There are numerous factors that cause nursing facility systems to break down leading to mistreatment, neglect or abuse. At the first indication of a problem, it is best to discuss issues with the administration and nursing staff. In many incidences, nursing homes are poorly managed or inadequately staffed, leading to improper resident care. The nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers handle many cases where persistent simple problems have become significantly worse-- such as matters involving Countryside Care Centre in Aurora, Illinois.
Our law firm is dedicated to serving as a legal advocate of nursing facility residents. We fight aggressively to protect the rights and dignity of those requiring care in a nursing home. We provide Illinois residents and their families publicly available survey data and statistics on nursing facilities statewide. This valuable information provides the opportunity to make a fully informed decision before placing a loved one in nursing care.
Countryside Care Centre
Countryside Care Centre is a 203-bed acute care nursing home facility serving residents throughout the Fox Valley area. The home is located at:
2330 West Galena Blvd.
Aurora, IL 60506
The facility provides acute care and health care management services that include rehabilitation treatments that combine a variety of disciplines including speech, occupational and physical therapies along with restorative therapies for surgery or treatment aftercare:
- Cardiac and heart condition procedures
- Joint replacement or orthopedic surgery
- Respiratory diseases
- Post-surgical rehabilitation
- Brain injury or stroke rehabilitation
- Wound care
- Alzheimer’s and other dementia conditions
Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns at Countryside Care Centre
According to statistics maintained by www.Medicare.gov, Countryside Care Centre currently maintains a four out of five star average with five out of five stars for quality measurements, three out of five stars for health inspections and two out of five stars for staffing.
Quality measures indicate the resident assessment information on how well the nursing facility provides hygiene and health care to meet the needs of the resident. The health inspection data refers to the results of inspections performed by state and federal inspectors. Staffing information is based on the facility’s staffing hours for its RNs, LPNs, LPNs and CNAs.
The Aurora nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have Medicare survey information and found various recent complaints against Countryside Care Centre that include:
- Failure to Notify an Attending Doctor regarding Patient’s Respiratory Distress:
According to information obtained in a summary statement of deficiencies dated 06/18/2015, a complaint was filed that indicates the facility failed to provide notification to the attending physician regarding the continued respiratory distress of a patient at the center. The survey indicates that the resident experienced “labored breathing for five hours (from 8 AM through 1 PM)” and waited for an “ambulance for an hour (from the time the order was given at 12:00 PM through the ambulance arrival time at 1:00 PM).”
- Failure to Fully Inform the Patient of His or Her Total Health Status in an Understandable Language:
Information obtained in a summary statement of deficiencies dated 08/06/2014, a patient filed the complaint indicating that the facility failed to fully inform them of their current medical condition and total health status in a language he or she could understand. On 8/01/13, the patient was prescribed a psychoactive medication that required a prior informed consent. A review of the resident’s “electronic medical record did not showed that a consent was ever obtained for this psychoactive medication. Consent wasn’t obtained by the facility from [the patient’s] Power Of Attorney for healthcare (POA) for this drug until 8/5/14.”
- Failure to Perform Nursing Interventions Which Led to a Resident’s Falling:
Information obtained in a summary statement of deficiencies dated 10/11/2013, the nursing staff at the facility neglected to initiate a developed care plan for residents suffering from cerebrovascular disease and dementia, which led to the patient falling on 8/23/13 and again on 9/23/13. Even though it was determined that the resident was a fall risk in July 2013, the “plan of care failed to showed any revision in the use of safety devices. The use of alarms were found to be ineffective because [the resident] removed the alarms without making a sound. The resident suffered serious injuries to her head, left forearm and right knee from falling.”
Aurora Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
If you, or a loved one, have been injured, neglected or abused while residing at countryside care Centre, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help. We provide legal representation to protect your rights and help you seek legal recompense against every medical staff member or administrator who caused you harm.
Our Aurora nursing home abuse lawyers accept these cases on contingency fee basis. This means you are not required to pay any upfront fees until we obtain your jury award at trial or negotiate an out-of-court settlement. Schedule an appointment with our law offices today at (888) 424-5757 or contact us through our online chat rooms.