Alden Debes Rehabilitation and Health Care Center releases COVID-19 statistics showing 60 COVID infections and 16 deaths. Levin & Perconti, Illinois nursing home lawyers launch investigation into gross negligence in preventing the spread of COVID-19
On June 12, 2020, Alden Debes Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, located in Rockford, Illinois, released long term care outbreak data reporting of laboratory confirmed COVID-19 outbreak cases. These statics confirm that 60 infections and 16 deaths have occurred at the facility during the COVID-19 outbreak.
On April 28, 2020, an article posted by wifr.com detailed an upcoming statewide strike by nursing home workers which staff members at Alden Debes planned to participate in. According to the article the workers are threatening the strike in response to nursing facility’s refusal to provide improved personal equipment (PPE), enhanced safety protocols, and appropriate hazard pay and base compensation. The fact that staff members at Alden Debes planned to take part in this strike conveys the notion that this specific facility lacks the necessary resources to combat the spread of COVID-19 and has failed to protect both its workers and residents up to this point.