Without proper supervision from the staff in charge of the nursing facility, residents can easily wander away from the premises into harm’s way and suffer serious injury or death. Many long-term care residents require ongoing supervision because they are unable to move about the nursing home on their own. Elopement and wandering are serious concerns that place the resident safety and well-being in danger. Nursing facilities are required by law to provide every resident an appropriate level of ongoing supervision to ensure that wandering and elopement behaviors are addressed.
Our team of dedicated advocacy attorneys serve to protect the rights of all residents in Illinois nursing facilities, assisted-living homes and rehabilitation centers. We provide our services to stop mistreatment in an effort to ensure the safety and well-being of all loved ones who require protection. We publish valuable updated publicly available data over the safety concerns and complaints filed against nursing homes statewide. Many families use this information to make valued informed decisions of where to place a loved one in need of care in a safe and secure environment.
California Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
California Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is a 297-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare-participating nursing facility providing medical services to residents of Chicago, and Cook County, Illinois. The facility is located at
2829 South California Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60608
Additionally, the facility provides a variety of rehabilitation services and expertise programs such to assist with a variety of conditions including:
- Cardiac disease
- Pulmonary disease
- Neurological diseases
- Joint replacement and orthopedic surgery
- Medically complex surgeries
- Postsurgical wound care
- Immune deficiencies
- Nutrition problems
Nursing Home Patient Safety Concerns
Many families evaluate the current status of nursing homes by visiting the federally funded www.Medicare.gov to review it’s star rating summaries of every facility nationwide. Currently, California Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center maintains an overall one out of five available stars rating as compared to other facilities in the United States. This includes four stars for quality measures and one star for both staffing issues and health inspections.
The nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have located many file complaints, opened investigations and safety concerns involving California Gardens Nursing and Rehab Center. Just a few of these include:
- Failure to Provide a Safe Environment for a Female Resident:
- Failure to Provide a Safe Environment to Prevent a Patient from Wandering:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 10/14/2015, a complaint investigation was opened against California Gardens Nursing and Rehab Center because of their failure “to immediately develop a plan of care for a male resident’s behavior for wandering into a female resident’s room uninvited, and provide one-to-one supervision for a male resident as care plan.” This is in response to a 10/9/2015 incident reported to the surveyor by a female resident with a room on the first floor indicating “she was fearful of [a male resident] because he comes at her room any time and even tried to kiss her once about four months ago. [The resident] said she reported the incident to several staff members including [the restorative aid] and [the guest relations officer].”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 06/16/2015, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility for its failure “to develop an accurate care plan that addresses wandering status of [the resident] reviewed for comprehensive care plans.” This is in response to a review of a resident’s documented wandering behavior that was recorded on 5.30.15 indicating “wandering behavior occurred 1 to 3 days.” Progress notes throughout the month indicated that the resident refused “to stay in bed, had to place a wheelchair at the nurse’s station and as a noncompliant, tried to get on the elevator, and into other resident’s rooms, needs to be watch at all times and is a danger to himself.”
Chicago, Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you suspect your loved one has suffered serious injuries while residing at California Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, or any other Illinois nursing facility, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can protect your rights. Our skilled Chicago, Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys have experience in representing nursing home residents involved in wandering and elopement episodes.
Contact our law offices today at (888) 424-5757 to schedule your free case consultation. All information you provide remains confidential.