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Worker at Brookdale Burr Ridge Nursing Home Suspected of Abuse

A caregiver at a nursing home in Burr Ridge, IL, was arrested last Friday after other staffers reportedly saw her physically assault a resident. 

According to Burr Ridge police, a caregiver at Brookdale Burr Ridge Senior Living, 6801 High Grove Road, was arrested on July 24 after two housekeepers saw her slap and punch a resident. The incident was listed as an aggravated battery, sources indicate. 

The caregiver, who hasn’t been named, was released pending witness interviews. Police did not release any more information about the case. The investigation is ongoing.  

Brookdale Burr Ridge is a for-profit nursing facility that participates in Medicare. According to Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare website, the facility has an overall rating of five stars, which is “much above average.” It received a five-star rating for its staffing levels, which supposedly translates to higher quality of care for residents. 

Brookdale Burr Ridge is one of an estimated 1,400 nursing facilities in Illinois that cater to more than 100,00 residents, ranging from the young to the elderly. Cases of abuse and neglect are unfortunately very common in Illinois nursing homes.

Pending the outcome into the alleged abuse incident that was reported at Brookdale Burr Ridge, the resident who was abused may be entitled to a personal injury claim. With the assistance of an attorney, a nursing home resident who is abused or neglected can seek compensation for medical expenses, emotional distress, and pain and suffering after experiencing abuse in the hands of a caregiver. 

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