Attorneys for Injured & Neglected Patients at Burgin Manor
Staff members at every Illinois nursing facility are required to take preventative measures to avoid the spread of infection throughout the facility. However, many nursing homes fail to provide adequate training to the nursing staff, including nurses’ aides and housekeeping employees to ensure these protocols are followed. As a result, many residents are exposed to infectious bed linens, contaminated surfaces, viruses and bacteria that easily compromise their health. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC provide legal representation to neglected and mistreated residents of Illinois skilled nursing homes like Burgin Manor who have suffered needlessly from preventable infections.
This Center is a 157-certified-bed ‘for-profit’ Medicare/Medicaid-approved facility providing nursing services to residents of Onley and Richland County, Illinois. The nursing home is located at:
900 E. Scott
Onley, IL 62450
As a part of the Aperion Care Health system, Burgin Manor provides skilled nursing care, along with:
- Occupational, physical and speech therapies
- Joint replacement/orthopedic therapy
- Post-stroke rehabilitation
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Memory care
- Alzheimer’s/dementia care
- Pain management
- IV infusion therapy
- Wound care
- Hospice/palliative care
- Diabetes management
- Medication management
- CHF management
- Tracheostomy care/respiratory therapy
Onley Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
The state of Illinois and the federal government nursing home regulatory agencies regularly update the national nursing facility database system. The Medicare.gov information contains a historical list of filed complaints, safety concerns, health violations and opened investigations of every facility in the United States.
Currently, Burgin Manor maintains an overall one out of five available star rating in the Medicare star rating comparative analysis system. This includes three out of five stars for staffing concerns, two out of five stars for health inspections and one out of five stars for quality measures. The Richland County nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have found serious deficiencies and safety concerns at this facility that include:
- Failure to Maintain a Resident’s Dignity and Respect of Individuality by Not Providing Adequate Staff Around-The-Clock
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 03/01/2016, a notation was made by a state investigator during an annual licensure and certification survey concerning the facility's failure to "provide timely assistance [for four residents at the facility] reviewed for call light response.”
The deficient practice was first noted in the investigator’s findings that at 9:05 AM on 02/23/2016, a resident “stated that on 02/22/2016 during the night shift, he turned his call light on 10:30 PM because he was hungry [...and] stated that staff did not come to his room until 2:30 AM.”
Thirty minutes later on the same day, a different resident’s “call light was observed to be on for 15 minutes before [a Certified Nursing Aide (CNA)] came to the resident’s room. The resident stated that she has to wait many times for [her] call light to be answered and usually it’s because she has to go to the bathroom [...and] stated that waiting too long makes her very uncomfortable and she’s afraid she might have an accident.”
The third resident was interviewed the following day at 10 AM and stated: “she is waited 30 minutes for her light to be answered.” A fourth resident was interviewed at approximately the same time and stated: “she has waited 45 minutes for her light to be answered and she has been incontinent of urine during the long wait.”
It was noted that a review of the 07/06/2015 Residential Council Meeting Minutes revealed that “residents feel that when CNAs call in that it makes it hard on everyone and residents aren’t getting adequate care and call lights answered.”
- Failure to Take Preventative Measures to Eliminate Spread of Infection
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 03/01/2016, a notation was made by a state surveyor during an annual licensure and certification survey involving the facility's failure to "handle soiled linens appropriately to prevent cross-contamination. This has the potential to affect all 117 residents living at the facility.”
The deficient practice was first noted in the investigator’s findings that at 11:00 AM on 02/25/2016, “a soiled bed sheet and comforter were laying on and over the bed table in [a resident’s] room. There was no barrier between the linens in the over bed table.” The speech therapist in the room at the time indicated that the resident “had an infection in the wound of her buttocks [...and] said contact isolation procedures were to be followed when caring for [the resident]. Soiled linen containers in [the resident’s] room are labeled bio-hazardous.”
Onley Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you and your family believe that your loved one is suffered injury or harm from a preventable infection or exposure to contaminants while the patient at Burgin Manor, call Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC today. Our Onley Illinois nursing home attorneys can take immediate action to stop the neglect now and begin the process of obtaining the financial compensation your loved one deserves for their harm.
We encourage you and your family to contact our Richland County elder abuse law office today by calling 888 424-5757 to schedule an appointment for no obligation, initial case review at no charge to you. We accept nursing home abuse claims for compensation, personal injury cases, and wrongful death lawsuits through contingency fee arrangements. This means all of our legal services are provided without an upfront payment.
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