Background Information on Community Care Nursing Center, also known as Community Care Center or Community Care Nursing and Rehab
Community Care Nursing Center is a 204-bed nursing facility in Cook County, Illinois. This for-profit nursing home is located at 4314 South Wabash Avenue in Chicago, IL. The legal business name of the facility is Laureate Chicago Operations, LLC, but the Chicago nursing home is commonly referred to as Community Care Center or Community Care Nursing & Rehab Center.
Over the past three years, Community Care Nursing Center has received 11 federal fines totaling around $95,000. Facilities receive federal fines when they receive a serious health or safety citation or fail to correct a citation in a timely manner.
As of the date of this post, Community Care Nursing Center has been given an overall rating of one out of five stars by Medicare on their Care Compare page. This score is based on the facility’s two-star rating for health inspections, one-star rating for staffing, and two-star rating for quality measures. According to the staffing reports received by Medicare, residents at Community Care Nursing Center receive approximately an hour less (2 hours and 43 minutes) of nurse staff hours per day than the national average (3 hours and 46 minutes).
Within the past year, the facility has received a total of 25 health citations during inspections, which is over double the average annual number of health citations in Illinois nursing homes. Furthermore, a “consumer alert” has been issued by Medicare for the facility due to Community Care Nursing Center receiving citations related to abuse.
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Lawsuits Against Community Care Nursing Center for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Allegations
The following lawsuits have been filed against Community Care Nursing Center:
Ellis, Lynn vs. Community Care Nursing Center
In February of 2021, a personal injury case was filed against Community Care Nursing Center.
Cowan, Emma vs. Community Care Nursing Center Lawsuit
A medical malpractice case was filed against Community Care Nursing Center in July 2021.
Spadavecchia, Mario vs. Community Care Care Center
In August of 2018, a personal injury case was filed against Community Care Nursing Center.
Thomas, Dennis vs. Community Care Nursing Center Lawsuit
Mr. Thomas filed a medical malpractice claim against Community Care Nursing Center in April 2018.
Deficiencies at Community Care Nursing & Rehab Center for Resident Care Violations
July 18th, 2023, Inspection at Community Care Nursing Center
Based on interviews and record review, it was determined that staff at Community Care Nursing Center failed to protect residents from physical abuse. Residents with a history of violence and verbal aggression were not appropriately monitored to prevent abuse from occurring. During the inspection on 7/18/23, a resident informed the staff and the inspector of a fight happening between two other residents. Resident #2 had punched Resident #4 after Resident #4 had choked Resident #2. Record review showed that these residents had a history of altercations with one another, sometimes resulting in hospitalizations.
April 16th, 2023, Inspection at Community Care Nursing Center
A complaint inspection at Community Care Nursing Center revealed that facility staff failed to prevent the physical abuse of three residents by other residents. The residents involved were noted to have had altercations in the past. Incidents included a resident being slapped in the face, another resident being tussled to the floor, and a third resident being hit on the hand.
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