Chicago’s Worst Nursing Homes

Best Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in Chicago

Chicago is home to some of Illinois’ lowest rated nursing homes. So which facilities are notoriously known as Chicago’s worst nursing homes?

There is no definitive list of the worst facilities, because nursing home care quality changes frequently. However, consumers can look to’s Care Compare tool to see the lowest rated nursing homes in Chicago. Administered by a Federal Government agency, this is one relatively objective way of rating Chicago’s best and worst nursing homes.

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1 Star Rated Nursing Homes in Chicago

As of August 2022*, the following facilities have the dubious honor of receiving a 1 star rating from Medicare, indicating a ‘much below average’ nursing home from CMS.

Warren Barr South Loop

Warren Barr Chicago lawsuit for wrongful deathLocated at 1725 South Wabash Chicago, IL 60616, this large Chicago nursing home has a 1 star ‘much below average’ rating from Medicare.

The facility has received multiple citations in the past 2 years for resident care violations, and there have been civil lawsuits filed against Warren Barr South Loop alleging nursing home negligence and wrongful death.

Kensington Place Nursing & Rehab

Lawsuit against Kensington Place Chicago Nursing HomeKensington Place nursing home in Chicago has a 1 star overall rating from CMS. Additionally, the skilled nursing facility received a 2 star rating on health inspections, a 1 star rating on staffing levels, and a 3 star rating on quality measures.

Staffing levels are important in nursing homes as low staff numbers are correlated to a higher rate of nursing neglect and injury.

Symphony of Bronzeville

Lawsuit against Symphony of BronzevilleSympony of Bronzeville is a 302 bed facility located at 3400 South Indiana in Chicago and part of the Symphony Care Network. The facility has a 1 star rating as of this post. The Symphony Bonzeville location has a red hand next to it on Medicare’s site.

This means that Symphony of Bronzeville has specifically been cited for nursing home abuse.

Community Care Center

Lawsuit vs. Community Care Center Chicago nursing homeCommunity Care Center, located at 4314 South Wabash Ave. in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, is a fairly large nursing facility serving elderly residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Community Care Center has faced nursing home abuse lawsuits, as well as survey violations. The facility currently has a 1 out of 5 star rating, indicating that Medicare grades Community Care Center as much below average. The facility operates under the legal name ‘Laureate Chicago Operations LLC’ which is wholly owned by “LAUREATE CHICAGOLAND HOLDINGS LLC”.

Woodbridge Nursing Pavilion

Lawsuits against Woodbridge Nursing PavilionA large Chicago nursing home located at 2242 North Kedzie, Woodbridge Nursing Pavilion has a 1 star rating and a Red Hand icon, indicating the facility has been cited for abuse. This specific Chicago nursing home was recently cited for failing to stop a resident on resident assault.

There was an initial incident between two residents on 06/19/2021. Investigators found that Woodbridge Pavilion did not submit the reportable investigation until 09/22/2021 at 10:56 AM. Additionally, the Woodbridge Nursing Pavilion did not conduct the required investigation until the time of the survey. Further, the resident’s care plan was not updated after the 6/19/2021 incident. Both residents continued to be roommates after 06/19/2021. Unsuprisingly, there was another altercation on 06/22/2021. According to Woodbridge Nursing Pavilion’s progress note for Resident 135 dated 06/22/2021, a witness observed the resident’s roommate grab the other resident by the feet and pull out the victim out of bed, resulting in a head injury and subsequent hospital visit.

Aperion Care International

Aperion Care International Lawsuit for wrongful deathLocated at 4815 South Western Ave Chicago, IL 60609, Aperion Care International is rated by CMS as a ‘much below average’ Chicago nursing home. Aperion Care International has faced lawsuits alleging personal injury and wrongful death in the past.

Additionally, the Aperion Care Chicago facility has been cited for resident care violations, including failing to uphold the rights and dignity of residents.

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*Each case is different. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome or indicate an expected outcome on your particular case. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice from an attorney. The inspection results and star rating are provided from public government agency surveys. The state Department of Health conducts a survey of all nursing home facilities at least once every 15 months. The deficiencies listed on this page may have been corrected after the date of the inspection and date of publishing this material. Citations, ratings, statistics, and deficiencies are current as of the date of this post and will change later on. The inspection findings published are not complete. You may find the most up to date information at The lawsuits referenced are based on publicly available complaints and not the work of this law firm. This material is not endorsed by the facility noted or by any governmental agency. Speak with an attorney immediately if you believe you have a viable case against a nursing home, assisted living facility, or medical facility.

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