In the vast expanse of Chicagoland, where the elderly seek solace and care in nursing homes, a disconcerting reality looms for some unfortunate residents.
Despite the city’s vibrant spirit, a handful of nursing homes harbor dangers that demand scrutiny. Below are five nursing homes in Chicagoland which, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health, received the highest fines between April and June of 2023.
1. Southpoint Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Chicago
This facility on the south side of the city was cited for violating two Type A codes and two Type B codes, each fine for which was doubled, resulting in a total fine in the second quarter of 2023 of $54,400.00.
2. Aliya of Homewood
Aliya received a total fine in the second quarter of 2023 of $50,000.00 due to two Type A violations, both of which were doubled.
3. Aperion Care Chicago Heights
The state of Illinois surveyors discovered two Type A violations between April and June 2023 at Aperion Care in Chicago Heights, both of which were doubled. This resulted in a total fine of $50,000.00.
4. BRIA of River Oaks, Burnham
BRIA was fined by the Illinois Department of Public Health $50,000.00 for one Type AA violation, which was doubled.
5. Peterson Park Health Care Center, Chicago
Peterson Park on the north side of Chicago was doubly fined for one Type AA violation resulting in a $50,000.00 fine to the state of Illinois.
Unfortunately, the journey through eldercare in Chicagoland is not always serene. Families need to exercise utmost caution when selecting a residence for their loved ones.