Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Alden Lakeland Rehab and Healthcare Center

Alden Lakeland Rehab & Healthcare Centerlden Lakeland Rehab & Healthcare Center is a 300 bed nursing home facility which provides the senior citizens of Cook County Illinois. The health center is located at:

Alden Lakeland Rehab & Healthcare Center
820 West Lawrence
Chicago, IL 60640
Website : http://www.aldenlakeland.com/

The state nursing home data places Alden Lakeland Rehab & Healthcare 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
  • Mental Illness
  • Dysfunctional Respiratory System
  • Dysfunctional Digestive System
  • Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Endocrine/Metabolic Issues

Alden Lakeland Rehab & Healthcare Center Findings

The Illinois Department of Health and other private health inspection firms conducted a survey on the level of health care patients receive from the staff and personnel of the health center. The survey brought to the surface, cases of poor patient supervision and abuse which could be construed as nursing home negligence. The nursing home attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers reviewed these findings and outlined the following as episodes of poor patient supervision:

  • Failure to give proper treatment to residents with feeding tubes: “On 3/12/12 at 1:45 PM, R12 has strong urine and old tube feeding odor and upon assessment shows that she was covered with a towel in the abdominal area heavily stained with dried [DEVICE] feeding. The [DEVICE] dressing was heavily soaked from ostomy leakage. E10 denied that he placed the towel, stated, it was already there when he came in the morning. At 2:00 PM, E13 (Nurse) stated he observed the towel at the beginning of the shift. On 3/15/12 at 2:30 PM, upon return to R12’s room for observation of G- tube dressing status, it was noted that the dressing was new. E14 stated, “Someone must have changed it again.” Upon inspection of the ostomy site, apparent [MEDICAL CONDITION] secretions are continuously flowing from the ostomy site. E18 (Wound Care Nurse) entered the room and assessed R12’s [DEVICE]. E18 stated, “the redness in the surrounding site is excoriation/[MEDICAL CONDITION], caused by [MEDICAL CONDITION] tube and feeding leakage that irritates the skin. The ostomy site is bigger than the tube. Although it’s being treated with Zinc Oxide the cause is not being address. We are going to call the physician now to change the tube from french 22 to french 24, if it still doesn’t work we will send R12 out to the hospital.” Facility’s staff were already aware of R12’s leaking ostomy site (click here for more information) prior to surveyor’s observation. It took facility 4 days after surveyor’s observations before calling the physician.”
  • Failure to give proper treatment to prevent new bedsores and heal existing ones: “On 11/8/11 it documented on “Initial Nursing Assessment” R28 was admitted with a rectal tube and skin intact. On 11/13/11 at 1:20pm “Nurses Notes” stated “Notice a new excoriation of wound at coccyx, all parties responsible notified. Weekly Assessment of Skin Alteration Form (WASA) done. On 11/17/11 at 2:00pm “Nurses Notes” indicate R28 had multiple sites to sacral wound. No further documentation found in the nursing notes regarding the wounds to the sacral site. The only Braden Scale (look here for more information) that was done was the initial assessment done on 1/8/11. No weekly post admission Braden scale were found in the chart.”
  • Failure to position call lights so that they are accessible to residents: “During initial tour on 6/12/12 at 10:35 AM, R41 was observed with her feet on the floor but the upper half of her body in bed. R41 stated that she could not find her call light. E4-Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) stated that the E-10 (Certified Nurse Assistant) was in the middle of placing R41 back in bed. R41 is alert and oriented to person and place. E4 searched for the call light. The call light was
    observed hanging straight down from the wall and laying on the floor. On 6/12/12 at 10:35 AM, R42 was observed repositioned on her right side facing the window. R42’s call light was also observed hanging straight down from the wall and laying on the floor. E4 clipped the call light to R42’s gown. E4 was asked if R42 was able to use the call light. E4 stated, “Yes.””
  • Failure to complete an investigation of an allegation of abuse: “Per faxed initial report of abuse investigation dated 8/13/10, R3’s wife indicated on 8/13/10 that R3 said someone slapped him. The wife refused to give details of the incident but this allegation was immediately investigated on 8/13/10. However, review of the final investigation summary showed that a month prior to 8/13/10, E3 ( nurse ) stated that R3’s wife told her, that R3 was slapped but the wife refused to give E3 details of the allegation of physical abuse. Instead of reporting this allegation to the abuse coordinator, E3 told R3’s wife to speak with the administrator of the facility. E3 could not remember during 8/16/10 investigation, the exact date when R3’s wife made this allegation. Review of facility’s abuse investigations showed no indication that when the allegation of physical abuse was brought to E3’s attention by R3’s wife initially, an investigation was conducted. There was also no evidence that an initial and final report was sent to the state agency. ” Read more about abuse in nursing homes here.
  • Failure to measure monthly weights as ordered: “June 12, 2012 at 10:00am are during the initial tour with (E17) Social Service Director; (R19) was in her bed lying flat on her back. (R19) is morbidly Obese and unable to provide care without total assist of staff. (R19) stated to writer that she would like to attend activities and get out of the bed but she cannot. Writer asked (R19) why not, and (R19) responded I have not been out of my bed for a long time. (R19) weighed [WEIGHT] on admission to facility last May 2011. (R19) was not weighed from June through December 2011. (R19) is in a Bariatric bed that has a scale on it to weigh her. Staff only needs to push a button to get her weight. There is no need to move (R19) at all to get a weight. R19 is not able to get out of her bed to attend any services outside of her bed. The facility did not have a mechanical lift that is able to lift (R19) out of her bed. The mechanical lift (reference lift information here) the facility was rated for residents who are not severely obese. (R19) is still forced to lay in the bed on her back because there is no chair in the facility that (R19) can sit in. (R19) is not able to enjoy any ADL’s. ”

Experienced Nursing Home Attorneys In Chicago, IL

The Illinois Nursing Home Attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers represent families and individuals who have suffered an episode of abuse or neglect during an admission to a facility. Many of our nursing home lawsuits (read about our Illinois nursing home lawsuits here) involve the following situations:

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Disclaimer: The above inspection findings are take from public sources including the State Department of Health and from Medicare inspection conducted at the facility at least every fifteen months. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers cannot confirm that the content on this site is the most recent information related to the facilities mentions.

The inspection findings published are not complete. You may find the most up to date information here: dph.illinois.gov or medicare.gov.

The deficiencies/citations listed on this page may have been corrected or substantially corrected after the date of the inspection and date of publishing this material. This page is a legal advertisement and a resource of information for visitors. This material is not endorsed by the facility noted or by any governmental agency. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers does not have any affiliation with the facility.

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