Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Community Care Center

Community Care Center

Community Care Center is a 145 bed nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:

Community Care Center
4314 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653
Website: not available

According to state nursing home data, the patients at Community Care Center are primarily admitted for the care relating to the following areas:

  • Blood Disorders
  • Endocrine/Metabolic
  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Mental Illness
  • Circulatory System
  • Respiratory System
  • Digestive System
  • Genitourinary System Disorders
  • Nervous System
  • Skin Disorders
  • Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
  • Neoplasms
  • Other Medical Conditions
Concerning Findings Regarding Patient Care at Community Care Center

According to data from nursing home surveys conducted by the Illinois Department of Health other agencies, there have been numerous episodes of poor patient care at Community Care Center which can be construed as nursing home negligence. Our nursing home attorneys reviewed data compiled by ProPublica and found the following conditions that can be construed as nursing home negligence:

  • Failure to provide necessary care to maintain highest level of well being for each resident:  “On 9/13/11 at 10:20 am R 12 was observed during wound care and dressing change. E 10 (licensed practical nurse-LPN) took from the cart an already opened package of non- adherent antimicrobial [MEDICATION NAME] dressing. The package states not to use product if package is opened. While removing the sheet of dressing from the package, E10 stated “I ordered the rope dressing but they sent me the wrong dressing, so I will just cut it to make my own.” The dressing made by E 10 was then inserted into the tunnel of the wound using a long sterile cotton tip applicator. The padded end was not used to push the dressing in. The handle edge of the applicator was used which is sharp and unprotected with padding. E 10 failed to use the protected end of the applicator while advancing the dressing into the tunneled wound. During the procedure it was observed that R 12 had some muscle twitching in his left hip and his left leg would jerk.. During this R 12 shouted out “You’re hitting that nerve again.”
    The package of the dressing instructs not to use if previously open, and the use is questionable on tunneled wounds.”
  • Failure to proper treatment to prevent or heal bedsores: “On 1-24-2012 At 11:59AM R1 was laying in bed on an air mattress with 1 fitted sheet, 1 incontinent cloth pad and 1 folded draw sheet underneath R1. R1 stated, “No you cannot look at me.” E4 (Nurse) who was in the room at this time stated, “Usually all we have is a sheet on the top of the air mattress.” On 1-24-2012 at 2:45PM, E7(Treatment Nurse) stated, R1 acquired the pressure sore in the hospital it is a
    [MEDICAL CONDITION] that is healed as of yesterday(1-23-2012) R1 should only have had a draw sheet on the bed, the pressure sore can open back up with all the layers on the bed.” R1’s Care Plans were reviewed, and there was no care plan for Skin Integrity/Pressure Sore. E3 (Care Plan Coordinator) stated, on 1-24-2012 at 2:33PM, “The treatment nurse should have informed me of any changes with R1, so that I could add it to the care plan, it was not care planned because I did not know.”
  • Failure to develop a care plan to prevent wandering behavior: “On 1-24-2012 at 12:06 PM, R6 was walking out of the dining room on the 2 nd floor stating, “I am fine , do you need something.” A List of residents’ at increased risk for elopement was requested at entrance communication of the facility (1-24-2012). E6 (Psychosocial Rehabilitative Services Director, PRSD) provided a list dated 1-2-2012 and confirmed that this list was current on 1-24-2012. R6 was listed on
    this list. Nurses Notes dated 11-5-2011 documents, “Verbally responsive with confusion wanders in unit ambulatory asking staff if he could go home.” Nurses Notes dated 11-8-2011 documents, “Confused and wanders around.” Nurses Notes dated, 11-8-2011 documents, “Remains very confused and seeks to leave the facility will monitor this resident and continue to redirect, will continue to monitor and continue with plan of care.” All of the R6’s Care Plan was copied and there was no care plan for wandering/elopement. According to the Minimum Date Set dated 11-14-2011 R5 was admitted on [DATE].On 1-27-2012 at 9:22AM, E6 (PRSD) stated, “There are no wandering/elopement care plans for R5 and R6, it should be.”
  • Failure to provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents: “R2 was identified as an elopement risk and assessed to require a responsible party to go out on pass. R2 was allowed to leave the facility without a responsible party on 12-22-2011 at 1:45PM and was brought back to the facility on [DATE] at 8:00AM by the police. As a result of lack of supervision R2 was witnessed by Amtrak staff at the Union Station exposing genitals and urinating on the train tracks in front of multiple passengers. On 1-24-2012 at 1 PM R2 was observed during treatment of [DIAGNOSES REDACTED].” R2 ambulatory with no alarm system on his body. On 1-26-2012 at 8:55AM Z2 (Visitor) stated, “I Live with Z3 (Visitor) Nobody came to pick up R2 since he was admitted. The nursing home just let him leave, R2 got away so many times, R2 has no alarms they have no way to prevent R2 from getting away.”
Chicago, IL Nursing Home Attorneys

The Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers represent families and individuals who have suffered an episode of abuse or neglect during an admission to a facility. Many of our nursing home lawsuits involve the following situations:

  • Bed Sores / Pressure Pores
  • Dropped Patients
  • Fractures
  • Physical Abuse
  • Patient Wandering
  • Medication Errors
  • Repeated Falls
  • Wrongful Death
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If your loved one has been abused or neglected during an admission to Community Care Center, or a different skilled nursing facility in Illinois, you should contact an attorney to determine your legal rights. Our nursing home lawyers have experience getting superior results for all types of cases. Put our team to work for your family and get the results that you deserve. All of our initial consultations are free and we never charge a fee without a recovery for you. Talk to an experienced elder abuse attorney today (888) 424-5757

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Disclaimer: The above inspection findings are take from public sources including the State Department of Health and from Medicare inspection conducted at the facility at least every fifteen months. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers cannot confirm that the content on this site is the most recent information related to the facilities mentions.

The inspection findings published are not complete. You may find the most up to date information here: dph.illinois.gov or medicare.gov.

The deficiencies/citations listed on this page may have been corrected or substantially corrected after the date of the inspection and date of publishing this material. This page is a legal advertisement and a resource of information for visitors. This material is not endorsed by the facility noted or by any governmental agency. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers does not have any affiliation with the facility.

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