Any negative change in the medical condition of an Illinois nursing home patient could be detrimental to the resident’s overall health. Because of that, state and federal nursing home regulatory laws require that the nursing staff inform the resident’s physician and responsible family member of any decline in their health. This can ensure that the resident receives immediate medical care to assist in improving their health. Unfortunately, not all facilities follow this procedure, which is often detrimental to the patient. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers represent nursing home patients who receive negligent care while residing in Illinois skilled nursing facilities like Colonial Manor.Colonial Manor
This facility is an 83-certified-bed ‘for-profit’ Medicare/Medicaid-approved nursing home providing nursing services to residents of Danville and Vermillion County, Illinois. The Center is located at:
620 Warrington AvenueDanville Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
Danville, Il 61832
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the federal government and the state of Illinois routinely update their nursing home database system. This information reflects a complete list of safety concerns, health violations, filed complaints and opened investigations that can be found on numerous websites including Medicare.gov.
Currently, Colonial Manor maintains an overall three out of five available star rating in the Medicare national comparison analysis rating system. This includes five out of five stars for staffing concerns, three out of five stars for quality measures and two out of five stars for health inspections. The Vermillion County nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found deficiencies and safety concerns at this facility that include:
- Failure to Notify a Resident’s Physician of a Change in Their Condition Including a Decline in Their Health or Injury
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 08/04/2016, a notation was made during an annual licensure and certification survey by a state investigator concerning the facility's failure to properly notify the physician of a change in condition.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff at Colonial Manor affected one cognitively intact resident diagnosed with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure (CHF) and ischemic cardiomyopathy."
The deficient practice was first noted in the investigator’s findings after a review of the resident’s 01/20/2016 Respiratory Therapy Treatment Notes revealing that the resident’s “cough as dry and non-productive.” The notes the following day state that the resident “cough as moist and productive of mucus" and “gurgly.” The investigator noted that “there is no documentation of [the resident’s] physician being notified of [the resident] had developed a moist productive cough.
The resident’s 01/25/2016 Respiratory Therapy Treatment Notes documented the resident “breathing rather fast – instructed [the resident] to slow down [their] breathing…” The notes also revealed that the resident stated: “no one knows what they [the staff] are talking about when they [the staff] tell the resident that [their] lungs sound good.” The investigator also noted that “there is no documentation [the resident’s physician] was notified.”
Again on 07/26/2016 and 07/27/2016, the resident’s records document the resident “has a productive moist cough." However, “there is no documentation [the resident’s physician] was notified.”
- Failure to Investigate and Report Any Allegation or Incident of Abuse
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 03/11/2016, a notation was made by a state investigator during an annual licensure and certification survey concerning the facility's failure to "immediately notify the Administrator of alleged abuse [and a failure to] remove the alleged perpetrator from the resident contact after the alleged observation of verbal abuse.” The investigator noted that this failure has the potential to affect ten other residents in the facility.
The deficient practice was first noted in the investigator’s findings after reviewing the facility’s 02/05/2016 Final Report that documents “an alleged incident of verbal abuse occurred on 01/31/2016 at approximately 5:00 PM when [a Nursing Assistant] spoke to [the resident] in a loud voice. This report documents the allegation was reported by [a Dietary Aide] on 02/01/2016 at 8:45 AM.
In an interview with the Administrator, it was revealed that the Dietary Aide “failed to report this incident immediately and if the incident was reported per facility policy, [the alleged perpetrator] would have been removed immediately from further resident contact pending the outcome of the investigation at the time the alleged allegation was observed.” Instead, the alleged perpetrator “worked with residents in the East Wing until approximate 11:00 PM the evening of 01/31/2016” after the alleged incident occurred.
If you suspect your loved one has been injured or harmed while residing at Colonial Manor, contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers. Our Danville dedicated attorneys handle victim cases that involve abuse, neglect, and mistreatment. Our lawyers can help your family successfully resolved your financial recompense case against all those who caused your loved one harm.
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