Even with extensive state and federal laws and regulations concerning the operation of nursing facilities nationwide, many residents become the victim of abuse, mistreatment and neglect by the medical staff in charge of their care. Instead of bringing comfort and happiness to the elderly, infirm or disabled, those in charge of providing services cause harm. Often times, the victim is physically, emotionally and psychologically damaged at a time in their life where they require the utmost care and assistance.
Our team of dedicated nursing home abuse attorneys work hard to protect the rights of victims of nursing home abuse throughout the state of Illinois. We publish valuable publicly available information regarding the safety concerns and filed complaints of nursing facility statewide.
Mayfield Care Center
Mayfield Care Center is a 156-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare-participating nursing facility providing medical services to residents in the Chicago metropolitan area. The facility is located at:
5905 West Washington
Chicago, Ill. 60644
The facility provides short term rehabilitation and skilled nursing services along with various specialty programs including hospice care, cardiac care, orthopedic care, wound care and respite care.
Nursing Facility Resident Safety Concerns
Throughout the year, the federal government continuously updates its www.Medicare.gov national site comparison analysis on nursing facilities nationwide, using a star rating summary system. Currently, Mayfield Care Center maintains an overall two out of five available stars compared with other facilities within the United States. This includes three stars for staffing issues and two stars for both quality measures and health inspections.
The nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have found numerous file complaints, opened investigations and safety concerns involving Mayfield Care Center. Some of these include:
- Failure to Provide Residents an Environment Free of Abuse:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 03/18/2015, a complaint investigation was opened against Mayfield Care Center over its failure “to conduct pre-employment screening, orientate and train an employee regarding abuse procedures and to protect residents during an abuse investigation according to the facility’s abuse policy.” This failure affected five residents reviewed for abuse including a report an allegation by a resident claiming “physical abuse involving [a CNA]” to a nurse on staff. [The allegation of physical abuse was not reported immediately to [the administrator]. [The CNA allegedly involved in the incident] was not removed from resident contact until [6 days later].”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated 03/25/2015, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility for its failure “to follow their abuse policy for [2 residents]. This failure resulted in IDPH [Illinois Department of Public Health] not being notified about the incident of verbal abuse within 24 hours.”
In a third summary statement of deficiencies dated 04/22/2013, a complaint investigation is opened against the facility for its failure “to investigate for injuries of unknown origin for [a resident] and failed to immediately report an alleged violation involving staff to resident abuse to the state survey and certification agency; the facility also failed to complete a timely and thorough investigation for suspected staff to resident abuse for [a resident].”
- Failure to provide residents an environment free of the spread of infection:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 01/23/2013, a notation is made of the facility’s failure “to follow its policy on contact isolation precautions for staff identification of a resident on contact isolation and the wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the care and service of residents on contact isolation.” This is in response to a CNA providing care to a resident “on contact precaution. There was no personal protective equipment (PPE) in the immediate area. [The CNA] walked into the room without gown and gloves leaned on the bed placed her arm around [the resident] shoulder’s and repositioned [the resident]. [The CNA] then walked out of the room.” This is in direct violation of facility policy concerning spreading infections.
Chicago, Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you, or your loved one, have suffered mistreatment, neglect or abuse as a nursing home resident of Mayfield Care Center, or any other facility in Illinois, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can provide legal assistance to hold those responsible liable for their actions. Our team of dedicated Chicago, Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys can assist you in seeking financial compensation for your damages. We encourage you to make contact with our law offices today by calling (888) 424-5757 to schedule your no obligation, free case evaluation.