Any significant negative change in an Illinois nursing home residents condition must be properly assessed and interventions devised to help improve their health. Unfortunately, many nursing facilities failed to take appropriate measures and follow procedures and protocols to maximize the patient’s quality of life. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers provide legal representation, advice, and counsel to residents of Illinois nursing skill facilities like Countryview Care Center – Macomb whose health has declined due to negligent caregiving.
Countryview Care Center – Macomb
This facility is a ‘for profit’ 62-certified-bed nursing home providing services and care to residents of Macomb and McDonough County, Illinois. The Medicare/Medicaid-accepted Center is located at:
400 West Grant Street
Macomb, Il 61455
As a part of the Peterson Health Care System, Countryview Care Center – Macomb provides Alzheimer’s care, memory care, skilled nursing care, and the Peterson Pathways Rehabilitation Program.
Macomb Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
Families can visit Medicare.gov to obtain a complete list of all safety concerns, health violations, filed complaints and opened investigations that are routinely updated by the state of Illinois and the federal government. This information can be used to make a well-informed decision of which nursing facilities in the community provide the highest level of care.
Currently, Countryview Care Center – Macomb maintains an overall one out of five available star rating in the Medicare national comparison analysis rating system. This includes three out of five stars for staffing concerns and one out of five stars for both health inspections and quality measures. The McDonough County nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have located numerous deficiencies and safety concerns at this nursing home that include:
- Failure to Perform a Comprehensive Assessment after a Significant Decline in a Resident’s Health
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 09/17/2015, a notation was made by a state investigator during an annual licensure and certification survey concerning the facility's failure to "conducted comprehensive assessment due to a significant change in the resident’s physical condition.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff involved a resident with an MDS (Minimum Data Set) revealing that the resident “ambulates with limited assistance of one” and “uses no devices for mobility.”
The deficient practice was first noted in the investigator’s findings after reviewing the resident’s June 2014 Care Plans that revealed the resident “ambulates independently, but often needs redirection and safety reminders.” A handwritten note in the resident’s Care Plan revealed that the resident “may ambulate with a front wheeled walker and one or two assist as tolerated with a wheelchair for mobility.”
Notations were made of the resident “propelling self in wheelchair independently” on various dates including 09/07/2015, 09/13/2015 and 09/16/2015. However, between 09/14/2015 at 11:22 AM and 09/16/2015 at 9:40 AM, “there were no observations of [the resident] ambulating independently or with assistance [on those days].”
The Minimum Data Set Coordinator was interviewed on the afternoon of 09/15/2015 and stated that “before falling on or about 07/13/2015, [the resident] was able to bear weight and walked [...and] stated [the resident] returned to the facility following surgical repair of the right leg… and began physical therapy.” The MDS Coordinator “confirmed a significant change [in the resident’s health] even though [the resident] continues to not bear weight and continues to use a wheelchair for mobility.”
- Failure to Provide Every Resident Cares and Services to Prevent the Development of a Pressure Sore
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 09/17/2015, a state investigator noted a deficient practice during an annual licensure and certification survey concerning the facility's failure to "provide a pressure relieving device for resident resulting in the development of a Stage II pressure ulcer.” The state investigator also noted a failure “to maintain a physician’s ordered dressing in place for [a resident] with the pressure ulcer.”
The investigator noted that the actions by the nursing staff failed to follow their October 2006 Prevention Skin Care Policy the provides direction to the nursing staff “to provide preventative skin care to repositioning a careful washing, rinsing, drying and observations of the resident skin condition to keep them clean, comfortable, well-groomed and free of pressure ulcers.”
The state investigator noted in one incident that a resident “with a low risk for development of pressure ulcers” had a “discolored area to the left heel measuring 2.8 centimeters by 4.2 centimeters” and had a 05/20/2015 Wound Care Clinic visit for “a wound on the left heel which resulted from pressure.”
Macomb Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If your loved one was the victim of mistreatment that led to a bedsore or significant decline in their health while a patient at Countryview Care Center – Macomb, contact the Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers law firm now. Our Illinois reputable, skilled attorneys can provide legal assistance to successfully resolve your financial recompense claim against all those who caused your loved one’s harm that might include the nursing home, Administrator, nursing staff or other residents.
We urge you to contact our McDonough County elder abuse law office at 888 424-5757. Schedule your appointment today to speak with one of our experienced lawyers for your free initial case review. No upfront fees are necessary because our law firm accepts every personal injury case, wrongful death lawsuit, and nursing home abuse/neglect claim for compensation through contingency fee agreements.