Many Illinois nursing home patients require the highest level of care to ensure that their health is improved or maintain. However, many facilities are overcrowded, are operated with minimal staff or fail to provide appropriate training to the nursing staff to ensure the resident’s health and hygiene needs are being met. In many incidences, these failures result in serious injuries. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC provide legal representation, advice, and counsel to residents of Illinois nursing skill facilities like Lebanon Care Center who have been neglected, abused and mistreated.
Lebanon Care Center
This facility is a ‘for-profit’ 90-certified-bed Medicare/Medicaid-accepted Center providing nursing services to residents of Lebanon and St. Clair County, Illinois. The Facility is located at:
1201 N. Alton
Lebanon, IL 62254
As a part of the Peterson health care system, Lebanon care Center provides skilled nursing care, memory care, Alzheimer’s care and the Peterson Pathways Rehabilitation Program.
Lebanon Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
Families can search Medicare.gov for a complete list of all safety concerns, filed complaints, opened investigations and health violations that are routinely updated by the state of Illinois and the federal government.
Currently, Lebanon Care Center maintains an overall two out of five available star rating in the national Medicare comparison analysis star rating summary system. This includes three out of five stars for staffing concerns and two out of five stars for both health inspections and quality measures. The St. Clair County nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have found serious safety concerns and deficiencies at this facility that include:
- Failure to Ensure Every Resident has an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Care and Supervision to Avoid Injury
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 06/16/2016, a notation was made by a state investigator during an annual licensure and certification survey concerning the facility's failure to "properly address the psychosocial needs and follow the plan of care for [a resident] with dementia, with known fears of water and increased behaviors while showering.” The investigator noted that “this failure resulted in [the resident’s] increase behaviors during a shower that resulted in [the resident’s] left ankle fracture, which required hospitalization and surgical intervention.”
A part of the investigator’s findings included a review of the resident’s June 2016 Physician Order Sheet (POS) documenting that the resident was admitted to the facility in June 2014 with “dementia, and aggressive behavior, mental status change, severe dementia with psychosis and Alzheimer’s.” The resident’s 01/25/2016 MDS (Minimum Data Set) revealed that the resident “was unable to complete the cognition interview [...and] is rarely/never understood.”
The resident’s 04/14/2016 Nursing Notes revealed that at “7:20 AM, [the nursing staff] was called to the shower room by [a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)]. She [the resident] lunged, started slipping. [The CNA] had tried to straighten [the resident] prior to the impact of the extended left leg against the commode base” prior to the resident being lowered “to the floor into a sitting position.” Injury to the resident’s ankle was noticeable. The resident was transferred to a wheelchair and into bed prior to the nursing staff calling the nurse practitioner who returned a call “with orders to send [the resident] to the emergency room for evaluation.”
A second deficiency was noted by the state investigator on 06/16/2016, of the facility’s failure to “properly transfer, provide a thorough investigation, and implement progressive interventions for falls [involving a resident] reviewed for falls. The state investigator noted that the “failure resulted in the resident having multiple emergency room visits requiring intervention for lacerations to the head, concussion, and compression fracture. The failure resulted in the resident’s left ankle fracture requiring hospitalization and surgical intervention.
- Failure to Take Appropriate Measures to Ensure That the Resident’s Dignity and Respect of Individuality Were Maintained
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 02/11/2016, a notation was made during an annual licensure and certification survey by a state investigator concerning the facility's failure to "provide dry, clean clothing and a dignified meal service.” The state investigator’s findings involved a resident ambulating independently on the afternoon of 02/09/2016 “in the 200 Hall with urine soaked jeans.”
A registered nurse on duty “was preparing [the resident’s] medication and told the resident that he needed go to his room to change his pants.” However, the resident “continue to exit the hallway and go outside to the smoking patio [...and] sat down in the patio chair outside with urine soaked jeans” without additional supervision or guidance by the nursing staff.
Lebanon Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If your spouse, parent or grandparent has been injured or died prematurely while residing at Lebanon Care Center, call Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC now. Our nursing home attorneys can protect your loved one’s rights and handle the process of obtaining financial compensation on your behalf.
We encourage you to contact our St. Clair area elder abuse law office today by calling 888 424-5757 to schedule your no obligation, free case review. No upfront fees are required. This is because we accept all nursing home abuse/neglect cases through contingency fee agreements. This means we are only paid for our legal services after we have negotiated your out-of-court settlement or have won your case for compensation in front of a judge and jury.