The elderly, disabled, infirmed and cognitively impaired are often placed in nursing facilities to ensure they receive the highest level of health and hygiene care. However, when the nursing staff fails to provide a minimal standard of care, the health and well-being of the resident can be negatively compromised. Unfortunately, the Homewood elder abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have represented many residents who have suffered injury from an avoidable accident or harm due to improper treatment or lack of care.
ManorCare of Homewood
ManorCare of Homewood is a 132-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare-accepting for-profit nursing facility providing services to residents of Homewood and Cook County, Illinois. The Heartland/ManorCare-affiliated facility is located at:
940 Maple Avenue
Homewood, Illinois 60430
Services provided by ManorCare of Homewood include around-the-clock skilled nursing care, physical, occupational, and speech therapies, assisted living, independent living, and dementia care.
Homewood Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of health and hygiene care provided by nursing facilities in their community, the state of Illinois and the federal government routinely update their nursing home database systems. The updated results posted on numerous websites including Medicare.gov contain the complete history of health violations, safety concerns, filed complaints and opened investigations of all facilities nationwide.
Currently, ManorCare of Homewood maintains an overall one out of five available star rating in the Medicare national star rating summary system. This includes three out of five stars for quality measures, two out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for health inspections. Our Homewood nursing home neglect attorneys have found numerous complaints and safety concerns involving this facility that include:
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent an Avoidable Injury
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 04/15/2016, the state investigator noted the facility’s failure “to implement preventative fall interventions and safe assistance during bed mobility for two residents [at the facility] reviewed for falls.”
One failure was revealed in an interview with the resident at 11:40 AM 10/12/2016 who stated that “I can I use my left hand that can use my right. The one a fall on the staff turns me, especially when there is only one staff person. Because I do not have side rails, I tried to hold onto the mattress in my hand slipped as it is an air mattress. Sometimes I hold onto my chair when it is at the side of the bed.”
The state investigator noted that a Certified Nursing Assistant stated that “two staff are required to turn [the resident] from side to side and complete incontinence care, but sometimes I do a by myself.” The investigator interviewed the facility’s Rehabilitation Director who stated that the resident “needs to staff for the provision of incontinence care and positioning at all times for safety.” In addition, the resident’s 04/14/2016 Physical Therapy Evaluation documented “referred to physical therapy (PT) by nursing staff due to decreased mobility.” The resident “and nursing [were] educated on the need for having to Nursing Aides during all patient care tasks.”
- Failure to Ensure the Residents Suffering Reduced Range of Motion Received Proper Treatment and Services to Increase Their Range of Motion
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 04/15/2016, a notation was made during an annual licensure and certification survey by a state investigator concerning the facility's failure to "implement a resident [at the facility] reviewed for a range of motion.” This failure involved a review of a resident’s 09/24/2015 Self-Care Deficient Care Plan that documents the resident has “weakness, impaired cognition, and right-hand contracture.”
The observation was made of the resident at 8:39 AM at 9:48 AM on 04/12/2016 while lying “in bed without bilateral hand rolls in place” in accordance with the resident’s Physician Order Sheet (POS). “On 04/12/2016 at 10:50 AM and 12:30 AM, [the resident] said in a wheelchair without bilateral rolls in place [...and again on the following day] on 04/13/2016 at 8:20 AM and 10:00 AM, [the resident] late in bed without bilateral hand rolls in place.”
The state investigator interviewed the facility’s Director of Nursing at 12:00 PM that same day who stated that “the handles are placed by the nursing assistants [...and confirmed that the resident] should have bilateral hand roles in place for the physician’s orders.” The investigator also noted that the facility’s 2012 Activity of Daily Living and Functional Rehabilitation Practice Guideline “documents if the patient has a need for restorative care ongoing management strategies are to be implemented.”
Homewood Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If your loved one a suffered harm or injury while residing in any Illinois nursing ManorCare of Homewood, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can provide immediate legal intervention. Our Chicago nursing home abuse attorneys can handle every aspect of your case for financial compensation to ensure your family receives the recompense they deserve for your loved one’s harm.
Contact our Cook County elder abuse law firm today by calling (888) 424-5757 to schedule a no-obligation case evaluation, free of charge. No upfront fees or retainers are required because we accept all nursing home abuse cases, personal injury claims, and wrongful death lawsuits through contingency fee agreements.