Alden Lakeland Rehab & HCC
Alden Lakeland Rehab & HCC is a nursing home located in Chicago, Illinois. It is part of the Alden Health Care & Senior Living chain, which has 38 branches in the Chicagoland area, Rockland, and southern Wisconsin.
Nursing Home Health Deficiencies
All nursing homes are required to maintain healthy and clean facilities to ensure the good health of all of their residents. Every year, nursing homes are inspected to ensure that they are following federal regulations. 10 of the most common health deficiencies are as follows:
- Quality of patient care
- Bed/Pressure Sores
- Controlling of infection
- An effective and comprehensive care plan for residents
- Patients’ records
- Unnecessary use of medication/drugs
- Accidents and Hazardousness of Environment
- Sanitation of food
- Professional and consistency in care
There are many signs that one should keep in mind to ensure see if a nursing home is exhibiting any of the previously mentioned 10 health deficiencies. If you suspect that neglect in the form of a health deficiency is occurring at your loved one’s nursing home, do not hesitate to contact a nursing home attorney. Here are some signs that the nursing home could be lacking in health standards:
It is the responsibility of the nursing home to provide all of their residents with nutritious diets and to ensure they eat healthily. Malnutrition can cause weakness in both immune system and in bones, both of which can cause severe complications in senior citizens. If your loved one seems significantly weaker or more fragile than normal, the nursing home may not be ensuring that his or her nutritional needs are being met.
If your loved one seems to possess bed sores and pressure wounds, it could be another sign of a health deficiency at his or her nursing home. Not only do nursing homes have to monitor residents to prevent such wounds, but open wounds can further spread infection. All nursing homes must ensure that their residents have opportunities for regular exercise to prevent pressure wounds from forming.
Nursing homes also are required to ensure that all of their residents have a certain standard of personal hygiene. Failure to do so constitutes wrongful care, which is a violation of the resident’s rights. If your loved one seems to not have bathed as often as one should, nursing home neglect could be occurring.
Past inspections of Alden Wentworth Rehab & HCC found the retirement home to be below average in both health inspections and in its overall rating, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The retirement home was stated to have 8 health deficiencies, which is above both the Illinois and the national average. Another past inspection found that the center was lacking in terms of developing policies that prevented neglect or mistreatment of residents.
Click here to see the latest Medicare rating for Alden Lakeland Rehab & HCC.
820 West Lawrence Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: (773) 769-2570
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Neurological Rehabilitation
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Alzheimer’s Care/Pathways Program
- Respiratory/Ventilator Services
- Behavior Management Program
- Infusion Therapy
- Pain Management
- Post-operative Care
- Long-Term Care/Skilled Nursing
- Restorative Nursing
- Respite/Elderly Day Care
- Hospice Care
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A nursing home lawyer can ensure that residents and their families know their rights and fight for justice and the compensation they deserve. If you believe your loved one is suffering from mistreatment and negligence call Malman Law at 1-888-625-6265 for a free consultation.