Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Countryside Nursing & Rehab Center

Countryside Nursing & Rehab Center

Countryside Nursing & Rehab Center is a 100 bed nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:

Countryside Nursing & Rehab Center
1635 East 154th Street
Dolton, IL 60419
Telephone: 708-841-9550
Website: not available

According to state nursing home data, the patients at Countryside Nursing & Rehab Center are primarily admitted for the care relating to the following areas:

  • Genitourinary System Disorders
  • Endocrine/Metabolic
  • Blood Disorders
  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Mental Illness
  • Developmental Disability
  • Circulatory System
  • Respiratory System
  • Neoplasms
  • Nervous System

Concerning Findings Regarding Patient Care at Countryside Nursing & Rehab Center

Surveys conducted by the Illinois Department of Health and other professional inspection agencies, noted that there were some irregularities in the handling of patients and medication errors during their stay at the Countryside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The nature of this health care irregularities received by some patients, can be construed as nursing home negligence. Some of the irregularities include:

  • Failure to update care plan to address repeated falls: “R8 experienced falls on 09/16/10, 09/26/10, 10/11/10, 11/14/10, and 12/3/10.  Two of the falls resulted in hospital visits, and one resulted in six sutures.  Review of the care plan dated 09/29/10 through 12/03/10 denoted the care plan was not updated or revised after each of the resident fall. The facility failed to address specific intervention to meet the needs of the resident.”
  • Failure to keep residents safe from serious medication errors: “Based on observation and record review, the facility failed to administer the prescribed dose of an anticonvulsant medication to R30. The Lexi-Comp’s Drug Reference Handbook 8th Edition states [MEDICATION NAME] is indicated for the management and prevention of [MEDICAL CONDITION] disorder and the maintenance dose is 300 milligrams 3 times daily. There is no evidence provided to support E6 having contacted R30’s physician regarding the lower dose administered.”
  • Failure to prevent avoidable injury: “Review of R1’s nursing notes described as a late entry on 8/5/10 for 8/4; “Resident received with a skin opening to left great toe and left 3rd toe of unknown origin, MD notified, new order noted and carried out. Family member notified-made aware of resident current condition and MD orders. Staff will continue to monitor …” During staff interview with E15 (treatment nurse) on 9/30, She stated that when she observed the new skin openings, she related them to a behavior he had displayed of tending to sit in his wheelchair with his toes curled downwards, so that the tops of his toes dragged on the ground when he was wheeled in his wheelchair. When surveyor questioned if he had footrests on his wheel chair, she stated that he did not, because sometimes he was able to propel himself and he used his feet to assist with this. E15 stated that his ability to self-propel fluctuated. When surveyor questioed E15 as to what
    R1 routinely wore on his feet, E15 stated that he routinely wore the soft blue slipper socks. E15 is aware R1 is diabetic. E15 stated that when R1 would drag his toes on the ground she would redirect him. There was no individualized care plan to address this behavior and to prevent it from occurring again, despite R1 being diabetic. There was no implementation of utilizing foot rests or different shoes for R1, or other interventions.”
  • Failure to prevent avoidable injury during transfer: “R4, a [AGE] year old resident with Quadriplegia and vent dependent was transferred by facility staff from chair to bed without the aid of a gait belt or mechanical lift per facility policy. This unsafe/ improper transfer resulted in R4 falling to the floor hitting his head on the ventilator/oxygen machine. Bleeding was controlled by facility staff and R4 was transferred to a local hospital with a laceration to the head. At approximately 1:25 on this day (01/05/11) surveyor interviewed E4 (assistant Director of nurses) regarding the procedure for staff transferring residents. E4 stated, “All CNAs (certified nurse assistants) must have gait belts, which is part of their uniform. E4 added, “If a person is heavy and requires more than one person to lift a mechanical lift should be used”. Upon further interview E4 added, “The CNAs (E8 and E9) should have used a hoyer lift for R4 that day!”

Dolton, IL Nursing Home Attorneys

The Illinois Nursing Home Attorneys 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
  • Medication Errors
  • Physical Abuse
  • Patient Wandering
  • Repeated Falls
  • Wrongful Death

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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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