Any injuries sustained in an Illinois long-term care facility has the potential of diminishing the resident’s quality of life and compromising their overall medical condition. Unfortunately, not all nursing facilities provide the highest level of care in accordance with nursing standards. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers represent neglected and abused residents of Illinois long-term care homes like Collins Square to ensure their rights are protected.
This Center is a Long-Term Care (LTC) Home providing services to residents of Bradley and Kankakee County, Illinois. The 16-certified-bed Home is located at:
145 South Crosswell Avenue
Bradley, Illinois 60915
Bradley LTC Home Resident Safety Concerns
The nursing and LTC home regulatory agency routinely updates their statewide nursing facility database system. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH – ltc.dph.illinois.gov) data contains a historical list of safety concerns, incident inquiries, filed complaints, opened investigations and health violations of every facility in each county.
The Kankakee County neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have reviewed serious safety concerns, violations and deficiencies at this long-term care facility that include:
- Failure to Revise a Resident’s Plan of Care Because of a Decline in Their Mobility
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 05/26/2015, a notation was made during an annual licensure and certification survey by a state investigator concerning the facility's failure to "ensure that Individual Program Plans [IPP] were consistently implemented for [an individual] who requires physical and occupational therapy assessment due to a decline in their mobility.”
The deficient practice was first noted in the state investigator’s findings after reviewing a resident’s 01/04/2016 Individual Services Plan (ISP) stating that the resident has “a severe level of functioning, and intelligent quotient 26, and several diagnoses including Downs Syndrome, Bilateral Cataracts, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Multiple Joint Pain."
The documentation also revealed that the last examination to evaluate for Physical Therapy (PT) was listed as 03/04/2002 and Occupational Therapy (OT) on 02/16/2002. The program plan further states that the community support team [meeting] was held … and it was agreed upon to schedule a new PT/OT appointment for [the resident] since her decline in mobility and onset of dementia.”
The document also revealed that the resident “has been having a difficult time walking and sits on an angle. She also uses a wheelchair as a part of her adaptive equipment in order to get around outside of the house. This will be scheduled. An addendum will be attached once the results of [the resident’s] new PT and OT results come in.”
A review was conducted of the resident’s 03/20/2016 Accident/Injury Report documented by the Direct Support Person in charge of providing the resident care who stated that the resident “sustained an injury to her right knee when she fell out of her wheelchair.” The 03/20/2016 Hospital Emergency Department note revealed that the resident “was treated for right knee pain, mechanical fall.”
The 5:10 PM 04/06/2016 Progress Note (one week after the emergency room visit) stated that the resident “was trying to get up from her chair to eat dinner and leaned forward too much and fell and hit the left side of her head on the floor.” A CT scan produced normal results after being conducted in the Emergency Room Department.
An observation of the resident was made on 05/23/2016 whose “gait appeared slow and unsteady.” The resident now “wears a red belt around her waist [and] requires staff assistance for ambulating from the living room chair to the dining room chair.”
On 05/25/2016, the state investigator interviewed the Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP), Residential Service Director and Regional Nurse Trainer who all “confirmed the physical therapy and occupational therapy recommendations / appointments had not been implemented per her Individual Service Plan.”
- Failure to Provide Cares and Services That Meet the Resident’s Needs
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 05/26/2016, a state investigator noted a deficient practice during an annual licensure and certification survey concerning the facility's failure to "ensure nursing personnel provided monitoring of and documentation of efforts to address health issues for [a client] who obtained a head injury.”
The resident stated above, suffering a head injury from a fall while attempting to eat dinner, was taken to the Emergency Room Department and released on the condition that they are “monitored by the Nurse or Direct Support Persons within the first 24 hours.” However, documentation in the facility’s 04/08/2016 Nurse’s Notes indicates that the resident “was not seen by the nurse until… two days after her head injury diagnosis.
Bradley Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you, or your family, believe that your loved one was neglected or mistreated by employees or caregivers at Collins Square, call Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers today. Let our knowledgeable Bradley attorneys file and successfully resolve your neglect or abuse case that happened in an Illinois nursing home.
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