Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Alden Northmoor Rehab & Healthcare

Alden Northmoor Rehab & Healthcare Center Alden Northmoor Rehab & Healthcare Center

Alden Northmoor Rehab & Healthcare Center is a 198 bed nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:

Alden Northmoor Rehab & Healthcare Center
5831 North Northwest Highway
Chicago, IL 60631
Website: http://www.aldennorthmoor.com/

The nursing home which is equipped to provide health care assistance to approximately 198 senior citizens and recuperating patients, is registered with the nursing board of Illinois to provide assistance to individuals with the following conditions:

  • Dysfunctional Circulatory systems
  • Alzheimer disease
  • Digestive  System Problems
  • Dysfunctional Respiration System
  • Circulatory System Issues
  • Genitourinary System Disorders
  • Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
  • Endocrine/Metabolic problems
  • Dysfunctional Nervous System
Irregularities found about the Patient Care provided in Alden Northmoor Rehab & Healthcare Center

The Illinois department of health alongside other private institutions conducted a survey on the level of health care; patients receive at the rehabilitation center. This survey led to some appalling discoveries of negligence and patient abuse on the part of Alden Estate personnel. The nursing home attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers reviewed the survey done by ProPublica and found the following situations that can be termed as nursing home negligence.

  • Failure to conduct timely assessment, monitoring and provision of emergency treatment: “R26 was the sole informant for Resident Assessment and Care Screening, with an expectation to be discharged to the community. R26 requires extensive, 2 persons assistance for transfer and toilet use and is continent of bowel. Nursing Notes dated 1/2/12, 2:05pm, states family member complained to staff regarding R26’s complaint of numbness in his bilateral lower extremities. Upon assessment the nurse documented swelling of both lower extremities which were cold to touch. Staff observed R26’s room to be cold, adjusted the room temperature and covered resident with a warm blanket. Pitting [MEDICAL CONDITION] of lower extremities continued through 1/12/12. Family also inquired about the when urinary catheter would be removed as resident seemed to be more confused than usual. R26’s physician order [REDACTED]. Urinalysis showed presence of yeast, trace of protein, small occult blood, small leucocytes. Platelet count was critically low. These results were not reported to the physician until 1/5/12. The CBC was repeated 1/10/12, showed elevated
    white blood cells (WBC) and further drop in the platelet count. The results was reported to the facility at 12:03pm and relayed to physician at 6pm.”
  • Failure to ensure accessibility of call lights: “During the initial tour of the skilled unit on 2/21/12 at approximately 9:50am, R31 was sitting in his wheel chair, in his room, wearing a left knee brace. R31 was alert and oriented and stated that he receives physical therapy for ambulation and is not able to stand nor walk independently. R31 stated he has limited movement in his left arm and requires assist from staff for toileting. R31’s call light was on the floor near the bedside table. R31 said he uses the call light for staff assistance. When asked to locate his call light R31 looked around for it and when located it out of his reach, he stated that he is not able to retrieve it.” (For more discussion of call lights look here)
  • Failure treat residents in a dignified manner: “During lunch dining observations on the skilled unit on 2/22/12, the meal service began at 12:30pm. There were 8-10 staff present during the meal service. R29 was sitting at a table with R33 and R35 and another unidentified resident. The unidentified resident was the first to be served and was eating. E22 (CNA) served R29’s meal at approximately 12:40pm, at which time R29 told E22 she want to go to the toilet. E22 told R29 to eat her lunch and proceeded to participate in meal service. R29 pushed her plate aside and began looking around repeating approximately 4 times that she needs to go to the toilet. No one came to assist. R35 seemed upset about R29’s repeated requests to go to the toilet and R35 repeatedly said to R29, “shut up” and “be quiet.” R29 continued to ask for assistance. R29 apparently became agitated, waving her hand in the air to get staff attention and in louder voice asked for someone to take her to the toilet. E22 returned (about 5 minutes had passed), transferred R29 from the dining chair to the wheel chair and wheeled R29 out of the dining room. E22 took R29 to a toilet just adjacent to the dining room and brought R29 back to the dining room at approximately 1:10pm, prompting R29 to eat. R29 pushed her plate away. E22 made no offer to warm up R29’s food which had been served 30 minutes prior. ”
  • Failure to implement fall protection measures: “R20 has a history of weakness and unsteady gait related to Parkinson’s Disease, Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA), Chronic Renal Failure, Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Seizure Disorder and Orthostatic Hypotension. R20 also has a history of Atrial Fibrillation and has recent history of anticoagulant use. (1/24/12). R20 requires physical assist with all activities of daily living (ADL’s). Facility’s Occurrence Report dated 1/1/11 through 2/21/12 shows R20 experienced a self-reported fall on 1/14/11. Fall care plan was not initiated until 6/9/11. Fall risk assessment dated [DATE] shows R20 as at high risk for falls (click here for nursing home fall discussion) with a history of falls within past 1-6 months. E2 (Director of Nursing) stated on 2/24/12 at approximately 10:45am, that R20 did sustain a fall on 12/3/11. Facility’s Occurrence Report failed to list this fall incident. On 2/23/12 at approximately 1:55pm, R20 was again not in her room and the clinical record was not at the nurses’ station. E28 (Nurse) observed on the unit on 3 of 3 days, was present and checked the activity room then walked with surveyor to R20’s room to locate and identify her. E28 then asked E23 (Nurse) of R20’s whereabouts. E23 stated that R20 had a fall the previous night and is hospitalized.”
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“We help the vulnerable and injured”—Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers. Our experienced nursing home attorneys have successfully handled lawsuits for families and individuals located in Illinois. Therefore, if you are located in Illinois and your loved one has experienced any of the acts of negligence below, do not hesitate to contact us immediately:

  • Medication Errors
  • Repeated Falls
  • Bed sores and Pressure sores
  • Physical abuse
  • Physical Manhandling
  • Inadequate Patient transportation
  • Poor supervision and Sanitary conditions
  • Wrongful death
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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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