Many elderly Illinois nursing home residents must use indwelling urinary catheters that require a high level of care by the nursing staff. During urinary catheter care, the Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse or Certified Nursing Assistant must take specific precautions when cleansing the area and anchoring the tubing to avoid accidental pulling of the bladder. Unfortunately, many facilities fail to properly train and supervise the nursing staff to minimize the potential problems that can be avoided with indwelling urinary catheters. The elder abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers provide legal representation to individuals who have received substandard care while residing at Illinois nursing facilities like Fairview Nursing Center.
Fairview Nursing Center
This facility is a ‘for profit’ 76-certified-bed Medicare/Medicaid-accepted Center providing nursing cares and services to residents of Du Quoin and Perry County, Illinois. The nursing home is located at:
602 East Jackson
Du Quoin, Il 62832
Du Quoin Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
Many families visit Medicare.gov to obtain a historical list of all opened investigations, safety concerns, filed complaints and health violations of every facility within the United States. The valuable information can be used to determine the level of health and hygiene care every community nursing home provides its residents. In addition, many of the sites provide comparative analysis tools to determine the best location to place a loved one in a facility in the local community.
Currently, Fairview Nursing Center maintains an overall three out of five available star rating in the Medicare summary system compared to all other nursing homes nationwide. This includes four out of five stars for health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing concerns and one out of five stars for quality measures. The Perry County nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found numerous safety concerns, violations and deficiencies at this nursing facility that include:
- Failure to Provide a Level of Care to Ensure Proper Urinary Catheter Anchoring That Resulted in Hospitalization and Injury
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/21/2016, a notation was made during an annual licensure and certification survey by a state investigator concerning the facility's failure to "failed to ensure proper urinary catheter anchoring of two residents.” “The deficient practice by the nursing staff “resulted in [the resident] being hospitalized and treated for gross hematuria [blood in the urine]."
An observation of urinary catheter care was conducted at 1:30 PM on 07/20/2016. “No urinary catheter anchor was noted at the start of the catheter care." The facility Director of Nurses “was present during the observation and instructed the Certified Nursing Assistant to apply the anchor, which he did after care was completed.”
The investigator reviewed Nurse’s Notes recorded on 07/18/2016 when a Licensed Practical Nurse noted the resident’s “catheter had blood in the catheter tubing. During the interview with [the LPN three days later at 10:10 AM] regarding the blood in the tubing [previously noted], the LPN stated he did not have a leg strap (catheter anchor] on at the time and he said ‘yes’ when I asked if the tubing had been pulled.”
A 6:35 PM 07/19/2016 Nursing Note show that the resident “was sent to the local hospital on this date. The resident’s physician stated on the morning of 07/21/2016 “for catheters, it is common for there to be bleeding as a result of being pulled on or caught on the chair. They notified me and we decided to watch for a day or two to encourage fluids, the majority of the time it will clear up." The physician also stated, “if there was enough bleeding in the bladder he may not be able to pass the class from the bladder and it does not surprise me they would have to evacuate the clots from his bladder.”
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Avoid Injury
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 06/26/2015, the state investigator noted the facility’s failure “to comprehensively investigate falls and implement appropriate interventions to prevent recurring falls.”
The deficient practice involved a resident noted in a 03/03/2015 Care Plan “at risk for falls related to decreased safety awareness, confusion, muscle weakness and personal history of falls.” The investigator reviewed The Facility’s Accident and Incident Reports that revealed the resident had fallen on 03/26/2015, 04/18/2015, 04/19/2015, 05/17/2015, 06/10/2015 and 06/14/2015. The document shows that interventions include counseling the resident.
The investigator interviewed the facility Director of Nursing and questioned the efficacy of counseling the resident as a means of preventing repeat falls. The Director stated that even though the resident “is cognitively challenged, she “does retain some information that is given to her.”
Du Quoin Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you believe your parent, grandparent or spouse has been harmed or injured while residing at Fairview Nursing Center, call Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers now. Our skilled Du Quoin attorneys have years of experience in representing victims of mistreatment, neglect, and abuse.
We urge you to contact our Perry County elder abuse law office at (888) 424-5757. Schedule your appointment today to speak with one of our experienced lawyers for your free no obligation case review. No upfront retainers or fees are required because we accept every nursing home abuse claim for compensation through contingency fee arrangements.