Glenwood Healthcare & Rehabilitation is a 184 bed nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:
Glenwood Healthcare & Rehabilitation
19330 South Cottage Grove
Glenwood, IL 60425
Is a nursing home which provides bed space for 184 senior citizens and patients recuperating from an injury and according to the state nursing home database, the health center provides independent care for patients with the following health related issues:
- Genitourinary System Disorders
- Blood Disorders
- Alzheimer Disease
- Circulatory System Dysfunctions
- Mental Illness
- Developmental Disability
- Respiratory System
- Digestive System
- Nervous System
- Skin Disorders
According to data from nursing home surveys conducted by the Illinois Department of Health and other private agencies, including Proublica, there have been numerous episodes of poor patient care and staff negligence at Glenwood Healthcare & Rehabilitation which can be construed as nursing home negligence. Our nursing home attorneys reviewed data compiled by ProPublica and found the following conditions that can be construed as nursing home negligence:
- Failure to adequately supervise residents identified as smokers: “Based on record review, interview and review of the smoking policy and procedure, the facility failed to:1). Monitor, supervise, assess and analyze a resident’s (R3) ability to handle cigarettes, matches and lighters. 2). Prevent a resident (R3) bringing unsafe smoking products into the facility.
3). Effectively implement the care plan to prevent a resident from smoking in undesignated areas.4). Ensure residents follow the smoking policy which indicates smoking is only allowed in designated areas established by management.
These failures led to R3 being admitted into Z1 Burn Center (Intensive Care Unit) with [DIAGNOSES REDACTED]. % flame burn. R3 body burn <10% 3rd degree, blisters with epidermal loss due to 2nd degree of left upper arm, hand multi and thigh. R3 was not being supervised appropriately to prevent this resident from using unsafe products in his room resulting in burn injuries.”
- Failure to ensure residents do not develop additional pressure sores: “Upon admission to the facility R1 had only one unstageable pressure sore on the left hip. Seven days later, when resident was transferred to the hospital, hospital records reflect additional pressure sores had developed [MEDICAL CONDITION]-Sacral; [MEDICAL CONDITION] Right Hip.”
- Failure to reposition residents to promote healing of pressure sores: “On 08/08/11 from 10 am and 1:30pm at 15 minutes concurrent increments.R2 was observed in bed lying on her back without being repositioned by staff to offload pressure to her sacral area [MEDICAL CONDITION] pressure sore. On 08/08/11 at 1:40pm E8 LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) stated the CNAs (Certified Nurse’s Aide) are to reposition the residents in bed at least every two hours. E10 (CNA) also stated R2 should have been repositioned every two hours.”
- Failure to ensure call light accessibility: “R5 on 10-13-10 at 10:00am was observed sitting up in a recliner chair in the room next to the bed. R5 has left sided paralysis of the upper extremity. Noted that the call light device and cord was located behind the affected arm of R5. R5 could not access the call light device. R5 stated that he needed to use the bathroom. R2 on 10-13-10 at 10:05am was observed sitting up in a wheelchair in the room next to the bed. Noted that the call light device was on the floor behind the headboard of the bed. Device not accessible. R6 on 10-13-10 at 10:20am stated that it takes a long time for staff to answer the call lights with an average wait time of 15 to 45 minutes. R7 on 10-13-10 at 10:25am stated that the average response time is 10 to 15 minutes and sometimes up to 2 hours of waiting time. R10 on 10-13-10 at 10:40am stated that on 10-10-10 and 10-11-10 during the night shift, a licensed nurse never came into the room after the call light was activated. R10 further stated that sometimes, in order to get staff attention, he turns the television volume high.”
The Illinois nursing home attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers are experienced in providing legal counsel to families and individuals who have suffered any form of nursing home negligence. We have successfully represented patients admitted into any nursing home in Illinois. Many of our nursing home lawsuits involve the following situations:
- Bed Sores / Pressure Pores
- Repeated Falls
- Dropped Patients
- Inadequate Patient Supervision
- Medication Errors
- Physical Abuse
- Patient Wandering
- Wrongful Death
If your loved one has been a subject to any of the above cases of negligence at Glenwood Healthcare & Rehabilitation, do not keep the pain and frustration to yourself. You can seek legal counsel to evaluate your options or you can initiate a live chat with any of our representatives.
Call the numbers on your screen (888) 424-5757 for a quick consultation with a nursing home attorney at no cost for we charge the vulnerable and injured nothing till you get the justice you rightly deserve.