According to an article published January 23, 2010 here, authorities in both Illinois and Indiana are investigating numerous nursing homes for patient safety problems. According to the article, an Indiana nursing home named Northlake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center run by a for-profit company may avoid likely closure. The primary investor of the nursing home is nursing home operator Eric Rothner and
Many of Rothner’s nursing homes have suffered quality and patient safety problems and have been investigated by authorities in Indiana and Illinois.
Also according to the article, Northlake was “red-flagged” for a “Special Focus Facility watchlist by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. . . and it was noted that the “home is ranked by state and federal agencies as among the worst in the state.”
Review the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services listings of nursing homes here and check to see if your loved one is in one of these poor-performing facilities and keep a vigilant eye on the care and treatment. If you believe your loved one has been abused or neglected, please do not hesitate to contact us for a confidential, free initial consultation on whether you should file a claim.