Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Berkeley Nursing & Rehab Center

Berkeley Nursing & Rehab Center

Berkeley Nursing & Rehab Center is a 72 bed nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:

Berkeley Nursing & Rehab Center
6909 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
Telephone: 708-386-1112
Website: Not available

It has the capacity to provide living assistance to approximately 72 senior citizens and recuperating patients in need of daily assistance. According to data from the state nursing home, the patients at Berkeley Nursing & Rehab Center are generally admitted for the following reasons:

  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Circulatory System
  • Endocrine/Metabolic
  • Nervous System
  • Neoplasms
  • Musculo-Skeletal Disorders

The Bizarre Discoveries Regarding Patient Care at Berkeley Nursing & Rehab Center

The nursing home survey conducted by the Illinois Department of Health unearthed different situations where the staff of  Berkeley Nursing & Rehab Center, provided inadequate assistance, medication errors, poor injury assessment as well as patient abuse. These situation which can be construed as nursing home negligence includes the following situations:

  • Failure to provide timely follow-up of a physician’s order: “Review of R2’s clinical record reflects no consistent monitoring and documentation of assessment of R2’s surgical site. R2 was admitted post-op on 8/30. There is no description of his wound in nursing notes on admission, or in any nursing note until 9/21/10, when E3 documented a physical assessment of his wound/incision on the day he was transferred out of the facility. There is no wound assessment on 9/14/10, despite documentation of a fever. On 9/20/10, although it is documented that R2’s bandage was soiled, again, there is no physical assessment documented of the incision site. During telephone interview with Z1, Z1 stated that he did not give specific wound care orders when R2 was admitted to the facility, but he expected his leg/incision to be kept clean and dry. Z1 also stated that he expected that R2’s surgical site would be assessed at least daily, and that assessment would be documented, with physician notification of any unusual findings, such as swelling, increased pain, temperature, redness, drainage, etc. R2 was not septic upon admission to the facility, per Z1. According to Z1, this monitoring would fall under general nursing care of a post-op patient and would not require
    specific physician order. While someone can get an infection even under the best circumstances, according to Z1, this infection should have been caught sooner, and consistent monitoring and appropriate, timely physician notification of changes in status would have allowed for that. These failures resulted in a delay in recognizing that R2’s surgical site had become infected, which resulted in the need for his surgical [MEDICAL CONDITION] to be removed and a 6 week course of IV antibiotics.”
  • Failure to develop fall prevention interventions: “R4 is an [AGE] year old male. R4’s physician order [REDACTED]. R4’s fall investigative reports denote 9 falls that started from 1/10/12 to 4/30/12. R4 ‘s medical record did not contain a fall care plan with treatment interventions, updates, and revisions.”
  • Failure to administer medication as ordered by the physician: “On 5/15/12 at 9:05am, E4 (Licensed Practical Nurse, LPN) administered medications to R17. E4 stated that R17 gets 25 units of [MEDICATION NAME]. E4 withdrew 26 units of [MEDICATION NAME] into the syringe. E4 stated that E4 was about to administer the insulin to R17. Prior to administration, E4 was asked to verify the amount of insulin in the syringe with 2 surveyors. E4 verified there were 26 units of insulin in the syringe. E4 then expelled 1 unit of insulin and administered the injection.”
  • Failure to use interventions to prevent development of pressure sores: “R3 ‘ s Braden Scale for predicting pressure sore risk for the dates of 2/13/12 and 3/1612 documents a score of 7, indicating that R3 is at severe risk for pressure sore development. R3 was sitting in the wheelchair on 5/14/12 at 10:00am, 12:00pm, and 2:00pm without a pressure reducing device in the wheelchair. R3’s nurse’s notes dated 5/13/12, 4:15pm documented by E7 (Licensed practical nurse) reads as follows: daughter complains that R3 has a wound on R3’s buttock. Nurse reassured daughter that R3 has no wound on her buttock. The daughter came again, so the writer (E7) and another witness went to the resident ‘ s room, checked the body and observed an open wound on the right buttock (ischial area). E3 stated that the wound on R3 ‘s right buttock is a new ulcer, and that R3 had not previously had a wound on the right buttock.”

Professional Nursing Home Attorneys in Oak Park, IL

The Illinois nursing home attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers are experienced in providing families and individuals who have been subjected to any form of abuse or poor patient care with the legal counsel they require. We have handled numerous nursing home lawsuits involving the following situations:

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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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