Any failure to provide the basic standards of care to Illinois long-term care residents could place their health and well-being in immediate jeopardy. Because of that, the nursing staff must follow established procedures and protocols to ensure that every resident's needs are met. Unfortunately, the substandard level of care could lead to a life-changing infection, serious injury or premature death. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC represent residents who were victims of neglect, abuse or mistreatment while residing at Illinois long-term care (LTC) homes like Clearbrook East.
This Nursing Home is a ‘for profit’ LTC Center providing services to residents of Rolling Meadows and Cook County, Illinois. The 16-certified-bed Nursing Facility is located at:
3802 South Old Wilke Road
Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008
Clearbrook East a part of the Clearbrook Health Care System providing personalized clinical and residential services to adults and children throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.
Rolling Meadows Long Term Care Home Resident Safety Concerns
A list of incident inquiries, opened investigations, safety concerns, filed complaints and health violations on statewide long-term care homes can be reviewed on database websites including the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH – ltc.dph.illinois.gov). Many families use this data to determine the best facility to place a loved one who requires the highest level of [hygiene assistance and skilled health care /skilled health care and hygiene assistance.
The Cook 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 Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Neglect and Abuse That Resulted in Their Death
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 11/24/2015, a state surveyor performed an annual licensure and certification survey and noted the facility’s failure to “implement their policy to prevent neglect of [a resident] when the facility failed to provide 30-minute checks on 11/01/2015.”
The deficient practice was first noted in the state investigator’s findings after reviewing the facility’s 11/01/2015 Incident Report describing the resident’s “sister was visiting on 11/01/2015 and noticed that [the resident] was having difficulty breathing. 911 was called and [the distressed resident] was taken to the hospital and admitted with sepsis [a potentially fatal blood infection].”
A Direct Support Person documented that the resident “was found was shortness of breath by her sister at 9:45 AM and she (the sister) called the ambulance.” The investigator noted that the administrator failed to investigate the incident that could involve potential neglect.”
The state investigator noted that the actions the nursing staff an Administrator failed to follow the facility’s revised December 2013 policy titled: Claim Treatment Policy that reads in part:
“Neglect is defined as the failure to provide adequate medical or personal care or maintenance, which failure results in physical or mental injury to an individual or in the deterioration of an individual’s physical or mental condition. When caretakers do not give a person the care or the food or services needed to avoid harm or illness.”
The facility’s 11/05/2015 Incident Report documented that “at approximate 3:30 PM, [the resident’s] sister/guardian notified the facility that [the resident] passed away at the hospital [on that date]. The Incident Report notes that [the resident] was previously admitted to the hospital on 11/01/2015 and was diagnosed with pneumonia and sepsis."
The investigator interviewed the facility’s Administrator in the early afternoon of 11/17/2015 who verified that “the facility did not complete an investigation for the 11/01/2015 allegation that [the resident] was neglected when staff did not visually check on [the resident] on the morning of 11/01/2015.” The Administrator also stated that “staff was supposed to check on [the resident] every 30 minutes.” This was verified after reviewing the resident’s 08/27/2015 Individual Program Plan the documents of the resident “was on a 30-minute roll call check.”
The Administrator verified that the nursing staff “did not perform a 30-minute roll call on [the resident] [on the day she was transported to the hospital] when she was discovered by her sister sweating and was shortness of breath.”
The state investigator noted that the actions of the nursing staff failed to follow the facility’s revised February 2008 policy titled: Policy on Supervision of Residents that reads in part:
“Roll call will be conducted every 15 minutes unless otherwise specified in the IPP [Individual Program Plan].”
Rolling Meadows Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you suspect your loved one is being neglected or died prematurely while a resident at Clearbrook East, call the Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC law offices now. Let our skilled Rolling Meadows attorneys file and handle every aspect of your financial compensation claim against all those who caused your loved one harm. Our years of experience ensures a successful resolution.
We urge you to contact our Cook County abuse law office at (888) 424-5757 to schedule your appointment today. Speak with one of our experienced lawyers to determine your legal options during a comprehensive, no-obligation case review at no charge to you. We accept every nursing home abuse and neglect claim for compensation through contingency fee arrangements. This means our legal fees are paid only once we have negotiated an out of court settlement on your behalf or after successfully resolving your recompense case in a court of law.