Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at McAllister Nursing and Rehab

McAllister Nursing and Rehab

McAllister Nursing and Rehab is a 79 bed nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:

McAllister Nursing and Rehab
18300 S. Lavergne
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Telephone: 708-798-2272
Website: not available

Data from the state nursing home shows that the patients admitted into the McAllister Nursing and Rehab are taken in for independent care and supervision due to the following health related situations:

  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Neoplasms
  • Nervous System
  • Mental Illness
  • Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
  • Other Medical Conditions
Disquieting Findings Regarding Patient Care at McAllister Nursing and Rehab

Data gotten from the surveys conducted by the Illinois Department of Health and other inspection agencies including ProPublica, show that some patients were victims to negligence and bad sanitary conditions while been admitted at the McAllister Nursing and Rehab. At Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, we reviewed the survey data from ProPublica and found the following situation that can be construed as Nursing Home Negligence:

  • Failure to identify, monitor, and treat mental health concerns: “R13 was observed 11-29-11 at 9:45AM and 11-30-11 at 10:00AM and 12-1-11 at 11:30AM pacing in the hallway, attention seeking from staff and touching other residents and staff in the hallway, apparently not knowing her boundaries. R6 was observed 11-29-11 and 11-30-11 at lunch time eating and sitting in the dayroom. Clinical records states R6 has a behavior of spitting and throwing food and physically hitting staff. There were no documented interactions, interventions or assessments from any of the staff member in the facility to address inappropriate and negative behaviors. These behaviors just continued until the residents got tired. Record reviews of all 16 residents R6, R8, R11, R13, R14 , R17 and R31 thru R41 shows all have mental health [DIAGNOSES REDACTED]. None are currently in any mental health programing for the treatment of [DIAGNOSES REDACTED].”
  • Failure to provide appropriate care following an injury: “According to R24’s nurses notes dated 7/13/11 at 9:54am denotes that R24 was involved in a fall incident observed on the floor, noting no apparent injury . Nursing note 9:50 indicates that R24 was placed in bed to be changed, observed rolling to the floor onto low mat, R24 was noted as being assisted back to bed. R24 was noted to be assessed for injury and none noted, however R24 is noted as grimacing with
    range of motion to the upper left extremity. The note indicates staff will continue to monitor for pain. According to the hospital record dated 7/18/11 x-ray of the left forearm impression indicates equivocal findings of acute undisplaced fracture at the proximal shaft of the radius. Marked soft tissue swelling posterior to the wrist and distal forearm compatible with hematoma. According to the hospital record R24 presented to the emergency room with altered mental status. According to the urinalysis dated 7/18/11 1:05pm denotes moderate amount of bacteria in the urine. According to the laboratory results potassium dated 7/18/11 3:35pm indicates 2.9 mmol/L (3.4 – 5.5 mmol/L normal range). The facility failed to provide care after R24 was found with swelling and bruising to left extremity for 3 days.”
  • Failure to implement interventions to prevent falls: “According to the facility’s accident / incident reports the R26 was involved in a fall incident on 8/13/11 9:55pm denotes R26 lost her balance while trying to sit down in chair and fell . R26 was assessed with no apparent injury. According to the facility’s accident and incident reports dated 8/20/11 R26 was observed coming from another residents room and tripped in the doorway and fell face first striking forehead on the floor,
    causing moderate bleeding without loss of consciousness. R26 was assessed, the physician was notified and R26 was sent out to the hospital for evaluation, R26 was noted as returning to the facility with a [DIAGNOSES REDACTED]. According to R26’s fall risk assessment dated [DATE] indicates that R26 was assessed with a score of 12 (10 or greater =high risk). R26’s next documented fall risk assessment was completed on 9/811. There was no fall risk assessment found after R26’s fall incident of 8/13/11. According to R26’s current care plan dated 9/6/11 there was not plan of care in R26’s clinical record addressing R26’s high risk for falls, no plan of care identifying R26 was involved in a fall on 8/13/11, and no interventions implemented and /or noted to decrease R26’s fall risk.”
  • Failure to ensure residents are free from abuse: “Based on observation, interview and record review the facility failed to protect resident from physical mistreatment. A cognitively impaired resident that frequently resists care by striking out while being put to bed was struck in the face by a staff member of the facility, a certified nurse’ s assistant(CNA). As a result this resident suffered swelling and bruising to right side eye and cheek area. R1 was observed in the dining room on 09-08-2010 at . R1 was noted with purple – black bruise under her right eye / cheek area. Interview with E7(licensed practical nurse on 09-22-2010 at 5:10PM she said that she was sitting at desk, end of shift charting when one of the staff, E10(certified nurse’s assistant -CNA) said E7 come and look at R1.She said she went to R1’s room and noticed R1 had discoloration (red-green-yellow), slight swelling eye to cheek area. She stated R1 was asked what happened . She said the” big black monster pounded me in my face.” E7 said R1 used her right hand to show closed fist to show how he hit her. She said R1 would not allow her to touch her face. E7 was questioned why the police were not called right away, she responded that R1 did not give a name. However, E7 was aware that E5 was waiting for E6 to put R1 to bed. R1 also gave a description of who hit her to E7. There was a lack of a prompt response in calling law enforcement officials, they were not called until over 5 days from the incident.”
Tinley Park, IL Nursing Home Attorneys

The Tinley Park Nursing Home Attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers represent families and individuals who have suffered an episode of abuse or neglect during an admission to a facility. Many of our nursing home negligence lawsuits involve the following situations:

  • Bed Sores / Pressure Pores
  • Repeated Falls
  • Dropped Patients
  • Fractures
  • Medication Errors
  • Injuries due to Negligence
  • Physical Abuse
  • Patient Wandering
  • Wrongful Death
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The well-being of your loved ones should always come first and ensuring that other senior members of the Illinois society receive the professional nursing home services they require, is also your social responsibility. So why don’t you call us today for a free consultation if you are concerned about the health care conditions your loved one may be receiving in McAllister Nursing and Rehab or in any nursing home, for an in-death consultation about your concerns.

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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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