Typically, families place a loved one in a nursing facility to ensure they receive the highest level of care, and that there is a highly trained nursing staff around the patient at all times. Unfortunately, not all facilities provide the highest quality of care in accordance with nursing standards, which is often to the detriment of the patient. The elder abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers provide legal services to families of loved ones who have died due to the negligent care of the nursing staff while residing at a Illinois nursing home including Illini Restorative Care.
According to federal regulations, substandard quality of care in a nursing facility can be defined as a level of care not met, to a degree that constitutes immediate jeopardy to the safety and health of the resident involving widespread actual harm or a pattern of harm, or the potential for more than just minimal harm. Typically, substandard quality of care is in indicated that the nursing facility was significantly deficient in their actions.
Illini Restorative Care
This Center is a 92-certified-bed ‘not-for-profit’ nursing facility providing services to residents of Silvis and Rock Island County, Illinois. The Medicare/Medicaid-approved Nursing Home is located at:
1455 Hospital Road
Silvis, Il 61282
As a part of the Genesis Health Care System, Illini Restorative Care provides around-the-clock skilled nursing care, along with long-term care services, and rehabilitation care.
Silvis Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research the Medicare.gov database system for a complete list of safety concerns, health violations, filed complaints and opened investigations. This information provides valuable content to make a well-informed decision of where to place a loved one who requires a high level of hygiene assistance and health care.
Currently, Illini Restorative Care maintains an overall two out of five available star rating in the Medicare star rating summary system compared to all other facilities in the United States. This includes five out of five stars for staffing concerns, four out of five stars for quality measures and one out of five stars for health inspections. The Rock Island County nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have located various safety concerns and deficiencies at this nursing facility that include:
- Failure to Notify a Resident’s Physician of a Change in Their Condition Including a Decline in Their Health or Injury
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 04/12/2016, an incident report investigation was opened against the facility for its failure to "notify the physician of a significant change in condition for [a resident] reviewed for a change in their condition.” The state investigator noted that “this failure resulted in [the resident] having continued bloodied bowel movements and expiring four days later from gastrointestinal bleeding due to warfarin toxicity.”
The deficient practice was first noted in the state investigator’s findings after reviewing a resident’s 3:10 AM 03/22/2016 Progress Notes that documents that the patient “had at least two large bloody stools on the second shift; [the resident] then had three bloody stools on the third shift; [the resident] was pale, cool to the touch, altered level of consciousness, delayed responses; [the resident] began throwing up bright red blood; and was sent to the local hospital/emergency room.”
The resident’s 03/22/2016 Event Debriefing Tool documents a “delay of care [when the resident] started having coffee grounds stools, pale[ness], and weakness during the first shift on 03/21/2016.” It was also noted that on the second shift, the resident “had one large coffee ground stool.”
The resident’s 03/26/2016 Death Record that documented that the resident expired at 8:15 AM on that date. The investigator interviewed the facility Director of Nursing just after noon on 04/12/2016 who confirmed that on 03/21/2016, the resident “started having bloody bowel movements on the day shift and at the time [the resident’s physician] was notified and ordered some lab work.” However, the physician “was not notified of any bloody stools that occurred on the evenings or night shift and in the early hours of 03/22/2016 [when the resident] was sent to the local hospital [… with] a G.I. bleed and warfarin toxicity.”
The facility’s Medical Director was interviewed the following day at 3:35 PM and stated “that the facility did not contact him regarding [the resident’s] continued bloody stools and that he would have expected the facility to do that. He also said that they made a mistake and someone was fired.”
Silvis Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you believe your parent, grandparent or spouse has been harmed or died prematurely while residing at Illini Restorative Care, call Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers now. Our dedicated Silvis knowledgeable attorneys represent clients with victim cases that involve abuse and mistreatment. Our lawyers can help your family successfully resolve your financial recompense case against all those who caused your loved one harm.
Schedule your free, no obligation comprehensive case review today by calling our Rock Island County elder abuse law offices at (888) 424-5757. You do not need to make any upfront payment for our legal services because we accept all nursing home abuse/neglect cases through contingency 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.