Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Alden Orland Park Rehab & HCC

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Alden Orland Park Rehab & HCC is a 200 bed nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:

Alden Orland Park Rehab & HCC
16450 South 97th Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462
Website: http://aldenestatesoforlandpark.com/

This living facility, which is capable of providing 200 bed spaces for the elderly citizens of Illinois as well as for patients in need of rehabilitation or rest. According to state nursing home records, patients admitted to the facilities are brought in due to the following conditions:

  • Respiratory System Dysfunctions
  • Circulatory System Dysfunctions
  • Neoplasm
  • Dysfunctional Digestive System
  • Nervous System Malfunctions
  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Endocrine/Metabolic Issues and
  • Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
Recorded Findings of Neglect and Patient Abuse at the Alden Orland Park Rehab & HCC

A nursing home survey carried out by private health inspection firms and the State Department of Health, discovered poor patient care, inadequate patient supervision and cases of abuse which can be construed as patient negligence. The nursing home lawyers of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers reviewed the findings of ProPublica—a private health survey firm—and discovered the following:

  • Failure to provide proper care to residents with pressure sores: “Initial Nursing Assessment completed 11/24/09 states R3 has reddened area to coccyx with small scab. Resident Assessment Protocol (RAP) dated 12/02/2009 indicates R3 has a Stage I pressure ulcer to coccyx. R3’s pressure ulcer/ulcers were not identified in the WASA until 12/16/09 when wounds were assessed as Stage II 3.6cm. X 3.0cm. to coccyx and Stage II 1.5cm. X 1.5cm. to right buttocks. There was no assessment of initial wound/wounds at time of admission. There was no treatment ordered for Stage I ulcer/ulcers at time of admission. There is no indication R3’s physician was informed of the Stage I ulcers. There was no plan of care initiated to address the Stage I pressure ulcers until 12/16/09 when wounds were now assessed as Stage II ulcers.”
  • Failure to properly transfer residents: “According to the facilities occurrence report dated 10/6/11 at 8:45am R5 was involved in a fall incident while being transferred. The report indicates that R5 was eased down to the floor by assigned
    certified nurse aide during a transfer from the bed to the wheelchair. E9 (certified nurse aide) indicated in a statement that while assisting R5 with dressing and while transferring R5 from the bed to the wheelchair, R5 lost her balance upon turning toward the wheelchair. E9 noted that she eased R5 down to the floor in a kneeling position. R5 was assessed with redness to both knees but no other bruising or injuries were noted, however R5 did complain of mild pain. According to R5’s most recent MDS (Minimum Data Set) section G indicates that R5’s functional status for transfer is assessed as a (4) total dependence- full staff performance every time and (3) Two+ person physical assist.”
  • Failure to develop care plans to reduce the risk of falls: “According to the facilities occurrence report dated 6/22/11 R4 was involved in a fall incident. The report indicates that R4 was observed sitting on buttocks outside of the bathroom. The report also indicates that R4 said that she slid out of the wheel chair. According to the facilities occurrence report dated 6/27/11 at 7:30pm R4 was involved in another fall incident. The report indicated that R4 was observed sitting under the counter in the bathroom. The report indicates that it required assist of 3 staff to transfer R4 back to the wheelchair. Nurses notes 6/28/11 at 8:30am indicates R4 complained of pain to the left ankle and left leg. R4’s physician was notified and X-ray was ordered. According to the portable x-ray results dated 6/28/11 indicates acute spiral fracture to distal fibula. R4’s physician was notified and orders given to send R4 to the hospital for evaluation.”
  • Failure to ensure residents are adequately hydrated: “According to the clinical record R7 was admitted to the facility on [DATE] status [DIAGNOSES REDACTED].’Interim plan of care R7 is identified with dehydration risk related to dry skin, unable to reach fluids independently and difficulties with chewing and swallowing. The interim plan of care also indicates that the facility will take the following approaches to monitor R7 for signs and symptoms of dehydration: monitor labs as ordered, offer fluids with every activity, and monitor skin turgor. According to the nursing notes dated 11/6/2011 (all shifts included) through 11/13/2011 (2pm through 10pm), there were no entries noting R7’s fluid intake. The same dates as noted above under the gastrointestinal area of the notes indicating if fluids were encouraged and documentation of appetite were found to be blank. In reviewing the notes there were also no entries indicating an assessment of R7’s skin turgor. This failure resulted in R7 being admitted to the hospital and was [DIAGNOSES REDACTED]. According to the hospital records dated 11/15/11 at 2:52pm R7’s chemistries were noted creatinine level 5.1 mg/dl (normal range 0.6 – 1.0 mg/dl), blood urea nitrogen 143 mg /dl (normal range 7 – 18 mg/dl), and sodium level 156 meq/L (normal range – 136 -145 meq/L). According to the hospital record assessment and plan R7 presented to the hospital with multiple medical problems/issues to include: acute [MEDICAL CONDITION] secondary to dehydration and severe free water deficit. According to the hospital record x-ray of the abdomen dated 11/15/11 impression indicates fecal retention and colonic ileus (disruption of normal propulsive ability).”
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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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