Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Lake Shore Healthcare & Rehabilitation

Lake Shore Healthcare & Rehabilitation

Lake Shore Healthcare & Rehabilitation

The nursing home is a health care center designed to cater to the needs of senior citizens from the Illinois community. It prides itself with its ability to provide full/part time assistance to approximately a 313 individuals at any given time. It is located at:

Lake Shore Healthcare & Rehabilitation

7200 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60626 
Website: http://www.lakeshorecare.com/

According to state nursing home data, the patients at Lake Shore Healthcare & Rehabilitation are primarily admitted for the care relating to the following areas:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Blood Disorders
  • Endocrine/Metabolic
  • Developmental Disability
  • Circulatory System Dysfunctions
  • Digestive System Dysfunctions
  • Genitourinary System Disorders
  • Mental Illness
  • Nervous System dysfunctions
  • Neoplasms
  • Respiratory System
  • Skin Disorders
  • Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
  • Other Medical Conditions

Concerning Discoveries Regarding Patient Care at Lake Shore Healthcare & Rehabilitation

The Illinois Department of Health and other private health inspection firms–ProPublica– conducted a survey on the level of health care patients receive from the staff and personnel of the health center. The survey brought to the surface, cases of poor patient supervision and abuse which could be construed as nursing home negligence. The nursing home attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers reviewed these findings and outlined the following as episodes of poor patient supervision:

  • Failure to obtain and administer medication:  “On December 20, 2011, at 2:10pm, E10 stated R12’s medications were not administered because they did not arrive from the pharmacy. E10 stated E10 did not notify the physician that R12 missed the following medication: [MEDICATION NAME], NAME], [MEDICATION NAME], and [MEDICATION NAME]. On December 21, 2011, at 12:20pm, E10 stated she had to call Z1 (Attending Physician) for notification of high blood sugar, but E10 did not notify Z1 of the missed medications from the past 2 days. E10 stated that today all of the missing medication was found except [MEDICATION NAME], and [MEDICATION NAME]. On December 22, 2011, at 2:20pm, via phone interview, Z2 (Pharmacist) stated initial fax of R12’s Physician Order Sheet was received on 12/19/11 at 7:45 pm, it was not noted as STAT. Z2 also stated that the pharmacy attempted to contact E10 at the facility on 12/20/11 to clarify the [MEDICATION NAME] order. Z2 stated contact with facility was not returned until 12/21/11 to clarify [MEDICATION NAME] and [MEDICATION NAME] orders. On December 23, 2011, at 10:25am, via phone interview, Z2 stated R12’s medications were delivered at approximately 5:30pm on 12/20/11 and no additional contact was made from facility regarding R12’s missing medication. On December 23,2011, at 11:30am, via phone interview, Z1(Attending Physician) states Z1 was only made aware of R12’s missed medication doses on 12/22/11 upon visit to facility to see R12. Z1 also stated the facility did not contact Z1 regarding the missed medication doses on 12/20/11 and 12/21/11.”
  • Failure to implement preventive measures to prevent the development of new pressure ulcers: “During the initial tour on 12/ 20/11 at 10:00 AM, R2 was awake in an over-sized bed. R2’s red and [MEDICAL CONDITION] legs were exposed to air as R2 lay on his back. R2 remained in the prone position when he was visited after lunch at 1:30 PM. Also, throughout the next two days, R2 was observed lying on his back only. On 12/21/11 at 2:00 PM, E5 (Nurse) was questioned about the wounds on the buttocks which she had noted. E5 stated that it was only excoriation and the area was being treated with a house stock skin barrier cream. When the area was viewed with E5and E6, CNA (Certified Nurses Aide) at 2:45 PM, the sacrum wound covered the whole sacrum with the middle area being black with necrotic tissue. On 12/22/11 at 11:45 AM, Z4 MD stated that she was made aware of the wounds on 12/21/11 by the nurse and ordered a referral for R2 to the wound care specialist. The doctor mentioned that R2 was admitted with encrusted wounds to the legs. The doctor was reminded that there were four new wounds observed. The doctor repeated that R2 was being referred to the wound care specialist.”
  • Failure to utilize mobility alarms when necessary: “During the initial tour with E7 (nurse) on 10/25/2010 at around 10:40 A.M., R35 was observed sitting in a wheelchair on the second floor dining room. R35 was without a mobility monitoring alarm. E7 stated that R35 was supposed to have the mobility monitoring alarm at all times.”
  • Failure to provide appropriate assistance to prevent falls: “According to R9’s documented incident report dated 5/22/2010, R9 slid to the floor from the bed while being changed and turned in bed by one CNA. The incident report documents that the CNA went to get help and two staff persons transferred R9 back to the bed. R9’s Minimum Data Set for June 23, 2010 and for September 23, 2010 codes R9’s bed mobility as 3/3, Extensive Assistance with two plus persons physical assist.”
  • Failure to ensure access to a call light system: “On December 20, 2011, at 2:10pm, R12 was sitting at the side of the bed, calling for assistance. R12’s voice was soft and quite, and could not be heard clearly from greater than 2 feet away. R12’s call light cord was through the hole in the side of the shelving unit at the head of the bed, hanging down the side to the floor. R12 was unable to reach the cord. On December 20, 2011, at 2:20pm, E9 (CNA) entered R12’s room. When asked how R12 is able to call for assistance, E9 stated that employees put the call lights where residents can reach them, then residents pull the cord. R12 was unable to reach his call light during 4 other observations on 12/20/11 through 12/22/11.”

Experienced Nursing Home Attorneys at Chicago, IL

The Illinois Nursing Home Attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers 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:

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If a family member or a loved one has been a victim to nursing home negligence or physical abuse while he or she was admitted at the Lake Shore Healthcare & Rehabilitation Centers or in any nursing home in Illinois, take the right step today by seeking legal counsel to know your options. Call (888) 424-5757our experienced team of nursing home attorneys today for a free consultation. We have successfully handled negligence lawsuits and are ready to make your case our own.

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Disclaimer: The above inspection findings are take from public sources including the State Department of Health and from Medicare inspection conducted at the facility at least every fifteen months. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers cannot confirm that the content on this site is the most recent information related to the facilities mentions.

The inspection findings published are not complete. You may find the most up to date information here: dph.illinois.gov or medicare.gov.

The deficiencies/citations listed on this page may have been corrected or substantially corrected after the date of the inspection and date of publishing this material. This page is a legal advertisement and a resource of information for visitors. This material is not endorsed by the facility noted or by any governmental agency. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers does not have any affiliation with the facility.

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