Many families place their loved one in a nursing facility to ensure they receive a high level of quality hygiene assistance and nursing care that is unavailable at home. Unfortunately, not every nursing facility provides adequate training to their registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and Certified Nursing Assistant. As a result, the health and well-being of many patients are compromised. Rosenfeld injury lawyers represent neglected patients who reside in Illinois nursing facilities like ManorCare of Homewood.
ManorCare of Homewood
This Center is a ‘for-profit’ Medicaid/Medicare-approved Nursing Home providing nursing services to residents of Homewood and Cook County, Illinois. The 132-certified-bed facility is located at:
940 Maple Avenue
Homewood, IL 60430
This Home provides post-hospital care, residential care, skilled nursing care, short- and long-term rehabilitation, and Alzheimer’s/dementia care along with independent living and assisted living options.
Homewood Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
Many families visit Medicare.gov to download a historical list of all opened investigations, safety concerns, filed complaints and health violations of every facility nationwide. The comprehensive data can be used to determine the level of health and hygiene care every community nursing home provides its residents.
Currently, ManorCare of Homewood maintains an overall one out of five available star rating in the nationwide Medicare star rating summary comparison analysis system. This includes two out of five stars for both quality measures and staffing concerns and one out of five stars for health inspections. The Cook County nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have located many health violations, safety concerns, and deficiencies at this nursing home including:
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Monitoring to Avoid Injury
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 06/28/2016, an Illinois state agency investigator made a notation during an annual licensure and certification survey of the deficient practice involving the facility’s failure to “implement fall Care Plan interventions by using a special mattress to reduce the risk of falls and [a failure to] safely transfer from the chair to the bed, [and a failure to] follow the Plan of Care and utilize two-person assist for bed mobility.”
The deficient practice was first noted in the state investigator’s findings involving a resident diagnosed with frontal temporal dementia, history of falls, osteoarthritis, and peripheral vascular disease. The facility’s 10/22/2015 Incident Report revealed that a resident “was observed on the floor next to her bed with bleeding noted from the back of her head. The report indicates that [the resident] stated she slid from the bed while trying to scratch herself.”
As a result of the fall, the facility updated the resident’s 10/22/2015 Fall Care Plan that detailed an intervention that included a scoop/perimeter mattress… For a wide mattress and body pillow while in bed for body positioning/alignment.” However, the state investigator noted upon observation of the resident on 06/23/2016 while “resting in bed” there was no “scoop/perimeter mattress and without positioning body pillows in place.”
- Failure to Provide Cares and Services to Maintain the Resident’s Highest Level of Well-Being
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 05/17/2016, a formal complaint against the facility was opened by a state investigator for its failure to “leave a resident’s incontinence brief open to air and [a failure to] perform hourly incontinence checks as ordered for the treatment of a moisture-associated skin dermatitis.”
The deficient practice was first noted in the state investigator’s findings involving a resident whose diagnosis on their Face Sheet indicated they suffered from a bladder disorder. It” a review of the resident’s 04/26/2016 Medical practitioner Progress Note revealed that the resident “had moisture-associated dermatitis due to incontinence and that [the resident] is incontinent of urine and stool.”
The investigator noted that the resident’s 02/26/2016 Physician Order Sheet (POS) revealed that the staff is to check the resident’s “incontinent brief hourly for soiling”. Also, the resident’s 04/27/2016 Physician Order Sheet (POS) provided guidance to the nursing staff to keep the resident’s “incontinence brief opened every shift and Triad wound paste to the right buttock.
At 10:00 AM on 05/16/2016 “the surveyor observed [the resident] with a closed incontinence brief in place.” At that time, the facility’s Wound Nurse “was present” during the observation.
In addition, between 1:15 PM and 3:20 PM on 05/16/2016, the resident “was observed to receive no incontinence checks or care as ordered in the [the resident’s] Physician Order Sheet (POS) for hourly incontinence checks.
Homewood Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you have any suspicions that your loved one residing in ManorCare of Homewood is being abused, neglected or mistreated, take steps now to contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers. Our experienced, reputable Homewood attorneys provide victims of nursing home abuse, neglect or mistreatment the legal representation they need against all those who caused them harm. Our law firm can provide your family numerous legal options on how to proceed to obtain the financial compensation you deserve.
We encourage you to contact our Cook County area elder abuse law office today by calling (888) 424-5757 to schedule your no obligation, free comprehensive case review. You are not required to make any upfront payment to receive immediate legal services. Our fees are paid only after we have successfully resolved your case by negotiating an out of court settlement on your behalf or winning your case at trial.