COVID-19 Deaths Continue to Rise at Meadowbrook Manor Nursing Home in Bolingbrook, IL
The number of deaths caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to rise at Meadowbrook Manor in Bolingbrook, IL, according to data published Friday by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).
Meadowbrook Manor is a 298-bed facility at 432 W. Remington Boulevard. Last Friday, IDPH announced that the facility has 40 coronavirus-related deaths and 188 confirmed cases—the highest among long-term care facilities in Illinois.
The Bolingbrook facility has surpassed Symphony of Joliet, which just a few weeks ago had the highest number of cases and deaths in Will County. According to IDPH, Symphony of Joliet now reports 25 deaths and 132 positive cases.
Nursing homes now account for 52 percent of all COVID-19 deaths reported in Illinois. As of last Friday, there were 2,747 COVID-19 deaths and 17,133 confirmed cases recorded in Illinois nursing homes by IDPH.
With nearly 26,000 coronavirus-related deaths reported in nursing homes across the U.S., federal officials are demanding states perform more inspections. Officials have also vowed higher fines for facilities found to have poor infection control measures.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) require nursing homes like Meadowbrook Manor to have an infection control and prevention plan in place in case of a disease outbreak. Facilities that don’t follow federal and state-recommended guidelines to protect their vulnerable residents may be held liable for any resulting deterioration in health or death.
Chicago Nursing Home Negligence Attorney
We are listening.
No comments submitted yet. Sharing your story will help others!
Tyler Rodriguez Identified as Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver in Danville, IL
Seth T. Guthrie of Peoria Identified as Motorcyclist Killed in Accident
Caleb A. Sullivan Identified as Pedestrian Killed in Car Crash Champaign, IL
Police Seeking Witnesses of Truck Accident that Killed John Rodgers IV of Buffalo Grove
Beach Park Man Killed in Motorcycle-Semi Crash in Waukegan, IL