Many Illinois nursing home patients are highly susceptible to the development of bedsores due to a lack of skin integrity. Because of that, the nursing staff is required to provide an extra level of care including identifying a developing sore, following physician’s orders for treatment and taking proactive measures once a sore has developed. Unfortunately, not every nursing facility provides the highest level of training to their wound care staff, which is often detrimental to the health and well-being of the resident. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers provide legal representation to Illinois nursing home residents who have facility-acquired bedsores they resided at skilled nursing homes like McLean County Nursing Home.
McLean County Nursing Home
This Nursing Home is a ‘for profit’ Medicare/Medicaid-participating Center providing nursing services to residents of Normal and McLean County, Illinois. The 150-certified-bed Nursing Facility is located at:
901 North Main
Normal, IL 61761
Normal Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
Comprehensive research results can be obtained through the federal government/Illinois Medicare.gov nursing home database that details all safety concerns, health violations, filed complaints and opened investigations. Many families use this data to determine the level of medical, health and hygiene care nursing homes in their community provide their residents.
Currently, McLean County Nursing Home maintains an overall one out of five available star rating in the nationwide Medicare rating summary system. This includes four out of five stars for quality measures, three out of five stars for staffing concerns and one out of five stars for health inspections. The McLean County nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found deficiencies, violations and safety concerns at this nursing home including:
- Failure to Provide Residents an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Avoid Injuries
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 08/25/2016, a state investigator noted the deficient practice while performing an annual licensure and certification survey concerning the nursing home’s failure to “follow implemented fall interventions for two [residents] … reviewed for falls.”
The deficient practice was first noted in the state investigator’s findings involving a review of a resident’s July 2016 Physician Order Sheet (POS) documenting a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s dementia.” Physician’s orders guided the nursing staff to provide “low bed with a floor mat for positioning and comfort, pressure alarm to chair pad on a wheelchair to alert staff to mobility.”
As a part of the investigation, the state surveyor reviewed the resident’s 08/16/2016 Care Plan that documents that the resident “is at risk for falls related to impaired safety awareness due to impaired cognition, impaired balance/mobility, and history of frequent/multiple falls.”
The resident’s 07/18/2016 Occurrence Report documents that the resident “had been lying in bed prior to a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) observing [the resident] beside the bed on the floor.” The resident stated that they were “trying to find [their] husband.” The resident “had a skin tear to [their] right forehead. This report documents [that] no alarm or mattress on the floor was in place the time of the incident, as care planned and ordered by the physician.”
The state investigator noted the facility’s failure to follow their 02/12/2016 Fall Prevention Policy and Procedure that reads in part:
“Nursing staff including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nursing aides are responsible for: ensuring compliance with fall and fall-related injury interventions… Implementing fall prevention measures as indicated on the Plan of Care and to communicate their effectiveness to the Administrative Nursing Staff.”
- Failure to Provide Urinary Incontinence Care in a Manner That Eliminates the Potential Development of Bedsores
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 05/19/2016, a formal complaint was opened against the facility for its failure to “follow physician’s orders prevention of skin breakdown.” The deficient practice affected one resident “reviewed for pressure ulcers.”
The state investigator observed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) providing care to a resident on the morning of 05/18/2016 whose “urine soiled brief” required perineal care. The CNA noted that the brown staining was present on the cloth and cleanse the resident’s rectal area.” Though the resident’s buttocks skin was red, the CNA failed to apply “barrier cream to [the resident’s] perineal area” before placing a clean brief on the resident.
The state investigator interviewed the Certified Nursing Assistant later that morning who confirmed that they “did not apply barrier cream to [the resident’s] perineal area after providing incontinence care [...and] stated that barrier cream should be applied to [the resident’s] perineal area after incontinence episodes.”
Normal Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you believe your parent, grandparent or spouse has been harmed or injured while residing at McLean County Nursing Home, call Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers now. Our seasoned Normal attorneys can assist your family in successfully resolving your financial compensation claim against the nursing home, Administrator, and/or nursing staff that caused your loved one harm.
We encourage you and your family to contact our McLean County elder abuse law office today by calling (888) 424-5757 to schedule your appointment for a full case review. We provide immediate legal representation without any upfront payment or fee. Our legal services are paid only after we have successfully resolved your case in a court of law or through a negotiated out-of-court settlement.