Waukegan Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Attorneys

Waukegan IL Nursing Home Ratings Graph

In addition to being the fifth largest city on the west bank of Lake Michigan and the county seat of Lake County, Waukegan is home to a rich and diverse population that includes thousands of senior citizens. The Waukegan nursing home abuse & neglect attorneys of Nursing Home Law Center LLC are dedicated to helping our senior population maintain their dignity and health by holding negligent caregivers and nursing facilities accountable when their actions result in physical or psychological harm. In order to help you make a more informed decision about where to place your loved ones, we’ve provided the latest medicare.gov ratings for the homes located throughout Waukegan.

Medicare releases data annually to the public on all nursing facilities in Waukegan, Illinois based on inspections, surveys and investigations. According to the federal agency, investigators found serious violations and deficiencies at fourteen (30%) of the forty-seven Waukegan nursing facilities that led to resident injuries. If your loved one was harmed, mistreated, abused or died unexpectedly from neglect while living at a nursing home in Waukegan, your family must protect their rights. 

We encourage you to contact the Waukegan nursing home abuse & neglect attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center (800-926-7565) today. Schedule a free case review and let us discuss your legal options for obtaining monetary recovery to ensure you are compensated for your damages.

Waukegan Senior Demographics

The history of Waukegan is one of strife, industry and diversity and the city has developed into the ninth largest population center in Illinois with over 89,000 residents. Approximately 7.4% of these residents are senior citizens and another 8.6% of Waukegan’s population is over the age of 50. In an effort to allow seniors to continue leading active and healthy lives, the Waukegan Township Park Place Senior Center was founded to allow them to participate in social activities and to stay mentally and physically fit.

Among the services provided are educational programs, social events, noon time meals and fitness and wellness programs. The center has reported that there are about 4,000 seniors who currently take part in the activities offered and a diverse number of backgrounds and cultures are represented. For those who are unable to drive, there is a transportation program to help them get to the senior center and back home so that they can still take part in all that the center has to offer. For more information, you can call (847) 244-9242. The Park Place Senior Center is located at 414 S. Lewis Avenue in Waukegan, IL.

Skilled Nursing Facilities Serving Waukegan Seniors

Our Waukegan nursing home injury lawyers believe that there is a great amount of power in knowledge. By offering the following information about the nursing facilities located throughout the city, it is our hope that neglect and abuse can be prevented through increased awareness. You should be able to make a more informed decision regarding the placement of your loved ones in nursing facilities and know what concerns are most common to each individual home. If you ever suspect that your loved one is being mistreated, we suggest launching an investigation right away as it is better to rule out abuse than to allow it to go on unchecked.

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 47 Nursing Homes
    Rating: 5 out of 5 (23) Much above average
    Rating: 4 out of 5 (8) Above average
    Rating: 3 out of 5 (2) Average
    Rating: 2 out of 5 (9) Below average
    Rating: 1 out of 5 (5) Much below average
August 2018

Pavilion of Waukegan

2217 Washington Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 244-4100
Ownership— For profit partnership
Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes
Overall Rating— 4 stars out of 5 possible

Primary concerns: While the quality measures for this facility have received an excellent rating, there are concerns over poor staff levels and a blemished health inspection record. Most of the concerns are minor, but deserve note.

Lake Park Center

919 Washington Park
Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 623-9100
Ownership— For profit partnership
Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Medicaid only
Overall Rating— 4 stars out of 5 possible

Primary concerns: Despite staffing concerns, this facility has managed to maintain a decent rating. Its staffing and health inspection concerns may increase the risk of incident in the future, however.

Bayside Terrace

1100 South Lewis Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 244-9099
Ownership— For profit corporation
Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Medicaid only
Overall Rating— 4 stars out of 5 possible

Primary concerns: There is no data available regarding staff quality or training. The facility also has a health inspection rating of average, meaning that deficiencies have been reported in the past.

The Terrace Nursing Home

1615 Sunset Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60087
(847) 244-6700
Ownership— For profit corporation
Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes
Overall Rating— 5 stars out of 5 possible

Primary concerns: While this is the highest rated facility in Waukegan, no facility is without its concerns. Understaffing and adequate staff training are this facility’s primary weak spots.

Glenlake Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation

2222 West 14th Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 249-2400
Ownership— For profit corporation
Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes
Overall Rating— 2 stars out of 5 possible

Primary concerns: This facility has an extremely poor health inspection history and while its staff is at levels that are considered above average, its quality measures are severely lacking.

When You Should Take Action Against a Negligent Waukegan Nursing Home

If you suspect that your loved one is being neglected or mistreated in any way, our Waukegan nursing injury lawyers suggest that you act quickly rather than waiting for more concrete evidence to surface. Common symptoms of abuse include sudden changes in behavior, the appearance of bedsores, physical marks, the unwillingness of your loved one to speak while nursing staff are present and hospitalization due to falls, medication errors or malnutrition. Even if you believe that the symptoms you’ve noticed are minor, it is far better to conduct an investigation and find nothing than to allow any form of abuse to continue unabated.

Nursing Home Law Center LLC is a leading personal injury law firm in Illinois that has been able to recover compensation on behalf of thousands of clients. Our dedicated Illinois nursing home abuse legal team has specialized experience in these types of matters and can help you detect the mistreatment of your loved one, assist you in transferring him or her to a healthier environment and pursue the compensation and justice that your loved one deserves. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and case review.

Our Waukegan nursing home abuse attorneys have chosen to work on a contingency basis in order to allow anyone in need of legal representation to retain our services regardless of their financial situation. You will never be required to provide an upfront payment for our assistance and we will only collect a fee when we have secured compensation on your behalf.

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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