Greek American Rehab & Care Center is a Medicare facility that provides independent patient care and assistance to the senior citizens of Cook County,IL. It is a 48 bed facility located at:

Greek American Rehab & Care Center
220 North First St.
Wheeling, IL 60090

According to the information available in the state nursing home data files, its health care facilities and personnel are equipped to handle patients admitted for the following primary health related problems:

  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Neoplasms
  • Endocrine/Metabolic
  • Blood Disorders
  • Circulatory System
  • Mental Illness
  • Developmental Disability
  • Respiratory System
  • Digestive System
  • Genitourinary System Disorders
  • Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
  • Nervous System
  • Other Medical Conditions

Cases of Unprofessional Conduct at the Patient Care at Greek American Rehab & Care Center

Surveys conducted by the Illinois Department of Health and other professional inspection agencies, noted that there were some irregularities in the handling of patients during their stay at the Greek American Rehab & Care Center. The nature of this health care irregularities received by some patients, can be construed as nursing home negligence. Some of the irregularities include:

  • Failure to ensure resident safety during transport: “Per E4, E5 (another activity aide) requested her to take R3 to the nursing station to calm the resident (R3) down. E4 stated that before she pushed R3’s wheelchair, she first made sure that the resident’s bilateral foot was on the foot rests. Per E4, after pushing R3’s wheelchair for a few steps, she stopped and told E5 to watch out for the other residents. E4 then proceeded to again, push R3’s wheelchair, but this time E4 acknowledged that she does not remember if she checked the placement of R3’s bilateral foot. Per E4 while pushing R3’s wheelchair, she felt some resistance (as if something was stuck on the floor) and she noted R3’s upper body was leaning forward. E4 stated that she attempted to grab R3’s clothing from the resident’s back area, using her right hand and using the left hand she held on to the wheelchair, but due to R3’s heavy weight she was not able to hold on to the resident, causing R3 to fall forward, face first on the floor. This failure resulted in R3 falling out from the wheelchair on 4/21/10, while being transported by the staff. R3 sustained laceration on the head and nose. R3 was transported via 911 to the hospital. E4 acknowledged that she was supposed to check the resident’s position and feet placement prior to pushing the wheelchair to prevent accidents, but on the incident on 4/21/10, E4 admitted that she does not remember checking
    R3’s feet placement.”
  • Failure to adequately supervise residents at risk for falls: “The facility did not adequately supervise R2 who was identified by the facility as confused and at risk for fall. R2 had 5 un-witnessed falls within 4 months (from 12/14/09 through 4/17/10), sustaining injuries on 2 of the fall incidents. The 5 un-witnessed falls occurred once inside R2’s room. 3 times near the nursing station between the hours of 8:00 PM and 9:40 PM and once in the hallway at 8:00 PM. The facility also failed to revise R2’s treatment plan to address each un-witnessed falls to prevent further fall and injury. During an interview held on 7/15/10 at 2:00 PM, E2 stated that after each resident fall, the staff provides a 1:1 supervision to the resident for the next 72 hours post fall. Surveyor asked E2, how the facility monitored and supervised R2 after the 72 hours post fall. E2 had no response. E2 was also asked if the facility investigated and documented why R2 had, 4 unwitnessed falls from the wheelchair, occurring either near the nursing station or by the hallway, during night time between the hours of 8:00 PM and 9:40 PM. E2 had no response.”
  • Failure to give the appropriate amount of insulin as ordered: “R13, R3, and R12 are diabetic and have the following physician orders: 150-200 to give 2 units 201-250 to give 4 units 251-300 to give 6 units 301-350 to give 8 units. From 9/08 until 12/09 there were sixteen separate incidents where their blood sugar was not measured, or these patients received incorrect (or no) dosage of insulin even though it should have been administered according to the physician order.”
  • Failure to prevent medication errors: “During medication pass observation on 12/15/09 at 8:35 AM (Tuesday), E3 (Nurse) gave a total of 4 tablets and 1 capsule which included Aspirin 325 mg 1 tablet, [MEDICATION NAME] 20 mg 1 capsule, [MEDICATION NAME] 10 mg 1 tablet, [MEDICATION NAME] 25 mg, [MEDICATION NAME] 20 mg 1 tablet and [MEDICATION NAME] inhaler to R25. During reconciliation of orders, R25 has an order which reflect ” [MEDICATION NAME] 20 mg to be given Monday, Wednesday, and Friday every morning. This is wrong time error. During interview with E3 on 12/15/09 at 10:45 AM stated” I thought its Wednesday today.”

Wheeling, IL Nursing Home Attorneys

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC is an organization with the reputation of putting families first. Our team of experienced nursing home lawyers has brought the spark back to the eyes of many individuals and families who have had health care issues with different Health care facilities. Most of the lawsuits we have successfully handled fall into the following situations:

  • Bed Sores / Pressure Pores
  • Dropped Patients
  • Fractures
  • Medication Errors
  • Physical Abuse
  • Patient Wandering
  • Repeated Falls
  • Wrongful Death

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