Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Grove of Skokie Living & Rehab
Grove of Skokie Living & Rehab is a 98 bed nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:
Grove of Skokie Living & Rehab
9000 North Lavergne Avenue
Skokie, IL 60077
According to the information available in the state nursing home data files, its health care facilities and personnel are equipped to handle patients admitted for the following primary health related problems:
- Alzheimer Disease
- Developmental Disability
- Circulatory System
- Respiratory System
- Genitourinary System Disorders
- Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
- Nervous System
Concerning Findings Regarding Patient Care at Grove of Skokie Living & Rehab
Surveys conducted by the Illinois Department of Health and other professional inspection agencies, noted that there were some irregularities in the handling of patients and physical abuse during their stay at the Grove of Skokie Living & Rehab. The nature of this health care irregularities received by some patients, can be construed as nursing home negligence. Some of the irregularities include:
- Failure to give treatment to promote healing of bedsores: “Readmission Nurses Notes dated 2/13/2011 and MDS assessment dated [DATE] indicated no pressure sores. On 4/06/2011 at 4:00pm, E11(Certified Nurse Aid) gave R5 incontinent care. As soon as E11 opened the wet incontinent brief , the dressing from the sacral wound fell off and E11 put it together with the wet incontinent brief for disposal in a small garbage bag. After cleaning up R5, E11 took an incontinent brief and a pink underpad and put them both on top of another underpad that was already there beneath the resident, making a total of two layers of underpads plus the draw sheet and flat sheet underneath the resident and her incontinent brief. On 4/7/2011 at 8:40 am E10 (Treatment Nurse) did dressing change on R5 ‘ s sacral wound. When E10 removed the wet incontinent brief the sacral wound did not have any dressing on it. Handout B: Skin Care Dos and Don’ts enumerates the following: “(1.) Do daily skin checks. (3.) Do turn and reposition at least every 2 hours, and (6.) Don’t place multiple layers of sheets and underpads beneath residents. Less is best.”
- Failure to investigate and report allegations of abuse: “During review of the Abuse Allegation incidents from 7/16/10 to the present, the state agency was not notified of the investigations dated 12/3/10 to 6/20/11 involving 34 residents.
According to E1 (Administrator) during interview on 6/23/11 at 2:00 PM, all allegations of abuse are investigated and reports are sent to IDPH. However, E1 could not produce evidence that these reports were investigated and were sent to the state agency.”
- Failure to ensure call lights are accessible to residents: “On 4/17/2012, R16 who is legally blind, was in his room sitting on a chair. R16 just finished eating lunch and wanted to get back on his bed. The call light was not accessible to R16 because it was lying on his bed. R10 was on the bed with the bedside table across her chest. R10 needs assistance with ADLs (Activities of Daily Living) and is non-verbal but E2 (Assistant Administrator) states that R10 can make needs known through non-verbal cues. R10’s call light was not within reach as it was hanging behind the headboard of the bed.”
- Failure to investigate and implement interventions to prevent further falls: “On 12/14/2011 R1 was noted sitting up in bed. R1 was sitting on one side of the bed with legs outside the bed. No alarm was activated at the time. R1’s walker was not in reach. The walker was not visible in R1’s immediate area. None of the incident reports included an investigation regarding the possible reason for R1’s fall. There is a notation of what R1 was doing at the time of the fall. R1’s comprehensive care plan last dated 12/09/2011 indicated the use of the bed alarm which was initiated on 7/13/2011. The bed alarm was in place when R1 experienced six additional falls between 10/05 and 12/09/2011. Neither the comprehensive care plan nor the supplemental intervention documents addressed R1’s use of a walker and any safe measurements regarding proper transfer. The intervention consistently was encouragement to use call light. On 12/14/2011 at 1:55pm, E3 (restorative nurse) was not able to demonstrate how the facility investigated the falls for R1 recorded in the nurse documentation and incident report. E3 reported, post R1’s fall on 10/25/2011; the bed alarm was checked and it was working. E3 stated, R1 continues to transfer self without calling for assistance.”
Skokie, IL Nursing Home Attorneys
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC is an organization with the reputation of putting families first. Our team of experienced nursing home lawyers has brought the spark back to the eyes of many individuals and families who have had health care issues with different Health care facilities. Most of the lawsuits we have successfully handled fall into the following situations:
- Dropped Patients
- Bed Sores / Pressure Pores
- Medication Errors
- Physical Abuse
- Patient Wandering
- Wrongful Death
- Repeated Falls
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