The staff members at every nursing home in Illinois are required to provide each patient the highest level of care to ensure their health and well-being is maintained. Unfortunately, due to overcrowded conditions, lack of training and minimal staffing, many facilities failed to provide necessary care and services to each resident. The inappropriate actions of caregivers often result in a diminished quality of life for the patient. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers as provided legal representation to residents of Illinois nursing skill facilities like Bethany Rehabilitation and Health Care Center whose respect and dignity has been stripped away by the nursing staff.Bethany Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
This facility is a 90-certified-bed ‘for-profit’ Medicare/Medicaid-participating Center providing nursing services to residents of the call been to call County, Illinois. The nursing home is located at:
3298 Resource Pkwy.
DeKalb IL 60115
As a part of the Tutera Senior Living and Healthcare Community, Bethany Rehabilitation and Health Care Center provides 24-hour skilled nursing care along with:
- Advanced wound care
- Speech, occupational and physical therapies
- Extensive rehabilitation
- Peritoneal dialysis
- IV therapy
- Tracheostomy care
- Pulmonary care
- Hospice and respite care
- Pain management
- Infection disease care
- Restorative nursing
- Nutrition management
- Postsurgical treatment
Families can visit Medicare.gov to obtain a complete list of every safety concern, health violation, opened investigation and filed complaint that are routinely updated by the state of Illinois and the federal government.
Currently, Bethany Rehabilitation and Health Care Center maintains an overall three out of five available star rating in the nationwide comparison analysis Medicare star rating summary system. This includes three out of five stars for health inspections, quality measures and staffing concerns. The DeKalb County nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found serious deficiencies and safety concerns at this facility that include:
- Failure to Maintain Every Resident’s Dignity and Respect of Individuality
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/08/2016, a notation was made by a state surveyor during an annual licensure and certification survey involving the facility's failure to "maintain a resident’s dignity during toileting.”
The deficient practice was noted in an investigator’s findings involving an incident at 10:00 AM on 07/05/2016 when a resident “was in her wheelchair in his room.” The resident “said about a week earlier he was left in the commode for an hour [...and] said he had his call light on, however, no one came in and helped him get off the commode.” The resident “said he had to telephone his family so they could call the facility and get someone to assist him.”
The investigator noted that the resident “was unable to bear weight on his right foot and could not transfer alone. On 07/08/2016 at 8:48 AM, [the resident] said he ‘felt nervous and sore’ about being left in the commode [...and] said he was thinking ‘how long am I going to be here?’.” The resident indicated he did not know what else to do and said: “It bothered me that I had to make a call to my family, but I’m glad I was smart enough to do that.”
The investigator interviewed the facility’s Assistant Director of Nursing on the morning of 07/07/2016 who said that the previous week “she received a call to go down and check on [the resident].” The Assistant said, “she looked at the monitor screen to see how long [the resident’s] call light had been on, and it showed [that the] call light had been on for 25 minutes.”
- Failure to Ensure That a Resident Receives Care to Maintain Their Highest Well-Being
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/08/2016, a state investigator noted a deficient practice during an annual licensure and certification survey concerning the facility's failure to "ensure a resident’s pain was addressed and reported to staff and failed to provide the necessary services for bed mobility.”
The deficient practice was noted as a part of the investigator’s findings that in the morning of 07/04/2016, a resident with the brace boot on his right lower leg and foot indicated that “his leg was from throbbing when he woke up the previous morning at 5:30 AM and he told one of the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNAs) that he needed pain medication.” However, the resident “did not receive pain medication until 8:30 AM.” During that time, the resident indicated that his pain level “increased from a three or four, to of five (scale 1-10 pain scale) [...and] said the stress of having to wait did not help either.”
If your spouse, parent or grandparent has suffered injury or harm while they were a patient at Bethany Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, call the Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers law offices now. Our Illinois nursing home attorneys can ensure that your loved one receives the highest level of care in their facility or we can assist in moving them to a better location. In addition, our law firm can handle every aspect of obtaining the financial compensation your family deserves for your loved one’s harm.
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