Last fall, there was an investigation into Illinois nursing home abuse at the Chicago Alden nursing home known as Alden Village North. Last month, the Chicago Tribune reported that Alden is continuing to make changes to address the concerns. In the fall, the Chicago Tribune investigated Alden North and found alleged nursing home abuse incidents where explicit instructions for the care and safety of Chicago nursing home patients were not followed or undertaken poorly. Allegations also included severe short staffing. Alden Village North was found by the Chicago Tribune investigation to have earned state citations for Illinois nursing home neglect or for failure to fully investigate after 13 children and young adults had died at the facility since 2000. It is noted that Alden is not the original owner of the facility and did not acquire it until 2008; however, seven of the deaths occurred after Alden acquired the Illinois nursing home. Plus, eleven additional Chicago nursing home residents died since 2008. These recent nursing home deaths have not resulted in citations. At least one of the nursing home deaths did result in an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit.
In the recent Chicago Tribune article, Alden North’s steps at improvement were addressed following the reports of Chicago nursing home abuse. Alden Village North is now under the guidance of a new administrator, additional staff has been hired, and existing employees are being retrained. Chief Operating Officer of the Alden nursing home chain stated that they are looking at everything critically.
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