Any development of a facility-acquired bedsore in an Illinois nursing home could be detrimental to the health of the patient. Because of that, the nursing staff is required to take appropriate measures and provide adequate cares to eliminate any development of a pressure wound (pressure sore; bedsores; decubitus ulcer; pressure ulcer). Unfortunately, not all nursing staff receive adequate training and ongoing supervision to ensure these protocols are being followed, often to the detriment of the patient’s well-being. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers provide legal services to patients who have suffered preventable infections while residing at Illinois nursing facilities including Fireside House of Centralia.
Fireside House of Centralia
This facility is a 98-certified-bed ‘for-profit’ Nursing Home providing services and cares to residents of Centralia and Jefferson, Marion and Washington counties, Illinois. The Medicare/Medicaid-participating Center is located at:
1030 Martin Luther King Blvd
Centralia, Il 62801
Centralia Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
To ensure the families are fully informed of the provided care that every community nursing home offers, the federal government and state of Illinois routinely update their list of safety concerns, filed complaints, opened investigations and health violations of Homes nationwide. This information can be used to make an informed decision before placing a loved one in a community facility.
Currently, Fireside House of Centralia maintains an overall three out of five available star rating in the national Medicare comparison analysis star rating summary system. This includes three out of five stars for both staffing issues and health inspections and two out of five stars for quality measures. The Jefferson County nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found numerous violations, safety concerns and deficiencies at this nursing home including:
- Failure to Provide Cares and Treatment to Prevent the Development of a Pressure Sore or Allow an Existing Pressure Sore to Heal
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 02/26/2016, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility for its failure to "ensure the pressure ulcer prevention devices were in place as ordered.” The deficient practice was first noted in the state investigator’s findings after reviewing a resident’s February 2015 Physician Order Sheet (POS) revealing that the resident “is to have heel floating boots on at all times."
The state investigator reviewed the residents current Care Plan revealing that the resident “has a problem area addressing the potential for impaired skin integrity with the onset date of 10/09/2014. One of the approaches for the [the resident] is to wear heel float boots at all times.”
The resident was observed “without heel float boots on 02/23/2016 at 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM and1:25 PM" and again the following day “on 02/25/2016 at 9:25 AM.” The state investigator interviewed the Licensed Practical Nurse providing the resident care at 9:30 AM that day who revealed that the resident “was supposed to wear the boot at all-time and instructed staff to apply them for [the resident].”
A review of a second resident’s February 2016 Physician Order Sheet (POS) documents that the resident has an order “for heel float boots while in bed." An observation was made of the resident at 1:20 PM on 02/24/2016 while “lying in her bed and her heel float boots were sitting on top of her nightstand.”
- Failure to Provide Proper Care and Services to Residents with Indwelling Urinary Catheters
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 02/26/2016, the state investigator noted the facility’s failure to “ensure proper infection control measures and/or infection control techniques with indwelling urinary catheters and/or failed to apply [physician] ordered leg straps.” The deficient practice affected four residents at the facility.
An observation was made of a resident 1:25 PM on 02/23/2016 receiving catheter care. At that time, it was noted that the resident “was not wearing a leg strap or anchoring the catheter.” A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) providing the resident care was observed: “to clean [the resident’s] urinary catheter tubing, wiping away the urinary meatus and then back towards the meatus 2 to 3 times.” The investigator noted that this deficient practice failed to follow the facility’s October 2010 revised policy titled Catheter Care - Urinary that reads in part:
“A downward cleansing stroke is to be used when cleaning the catheter and that a catheter should be secured using a leg band.”
An observation was made of the resident two days later at 1:35 PM on 02/24/2016. At that time, it was noted that the resident “did not have a leg strap on for anchoring the catheter.
Centralia Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If your spouse, parent or grandparent has suffered injury or harm while the patient at Fireside House of Centralia, call the Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers law offices now. Our skilled Illinois attorneys have years of experience in representing victims of mistreatment, neglect, and abuse. Our legal team can handle the entire process of securing the financial compensation your family deserves.
We urge you to contact our Washington County elder abuse law office at (888) 424-5757. Speak with one of our experienced lawyers for your free no-obligation initial case evaluation. 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.