Attorneys for Injured & Neglected Patients at MarKa Home

Mar Ka Nursing HomeEvery incident or allegation involving abuse in Illinois nursing facilities must be reported to the Illinois Department of Public Health immediately. These actions help prevent additional harm to the victim. Unfortunately, not all facilities follow procedures and protocols, which could be detrimental to the health and safety of the patient. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have represented residents who were abused at Illinois nursing facilities like Mar Ka Nursing Home by caregivers and other residents.

Mar Ka Nursing Home

This Nursing Home is a ‘for-profit’ Medicare/Medicaid-participating Center providing nursing cares and services to residents of Mascoutah and St. Clair County, Illinois. The 76-certified-bed Nursing Facility is located at:

201 South 10th Street
Mascoutah, IL 62258
(618) 566-8000

As a part of the Community Care Center of Mascoutah, Mar Ka Nursing Home provides long-term recovery solutions for injuries and acute illness along with hospice care, adult day care, and respite care.

Mascoutah Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns

To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide their patients, families routinely research the Medicare.gov database system for a comprehensive list of filed complaints, safety concerns, health violations and opened investigations. This information provides valuable content to make a well-informed decision of where to place a loved one who requires a high level of health and hygiene care.

Currently, Mar Ka Nursing Home maintains an overall three out of five available star rating in the Medicare analysis system compared to all other facilities nationwide. This includes four out of five stars for staffing concerns, three out of five stars for quality measures and two out of five stars for health inspections. The St. Clair County nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have located various safety concerns at this nursing facility that include:

  • Failure to Investigate and Report an Allegation or Incident Involving Abuse

    In a summary statement of deficiencies, a complaint investigation against the facility was opened for its failure to "report an incident concerning a resident-to-resident altercation to the Illinois Department of Public Health.”

    The deficient practice was first noted in the state investigator’s findings after a review of the facility’s 10/25/2015 Investigation Summary that revealed that “at approximately 2:05 PM an altercation occurred between [two residents]. The incident was unwitnessed by staff.”

    One resident ambulated into the other resident’s room and the first resident “was in [the other resident’s] closet, pulling items out of the closet.” The second resident told the visiting resident “to stop and get out of the room”, which is when the visiting resident struck the other resident “in the right eye area, with his closed fist.” The assaulting resident then reported to the nurse that the resident who he struck in the face, “hit him back.” The nurse noted that a bruise began forming on the assaulting resident’s fourth and fifth knuckles.

    An interview conducted at 12:30 PM on 03/08/2016 revealed that a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) “called the Illinois Department of Public Health hotline phone number which is utilized to file complaints when the incident between [the resident’s] occurred.” However, the LPN “said that neither she nor the other nurse on duty filled out or faxed any paperwork concerning the incident to the Department.

    An interview was conducted with the facility Administrator that same afternoon who said “we just called the one 800 hotline number to report the incident. I never faxed in a report or filed a report. I know I’m supposed to do that.”

  • Failure to Ensure That Residents’ Drug Regimens Are Free from Unnecessary Medications

    In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 08/14/2015, a state investigator noted that the facility failed to “conduct resident specific behavior tracking for five residents… reviewed for antipsychotic medications.”

    The deficient practice was first noted in the state investigator’s findings after reviewing a resident’s Care Plan/Behavior Tracking records the documents that the resident has “a history of showing episodes of delusions.” A review of the resident’s Physician Order Sheet (POS) revealed that the resident has been prescribed Seroquel [it antipsychotic medication] and lorazepam [to treat anxiety].”

    However, the investigator noted that the resident’s “Psychiatric Progress Notes do not document an attempted gradual dose reduction (GDR).” In addition, the resident’s 12/15/2014 Care Plan documents that the resident is receiving “psychotropic medications daily placing her at risk for adverse side effects… [but] does not document any psychotic behaviors. The state investigator noted that the actions by the nursing staff failed to follow their behavior tracking policy that reads in part:

    “A behavior monitoring chart will be utilized to the resident. At a minimum, the monitoring chart includes a frequency of behavior, interventions use and effectiveness used.”

Mascoutah Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

If your loved one was the victim of abuse, mistreatment or neglect while a patient at Mar Ka Nursing Home, contact the Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers law firm now. Our dedicated Mascoutah attorneys represent clients with victim cases that involve abuse. Our lawyers successfully resolve your financial recompense case against all those who caused your loved one harm.

We urge you to contact our St. Clair County elder abuse law office at (888) 424-5757 to schedule your appointment today for your comprehensive no-obligation case review free of charge. Our law firm does not require any upfront payment because we accept all nursing home neglect/abuse cases through contingency fee agreements.

Sources:

http://www.comm-care.com/1/property_detail.html

http://bit.do/RILnursing-MarKa-Home

http://www.idph.state.il.us/ltc/docs/SurveyResult/6005748FA03092016.PDF

http://www.idph.state.il.us/ltc/docs/SurveyResult/6005748FIK08142015.PDF

http://www.idph.state.il.us/ltc/docs/SurveyResult/6005748FA07312014.PDF

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Disclaimer: The above inspection findings are take from public sources including the State Department of Health and from Medicare inspection conducted at the facility at least every fifteen months. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers cannot confirm that the content on this site is the most recent information related to the facilities mentions.

The inspection findings published are not complete. You may find the most up to date information here: dph.illinois.gov or medicare.gov.

The deficiencies/citations listed on this page may have been corrected or substantially corrected after the date of the inspection and date of publishing this material. This page is a legal advertisement and a resource of information for visitors. This material is not endorsed by the facility noted or by any governmental agency. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers does not have any affiliation with the facility.

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