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Avenue Care Nursing Rehab Center Ratings & Violations

Avenue Care Nursing & Rehab Center is a 155 bed nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:

Avenue Care Nursing & Rehab Center
4505 South Drexel Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60653
Website: not available

According to state nursing home data, the patients at Avenue Care Nursing & Rehab Center are primarily admitted for the care relating to the following areas:

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

Critical Findings regarding Patient Health Care At Avenue Care Nursing & Rehab Center

According to the data gathered from the nursing home surveys conducted by the Illinois Department of Health and other survey agencies, there have been noticeable signs of abuse and neglect at the Avenue Care Nursing & Rehab Center, which can be construed as nursing home negligence.

This prompted Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC to review the data compiled by ProPublica –a nursing home survey organization—and we found out that the following experiences by patients –outlined below—, which can be interpreted as situations of nursing home negligence:

  • Failure to ensure patient safety during a transfer:  “On 5/30/12 at 11:32 a.m. E3 CNA (Certified Nurse Aide) stated that both her and E4 CNA on 1/12/12 at around 1:30 p.m. transferred R1 from the recliner into her bed without using the lifting assistive device. E3 stated during the transfer “I kind of lost my balance but R1 did not fall.” E3 stated after the transfer R1 started crying that she had hurt her knees, E3 did not report this incident to E7, LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse). E3 admitted that she was supposed to report any incident of pain or injury to the charge nurse but stated “I did not make anything out of it because R1 normally cries for attention.” According to facility incident report form dated 1/12/12 under the description of occurrence the writer indicated that R1 stated that “two CNA put her in bed and she (R1) felt her leg twisted a little. She remembers hearing a pop. ” R1’s emergency department after care instruction dated 1/12/2012 6:25Pm indicated follow up instruction for femoral shaft fracture and E7 confirmed that R1 came back to the facility with [DIAGNOSES REDACTED].”
  • Failure to provide necessary care and services to maintain the highest well being of residents: “On 5/4/12 at 9:45 AM, E3 said that a [MEDICATION NAME] patch dated 4/7/12 and one dated 4/13/12 were found on R3, on 4/17/12. E3 said, that he called R3’s physician and applied a new [MEDICATION NAME] Patch on R3. On 4/25/12 at 1:56 PM, Z1 from Pharmacy said that a box of 5 [MEDICATION NAME] Patches were sent to the facility on [DATE]. R3’s MAR documents that [MEDICATION NAME] is ordered to be applied every 72 hrs. Per this information, there should still be 4 [MEDICATION NAME] Patches left as of 4/16/12.”
  • Failure to accommodate the needs of each resident: “During medication pass observation with E3 on 02/24/11 at approximately 1:15pm R3 who is very obese was observed sitting in the hallway of the 2nd floor in a wheelchair. R3 neck was noted to be hyperextended backward over this wheelchair. Upon closer inspection the top portion of the back of R3’s wheelchair was noted to end approximately in the middle of R3’s back leaving the remainder of R3’s back, shoulder and
    neck unsupported. R3 was heard moaning and groaning. There was no pain assessment nor assessment for a different device/equipment for R3, to sit in that might provide comfort and support.”
  • Failure to provide care to maintain the highest well being of each resident: “On 2/24/11 during the evening medication pass observation on the 2nd floor, surveyor observed E8 (nurse) get a blood glucose reading on R25. R25’s blood glucose reading was 325mg/dl. E8 proceeded to get R26’s blood glucose reading, which was 125mg/dl. E8 informed surveyor that R25 is to receive sliding scale
    insulin. After observing E8 draw up 6U (units) of [MEDICATION NAME] N insulin and proceeded to go into the room. While standing in front of R26, E8 stated, “ok R26, I have your insulin for you.” E8 started cleansing R26’s left upper arm with an alcohol wipe. Before E8 proceed to stick R26, surveyor asked E8 to wait. Surveyor asked R26 his name. R26 stated his name. Surveyor asked E8 who was the insulin for. E8 stated, “Oh, it’s for R25.” E8 had not verified R26 ‘ s name prior to attempting to give the insulin injection.”

Our Role as Nursing Home Attorneys in Chicago, IL

The Illinois Nursing Home Attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC represent families and individuals who have suffered an episode of abuse or neglect during an admission to a facility. Many of our nursing home lawsuits involve the following situations:

  • Bed Sores / Pressure Pores
  • Repeated Patient Falls
  • Inadequate Patient Transportation
  • Fractures
  • Medication Errors
  • Physical Abuse
  • Poor Patient Supervision
  • Wrongful Death

Do You Have Any Prior Grievances? Contact us Today

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC believes in the legal right of your loved ones to get the best medical care possible in Illinois and our team of experienced, nursing home attorneys are just a call (888) 424-5757 away from hearing your concerns. Take the first step to redemption, by scheduling a free consultation with us, to air your concerns. We provide your loved one with the legal expertise, dedication and professionalism they deserve.

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 LLC cannot confirm that the content on this site is the most recent information related to the facilities mentions.

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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 LLC does not have any affiliation with the facility.

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