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Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, Direct Service Persons and Caregivers at long-term care centers, nursing homes, and rehabilitation facilities are required by law to administer drugs in accordance with physician’s orders and manufacturer’s guidelines. Any failure to do so could compromise the health and well-being of the resident. Unfortunately, not all caregivers receive adequate training and appropriate supervision on an ongoing basis to ensure they are administering drugs in accordance with laws, protocols, and procedures. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC represent victims of mistreatment, neglect and abuse who reside in Illinois long-term care homes like Group Home #2.

Group Home #2

This Long-Term Care Facility is a ‘for profit’ Center providing cares and services to residents of Godfrey and Madison County, Illinois. The 16-certified-bed LTC Home is located at:

224 Bachman Ln.
Godfrey, IL 62035
(618) 466-0367

Godfrey LTC Home Resident Safety Concerns

Families can download statistics from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH – tore view a comprehensive historical list of all opened investigations, safety concerns, incident inquiries, health violations, dangerous hazards, and filed complaints of every facility statewide. The information can be used to determine the level of health and hygiene care each community long-term care facility provides its patients.

The Madison County abuse and neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have found many health violations, safety concerns and deficiencies at this long-term care home including:

  • Failure to Ensure That Every Resident’s Drug Regimen Is Free from Unnecessary Medications

    In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 04/12/2016, a state investigator noted the deficient practice while performing an annual licensure and certification survey concerning the long-term care home’s failure to “identify and ensure a gradual withdrawal of drugs used for behavior control at least annually for [a resident at the facility].” The deficient practice by the nursing staff involved a 24-year-old male resident diagnosed with mild intellectual disabilities and paranoid schizophrenia.”

    As a part of the investigation, it was noted that the resident’s ISP “further states that [the resident] takes the medication Lamictal [an anticonvulsant medication used to treat bipolar disorder and seizures] 200 milligrams and Seroquel [an antipsychotic medication used to treat depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia] 400 milligrams daily for maladaptive behavior hallucinations and anxiety that disrupt his daily life and routine.”

    The investigator reviewed the resident’s Human Rights Committee (HRC) minutes and ISP from 11/16/2015 that revealed that the resident was taking their current doses “for over 17-month period. In addition, it was reviewed that [the resident’s] current ISP, MAR (Medication Administration Record) [for April 2016] and Behavior Management Minutes of 11/16/2016 do not specify any medication reduction or attempted reduction of the behavior modifying medications in the past programming / calendar year.”

    The facility’s Quality Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP) confirmed on the afternoon of 04/12/2016 that the affected resident “did not have the medication reduction since December 2014 and the team has a plan to reduce the medication when [the resident] meets criteria or [the resident] requests a review for a reduction.” However, “there was no reproducible evidence to support the holding of an annual reduction or attempted reduction.”

  • Failure to Administer Resident’s Medications in Accordance with Physician’s Orders

    In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated 06/03/2015, the state investigator noted the facility’s failure “to ensure that all medications were administered in compliance with physician’s orders for [a resident at the facility].” The deficient practice involved a resident “who functions at the “mild level of intellectual disabilities.”

    The resident’s Physician Order Sheet (POS) revealed that the resident records “additionally includes diagnosis of Depression and is to receive ‘Prozac [a SSRI – Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor – that treats OCD — obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, panic disorder and bulimia nervosa] 20 milligrams capsule by mouth once daily. Hold Sunday doses.”

    As a part of the investigation, it was noted that the facility’s 03/26/2015 Medication Error Report stated that an authorized Direct Service Person (DSP) incorrectly administered Prozac 20 milligrams on 02/24/2015 at 7:00 AM.” The facility’s 05/26/2015 nursing Notes revealed that “no time documented, states [the resident] received Prozac (no dosage noted) on Sunday, (no date noted) with no adverse reactions…”

    The state investigator interviewed the facility’s Authorized Direct Staff Person (ADSP) in the early afternoon of 06/02/2015 who “confirmed that this medication error did occur as stated on 03/24/2015 at 7:00 AM involving [the resident].”

    In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated 04/12/2013, the investigator noted the facility’s failure to “develop medication error reports for medication errors [involving three residents].”

Godfrey Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

If you believe your loved one was neglected, abused or mistreated while residing as a patient at Group Home #2, call Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC now. Our reputable Godfrey attorneys working on your behalf can successfully resolve your abuse, neglect or mistreatment victim case against the Illinois long-term care facility and staff members that caused your loved one harm.

We urge you to contact our Madison County abuse law office today at (888) 424-5757 to schedule your free, no-obligation comprehensive recompense claim evaluation. Make no upfront payment for our services because our legal fees are paid only after we have successfully resolved your case by winning at trial or by negotiating an acceptable out of court settlement on your behalf.


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