Families will often place their loved one in an Illinois nursing facility to ensure they receive the highest level of care, especially the patients who require additional services to manage their pain. Unfortunately, not all nursing homes take appropriate measures in training their staff on how to effectively care for patients in pain, which is often to the detriment to the resident’s health. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC provide representation to Illinois nursing home residents who have needlessly suffered from negligent care at skilled nursing homes like Flora Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.
Flora Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
This Center is a ‘for profit’ 99-certified-bed Nursing Facility providing services and cares to residents of Flora and Clay County, Illinois. The Medicaid/Medicare-accepted Home is located at:
232 Given Street
Flora, Il 62839
As a part of the Peterson Health Care System, Flora Rehabilitation and Health Care Center provides various services including the Peterson Pathways Rehabilitation Program, round-the-clock skilled nursing care, memory care, and Alzheimer’s care.
Flora Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
Families can visit Medicare.gov to obtain a historical list of all safety concerns, health violations, filed complaints and opened investigations of every facility nationwide. The information can be used to determine the level of health and hygiene care every community nursing home provides its residents.
Currently, Flora Rehabilitation and Health Care Center maintains an overall three out of five available star rating in the Medicare national comparison analysis star rating system. This includes four out of five stars for health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing concerns and one out of five stars for quality measures. The Clay County nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have found numerous safety concerns and deficiencies at this facility including:
- Failure to Provide Cares and Services When Providing Pain Relief
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/26/2016, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility for its failure to "provide pain relief” for a resident at the facility. The deficient practice was first noted in the state investigator’s findings after reviewing a resident's July 2016 PRN (as needed) Medication Information sheet documenting that the resident was to receive two tablets of acetaminophen 325 milligrams orally every four hours “as needed for pain or elevated temperature. This “medication was not signed out as given at any time on the July 2016 Medication Information Sheet.”
However, the resident’s 6:15 AM, 07/06/2060 Nurses Notes documents that the “resident complaining of increased pain to the right knee upon assessment, resident grimaced when moved or touch, the knee is red and somewhat swollen."
In addition, the resident’s 07/06/2016 Incident Investigation Form completed by ar Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) documents that on 07/05/2016, “therapy brought [the resident] up to the nurse station reported complaints of pain to the right leg.” It was documented that “the resident was noted to complain of discomfort recently with all cares.”
The Certified Nursing Assistant said on 07/05/2016 at around noon, the resident “moaned on and off”, “grabbed at her like a couple of times," and “was screaming and out of it.”
The actions of the nursing staff at Flora Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center was noted to be a failure of the facilities revised April 2016 policy titled Pain Prevention and Treatment Policy that reads in part:
“To assess for, reduce the incident of and the severity of pain in an effort to minimize further health problems, maximize activities of daily living functioning and enhance quality of life.… Assessment of pain and if appropriate, treatment in order to assure the needs of the resident who experience problems with pain are met.”
- Failure to Follow Established Procedures and Protocols to Eliminate the Spread of Infection
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 09/10/2015, the state investigator noted the facility’s failure “to provide a sanitary environment to prevent the spread of infection, and [the facility’s failure] to provide aseptic technique during treatment care to ensure prevention of cross contamination among residents receiving nursing care in the facility."
The state investigator noted that the deficient practice by the nursing staff “has the potential to affect all 54 residents living in the facility.
Flora Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If your parent, grandparent or spouse has suffered injury or died prematurely while residing as a patient at Flora Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, call Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC now. Our Flora reputable, qualified attorneys can successfully resolve your abuse, neglect or mistreatment case on your behalf against Illinois nursing facility that caused your loved one harm.
We encourage you and your family to contact our Clay County elder abuse law office today by calling (888) 424-5757 to schedule your appointment for a no-obligation, initial case evaluation at no charge. In addition, your family does not need to make any upfront payment for our legal services because we accept all nursing home abuse/neglect cases through contingency legal fee agreements. This means our fees are paid only after we have successfully resolved your claim for compensation by negotiating an acceptable out of court settlement or have won your case at trial.