Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Berkshire Nursing & Rehab Center

Berkshire Nursing & Rehab Center Berkshire Nursing & Rehab Center

Berkshire Nursing & Rehab Center is a 232 bed nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:

Berkshire Nursing & Rehab Center
8200 West Roosevelt Road
Forest Park, IL 60130
Websitehttp://berkshirenursing.com/

According to the information available in the state nursing home data files, its health care facilities and personnel are equipped to handle patients admitted for the following primary health related problems:

  • Endocrine/Metabolic
  • Genitourinary System Disorders
  • Nervous System
  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Mental Illness
  • Circulatory System
  • Respiratory System
  • Skin Disorders
  • Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
  • Other Medical Conditions
Unprofessional Findings Regarding Patient Care at Berkshire Nursing & Rehab Center

According to data from nursing home surveys conducted by the Illinois Department of Health other agencies, there have been numerous episodes of poor patient care and errors in medication at Berkshire Nursing & Rehab Center which can be construed as nursing home negligence. Our nursing home attorneys reviewed data compiled by ProPublica and found the following conditions that can be construed as nursing home negligence:

  • Failure to provide proper incontinent care: “R3 was observed on 9-6-11 at 11:30AM lying in her bed telling the nursing staff that her behind is hurting. Further observations of R3, R3 was lying on a thick incontinence pad, wet from urine and both of her buttocks were excoriated and red. R8 was observed on 9-6-11 at 11:45AM in her room lying on an air mattress and thick incontinence pad. R8 was lying in a large amount of feces and urine. The incontinence pad had several dried brown urine rings around R8’s buttocks. The room had a strong odor of urine. R8 was unable to request her needs or answer questions. R8 has healed tissue from a previous buttock wound. E3 stated on 9-6-11 at 12:30PM, ” R8 has just healed from a stage II pressure sores and needs to be kept clean and dry to prevent the sacral pressure sore from re-opening.”
  • Failure to prevent serious medication errors: “Omissions were noted on October 3, 2011 on R3’s MAR. Omissions were noted on October 28 and 29, 2011 on R4’s MAR. Omissions were noted on October 30, 2011 on R5’s MAR. Omissions were noted on October 27 and 31, 2011 on R8’s MAR.”
  • Failure to report and investigate allegations of neglect: “During the interview with R7 conducted on 12/19/11 12:00 noon, R7 stated,”E4 (certified nurse aide/CNA) doesn’t help me, leave my call light on, do not answer, leaves me wet. I told the Director of Nursing (E2) and the social worker (E6), about it, but again last week they had E4 assigned again to me.” E2 (director of nursing) was interviewed on 12/19/11-12:00pm, stated,” yes, R7 told me, did not want E4
    (CNA) to take care of her. I did not ask why, changed E4 schedule.” E6 (social worker) was interviewed on 12/19/11 and stated,” Yes, R7 complained I told, E2, and E1 (administrator). R7 did not say why.” E1 (administrator) was interviewed and stated, “I was not informed of the above statements by R7.”
  • Failure to ensure call lights are accessible to residents: “On 12-20-11 at 9:15 AM, R26 was observed lying in bed eating breakfast. Noted that a dried piece of egg was in contact with the lower lip and on the sleeping gown of the resident. Observed the call light button located under the pillow. R26 was unable to access the call light button.”
  • Failure to provide adequate nutrition to residents with feeding tubes: “On 12-19-11 at 11:30 AM, accompanied by E5 (Licensed Practical Nurse) entered the room of R5. R5 receives [MEDICAL CONDITION] tube feeding of [MEDICATION NAME], 1000 cc’s at an infusion rate of 95 cc’s per hour for an infusion time of 22 hours. The December 2011 POS (Physician Orders Sheet) indicates that the feeding is to begin at 10:00 AM and end at 8:00 AM. Noted that the volume of feeding in the bottle indicates 1000 cc’s at 11:30 AM. The feeding is infusing. At 11:30 AM, if the feeding was started at 10:00 AM, there should be 878 cc’s remaining in the bottle. Interview with R5 at 11:30 AM per written statement that the feeding was started at 11:30 AM. Interview with E12(Licensed Practical Nurse) at 11:45 AM stated that she hung the bottle at 10:00 AM but did not start the infusion because the CNA(E4) was going to provide AM care to R5. Interview with E4 (Certified Nursing Assistant) at 11:55 AM stated that she rendered AM care to R5 at 10:30 AM and was done at 10:45 AM.”
Forest Park, IL Nursing Home Attorneys

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Have you noticed any recent erratic behavior from your loved one or instances of poor patient care services from the Berkshire Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? If yes, do not hesitate to contact our nursing home attorneys by calling (888) 424-5757. We are committed to helping you prove your case of negligence, in other to increase the quality of patient care services and facilities in Illinois.

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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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