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Illinois Nursing Home Care Act Attorneys

Illinois Nursing Home Care Act Attorney

Injury Lawyers Holding Chicago Nursing Facilities Accountable Under the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act

Many elderly and disabled individuals in Illinois rely on nursing homes and other long-term care facilities to meet their day-to-day needs. Unfortunately, a large number of these facilities do not provide the standard of care their residents are entitled to under the law. Inadequate staffing and other issues lead to substandard care and violations of the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act. When this occurs, it is important to speak with an experienced nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer, so you understand your rights and options.

At Schwartz Injury Law, we have extensive knowledge of the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act and other laws that are designed to protect residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Our attorneys have a strong track record of success in this area of the law, and we have secured numerous large verdicts and settlements for our clients. We understand the outrage family members feel when they entrust the care of a loved one to a long-term care facility, only to learn that their loved one has been mistreated. We work closely with our clients to thoroughly investigate the case and hold those responsible for this egregious conduct fully accountable.

The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act

The Nursing Home Care Act is an Illinois law that protects the rights and ensures the safety of those who are residents of non-profit and for-profit nursing homes, as well as other institutions that are defined as long-term care facilities under the Act.

There are several types of facilities that are not covered under the Act. These include:

  • Hospitals
  • Childcare facilities
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Facilities operated by the federal government or the state of Illinois
  • Other facilities excluded by the Act

The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act addresses important issues such as the rights of residents, responsibilities of long-term care facilities, licensing, enforcement, violations, and penalties. The rights of residents of facilities covered by the Act include, but are not limited to:

  • The right to be free from abuse and neglect
  • The right to manage their own financial affairs
  • The right to medical care by the doctor of their choice (at their own expense)
  • The right of residents or their guardians to access and review their medical records
  • The right to refuse medical treatment
  • The right to keep their clothing and other personal items in their room
  • The right to religious freedom
  • The right to phones, mail, and to receive visitors
  • The right to be free from unreasonable restraint

Long-term care facilities in Illinois are obligated to adhere to the provisions of the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act. Violations of the Act create a substandard quality of life for residents and, in many cases, endanger their safety. If you believe a facility is either currently in violation of the Act or has committed past violations, report it immediately to the Illinois Department of Public Health by calling their 24-hour hotline at 800-252-4343. Once you have reported the violation and taken other appropriate steps, get in touch with us to discuss your available legal remedies.

Speak with a Compassionate Illinois Nursing Home Care Act Lawyer

At Schwartz Injury Law, we have seen virtually every type of nursing home law violation in Illinois, and we know what to look for when reviewing facility records that may point to abuse or neglect. We offer free consultations, and we are committed to providing the personalized service our clients deserve. Contact us today at 312-535-4625. We serve clients in Chicago, Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, Will County, Winnebago County, and throughout Illinois.

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