Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Heritage Nursing Home
Heritage Nursing Home is a 44 bed nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:
Heritage Nursing Home
5888 North Ridge
Chicago, IL 60660
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According to state nursing home data, the patients at Heritage Nursing Home are primarily admitted for the care relating to the following areas:
- Circulatory System
- Developmental Disability
- Digestive System
- Genitourinary System Disorders
- Mental Illness
- Nervous System
- Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
Troubling Findings about the Patient Care at Heritage Nursing Home
According to data from nursing home surveys conducted by the Illinois Department of Health other agencies, there have been numerous episodes of poor patient care at Heritage Nursing Home 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 accurately assess and document resident’s pain: “On October 12,2011 at 9:30am, R7 was in bed, during conversation R7 would drift off to sleep. Stated ” I’m about to get dressed and get up, I’m just waiting for the ____,” then drifted off to sleep without completing the sentence. After repeatively calling R7’s name, she woke up, when asked how she feels, R7 stated, “I am in pain all the time because my left leg was fused together, and the pain medication isn’t
working, it doesn’t help at all.” When asked if she had told the nurse, she stated “yes, they just switched me over to a pain patch,” R7, then drifted off to sleep again. The last comprehensive pain assessment in the chart done on R7 was dated for 8/24/2011, inspite of the recent changes in pain medication and use of multiple pain medications on a daily basis. No comprehensive pain assessment or consistent daily pain assessment has been done to assess R7’s response to the new pain medication and possible side effects (drowsiness) of the new medication of [MEDICATION NAME] ordered on October 6, 2011.”
- Failure to ensure assessments accurately reflect services received by residents in the facility: “Review of current POS for the month of November 2010, showed that R19 has a follow up medical appointments to the pain clinic due to a continued chronic back pain. Further review of record showed that there was no revised assessment to address appropriate pain management to R19. Review of care plan showed that this pain issue was also not addressed. This was discussed with E2(Director of Nursing ) on 11/9/2010 at around 1:00 P.M. on the second floor nursing station.”
- Failure to provide interventions to prevent falls: “On 11/8/10 at 9:50am, two surveyors noted R13 getting off the elevator via wheelchair. R13 was observed during the initial tour of the 2nd floor at 10:00am. R13 was seated on his bed. The wheelchair was noted next to the bed. A cushioned lap restraint was noted in the wheelchair. At 2:10pm, R13 was noted getting off the elevator to the 1st floor. The cushioned lap restraint was noted attached to the wheelchair. The Incident/Accident Reports indicates from May 2010 through October 2010 R13 had 5 unwitnessed falls. This concern was brought to the attention of the facility during the daily status meeting on 11/9/10. On 11/10/10 during the facility’s presentation, the team was presented with a Physical Restraint assessment dated [DATE]. This Assessment indicates that a chair alarm was tried from 4/30/10 to 5/11/10. R13 was still falling. Quarterly Restraint Effectiveness Reports dated 6/5/10 through 11/5/10 indicates R13 is able to remove the cushioned lap restraint. A self release belt was tried prior to the cushioned lap restraint but does not indicate for how long or if R13 was assessed for a different type of device to prevent falls. The careplan is not updated with new interventions or goals after each of R13’s fall incidents. There are not assessments or reassessments noted after each of R13’s falls.”
Chicago, IL Nursing Home Attorneys
The Illinois Nursing Home Attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC represent families and individuals who have suffered an episode of abuse or neglect during an admission to a facility. Many of our nursing home lawsuits involve the following situations:
- Repeated Falls
- Inadequate Patient Assessment
- Dropped Patients
- Medication Errors
- Physical Abuse
- Patient Wandering
- Wrongful Death
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