Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Applewood Rehabilitation Center

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Applewood Rehabilitation Center is a nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:

Applewood Rehabilitation Center
21020 Kostner Avenue
Matteson, IL 60443
Website: http://applewoodnursing.com/

This 115 bed nursing facility is designed to provide living assistance facilities to both recuperating patients and senior members of the society. The Applewood Rehabilitation Center is a registered facility under the State Nursing Board of Illinois, as a facility that provides assisted living programs to individuals under the following category:

  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Blood Disorders
  • Nervous System
  • Circulatory System
  • Respiratory System
  • Digestive System
  • Genitourinary System Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
  • Other Medical Conditions
Details on the cases of nursing home negligence found at the Applewood Rehabilitation Center

The survey team sent by the Illinois Department of Health and ProPublica un-earthed a can of worms, and it documented cases of alleged neglect and patient abuse by the staff of Applewood Rehabilitation Center. The nursing home attorneys of Rosenfeld reviewed the survey documents provided by ProPublica and found the following cases of negligence:

  • Failure to thoroughly investigate allegations of abuse: “On 5/15/12, at 3pm, E1 (Administrator/Abuse Coordinator) stated the facility did not implement their policy and notify the police immediately for an allegation of sexual abuse. Abuse Allegation Final Report dated 2/1/12 documents R22 notified staff nurse at the time of wound physician visit, “I think I was raped last night”.
  • Failure to implement pressure sore prevention measures: “R7 was observed on 5-8-12 and 5-9-12 lying on an air mattress bed. R7 was lying on excessive padding. R7 has a stage IV pressure sore on his right buttock. R7 was lying on a thick cloth incontinence pad, a thick bath sheet folded in fours, and a flat sheet folded in half. On 5-10-11 at 9:30AM with E7 during a dressing change of R7’s pressure sore E7 did not cleanse the wound thoroughly. E7 did not irrigate (cleanse) inside of the pressure sore. R7’s pressure sore was surgically excised to remove necrotic and infected tissue and R7’s wound was not irrigate/clean properly to maintain viable healthy tissue. Z1 (Wound Physician) stated on 5-15-12 at 12:30PM, “it is just standard of care to irrigate and clean the wound especially after the surgical excision was done to heal the wound. Also my expectations are known by the facility about excessive padding on the beds, it does not promote healing. These are just basic standards of care that are expected.”
  • Failure to implement an incontinence program: “On 5-10-12 at 2:00PM R14 was complaining that it takes the nurses too long to take him to the toilet and he has accidents. R14 explained that he prefers to wear a diaper because it takes the nurses too long and he frequently wet himself. Review of R14’s care plan dated 02-27-12 notes,” resident experiences bladder incontinence relate to [MEDICAL CONDITION].” The care plan does not indicate that R14 needs assistance to go to the bathroom once he verbalizes he needs to use the toilet. E13 and E14 (Both Nurse’s Aides) stated on 5-10-12, R14 is continent of bladder and bowel. Both explained that R14 verbally communicates his needs to go to the toilet. E13 and E14 stated that the entire facility does not have a bladder and bowel program. E13 and E14 said,” we go around every 2 hour checking to see if the diapers are wet, instead of a bowel and bladder program.”
  • Failure to implement fall protection measures for at risk residents: “On 5/10/12 at 10:00am during the wound treatment observation R2 was noted lying in bed, in a supine position. During this observation R2 was noted lying on a pressure sensitive bed alarm. During this observation R2 was rolled off of the bed alarm, and the alarm failed to alert. E24 (wound nurse), said the alarm should alert when R2 was rolled off of the bed alarm. E24 looked to see why the alarm did not alert, and it was noted that the alarm was not plugged into the power outlet. On 5/11/12 at 3:30pm during incontinence care R2 was observed lying in a supine position with a bed alarm noted on the bed. R2 was observed lying on the bed alarm, and the electrical cord was noted to be tangled underneath R2 and not plugged into the power outlet again.”
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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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