${site.data.firmName}${SEMFirmNameAlt}
Call us now
to evaluate your case 866-438-2419

Illinois receives an "F" for nursing home care

The problems associated with care for elderly family members are common to a great number of Americans. Concerns about elder abuse are legitimate and scary. Reports of insufficient care of and treatment for medical conditions like bedsores or physical, emotional and sexual abuse are easily found in the media all around the nation.

A report recently released by Families for Better Care gave Illinois an F for its care of elderly residents in nursing homes. The report leveraged 2012 federal data and reviewed complaints, inspection results, deficiencies and staffing levels. Illinois was ranked 51, the lowest of all, for the number of direct care staffing hours provided to residents on a daily basis. The study concluded that only seve states provided more than one hour of skilled nursing care per day to patients. Those states also had larger and more experienced staff.

Illinois placed 44 out of 51 for its number of deficiencies, or violations that resulted in harm or injury to residents, with 25 percent of facilities found to have severe deficiencies. The overall rankings place Illinois fourth out of the six Great Lake states. Grades were given to all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

With more than 1.5 million people in nursing homes today and expectations for that number to increase by 40 percent in the next ten years, the need to prevent nursing home neglect is critical. Speaking with an elder abuse attorney can be a wise way to help ensure you can keep your loved ones living in nursing homes safe. 

Source: CBSNews.com, “Eleven states get failing grades for nursing home care,” Manuel Bojorquez, August 9, 2013

Email Us For A Response

Learn How We Can Help

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

SpringField Law Office
2730 South MacArthur Boulevard
Springfield, Illinois 62704

Phone: 217-523-7742
Map & Directions

Champaign Law Office
314 South Neil Street, Suite 101
Champaign, Illinois 61820

Phone: 217-356-1570
Map & Directions

Bloomington Law Office
237 East Front Street
Bloomington, Illinois 61701

Phone: 309-829-5700
Map & Directions

Quincy Law Office
2632 Broadway Street
Quincy, Illinois 62301

Phone: 217-222-5504
Map & Directions

Rushville Law Office
129 South Congress Street
Rushville, Illinois 62681

Phone: 217-322-4346
Map & Directions

Macomb Law Office
118 North Lafayette Street
Macomb, Illinois 61455

Phone: 309-836-1002
Map & Directions

Pekin Law Office
427 1/2 Court Street
Pekin, Illinois 61554

Phone: 309-353-9828
Map & Directions

Decatur Law Office
335 East Wood Street, Suite A
Decatur, Illinois 62523

Phone: 217-429-3509
Map & Directions