Nursing home residents are typically elderly, disabled or in recovery or rehabilitation after a surgery or procedure. Due to the nature of their stay, they are often highly susceptible to suffering injury or harm if an appropriate Plan of Care does not have interventions to assist them in remaining safe while recovering or enjoying the last phases of their life. Sadly, the Willowbrook elder abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have represented many residents who have suffered unnecessary injury caused by the negligence of their caregivers.
Upon admission to the facility, the resident is supposed to undergo rigorous assessment and evaluation to determine their level of health. Including the quality of their skin, their need for special diets, the level of their ability to ambulate without assistance and any other unique feature to their medical care. Any failure of the staff to follow the Plan of Care or make adjustments to the Care Plan in the event that additional interventions are required could create catastrophic consequences to the resident should they be harmed from a fall, infection, facility-acquired bedsore or other serious calamity that could be life altering.
Chateau Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Chateau Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a 150-certified for profit Medicare/Medicaid-participating nursing facility providing services to residents of Willowbrook and DuPage County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
7050 Madison Street
Willowbrook, Illinois 60521
In addition to short-term and long-term rehabilitation, Chateau Nursing and Rehabilitation Center provides additional services including:
- Activity therapy
- Wound and skin management
- Respite care
- Hospice care
- Memory care
Willowbrook Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
In an effort to reflect the most currently available information in their nursing home database, the state of Illinois and the federal government routinely update their databases to include newly opened investigations, safety concerns, health hazards and filed complaints on all facilities in the United States. The updated information is published on numerous federal and state sites including Medicare.gov.
Currently, Chateau Nursing and Rehabilitation Center maintains an overall five out of five available star rating compared to all other facilities in the United States. This includes five out of five stars for quality measures, four out of five stars for health concerns, however, our Willowbrook nursing home neglect attorneys found one major deficiency occurring at the facility that includes:
- Failure to Provide Every Resident Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Failure to Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 08/28/2015, a notation was made during an annual licensure and certification survey by a state investigator concerning the facility's failure to "identify the environmental cause of the resident’s injuries and implement interventions to prevent further injuries.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff at Chateau Nursing and Rehabilitation Center affected one resident at the facility.
As a part of the investigation, the state surveyor reviewed a resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) that revealed a Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS) score of 13 out of 15 showing that the resident was interview-able and cognitively intact but “requires limited assistance of one staff to transfer, [and is] not steady and only stabilize staff for ambulation.”
The failure first noted on 08/25/2015 upon observation of a resident who “was alert and oriented [...and] said she injured the right and lower left legs when transferring from the bed into the wheelchair on separate occasions.” A Registered Nurse was present at the time stated that the resident “caused the injuries when trying to transfer [...and that the resident] can transfer herself without assistance.” That same day, the Director of Nursing at the facility “was asked to review the report for the injuries.”
The state surveyor during the investigation noted multiple occasions where the resident was documented on how she could transfer herself between the bed and a wheelchair without assistance. However, on multiple occasions, the resident injured herself by bumping her legs on sharp objects, including “sharp edges on the wheelchair and hitting the bed frame.”
It was noted upon review of the resident’s Events Reports, interviews, and Care Plan that “the facility did not examine the environmental causes of [the resident’s] injuries and implement interventions to prevent potential injuries from reoccurring from [the resident’s] wheelchair or the bed frame.”
Willowbrook Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you suspect your loved one has been neglected or mistreated while residing at any Illinois nursing facility, including Chateau Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide immediate legal assistance. Our DuPage County elder abuse attorneys can provide all necessary resources and funding to begin the process of obtaining the financial compensation your family deserves for the harm and damages they have endured.
To ensure that your claim for financial compensation is successfully resolved, we encourage you to contact our Willowbrook Illinois nursing home abuse law firm today at (888) 424-5757. By scheduling a free, no-obligation full case evaluation, we can discuss the merits of your claim and provide various legal options to hold those liable for causing your loved one harm legally accountable.
We accept all personal injury cases, wrongful death lawsuits and nursing home neglect claims for compensation through contingency fee agreements. This means all of your legal fees are paid only after we win your case at trial or negotiate an acceptable amount of financial compensation through an out-of-court settlement on your behalf.