Many families place their loved one in a nursing facility to ensure that they receive adequate around-the-clock supervision to minimize the potential of suffering serious injuries in a fall. Any lack of supervision and lack in taking appropriate security measures can fail the resident and cause a serious decline in their health and well-being. Unfortunately, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have represented many residents who have suffered injuries and death due to the negligent actions of the nursing staff, Administrators, Director of Nursing and others in charge of providing the resident care.
Unfortunately, Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Aides at many nursing facilities do not receive appropriate training or receive proper levels of education to maximize the care and hygiene assistance they provide every resident. A lack of appropriate supervision caused by minimal staffing, overcrowded conditions or outright negligence can result in serious injuries or unexpected death caused by falling.
Meadowbrook Manor is a 298-certified bed for-profit Medicare/Medicaid-participating nursing facility providing services to residents of Bolingbrook and Will and DuPage counties. The facility is located at:
431 W. Remington Blvd.
Bolingbrook, Illinois 60440
Many services are offered at Meadowbrook Manor including:
- Wound care
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
- Cardiac management
- Respite care
- Memory care
Bolingbrook Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
On a regular basis, the federal government and the state of Illinois routinely update their nursing home databases to reflect currently opened investigations, filed complaints, safety concerns and health violations of facilities throughout the United States. The updated information is usually posted on numerous websites including Medicare.gov, on their comparative star rating summary system analysis tool.
Currently, Meadowbrook Manor maintains an overall four out of five available star rating compared to other facilities throughout the United States. This includes five out of five stars for quality measures and three out of five stars for health concerns. However, our Bolingbrook nursing home neglect attorneys have found numerous complaints and safety concerns involving this facility. Two of these include:
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor and Responsible Family Member of Any Change in the Resident’s Condition Including a Decline in Their Health or Injury
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 10/14/2015, a complaint investigation against the facility was opened for its failure to "give a complete/accurate report to the physician and family of the fall incident that resulted in a head injury.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff at Meadowbrook Manor involved one resident at the facility “reviewed for fall incidents.”
The failure was first documented at 5:05 PM 10/30/2015 when the “staff reported they responded to someone calling for assistance and upon entering [the resident’s] room, staff observed [the resident] lying on the floor on her left side [… who was] alert and responsive stating that she fell asleep when she rolled out of bed. Upon initial assessment, [the resident] was alert and responsive. Neuro checks were initiated and found to be within [the resident’s] normal limits [...and that the resident] was noted to have sustained a bump to the left side of her forehead for which first aid was provided. Vital signs were taken and recorded.” The investigator noted that the resident’s doctor was notified “and orders were received to send [the resident] to the hospital for further evaluation.”
The investigator also noted that at 1:05 PM on 10/13/2015, the resident’s family member stated that they were told the resident fell and that someone at the facility had called and informed them that the resident “fell and vital signs are stable.” The resident’s family member “went to the facility at 7:30 PM and was alarmed by the way [the resident] looked [… with] a black eye, left eye somewhat swollen and two bumps on the left forehead with abrasions. Staff did not inform [the resident’s family member that the resident] sustained injury from the fall [...and at that time] insisted that the staff call [the resident’s physician] to send [the resident] to the hospital for further evaluation.”
- Failure to Provide Every Resident a Nursing Home Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Adequate Supervision to Prevent an Avoidable Accident
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 10/14/2015, the state investigator noted the facility’s failure “to ensure safety measures were in place at all times for a resident who was assessed at high risk for fall.”
The state investigator noted that the resident listed above had a 08/18/2015 Fall Prevention Care Plan they categorized the potential for suffering injury/trauma along with a “history of fall, poor safety awareness, poor/decreased balance and coordination, needs assistance with activities of daily living (ADL) and multiple medical diagnoses.
Bolingbrook Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
if someone you love has suffered serious injury or unexpected death while residing in any Illinois nursing facility including Meadowbrook Manor, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide you with legal options on how to file a case for financial compensation. Our Will County elder abuse attorneys understand that no action can bring your loved one back. However, we can build a case to hold those who caused your loved one harm financially and legally accountable.
We encourage you to contact our Bolingbrook Illinois nursing home abuse law firm today at (888) 424-5757 to schedule a free case evaluation. No upfront payment is required because we accept every nursing home abuse case through contingency fee agreements.