Nursing Home Abuse Impacts Thousands Of Seniors
CHICAGO, IL, October 22, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/
-- The Illinois nursing home attorneys
at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have set forth to bring public awareness to the inferior care that is being allowed in some of the over 1,200 nursing homes across Illinois. On their website, www.rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com
they are addressing the concerns that all Illinois citizens should have about the lack of care happening at nursing homes in our state. While some facilities are may be giving proper care to their residents, many are committing acts of gross negligence and abuse.
Inadequate Care For Nursing Home Residents In Illinois
There are over 100,000 citizens that are currently living in long-term care facilities in Illinois. Many these facilities are owned by large, for-profit corporations who have a history of putting profits in front of patient care, jeopardize the health and well being of their residents. Although state and Federal agencies regulate these facilities, more needs to be done to hold them accountable to providing the care that the people in their facilities deserve.
Illinois Department Of Health Inspections
The Illinois Department Of Health makes public the Illinois nursing homes that have disciplinary action taken on them for violations against the Nursing home Care Act. Just in the 2012 2nd quarter from April to June, 129 facilities, over 10% of the facilities state wide, had violations. Keep in mind that this was only in a three-month period and only a small percentage of the homes would have been inspected in that period.
The violations are anywhere from fairly minor to heinous. Regardless, these reports only show what the inspections find in random selections of patient files and interviews. The problem is much deeper if these violations are just the tip of the iceberg.
Understanding How Violations Impact Your Loved One
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers has dedicated resources to uncovering abuse, negligence and injuries that is going on in Illinois nursing homes
. Their website gives many examples of the indications that a loved one may be a victim of inferior care and lists the nursing homes that have had the most violations. While they are a law firm and are there to represent anyone in need of legal help in an injury or neglect case, they also want to serve as resource for information.
Information Is Important For Families Needing To Make Quick Decisions
Visit the website to see all the services they can offer along with helpful legal and informative data on nursing homes in Illinois located here
. You can also learn more about common nursing home injuries such as: falls, medication errors, physical abuse, bed sores
and elopement by reviewing their nursing home abuse practice page here
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers is located at 33 North Dearborn Street, #1930, Chicago, IL 60602 (847) 835-8895 / (888) 424-5757
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers is a personal injury firm with an emphasis on serious personal injury, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse cases. For further information contact Jonathan Rosenfeld at (888) 424-5757.
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