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Agruss Law Firm, LLC, Helps Illinois Residents Abused and Neglected at Nursing Homes

Nursing home abuse and neglect can take many forms. Know the warning signs, so you can better protect your loved ones. If you believe a loved one has been abused or neglected at a nursing home, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC, for a free consultation.


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Nursing home abuse and neglect can take many forms.  Protect your loved ones from nursing home abuse by knowing their rights.  When a loved one can no longer live independently, a decision must be made about the best option for care.  Such a decision often must be made during a time of crisis, frequently when your loved one is ready to leave the hospital after a serious illness or operation.  Illinois has approximately 1,200 long-term care facilities, or nursing homes, serving more than 100,000 residents, from the young to the elderly.  Sadly, nursing home abuse and neglect is far too common.  The Illinois Department of Public Health’s 24-hour a day Nursing Home Hotline receives nearly 19,000 calls a year, and as a result, staff respond to more than 5,000 complaints per year.  

The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act provides rights to residents in long-term care facilities.  Residents are entitled to the following protections:

  1. No resident shall be abused or neglected.
  2. A resident shall be permitted to wear their own clothes and keep their own personal belongings in their rooms.
  3. A resident shall be permitted to retain the services of the resident’s own personal physician.
  4. A resident shall be permitted respect and privacy in the resident’s medical and personal care program.
  5. Neither restraints nor confinements shall be employed for the purpose of punishment or for the convenience of any facility personnel.
  6. A resident shall not be given unnecessary drugs.
  7. A resident shall be permitted to manage their our financial affairs.
  8. Every resident shall be permitted to freely communicate with others by mail, telephone, and by having visitors.
  9. A resident shall be permitted the free exercise of religion.
  10. A resident shall be permitted to present grievances on behalf of himself or others.  The administrator shall provide all residents or their representatives with the name, address, and telephone number of the appropriate State governmental office where complaints may be lodged.
  11. No resident shall be subjected to unlawful discrimination.

Nursing home abuse and neglect can take many forms.  Know the warning signs, so you can better protect your loved ones.  If you notice that your loved one exhibits any of the following, you should take action immediately: broken bones, bed sores, bruises, head injuries, medication overdose, dehydration or malnutrition, poor hygiene, soiled bedding, rapid weight loss, sudden agitation or emotional withdrawal, frequent crying, or complaints of poor treatment.  

If you believe a loved one has been abused or neglected at a nursing home, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC, for a free consultation.  Agruss Law Firm, LLC, will handle your case quickly, will advise you every step of the way, and will not hesitate to go to trial for you.  This litigation strategy will provide you with the best possible compensation.  Plus, Agruss Law Firm, LLC, does not get paid attorney’s fees unless we win your case.  Our no-fee promise is that simple.  Therefore, you have nothing to risk when you hire our firm—just the opportunity to seek justice.  Protect your loved one’s rights by contacting us today.



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