By law, residents in nursing facilities are to be provided a safe, clean environment free of neglect, abuse or mistreatment. Unfortunately, many residents in nursing facilities nationwide suffer serious injuries caused by falling or neglect at the hands of their caregivers. Seriously troubling issues at nursing facilities often increase the potential risk of a resident falling due to inappropriate supervision, lack of training or minimal care.
Our team of Chicago nursing home abuse attorneys serve as legal advocates in an effort to protect the rights of all Illinois nursing home residents. We post current publicly available information on safety concerns and health hazards and nursing homes statewide.Cedar Point Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
Cedar Point Rehab and Nursing is a 485-certified bed Medicare/Medicaid-participating nursing home that provides medical services to residents of Cicero and Cook County, Illinois. The facility is located at
5825 W. Cermak Rd.
Cicero, IL 60804
The for-profit nursing home also provides skilled nursing services including IV nutrition and antibiotics, wound care, total peritoneal nutrition, colostomies, catheters, respiratory therapy including tracheotomy care, oxygen therapy and nebulizer care.Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
Throughout the year, the federal government updates its valuable comparative analysis on nursing facilities nationwide, and posts the information on their website www.Medicare.gov. Currently, Cedar Pointe Rehab and Nursing Center maintains an overall one out of five available stars rating. This includes three stars for quality measures, and one star for both health inspections and staff problems.
The nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have located numerous filed complaints, opened investigations and safety concerns involving nursing home neglect at Cedar Pointe Rehab and Nursing Center. Some of these concerns include:
- Failure to Provide a Safe Environment Free of Pest Infestation:
- Failure to Provide an Environment Free of Accident Hazards:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 10/13/2015, a complaint investigation was opened against Cedar Pointe Rehab & Nursing Center over its failure to “positively identify a resident’s skin infestation, follow its policies governing head lice and have communicable disease policy and procedure that would identify, treat and prevent the transmission of infectious skin agents. This applies to two [residents].” This is in response to an incident reported by phone on 9/28/2015 indicating that a family member called to inform facility staff that a resident had lice. The family member took the resident “to Hospital Emergency Room for a doctor to examine [the resident].” The family member said “the emergency room doctor said [the resident] had scabies. Also [the resident] had a fungal skin infection on his back.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 09/11/2015, a complaint investigation is opened against the facility for its failure “to follow their fall prevention policy assessment, revise interventions and develop the root cause to prevent or reduce falls for [a resident].” This is in response to a 79-year-old male resident at the facility who was observed “in his bedroom sitting in a wheelchair.] The record review indicates that the resident “had a fall with no injury on 7/8/15. Review on care plan indicates that the fall care plan was not updated after the fall occurred on [that same day]”. However, the “facility presented Fall Program Guidelines revised on 05/2013 [that] indicate: the care plan will be reviewed and revised as necessary by the interdisciplinary team quarterly, with a change of status, and when there is an incident involving a fall with resident.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated 08/27/2015, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility for its failure “to implement plan of care intervention to prevent or reduce the risk of fall of [a resident].” This complaint is in response to a fall incident reported on 7/13/2015, 7/28/2015 and 8/14/2015 where a resident “has had a total of three falls since being admitted to the facility.” As a result, an employee at the facility “was suspended for ‘Failure to follow reasonable instruction of the supervisor’ that ultimately resulted in the resident’s injury.
If you, a friend or loved one, have suffered injuries through the neglect, mistreatment or lack of care at Cedar Point Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, or any Illinois nursing home, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can take immediate legal action to stop the abuse now. We encourage you to contact our law offices today to schedule a no obligation, free consultation by calling (888) 424-5757 now.