The health and well-being of a loved one placed in a nursing home is often determined by the level of care provided by the medical team. Unfortunately, many nursing facilities throughout Illinois are understaffed or operated by medical teams that lacks sufficient training and supervision.
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Alden Debes Alma Nelson Rehab and Health Care Center
Alden Debes Alma Nelson Rehab and Health Care Center is a 268-bed Medicare/Medicaid-approved health care facility providing medical services to residents of Winnebago County, including Rockford, Illinois. The facility is located at:
550 South Mulford Ave.
Rockford, IL 61108
Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
Through www.Medicare.gov, the federal government releases comparative information on nursing facilities and assisted-living homes nationwide, using an overall star rating summary system. This information allows families to perform a comparative analysis on nursing facilities throughout the United States. Currently, Alden Debes Alma Nelson Rehab and HCC maintains an overall one out of five stars summary rating, which is considered much below average in the U.S. This includes three out of five stars for quality measures and one out of five stars for both staffing and health inspections.
The Rockford Illinois nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers found many complaints and opened investigations concerning the facility. Some of these include:
- Failure to Provide a Residential Environment Free of Bedsores:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 06/11/2015, a first complaint certification revisits a survey of 5/5/15. This followed up on initial complaint involves the facility’s failure “to ensure a resident’s wound dressing was in place to prevent wound contamination to an on stage will coccyx wound. The facility failed to put interventions in place after identifying a deep tissue injury to a resident’s heel. The facility failed to reposition a resident to prevent pressure ulcers. This failure contributed to [the resident’s] pressure ulcer to her coccyx becoming infected on June 11, 2015.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated 05/13/2015, a complaint investigation was opened concerning the facility’s failure “to eliminate pressure to [a resident’s] foot. The failed to assess and document the wound characteristics for [the resident’s] pressure area.” This is in response to a resident who was admitted with a fourth and fifth digit amputation and diabetes mellitus on the right foot noting a wound with the chronic tissue that was improperly treated by the facility.
- Failure to Provide a Residential Environment Free of Accident Hazards:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 10/09/2014, a complaint investigation was opened concerning the facility’s failure “to provide supervision to prevent falls.” This is in response to three separate incidences occurring in October 2014. In one incident, a resident stated that, “I fell in the bathroom I was left alone. I turned to wipe and fell off the toilet. I hit the left side of my face, left shoulder and left hip.”
In another incident, a resident documented to be at an increased risk for falling was “observed in the bathroom by himself on the toilet.” An assistant administrator indicated that the resident “took himself to the bathroom.” The resident had stated that a month earlier, he had fallen when transferring “himself from the bed to the chair.”
Rockford Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries or harm while residing at Alden Debes Alma Nelson Rehab and Health Care Center, or any other nursing facility in Illinois, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide immediate legal assistance. Our team of dedicated attorneys can serve as your advocate and fight for your rights to obtain financial compensation for your damages.
We accept all personal injury claims, medical malpractice lawsuits and nursing home abuse and neglect cases on contingency. This means all of your legal services are provided without an upfront retainer or fee. Contact our offices today at (888) 424-5757 to schedule an appointment for your free case evaluation.