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Our Chicago Nursing Home Injury Attorneys are honored to have been selected by hundreds of families to prosecute nursing home negligence cases on their behalf.  While indeed every case is unique, there are distinct fact patterns that these cases tend to follow.  At Nursing Home Injury Laws, we have compiled the applicable state statutes and regulatory agencies for families to research their particular situation in the privacy of their home.

In addition to links to important resources, new materials have been added to the site discussing topics related to common types of nursing home injuries.  Of course, no family can anticipate the need for such information, their is a growing library of materials and articles on the following topics:

  • Bed Sores / Pressure Sores
  • Dehydration
  • Nursing Home Falls
  • Medication Errors
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Wandering Incidents
  • Lawsuits Against Nursing Homes

Every quarter, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) releases its list of nursing homes thoughout the state that have received violations during facility surveys or inspections.  Many of the nursing home surveys can be accessed via the IDPH website where the public is invited to view the circumstances behind the violation.

Safety deficiencies

Admittedly, some of the violations relate to deficiencies that arguably do not pose an immediate threat to the safety of patients.  However, a closer review of the surveys reveals the prevelence of dangerous conditions at nursing homes in Illinois.  Disturbing conditions such as: bed sores, falls resulting in injury or death to patient, medication errors and physical abuse are consistently found at some facilities.

Corrective plans

When conditions warrant, facilities may be fined for their poor care and ordered to submit a written plan on how they plan on rectifying the situation in the future.  Looking at violations at Illinois Nursing Homes in the Third Quarter, 41 facilities were cited  and a total of $188,700 in fines were dispenses by state officials.  The fines ranged from $500 to 25,000, depending on the severity of the offense.

As nursing home lawyers, keep careful tabs on sanctioned facilities every quarter.  Disturbingly, the number of violations dispensed in the Third Quarter is fairly consistent with other quarters in 2011.

ILLINOIS NURSING HOME LIST THIRD QUARTER 2011 (July – September)

Abbington Rehab & Nursing Center
31 West Central
Roselle, IL  60172

On September 19, 2011, sent Notice of Notice of Type “A” Violation relating to the area of nursing, Notice of Conditional License and Notice of Fine Assessment of $12,500. A hearing has been requested.

Alden Wentworth Rehab & HCC
201 West 69th Street
Chicago, IL 60621

By Final Order, Violation Reduced, Fine Assessment Withdrawn and Notice of Conditional License Withdrawn.

Ambassador Nursing & Rehab Center
4900 North Bernard
Chicago, IL  60625

By Final Order, Violations Amended, Fine Assessment Reduced and Notice of Conditional License Withdrawn.

Arthur Home
423 Eberhardt Drive
Arthur, IL  61911

By Final Order, Violation Affirmed, Fine Assessment Reduced and Notice of Conditional License Withdrawn.

Batavia Rehabilitation & HCC
520 Fabyan Parkway
Batavia, IL  60510

On September 9, 2011, sent Notice of Type “A” Violation related to the area of nursing, Notice of Conditional License and Notice of Fine Assessment of $12,500.

Belleville Healthcare & Rehab
150 North 27th Street
Belleville, IL  62226

On September 28, 2011, sent Notice of Type “A” Violation relating to the area of nursing, Notice of Conditional License and Notice of Fine Assessment of $12,500. A hearing has been requested.

Burnham Healthcare
145000 South Manistee
Burnham, IL  60633

On September 6, 2011, sent Notice of Type”Repeat B” Violation relating to the area of nursing., Notice of Conditional License and Notice of Fine Assessment of $1,100. A hearing has been requested.

Burnsides Community Health Center
410 North Second Street
P.O.Box 215
Marshall, IL  62441

By Final Order, Violation Affirmed, Fine Assessment Reduced and Notice of Conditional License Withdrawn.

Champaign County Nursing Home
500 South Art Bartell Drive
Urbana, IL  61802

By Final Order, Violation Affirmed, Fine Assessment Reduced and Notice of Conditional License Withdrawn.

Chestnut Corner Shelter Care
905 West Chestnut Street
P.O. Box 250
Louisville, IL  62858

On July 29, 2011, sent Notice of Type “Repeat B” Violation relating to the area of policy and procedure, Notice of Conditional License and Notice of Fine Assessment of $1000.

Colonial Manor
300 Church Street
Zeigler, IL  62999

On July 14, 2011, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of nursing, Notice of Conditional License and Notice of Fine Assessment of $20,000. A hearing has been requested.

Evergreen Nursing and Rehab Center
1115 North Wenthe
Effingham, IL  62401
By Final Order, Violations Amended, Fine Assessment Reduced and Notice of Conditional License Withdrawn.

Fairview Care Center of Joliet
222 North Hammes
Joliet, IL  60435

On August 19, 2011, sent Notice of Type :A: Violation relating to the area of policy and procedure, Notice of Conditional License and Notice of Fine Assessment of $12,500. A hearing has been requested.

Fairview Nursing Plaza
321 Arnold Avenue
Rockford, IL  60202

By Final Order, Violations Dismissed, Fine Assessment Dismissed and Notice of Conditional License Withdrawn.

Glenwood Healthcare & Rehab
19330 South Cottage Grove
Glenwood, IL  60425

By Final Order, Violations Amended, Fine Assessment Reduced and Notice of Conditional License Withdrawn.

Hammett House
1845 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL  61081

On July 15, 2011, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of policy and procedure, Notice of Conditional License and Notice of Fine Assessment of $10,000. A hearing has been requested.

Heartland of Normal
510 Broadway
Normal, IL  61761

By Final Order, Violation Amended, Fine Assessment Reduced and Notice of Conditional License Withdrawn.

Heritage Manor-Bloomington
700 East Walnut Street
Bloomington, IL  61701

By Final Order, Violation Affirmed, Fine Assessment Reduced and Notice of Conditional License Withdrawn.
Kanthak House
724 Second Avenue
Ottawa, IL  61350

By Final Order, Violations Amended, Fine Assessment Affirmed and Notice of Conditional License Affirmed.

Kenwood Healthcare Center
6125 South Kenwood
Chicago, IL  60637

By Final Order, Violation Affirmed, Fine Assessment Reduced and Notice of Conditional License Withdrawn.

Lebanon Terrace
221 East Third Street
Lebanon, IL  62254

On September 6, 2011, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of policy and procedure, Notice of Conditional License and Notice of Fine Assessment of $10,000. A hearing has been requested.

Manorcare of Oak Lawn
9401 South Kostner Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL  60453

By Final Order, Violation Amended, Fine Assessment Reduced and Notice of Conditional License Withdrawn.

Marigold Estates
3240 Barney Avenue
Pekin, IL  61554

By Final Order, Violation Amended, Fine Assessment Reduced and Notice of Conditional License Withdrawn.

Maryhaven Nursing & Rehab
1700 East Lake Avenue
Glenview, IL  60025

On September 22, 2011, sent Notice of Type “A” Violation relating to the area of nursing, Notice of Conditional License and Notice of Fine Assessment of $12,500. A hearing has been requested.

Milestone Elmwood East
2642 Elmwood Road
Rockford, IL  61103

By Final Order, Violations Amended, Fine Assessment Reduced and Notice of Conditional License Withdrawn.

Moore House
9135 South Brandon Avenue
Chicago, IL  60617

By Final Order, Violations Amended, Fine Assessment Reduced and Notice of Conditional License Withdrawn.

Oak Hill
623 Hamacher Street
Waterloo, IL  62298

By Final Order, Violation Affirmed, Fine Assessment Reduced and Notice of Conditional License Withdrawn

Oakbrook Healthcare Center
2013 Midwest Road
Oakbrook, IL  60521

On August 19, 2011, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of nursing, Notice of Conditional License and Notice of Fine Assessment of $20,000.

Olson Terrace
3006 Alida Street
Rockford, IL  61103

By Final Order, Violation Reduced, Fine Assessment Withdrawn and Notice of Conditional License Withdrawn.

Paris Health Care Center
1011 North Main Street
Paris, IL  61944

By Final Order, Violation Amended, Fine Assessment Reduced and Notice of Conditional License Withdrawn.

Polo Rehab & HCC
703 East Buffalo
Polo, IL  61064

On September 6, 2011, 2010, sent Notice of Type “AA” Violation relating to the area of policy and procedure, Notice of Conditional License and Notice of Fine Assessment of $25,000.

Rainbow Beach Care Center
7325 South Exchange
Chicago, IL  60649

On September 9, 2011, sent Notice of Type “A & B” Violations relating to the area of nursing, Notice of Conditional License and Notice of Fine Assessment of $13,600. A hearing has been requested.

Randolph County Care Center
312 West Belmont
Sparta, IL  62286

By Final Order, Violation Reduced, Fine Assessment Reduced and Notice of Conditional License Withdrawn.

Renaissance at Midway
4437 South Cicero
Chicago, IL  60632

On July 29, 2010 sent Notice of Type “A” Violation relating to the area of policy and procedure, Notice of Conditional License and Notice of Fine Assessment of $10,000. A hearing has been requested.

Sacred Heart Home
1550 South Albany
Chicago, IL  60623

By Final Order, Violation Affirmed, Fine Assessment Reduced and Notice of Conditional License Withdrawn.

Salem Village Nursing & Rehab Center
1314 Rowell Avenue
Joliet, IL  60433

By Final Order, Violation Amended, Fine Assessment Reduced and Notice of Conditional License Withdrawn.

Shawnee Rose Care Center
1000 West Sloan Street
Harrisburg, IL  62946

On September 6, 2010, sent Notice of Type “B” Violation relating to the area of policy and procedure, and Notice of Fine Assessment of $500.

Stuart Estates
13 Northbrook Drive
McLeansboro, IL  62859

On September 5, 2011, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area of policy and procedure, Notice of Conditional License and Notice of Fine Assessment of $10,000.

Swann Special Care Center
109 Kenwood Road
Champaign, IL  61820

On July 14, 2011, sent Notice of Type “A” Violations relating to the area nursing, Notice of Conditional License and Notice of Fine Assessment of $10,000.

Willow Crest Nursing Pavillion
515 North Main
Sandwich, IL  60548

On August 19, 2011, sent Notice of Type “A” Violation relating to the area of nursing, Notice of Conditional License and Notice of Fine Assessment of $12,500. A hearing has been requested.

Woodbridge Nursing Pavilion
2242 North Kedzie
Chicago, IL  60647

On July 14, 2011, sent Notice of Type “A &  B” Violations relating to the area of nursing, Notice of Conditional License and Notice of Fine Assessment of $12,500.

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A hospital in Armidale, Australia says it might have a way to stop Stage 1- and 2 bed sores from ever happening.

Bed sores, or pressure ulcers, often occur within hours of a hospitalization. Elderly patients are especially susceptible to developing pressure sores, due to their thin skin.  But the Armidale Rural Referral Hospital says it’s found a way to halt bed sores – at least for elderly patients with hip fractures.

Extra cushioning on heels and buttocks

According to recent data, patients suffering from hip fractures were 15 percent less likely to develop bed sores – if they were first “dressed” on their sacrum and heels.

“[The data] made me think that maybe we could prevent bed sores from forming in the first place,” said nurse Darlene Saladine, who headed up the bed sore initiative.

Distressing data

A recent article in the Armidale Express says only three of 34 hip fracture inpatients developed bed sores during the trial period – a total of 8 percent. Contrast that to a recent study from London’s St. Bartholomew Hospital, where over 32 percent of hip fracture patients developed pressure ulcers.

Though data wasn’t available on the types of dressing provided (there can be hundreds of options), I think Armidale’s efforts are extremely promising.  I know from experience that the sacrum and heels are extremely painful places to develop bed sores. Anything we can do increase elderly patients’ comfort, is a step in the right direction.

Legal options for bed sore patients

If you have a loved one who has developed a bed sore on their buttocks, it is likely due to inattentive care at a medical facility.  Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers has helped families recover damages in bed sore cases involving nursing homes, hospitals and assisted living facilities. Give our bed sore lawyers a call to to discuss your legal options.