According to a recent Southtown Star article, Illinois state health officials announced last week that they are continuing to press ahead with a license revocation of a Southland nursing home based on the nursing home’s history of substandard nursing home care, including nursing home abuse and neglect. The nursing home, Evergreen Health Center, which is located on the south side of Chicago, is now reported to be back in compliance with recent nursing home care violations despite allegations of nursing home neglect. A letter last week from the administrator of the Illinois nursing home stated that the nursing home had remedied the nursing home problems cited by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
The Illinois nursing home has made changes to avoid the license revocation, including increased continuing education programs, in-house clinical audits, and updated policies and programs. Nevertheless, Illinois health officials stated that the facility has a history of serious nursing home deficiencies.
The Chicago nursing home lawyers at Levin & Perconti are glad that Illinois health officials are treating Evergreen’s history of noncompliance seriously. Our Illinois nursing home neglect lawyers have filed several nursing home abuse and neglect lawsuits against the Evergreen nursing home in the past. Nursing home residents have died from repeated failures of staff medical professionals, administrators, and aides. For example, one of our nursing home neglect and wrongful death lawsuits involve a bedridden senior citizen resident who tragically died at Evergreen due to the failure of staff to monitor the resident’s developing pressure sores.
More information about the Illinois nursing home license revocation is available at Southtown Star.