The spread of infection is becoming an escalating area of concern for elderly citizens who reside in long-term care homes. The rise of spreading infections including MDROs (multi-drug-resistant organisms, norovirus, Clostridium difficile (C. diff) and others often present challenges and medical problems that are difficult to manage. To better manage the spread of infection, nursing facilities are required to develop and implement effective procedures and protocols to ensure the safety and well-being of every resident.
Our team of nursing home abuse attorneys understand that without corrective action, the problems that occur at many skilled nursing facilities and assisted-living homes will only escalate. We know that to many family members the safety and health of their aging relatives, parents and grandparents are of the utmost importance. Because of that, we publish currently publicly available information outlining patient concerns, opened investigations and filed complaints involving nursing facilities throughout Illinois. Many individuals use this valuable data before placing a loved one in a home to ensure they receive optimal care that meets their hygiene and health requirements.Brookdale Plaza Lisle
Brookdale Plaza Lisle is a 55-certified Medicare-participating medical facility that provides skilled nursing care, assisted living, memory care and independent living solutions to residents of DuPage and Will counties. The facility is located at:
1800 Robin Ln.
Lisle, IL 60532
The facility provides round-the-clock skilled nursing care and assistance with ADL (activities of daily life). In addition, provides post-surgical and post-hospital care, IV (intravenous) services, incontinence care, diabetes management along with long-term custodial care.Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
The federal government, through its www.Medicare.gov portal, maintains updated information concerning nursing facilities nationwide. The government uses a rating system so consumers can easily comprehend the current conditions of all nursing homes, assisted living homes and rehabilitation centers in the United States. Currently, Brookdale Plaza Lisle maintains a five-star overall rating including four stars for health inspections and five stars for both staffing and quality measures.
However, the nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found concerns involving Brookdale Plaza Lisle. One major concern involves:
- Failure to Provide an Environment Free of Spreading Infection:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 01/13/2015, a complaint investigation was opened against Brookdale Plaza Lisle for its failure “to follow current standards of infection control practices and the facility’s policies during incontinence care.” This is in response to a 1/12/2015 incident when a CNA (certified nursing assistant) “was observed providing incontinence care to a resident in the resident’s room with the assistance of another CNA. The resident’s wet incontinence brief was unfastened and tucked between her legs by the CNA with gloved hands. The resident was turned to her right side by the other CNA, and loose stool was observed in the resident’s incontinence brief and on her buttocks.
While changing the resident’s incontinence brief and applying cleansing cream, the CNA’s “gloved hands became soiled with stool during the resident’s perineal care.” The CNA removed the resident’s soiled incontinence brief and disposed of it in a nearby trashcan. Without removing her soiled gloves, the CNA place to clean incontinence brief under the resident” and never washed her hands. This is in direct violation of facility policy that states “change gloves, as necessary, during the care of a resident to prevent cross-contamination from one body site to another (when removing from a dirty site to a clean one).”
If you, or a loved one, have suffered mistreatment while residing at Brookdale Plaza Lisle or any Illinois nursing facility, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can take immediate legal steps to help. Our team of nursing home abuse attorneys can intervene to hold those legally responsible for your harm legally and financially accountable.
Contact our law offices today at (888) 424-5757 to schedule a free case evaluation to determine if you qualify to seek financial compensation for your damages. We accept all nursing home abuse, personal injury medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis. This means we provide legal services, representation, advice and counsel upfront and will only be paid for our services after we negotiate your out-of-court settlement or win your case at trial.
http://www.idph.state.il.us/ltc/docs/SurveyResult/6014955FIK10022014.PDF (pg 3, dirty fingernails)