Staff members at every Illinois nursing home are required to follow plans of care including interventions designed to minimize additional injury or harm to the resident. Unfortunately, not all nursing homes adequately train the nursing staff to follow these procedures and protocols, which is often detrimental to the health and well-being of the patient. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers represent nursing home residents who have suffered harm by their caregivers while residing in Illinois skilled nursing facilities like Marigold Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.
Marigold Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
This Nursing Home is a 172-certified-bed ‘for-profit’ Center providing nursing cares and services to residents of Galesburg and Knox County, Illinois. The Medicaid/Medicare-participating Facility is located at:
275 East Carl Sandburg Drive
Galesburg, IL 61401
As a part of the Peterson Health Care System, the Center provides nursing care, memory care, Alzheimer’s care and the Peterson Pathways Rehabilitation Program.
Galesburg Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care each nursing home offers their patients, the federal government and Illinois routinely update their nursing home database system. This data reflects a complete list of filed complaints, safety concerns, health violations and opened investigations that can be found on numerous websites including Medicare.gov.
Currently, Marigold Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center maintains an overall one out of five available star rating in the nationwide Medicare star rating summary comparison analysis system. This includes three out of five stars for staffing concerns and one out of five stars for both quality measures and health inspections. The Knox County nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found violations and safety concerns at this nursing facility that include:
- Failure to Ensure the Dignity and Respect of Individuality of Every Resident Was Maintained
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/28/2016, a state investigator noted the deficient practice concerning the nursing home’s failure to “maintain personal space boundaries for [a resident] reviewed for dignity.”
The deficient practice was first noted in the state investigator’s findings that included an episode occurring at 9:15 AM on 07/27/2016. The resident stated that “one evening at midnight, [the facility’s] Previous Maintenance Supervisor came into [the resident’s] room ‘reeking of alcohol’ and kissed [the resident] on [the resident’s] left cheek.” The resident stated ‘it was weird’, ‘did not feel threatened’, and “was more concerned about [the Previous Maintenance Supervisor’s] drinking and driving.”
The facility Director of Nursing was interviewed on the morning of 07/27/2016 and stated that the previous Maintenance Supervisor “suspended in June 2016 was terminated [the following day for] kissing [the resident] on the cheek.”
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 06/12/2016, a complaint investigation against the facility was opened for its failure to "implement an intervention of padded side rails according to the Plan of Care.”
The deficient practice was first noted in the state investigator’s findings involving a wheelchair-bound resident whose “speech is fairly good” The medical records also revealed that the resident “is blind in the right eye and after [the resident’s] stroke, lost half of [their] vision in the left eye.”
The resident’s 06/04/2016 2:15 AM Nurse’s Notes revealed the Licensed Practical Nurse documented the resident states that “a big white the guy came in here and tried to kill me.” The resident was also noted as “restless and unable to calm [...and] has several small skin tears, redness, and purple discoloration to the upper and lower left arm. When asked what happened, [the resident] stated: ‘My arm was shoved down in between the mattress and the arm rail by the big white man that is trying to kill me’.”
The resident’s 06/04/2016 Local Emergency Room report documents under psychiatric that the resident’s “thought content is Paranoid and Delusional. Cognition and memory are impaired.” The facility’s 06/04/2016 Plan of Care revision documents: “Revision of Care: padded side rails.”
An observation was made of the resident at 9:30 AM on 06/08/2016 who “was sitting next to [the resident] bed in a wheelchair. Side rails on both sides of the bed were not padded.” The investigator interviewed the facility’s Director of Nurses later that day who stated that “the interventions put in place for the incident on 06/04/2016 is that the resident side rails are to be padded at all times.” However, the resident “is able to remove both blankets from side rails, that is probably why they are not padded right now.”
The state investigator noted the actions of the nursing staff failed to follow the facility’s 01/22/2014 Injuries of Unknown Origin policy that reads in part:
“Interventions will be established to prevent further injury.”
Galesburg Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you suspect your spouse, parents or grandparents has had any sign or symptom of abuse, mistreatment or neglect while residing at Marigold Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, it is crucial to contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers immediately. Our skilled Galesburg attorneys have years of experience in representing victims of mistreatment, neglect, and abuse.
We urge you to contact our Knox County elder abuse law office today at (888) 424-5757 to schedule your free, no obligation comprehensive case review. Make no payment upfront for our legal fees which are paid only after we have successfully resolved your case by winning at trial or negotiating an acceptable out of court settlement on your behalf.