Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Astoria Place Living & Rehab

Astoria Place Living & Rehab

Astoria Place Living & Rehab

Astoria Place Living & Rehab is a 164 bed nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:

Astoria Place Living & Rehab
6300 N. California
Chicago, IL 60659
Website: http://www.astoriaplace.com/

The Astoria Place & Rehabilitation center is registered with the state nursing board of Illinois as a provider of living assistance for the following health conditions:

  • Digestive System
  • Endocrine/Metabolic
  • Nervous System
  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Blood Disorders
  • Circulatory System Dysfunctions
  • Respiratory System
  • Genitourinary System Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Mental Illness
  • Musculo-Skeletal Disorders

The Sordid findings about the Level of Patient Health Care received at  Astoria Place Living & Rehab

The periodic inspection and surveys carried on Illinois nursing homes by the Illinois Department of health and some private inspection organizations showed that patients admitted to this rehabilitation center received poor health assistance and were victims to neglect and in more severe cases, physical abuse. The Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers put its experienced nursing home attorneys on the case and a review of the findings of ProPublica—a private health surveyor—and found the following situations:

  • Failure to ensure residents are free from sexual abuse by staff:  “On 10/08/10 at 3 PM, the facility’s administrator and corporate staff (E16) were interviewed. E1 reported that R20’s son told him that she (R20) complained that a CNA inserted a finger into her genital area and touched her breast. When asked E1 reported that he did informed the police department of R20’s allegation of sexual abuse until 2 days later. E1 said the facility was investigating R20’s allegations. E1 told surveyors that R20’s physician was called, but he wanted two female nurses to examine the resident. E1 said a physician did not examine R20 until 9/22/10. E1 reported that the CNA (E9) was arrested. He said that a court hearing involving R20’s allegation was conducted on 10/06/10, and R20 presented as a creditable witness. During this meeting the team expressed concerns that R20’s allegations were not reported to the police in a timely manner nor R20 given thorough medical examination. E1 update his abuse policy in response to the survey team concerns. But, E1 provided no evidence that anything else was done to ensure this did not happen again.”
  • Failure to ensure the nursing home area is free from accident hazards: “During the initial tour of the facility with the assistant director of nursing (E14), the following hazards were observed: -room [ROOM NUMBER] had an oxygen tank at the resident’s bedside. But, the tank had nothing to secure it from falling. Surveyor prompted staff to ensure that the tank was secure, so it would not fall over. E14 said she would have staff take care of it as soon as possible. -No signs on resident’s door indicating that oxygen was are used in the following rooms: 415 and 419. Another surveyor conducting an initial tour of the second floor, observed no oxygen sign on the door for room [ROOM NUMBER]. -room [ROOM NUMBER] had a wall heating unit that the cover was missing and heating coils were exposed.”
  • Failure to provide appropriate/timely and consistent interventions to ensure acceptable parameters of nutritional status: “Review of R11’s Blood Glucose Monitoring Sheet documented that R11 blood sugar was checked 4 times a day.R11 experienced high blood glucose levels of 349 to 450 in August and September of 2010. Review of R11’s care plan identified he is at risk for [MEDICAL CONDITION] due to Diabetes. The nursing intervention documented to address this care issues are as follows: “-Administer prescribed diet and monitor compliance. -Provide nourishing snacks within diet limits.However, review of R11’s nursing notes had no consistent documentation of theses nursing interventions.Review of R11’s Psychosocial Notes and Care Plan documented some interventions. But, the interventions were not timely. While R11’s weight gains continued monthly, the psychosocial care plan’s goals were only updated quarterly. ”
  • Failure to give proper treatment to facilitate healing of pressure sores: “Review of Physician Order Sheet dated 8-16-11, orders include “Braden Scale weekly x 4 weeks” and “A&D ointment to bilateral buttocks/periarea every shift & as needed”. Review of Braden Scale dated 8-16-11, R2’s score=12, which is High Risk. No further Braden Scale assessments done until 9-23-11. Order for A&D Ointment was not transcribed onto August, 2011 Treatment Record and no documentation that the A&D ointment was applied on the Sept, 2011 Treatment Record. Physician Order Sheet dated 8-19-11 includes order for “[MEDICATION NAME] patch to right buttock ulcer every three days and as needed” and “Wound care consult”. Review of Treatment Record dated August, 2011, [MEDICATION NAME] treatment was initiated on 8-20-11, treatment missed on 8-23-11, treatment received on 8-26-11 and 8-29-11. Treatment Record dated Sept, 2011, documents no further wound treatments until 10 days later on 9-8-11.”
  • Failure to maintain infection control procedures: “On November 30, 2011, at 10:10am, Z6 (Hospice Nurse) entered the room of R2, who is on contact isolation for [MEDICAL CONDITION] Resistant Staph Aureus in a Stage IV sacral pressure ulcer, after washing hands, but did not put on gloves and a gown. Clothing of Z6 came in contact with bedrails and linen. Z6 pulled back the linens covering R2 and assessed R2’s legs. Z6 moved linen and gown from R2 and listened to R2’s lung sounds using own stethoscope. Z6 placed the stethoscope back around own neck without cleaning it. Z6 washed hands on the way out of the room. On November 30, 2011, at 10:25am, when asked why Z6 didn’t wear a gown or gloves since R2 is on contact isolation, Z6 replied, “I’m not doing wound care.””

Attorneys Prosecuting Negligent Nursing Home Care

Years of providing legal counsel to the families of senior citizens of Illinois, provides the nursing home attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers with the experience and know-how to tackle any problems of negligence and abuse that may occur during a citizens stay in an Illinois rehabilitation center. Our health care lawyers are experienced in handling lawsuits that are in the following categories:

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Do you have any issues or problems with the Astoria Place Living & Rehabilitation center or any nursing home in Illinois? Or are you in need of legal advice from an experienced nursing home attorney? If YES, do not hesitate to give us a call (888) 424-5757 today for a free consultation on your suspicions.

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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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