facilities as deficient in the standard of care they provide residents.

Lowest-Rated Springfield Nursing Homes

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

Aperion Care Capital
555 West Carpenter
Springfield, IL 62702
251-bed, for-profit facility
Overall rating: Not rated (0 out of five stars)

This facility has such a poor record that it has been identified as a Special Focus Facility by CMS and does not even merit one out of five stars. It has received approximately $200,000 in government fines over a three-year period. According to the comment on the Nursing Home Compare website: “If a nursing home has a history of persistent poor quality of care, as indicated by the findings of state or federal inspection teams, it can be considered a Special Focus Facility. This means it is subjected to more frequent inspections, escalating penalties, and potential termination from Medicare and Medicaid.”

Lewis Memorial Christian Village
3400 West Washington
Springfield, IL 62702
171-bed, nonprofit facility
Overall rating: Below average (two out of five stars)

Government inspectors noted the following issues on this facility’s 2018 inspection report:

  • Failure to provide proper pressure sore care and prevention for some residents
  • Failure to adequately supervise 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

Auburn Rehab & HCC
304 Maple Avenue
Auburn, IL 62615
70-bed, for-profit facility
Overall rating: Below average (two out of five stars)

While this facility got decent marks for staffing and some quality measures, it received a much higher than average number of health citations in addition to the following issues:

  • Failure to provide proper pressure sore care and prevention for some residents
  • Failure to use proper infection prevention measures when caring for some patients including urinary catheter care
  • Failure to ensure against medication errors
  • Failure to inform residents of how to file a grievance
  • Failure to develop a care plan for some residents
What To Do if You Suspect Abuse or Neglect at a Springfield Nursing Home

Even if you just suspect that your loved one might be the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, you should take action. Notify the nursing home’s administrator and/or director of nursing, file a report with the Illinois Department of Public Health, and seek the counsel of a legal representative. Elderly victims are often afraid to come forward out of shame or embarrassment, which means you must rely on other signs to determine whether your family member is being mistreated, which are sometimes subtle. The most common red flags include unexplained bruises or other marks, sudden changes in behavior or personality, depression, unexplained weight loss, poor hygiene, and unclean clothing or surroundings.

The Springfield nursing home injury lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center take the health and happiness of our seniors 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 Springfield 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 award winning Illinois nursing home law firm has assisted thousands of clients following injuries resulting from negligent or reckless behavior. Our Springfield 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. If we are unable to recover damages on your behalf, our services will be free.

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 any of the nursing homes listed on this page or other Springfield area nursing homes: Nursing Home Compare

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

IDPH quarterly reports of Illinois nursing home violations

Illinois Nursing Home Care Act

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

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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