Living in a dangerous environment is often highly unsafe even when specific protective measures are taken. Placing a loved one in an unsafe nursing home can easily place their life and well-being in jeopardy. Dangerous nursing facilities are often the result of inadequate numbers of staff members. In fact, the Evanston nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers handle many cases where residents are victimized by attack, abuse, neglect or mistreatment.
Our law firm is dedicated to providing legal protections for Illinois nursing home residents who have suffered harm, damage and injuries at the hands of another. We post updated data on resident safety concerns at assisted-living homes, nursing facilities and health care centers all throughout the state. This information provides the necessary tools to choose the best nursing facility for a loved one in need of quality medical and hygiene care in a safe environment.
Greenwood Terrace 145-bed intermediate care facility providing medical services to the chronically mentally ill. The facility is located at:
1406 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202
The facility provides various mental health services offered in a residential housing setting. The services treatment numerous mental illnesses including:
- Major depression
- Schizo-affective disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Psycho-social rehabilitation programs to help those in need of medication management, and anger management through various methods including substance abuse groups.
Facility Resident Safety Concerns
The federal government through www.Medicare.gov maintains up-to-date safety and health information through a star rating summary system on every nursing facility in the United States. Currently, Greenwood Care maintains an overall four out of five star rating (above average) when compared to other facilities nationwide. This includes a one out of five star rating for staffing, a four out of five star rating for health inspections and a five out of five star rating for quality measures.
However, the Evanston nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found numerous complaint investigations concerning Greenwood Care. Some of these complaints have been filed by state surveyors and inspectors along with residents and family members. Two of the complaints include:
- Failure to Monitor and Supervise a Resident That Led to an Immediate Jeopardy:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 08/09/2007, a complaint investigation was opened concerning the facility’s failure “to monitor and supervise one resident with a recent attempt of suicide.” It was noted that the resident “had stabbed his throat and required hospitalization prior to transfer to the nursing home. The staff member responsible for bed checks at night improperly filled out the bed check sheet and failed to observe and note a window out of the dining room and failed to monitor the resident’s whereabouts during the 4 AM check on the fourth floor.”
As a result, the resident “jumped out the fourth floor dining room window in a suicide attempt and was found by police on patrol at approximately 4:07 AM.” It was also noted that “the failure to monitor and supervise this resident led to an immediate jeopardy.”
- Failure to Maintain a Safe and Sanitary Residential Environment:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 06/25/2008, a complaint investigation was opened concerning the facility’s failure to provide residents a safe and sanitary environment. This includes a failure to “maintain the proper maintenance of equipment being used by residents of the facility.” This complaint is in response to a tour of the facility by an on-site surveyor who noticed that the washer was not working on the sixth, fifth, third and second floor and that the dryer was not working on the sixth and fifth floor.
In addition, it was also noted that the “non-operation of the washers and dryers caused the residents hardship in that they were not able to maintain grooming due to the inability to wash and dry their clothing.”
Evanston Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
If you, or a loved one, have been injured, harmed or attacked at any nursing facility in Illinois including Greenwood Care, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help. Our legal team of Evanston nursing home abuse attorneys can take immediate legal action to ensure the harm stops now.
We urge you to call our law offices at (888) 424-5757 immediately or contact us now through our online chat rooms. We can accept your neglect, abuse or injury by attack case on contingency. This means you will receive immediate legal counsel, representation and advice without paying us any retainer or upfront fees.