More individuals than ever are entering their retirement years. However, the aging population has increased the demand for additional nursing home beds. Overcrowded nursing homes has created significant concern over the lack of adequate qualified staffing to meet the needs of elderly senior citizens. In many incidences, minimal staffing, improper training and poor management results in dangerous or hazardous environments at nursing facilities, assisted-living homes and rehabilitation centers nationwide.
Statistics maintained by National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) show that more than nine out of every 10 nursing facilities in the United States lacks adequate staffing to provide quality care for every patient. As a response, our nursing home abuse attorneys post currently available information on safety and health concerns on nursing facilities in Illinois. We publish this data to help family members decide the best facility to place a loved one who requires high quality care that meets their health and hygiene needs.
Tabor Hills Healthcare
Tabor Hills Health Care is a 120-certified Medicare/Medicaid participating skilled nursing facility providing services to residents of Will and DuPage counties, including Naperville, Illinois. The facility is located at:
1347 Crystal Court
Naperville, IL 60563
Additionally, the nonprofit senior living campus provide supportive care for independent living.
Nursing Facility Resident Safety Concerns
Throughout the year, the federal government through its website portal www.Medicare.gov updates information on nursing facilities, assisted living centers, rehabilitation homes nationwide. The survey uses a five-star system to allow consumers immediate access to the most current data involving safety concerns, opened investigations and filed complaints at facilities throughout the United States. Currently, Tabor Hills Health Care maintains an overall five out of five stars rating, including four stars for health inspections and five stars for both quality measures and staffing.
However, the nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have found problematic concerns involving Tabor Hills Health Care. Some of these include:
- Failure to Provide an Environment Free of Accident Hazards:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 05/02/2013, during an annual licensure and certification survey, notations were made of the facility’s failure, “will follow appropriate transfer and failed to follow the plan of care to prevent further skin injury.” This is in response to a review of a resident’s medical records involving skin tearing noted on 3/29/13 and 4/20/13 that required “suturing at the hospital.” An incident occurring on 3/29/13 indicate that “the resident was transferred by [a CNA in training] and [a CNA] to bed. Upon seating [the resident] on the edge of the bed, [the CNA in training] noted blood on the bottom of the resident’s leg” caused by improper use of the transfer equipment. The resident’s “wound/skin tear on the left lower leg was deep, measuring 5 cm in length x 1 cm in width with minimal bleeding.”
- Failure to Properly Store Medications:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 04/01/2014, during an annual licensure and certification survey, notation is made of the facility’s failure “to implement procedures to monitor the temperature medication refrigerators in the medication room.” This is in response to an environmental tour conducted on 4/30/2013. “When the refrigerator was opened, thick cloth was laying on the top shelf behind the plastic container. The top shelf was covered with warm water to touch. The plastic container containing multiple vials of insulin was warm to touch. The thermometer hanging on the top shelf reads at 78 degrees Fahrenheit. The dial inside the refrigerator was set at zero. The second shelf had three packages of single-dose Aranesp.
Naperville, Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you, or your loved one, have suffered injuries, neglect or abuse while residing at Tabor Hills Health Care or any other nursing facility in Illinois, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can help. Our team of dedicated nursing home neglect attorneys can provide legal intervention to ensure your safety and well-being.
We encourage you to speak with our attorneys today by calling our law offices at (888) 424-5757. We provide a free no obligation case review. Our lawyers handle all cases involving nursing home abuse, medical malpractice and personal injuries on a contingency fee basis. This means no upfront fees or retainers are required.