The frequency of abuse in nursing homes and assisted living facilities is disturbing. This is because neglect, mistreatment and abuse tend to happen to our society’s most vulnerable individuals who require quality care and assistance to tackle hygiene and health issues on a daily basis. Nearly all cases involving nursing home abuse negatively impact the senior citizen physically, emotionally, mentally or financially. In fact, the Springfield nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers represent many clients who have been victimized while residing in nursing homes statewide.
Our team of lawyers serve as legal advocates in protecting the rights of all Illinois nursing home residents. We post the most up-to-date publicly available information on opened investigations, safety concerns and complaints filed against nursing homes, assisted living centers, healthcare facilities and mental illness wards statewide. We publish this information in the hopes that children of elderly parents are paying close attention to the level of care the facility provides. This data can assist family members who must place a loved one in a safe environment that offers its residents the utmost continuous quality care.
Bridge Care Suites
Bridge Care Suites is a 75-bed short-term rehabilitation center providing medical services to residents in Springfield and Sangamon County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
3089 Old Jacksonville Rd.
Springfield, IL 62704
The center provides therapy care services that include sub-acute, post-operative and orthopedic medical care to individuals in transition back to home.
Nursing Facility Resident Safety Concerns
As a part of its annual update procedures, www.Medicare.gov releases current star rating summaries for nursing facilities, mental health care centers, assisted-living homes and rehabilitation centers nationwide. Currently, Bridge Care Suites maintains a four out of five star rating, which is above average when compared to other facilities in the US. This includes three out of five stars for quality measures in four out of five stars for both health inspections and staffing.
However, the Springfield nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found a serious complaint involving an improperly handled allegation of abuse that involves:
- Failure to Properly Investigate an Allegation of Abuse:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 1/16/2015, the facility failed “to ensure staff report injuries of unknown origin to the Administrator immediately for [a resident].” This is in response to the facility’s 1/8/15 Transmission Report indicating that a daughter of the resident “called the facility on 12/31 concerning [the resident’s] left hand at her medical appointment on the 12/30/14.” At that time, the resident “stated that the Nurse on duty tried to pull her off the bat by her hand but was unable to point out the Nurse who she believed caused the injury.”
As a part of the investigation, to a facility occupational therapist and physical therapists “noted the bruising on [the resident’s hand] and on 12/29/14. The report documents [the resident’s] has Dementia and could not find the Nurse.” Against policy, neither of the medical staff reported “the bruising on [the resident’s] hand immediately to [the Administrator].”
Springfield Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
If you, or a loved one, have suffered serious injuries, abuse, neglect or mistreatment while residing in any Illinois nursing facility, including Bridge Care Suites, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide immediate legal help. Our team of Springfield Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys are ready to take any legal action to stop the unwarranted and illegal practices of nursing home medical staff causing you harm.
We urge you to make contact with our law offices today by calling us at (888) 424-5757 or through our online chat rooms. We accept all wrongful death lawsuits, personal injury claims and cases involving abuse, neglect or accidents on a contingency fee basis. This means that all of your legal services are provided immediately without the need of you paying us a retainer or upfront fee. Schedule your free initial consultation to discuss the merits of your case. We can provide a variety of legal options on how best to proceed.