Serious injuries occurring to Illinois long-term care residents are a major problem in the nursing industry, especially when those injuries are caused by caregivers. Unfortunately, many facilities fail to adequately train their nursing staff and employees how to use mechanical devices properly or ensure the environment remains free from hazards. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers represent nursing home residents who have been mistreated, abused or neglected while residing in Illinois long-term care (LTC) centers like Bryan Manor.
This Nursing Facility is a ‘for profit’ Home providing services to residents of Centralia and Marion County, Illinois. The 100-certified-bed Center is located at:
2150 East McCord
Centralia, Illinois 62801
Centralia Long Term Care Home Resident Safety Concerns
To ensure that families are fully informed of the services and care that they long-term care facility offers in their community, the state of Illinois routinely updates their comprehensive list of safety concerns, health violations, filed complaints, incident inquiries and opened investigations of Homes statewide. This data can be used to make an informed decision before placing a loved one in a private or government-run facility.
The Marion County abuse and neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have reviewed the deficiencies, safety concerns and health violations at this long-term care center that include:
- Failure to Adequately Train the Staff on Hoyer Lift Transfers That Resulted in Patterns of Injury on Multiple Residents
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 10/17/2016, a state surveyor made a notation of a deficient practice while performing an annual licensure and certification survey concerning the facility’s failure to “train staff after a pattern of injuries related to Hoyer lift transfers occurred.” The deficient practice affected five residents.
One incident involved the 67-year-old male resident functioning “at a mild level of intellectual disability.” The investigator reviewed the facility’s 07/09/2016 General Event Report indicating that a staff member “reported an area posterior left knee as an intact blister with the red mark also noted posterior right knee small scab.” The document also revealed that there were “no signs/symptoms of infection or drainage… Action Taken or Planned: Reddened two right knee/blister most likely caused by direct pressure from sitting on Lawyers sling or from being repositioned in the wheelchair using the Hoyer sling.”
A second incident involved a 63-year-old male resident documented as functioning at “a profound level of intellectual disability.” The facility 07/13/2016 General Event Report noted that the staff had “reported scratch to the right arm, the nurse assessed and noted a 13.0 centimeter scratch to the right forearm… Action Taken or Planned: Discovered long scratch, nearly the entire length of the client’s arm. Possibly from Hoyer sling strap rubbing against the skin during sling removal.”
-A third incident involved a 70-year-old male resident functioning “at a profound level of intellectual disability.” The facility’s 07/25/2016 General Event Report documents the resident had “an area discovered by staff providing care. The area appears to be from Hoyer sling being drug across her skin.”
A review of the facility’s 09/13/2016 General Event Report documented that a Direct Support Person reported a mark on a client’s needs. Upon assessment, this nurse noted a scrape on the left knee. It was a waffle pattern. No treatment needed… Action Taken or Planned: At 2:00 AM, [the nurse] reported that [the resident] had a mark on the left knee… It was a waffle like shape… Looks like it was from the Hoyer sling.”
A fourth incident involved a 63-year-old female resident functioning “at a profound level of intellectual disability.” The document revealed that a DSP reported that while providing hours of sleep care, she noticed a 4.0 centimeter by 1.5 centimeters by 0.1-centimeter red area to the underside of the left forearm… Actions Taken or Planned… Appears to have been rubbed on something perhaps the strap of the Hoyer lift. There is a small amount of skin tear and blood drawn to the surface but not through the skin.… Reminding all staff to ensure Hoyer straps are down in chairs and not up where clients could rub their extremities on.”
The investigator reviewed the facility’s July, August and September Quality Assurance Committee Meeting Notes. However, there was no documentation or information “related to the incidents related to the Hoyer lift” incidents and injuries.” An interview was conducted with a facility Social Worker just after noon on 10/11/2016 who stated that “the facility had not completed staff training for transfers with the Hoyer lift since 06/13/2016.”
Centralia Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If your loved one is suffering from abuse, neglect or mistreatment while residing at Bryan Manor, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help now. Our Centralia nursing home attorneys have represented clients with victim cases involving abuse, neglect, and mistreatment. Our law firm working on your behalf can ensure your family receives adequate financial recompense for the injuries, losses and damages your loved one has endured due to the inappropriate actions of caregivers or other residents.
We encourage you and your family to contact our Marion County elder abuse law office today by calling (888) 424-5757 to schedule your appointment for a comprehensive case review at no charge. There is no need to make an upfront payment because we accept all nursing home claims for compensation on contingency.