Formally LeRoy Manor
The spread of infection in a nursing facility can cause a resident significant harm to their health and well-being. To avoid infections, the nursing staff is required to follow established procedures and protocols and the directives in the resident’s plan of care. Sadly, the LeRoy elder abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have represented many residents filing compensation claims who have suffered serious injuries caused by a preventable infection due to the negligent actions of the nursing staff.Liberty Village of LeRoy
Liberty Village of LeRoy is a 102-certified bed not for profit Medicare/Medicaid-approved nursing facility providing services to residents of LeRoy and McLean County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
509 S. Buck Rd.
LeRoy, Illinois 61752
In addition to their Bounce Back Rehabilitation Program, Liberty Village of LeRoy also provides skilled nursing care, pain management, and speech, occupational and physical therapies.LeRoy Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
In an effort to provide family members enough information to make an informed decision before placing a loved one in a nursing facility, the state of Illinois and the federal government routinely update their nursing home databases. The information reflects the most currently opened investigations, health violations, safety concerns and filed complaints of every facility nationwide. The results can be found online on sites that include Medicare.gov.
Currently, Liberty Village of LeRoy maintains an overall two out of five available star rating in the national star rating summary system compared to all other facilities in the United States. This includes five out of five stars for quality measures, three out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for health inspections. Our LeRoy Illinois nursing home neglect attorneys have found numerous complaints and safety concerns involving this facility that include:
- Failure to Provide Adequate Services to Prevent Cross-Contamination and Urinary Tract Infections
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 03/11/2015, a notation was made during an annual licensure and certification survey by a state investigator concerning the facility's failure to "secure prevent cross-contamination of a suprapubic catheter tubing for [2 residents at the facility] reviewed for a urinary catheter.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff at Liberty Village of LeRoy (LeRoy Manor) was first documented in the resident’s 02/10/2015 through 03/10/2015 Physician Order Sheet (POS) that diagnosed the resident with anxiety and a urinary tract infection. The report also includes of the resident has “a suprapubic catheter.”
The resident was observed at 3:50 PM, on 03/09/2015 “sitting in a wheelchair at the table in the dining/activity room. 46 inches of [the resident’s] catheter tubing was resting on the floor. On 03/09/2015 at 4:30 PM, [the resident] was at a different table in the dining/activity room with the catheter tubing still on the floor. At that time, [a Registered Nurse] confirmed that the tubing was on the floor and adjusted tubing.” Again at 3:10 PM on 03/10/2015, the resident “was sitting in a chair in the dining/activity room. Six inches of [the resident’s] catheter tubing was resting on the floor.” The state investigator reviewed the resident’s 11/14/2015 Care Plan that documents “do not allow tubing or any other part of the drainage system to touch the floor.”
- Failure to Investigate and Report Any Abuse or Allegation of Abuse to the Appropriate Agencies to Protect the Resident from Further Abuse
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 09/24/2015, the state investigator noted the facility’s failure “to ensure allegations of potential abuse were investigated by failing to thoroughly investigate an injury of unknown origin.” The deficient practice affected one resident at the facility.”
The failure by the nursing staff was first documented at 8:45 AM on 09/23/2014 when the resident was noted to have “a large bruised area covering the top of [the resident’s] right hand.” Notations were made of the right hand had no swelling or pain. However, “there were no measurements of the bruise documented in the event or in the Progress Notes.”
The Director of Nursing stated that she had talked to the resident and a Certified Nursing Assistant who provided the resident care as a part of her investigation, “but no one else.” In addition, the Director stated that “she did not talk to other staff who previously worked with [the CNA], to try and identify when and how the bruises occurred.” Investigator noted that the actions by the nursing staff failed to follow state and federal regulations and the facility’s policy titled Abuse Prohibition that reads in part:
“Injuries of Unknown Sources – Suspicious injuries of unknown source, including, but not limited to, significant bruises… Shall be reported immediately to the Shift Nurse, the Director of Nursing and the Administrator… The Administrator… shall investigate all serious injuries of unknown source….”
If your loved one has suffered from cross-contamination or been abused while residing in any Illinois nursing facility including Liberty Village of LeRoy (LeRoy Manor), Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can take immediate legal action against all those involved. Our McLean County elder abuse attorneys can begin the process to obtain the financial recompense your family deserves for your damages and injuries.
We urge you to contact our LeRoy Illinois nursing home abuse law firm in (888) 424-5757 today to schedule a no obligation, free case evaluation. No upfront fees are required because we accept all personal injury claims through contingency fee agreements.