Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Alpine Fireside Health Center

Alpine Fireside Health CenterChronically ill and elderly individuals living in nursing facilities often lose their independence and must rely on others for their health and hygiene needs. Even when family members are vigilant in ensuring the protection of a loved one residing in a nursing facility, abusive behavior, neglect and mistreatment will often go undetected. This is especially true when the abusive behavior is directed toward residents who have difficulty communicating.

Often times, the resident will show obvious signs of mistreatment and abuse through malnutrition, dehydration, skin damage, bedsores, soiled clothing or injury caused by an unknown source. These types of abuse often leave physical, mental and emotional changes that could include increased anger, anxiety, withdrawal and self-isolation.

Our attorneys work as legal advocates for Illinois nursing home residents who are abuse, mistreated or injured while residing at facilities statewide. Our law firm publishes the most current information outlining filed complaints, opened investigations and safety concerns involving Illinois assisted living centers and nursing homes. Families with loved ones requiring rehabilitation or skilled nursing care use the data to select the best neighboring facility that can provide high-quality health solutions.

Alpine Fireside Health Center

Alpine Fireside Health Center is a 66-bed Medicaid/Medicare-approved nursing facility providing medical services, skilled nursing care and hygiene assistance to the residents of Winnebago County, including Rockford, Illinois. The facility is located at:

3650 North Alpine Rd.
Rockford, IL 61114
(815) 877-7408

The center also provides Medicare rehabilitation solutions, therapeutic services and short-term respite care.

Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns

The federal government, through www.Medicare.gov, posts updated assessments of nursing homes and assisted living centers nationwide using an overall star rating summary system. This comparative information helps families evaluate the level of care provided by nursing facilities in their community. Currently, Alpine Fireside Health Center maintains an overall five out of five stars rating, which is considered much above average. This includes five out of five stars for staffing, four out of five stars for health inspections and three out of five stars for quality measures.

However, the Rockford Illinois nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers note that there are numerous complaints, investigations and incidences involving Alpine Fireside Health Center that include:

  • Failure to Provide a Residential Environment Free of Abuse:

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 10/07/2011, during an annual licensure and certification survey, notations were made of the facility’s failure “to conduct a thorough investigation when a Certified Nursing Assistant alleged [2 other Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs)] were abusive to two residents.

This is in response to a 1/12/2011 incident reported to the facility’s Director of Nursing alleging abusive behavior involving two CNAs. One incident involved a CNA allegedly telling a resident “she was crazy and ‘threw’ the resident into her wheelchair.” In a separate incident, a CNA “allegedly yelled at [another resident] for wetting his bed.”

  • Failure to Provide Residential Environment Free of Physical Restraints:

In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 12/12/2006, during an annual certification survey, notations were made of the facility’s failure “to assess for the use of a restraint device, to obtain a consent and a physician’s order for the use of the device.” This notation was made in response to a December 2006 incident of the use of a trunk restraint even though the individual’s “Resident Assessment Protocols (RAPS) show no review for the use of a trunk restraint.”

In addition, the “2006 Physician’s Order Sheet did not show an order for the use of the restraint device.” This is in direct violation because there was “no consent form for the use of the restraint device in [the resident’s] medical record or the facility restraint monitoring binder.”

Rockford Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

If you, or your loved one, have suffered injuries or harm while residing at any Illinois nursing facility, including Alpine Fireside Health Center, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide legal intervention. Our Rockford Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys can stop the abuse and mistreatment immediately and help families obtain financial compensation for their damages.

We urge you to contact our law office today at (888) 424-5757 to discuss your case. All information we receive remains confidential. Our lawyers accept all medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and personal injury cases on contingency, meaning no upfront retainer or fees are required.

https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/profile.html

https://ltc.dph.illinois.gov/webapp/LTCApp/listing.jsp?facilityid=6000129

http://www.idph.state.il.us/ltc/docs/SurveyResult/6000129FIK10072011.pdf

http://alpinefireside.com/

http://www.idph.state.il.us/ltc/docs/SurveyResult/6000129FI12122006.pdf

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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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