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Aria Post Acute Care

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The Aria Post Acute Care is a 198 bed nursing home facility which provides the senior citizens of Cook County Illinois. The health center is located at:

Aria Post Acute Care

4600 North Frontage Road

Hillside, IL 60162

Website: http://www.ariapostacute.com/

The state nursing home data places Aria Post Acute Care Center as a nursing home which admits patients due to the following medical conditions:

  • Genitourinary System Disorders
  • Dysfunctional Circulatory System
  • Nervous System
  • Skin Disorders
  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Dysfunctional Respiratory System
  • Dysfunctional Digestive System
  • Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
  • Endocrine/Metabolic Issues
  • And other medical conditions

The Concerning Findings Regarding Patient Care at the Aria Post Acute Care

According to data from nursing home surveys conducted by the Illinois Department of Health other agencies, there have been numerous episodes of poor patient care at Aria Post Acute Care which can be construed as nursing home negligence. Our nursing home attorneys reviewed data compiled by ProPublica and found the following conditions that can be construed as nursing home negligence:

  • Failure to monitor residents at risk for elopement: “R2 is a dementia resident and is an unsafe wanderer. He eloped from the facility for several hours, this is a potential to receive serious harm. R2 was housed on a locked unit. There is no indication whether R2 was wearing an electronic device, which was a written order by the director of nurse per family request. When located, R2 was not found wearing such a device. These failures resulted in R2 leaving the facility without staff knowledge on 5-16-10 approximately at 11am. The temperature that day was 50 degrees. R2 was found 10 hours later under a viaduct near a busy intersection by the local fire department. R2 was reported to not be wearing an electronic monitoring device. The facility failed to adequately supervise R2, a new admit, who left the facility. The facility failed to accurately assess R2 who has dementia .The facility failed to ensure that R2 was wearing his electronic monitoring device. Staff interviewed stated that no alarm was heard, however doctor’s order stated that an electronic sounding device be placed on R2, 5-13-10.”
  • Failure to provide interventions to treat pressure sores: “Based on observation, interviews, and record review, the facility failed to ensure that appropriate pressure-relieving cushion devices were provided to treat pressure ulcers for R5 and R6. The lack of appropriate pressure-relieving cushion device had resulted to R5’s [MEDICAL CONDITION] pressure ulcer on the left buttock area. Z1 (wound doctor) stated that due to [MEDICAL CONDITION], R5 has no sensation and because R5 spend too much time sitting without the pressure-relieving cushion, R5 is subjected to constant pressure without relief. Z1 also stated that the pressure-relief wheelchair cushion, if used, could have avoided R5’s [MEDICAL CONDITION] pressure ulcer on the left buttock.”
  • Failure to prevent avoidable falls: “This failure resulted to R6’s fall incident on 9/1/09. R6’s wheelchair had tilted backward because of the uneven floor level in the facility’s designated smoking area. On 10/15/09 at 2:30 P.M., R6 stated that the floor level in the patio smoking area is not level. R6 also added that he fell on [DATE] because he tilted backward with his wheelchair when he was on his way back inside the facility from the patio smoking area. R6 also indicated that the uneven floor level had made his wheelchair in an inclined position and had made his wheelchair to tilt backward. Further added by R6 that there was no anti-tipper device that was attached to this wheelchair which could also possibly help prevent the wheelchair to tip backward.”
  • Failure to properly transfer residents needing assistance: “E1 provided a copy of E18 ‘ s, (CNA) employee report dated 11/22/10 documents the following, ” Resident in room [ROOM NUMBER]-a sustained a fracture of the left lower leg due to staff failure to use proper lift as noted in patients record and in the room. Failure of an employee to follow the reasonable instructions of her/his supervisor – Discharge.”
  • Failure to ensure residents are free from abuse by staff members: “R2 was interviewed in her room on 10/02/09 at 3:30 PM. R2 was alert and oriented. R2 stated: “E8 is trying to get me out of here as soon as possible… Yesterday (10/01/09) at the nursing station, E8 told me he was going to get rid of me. I told him to go to hell. E8 kept on in front of the nurses. I cussed him, and he kept going on. I went to therapy and he was up there, and he called me a big ball,
    because I’m fat. I guess E4 (director of physical therapy) heard it. E7 (therapy aide) heard him. They were shocked. They told me they always have problems with him… While he was there, I felt threatened… E8 just bent over into my face and told me he was going to get rid of me as soon as they could. E1 (administrator) told me he was not supposed to say that… The therapist tried to get him to leave me alone and let me calm down. But, E4 would not stop.” The director of physical therapy (E4) was interviewed on 10/02/09 at 4:10 PM. He (E8) kept egging her on… His (E8’s) behavior was unprofessional… He (E8) should have stepped out (of the room). All of us have been trying to get her to participate, so the insurance company will not discharge her. The manner in which he said it could be offensive… Her sister was worried he (E8) might physically hurt her and they wanted to call the police. …I never have seen R2 get this upset before.”

Skilled Nursing Home Attorneys in Hillside, IL

The Illinois Nursing Home Attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers represent individuals and families who have been victims of nursing home negligence during your stay in any nursing facility in Illinois. Our experienced nursing home lawyers have handled lawsuits involving the following situations:

Are you Worried about a loved One? Seek Legal Counsel Today

If a family member or a loved one has been a victim to nursing home negligence or physical abuse while he or she was admitted at The Aria Post Acute Care Center or in any nursing home in Illinois, take the right step today by seeking legal counsel to know your options. Call (888) 424-5757 our experienced team of nursing home attorneys today for a free consultation. We have successfully handled negligence lawsuits and are ready to make your case our own.

At Rosenfeld, we serve the vulnerable and injured without discrimination. so contact us today to get the closure you rightly deserve