Many Illinois nursing home residents require a high level of assistance and monitoring to ensure their quality of life is maintained, especially those who are cognitively impaired. Unfortunately, many nursing facilities operate with minimal staff or fail to train their nurses and nurses’ aides on how to provide the highest level of care. As a result, the health and well-being of many patients are compromised. The Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have provided legal representation to Illinois nursing home residents who have suffered neglect, abuse, and mistreatment at skilled nursing homes like Eden Village Care Center.
Eden Village Care Center
Eden Village Care Center is a ‘not for profit’ 128-certified-bed Medicaid/Medicare-approved facility providing nursing services to residents of Glen Carbon and Madison County, Illinois. The Center is located at:
400 S. Station Rd.
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
In addition to providing around-the-clock skilled nursing care, the facility also offers physical, speech and occupational therapy along with senior and assisted living options.
Glen Carbon Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research the Medicare.gov database system for a complete list of filed complaints, opened investigations, health violations, and safety concerns. Many families use this information to decide where to place a loved one in their community that provides the highest level of care.
Currently, Eden Village Care Center maintains an overall three out of five available star rating in the nationwide comparison analysis Medicare star rating summary system. This includes four out of five stars for staffing concerns and health inspections and three out of five stars for quality measures. The Madison County nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have found serious deficiencies and safety concerns at this facility that include:
- Failure to Provide a Level of Care and Services to Ensure the Residents Maintain Their Highest Well-Beings
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 03/24/2016, a notation was made during an annual licensure and certification survey by a state investigator concerning the facility's failure to "provide individualized psychosocial and activity programming to prevent wandering behaviors.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff at Eden Village Care Center affected two residents at the facility “reviewed for dementia care.”
The findings of one failure were noted during intermittent observations occurring between 9:30 AM through 3:00 PM between 03/21/2016 and 03/23/2016 when the resident “was out in the dining/common area of the closed dementia unit.” The resident “was continually babbling, saying nonsense words and noises. This occurred even while [the resident] was eating, or had toys placed in front of her. The babbling was loud.”
The investigator noted that the resident “appeared tired with her eyes closed at times. The television was on continuously and also loud. No staff [members] were seen providing re-direction or calming to [the resident].”
The state investigator reviewed the resident’s updated 01/14/2016 MDS (Minimum Data Set) documenting at the resident “is severely cognitively impaired, requires total care for all ADL (activities of daily living) except [when] eating.” The resident’s 01/16/2016 Plan of Care documents that the resident “was fixated on something repeat sounds in words over and over and is unable to make her needs known. Approaches document ‘Use touch to calm me, call me by name, try to engage in conversation, re-approach if I get frustrated.”
However, the investigator interviewed two Certified Nursing Assistants on the afternoon of 03/22/2016 who stated that the resident “constantly makes noises, says words or nonsense all day long. She literally does not stop [...and] there is nothing we can do about it, it is frustrating.” A Registered Nurse providing the resident care was interviewed that same morning and said that the resident “does that all day long. We try to move her if it bothers the other residents, but we can’t always do that.” It was also noted that the resident’s Behavior Tracking Flow sheet does not include constant repetitive noises and babbling.
- Failure to Provide Adequate Treatment and Services to Prevent the Development of a Bedsore or Allow an Existing Bedsore to Heal
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 03/24/2016, a notation was made by a state investigator during an annual licensure and certification survey concerning the facility's failure to "assess and monitor a pressure ulcer.” The failure involved a resident who was admitted to the facility “on 01/13/2016 without pressure ulcers.”
The investigator noted that the resident’s 02/10/2016 TAR (Treatment Administration Record) documented no facility-acquired bedsore noting “zero new skin issue.” However, the resident’s Nurse’s Note documented on the next day a “Noted 3.0-centimeter necrotic area to the right heel; continue skin prep and heel protectors.”
Glen Carbon Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If your loved one has been mistreated, neglected or abused while residing at Eden Village Care Center, call the elder abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC at (888) 424-5757. Our dedicated Illinois nursing home law firm can ensure your family receives the financial compensation your loved one deserves for their damages. All shared information remains confidential.
We accept all nursing home abuse and neglect cases on contingency. This means we are paid for our legal services after we have negotiated a settlement on your behalf or have won your case at trial.