Many families place a loved one in a nursing facility in the hopes that they will receive the ultimate loving care that meets their health and hygiene needs. Unfortunately, mismanagement, inadequate staffing, poor training and lack of supervision can place the lives of the resident’s in jeopardy that could ultimately worsen their medical conditions or cause an untimely death.
Our team of dedicated attorneys fight aggressively to protect the rights of every nursing resident in Illinois. In addition, we proudly published updated publicly available information concerning opened investigations, complaints, grievances and safety concerns on nursing homes, assisted living facilities and recreational centers statewide.
Berkeley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Berkeley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a 72-certified Medicare/Medicaid-participating nursing facility providing medical services to residents of Oak Park and Cook County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
6909 W. North Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302
The facility also provides a variety of other services including wound care, IV therapy, tracheostomy, respiratory services, physical, occupational and speech rehabilitation/therapies, IV therapy, behavioral health, hospice and respite care.
Nursing Facility Resident Safety Concerns
On an annual basis, the federal government through its website www.Medicare.gov continuously updates comparison analysis on every nursing facility in the United States. Through a star rating summary, any online visitor to the website can harvest valuable information to compare one facility against another nationwide. Currently, Berkeley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center maintains an overall two out of five available stars rating, including four stars for quality measures, two stars for health inspections and one star for staffing concerns.
The nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have located numerous file complaints, opened investigations and ongoing safety concerns involving Berkeley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Some of these concerns involve:
- Failure to Revise Care Plans after Resident Falls:
- Failure to Maintain Clean Environment Procedures in the Nursing Home Kitchen:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/23/2015, complaint investigation was opened against Berkeley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for its failure “to follow their falling policy and procedure and review and revise care plan interventions after falls incidents to reduce the risk of further falls for one resident.” This is in response to a registered nurse stating “that after a resident falls, she notifies [nurses including the care plan coordinator].
[The registered nurse] stated that nurses do not revise the resident’s care plan; this is the responsibility of [the care plan coordinator]. However, during an interview on the same day, the care plan coordinator “stated that all staff can initiate and/or update care plans, but it is her responsibility to make sure that the resident’s care plans are completed.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 05/07/2015, a complaint investigation is opened against the facility for their failure “to ensure that the kitchen staff utilizes proper hand hygiene while preparing puréed food items. This failure has the potential to affect to residents [who] have current diet orders with puréed consistency.” This is in response to an observation on 5/5/15 noted that a cook while preparing puréed food items “wash her hands for five seconds.”
Again, “after preparing this puréed Spanish rice, [the cook] touched and lifted the garbage can lid with one of her gloved hands, threw some of the Spanish rice in the garbage can, and then washed, rinsed and sanitized the blender, that [the cook] used to prepare the puréed Spanish rice, in the three compartment sink, without removing her gloves or washing her hands.”
Oak Park, Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you suspect that your loved one has been neglected, mistreated or abuse while residing at Berkeley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, or any other Illinois facility, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide immediate legal protection. Our team of dedicated Oak Park, Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys can take steps to ensure those responsible for the mistreatment are held financially accountable.
We encourage you to contact our law office today by calling (888) 424-5757. Our aggressive nursing home abuse attorneys will review your case and provide a variety of legal options on how to proceed. These cases are handled through contingency fee agreements, meaning all of our services are paid out of a jury award at trial or after we negotiate your out-of-court settlement.