Many Illinois nursing home residents suffer from urinary tract infections and require an extensive level of care by the nursing staff. Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing aides are required to follow procedures and protocols for patients with indwelling catheter drainage bags to ensure that no urine back flows into the resident’s bladder. Unfortunately, not all nursing staff follow procedures and protocols due to a lack of training or insufficient supervision, which can be detrimental to the patient’s health. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have represented residents at Illinois nursing skilled facilities like Montgomery Nursing and Rehabilitation Center who have suffered preventable urinary tract infections and other contagious diseases caused by the negligent care of the nursing staff.
Montgomery Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This Nursing Home is a ‘for-profit’ Medicare/Medicaid-participating Facility providing nursing services to residents of Hillsboro and Montgomery County, Illinois. The 110-certified-bed Nursing Center is located at:
9086 Illinois Route 127
Hillsboro, IL 62049
In addition to providing skilled nursing care, the facility also offers speech/language, occupational and physical rehabilitation along with long-term care.
Hillsboro Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
Many families visit Medicare.gov to acquire a historical list of all health violations, filed complaints, safety concerns and opened investigations of every facility nationwide. The information can be used to determine the level of health and hygiene care every community nursing home provides its residents.
Currently, Montgomery Nursing and Rehabilitation Center maintains an overall five out of five available star rating in the Medicare star rating summary system compared to all other facilities in the United States. This includes five out of five stars for health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing concerns and two out of five stars for quality measures. The Montgomery County nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have located safety concerns, violations and deficiencies at this nursing facility that include:
- Failure to Provide Urinary Tract Infection Cares and Services in Accordance with Acceptable Standards of Care
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 01/16/2014, an Illinois state agency investigator made a notation during an annual licensure and certification survey of the facility’s failure to “follow their policy for urinary catheter care.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff affected two residents at the facility “reviewed for urinary tract infections (UTIs).”
The deficient practice was first noted in the state investigator’s findings after reviewing a resident’s “record and laboratory results” documenting that the resident “has been diagnosed with and treated for urinary tract infections on 09/21/2013, when the resident was admitted to the hospital for urosepsis [...and] on 10/13/2013, 11/07/2013 at 12/17/2013.”
Documentation recorded that at 12:30 PM on 01/13/2015 “during a full mechanical lift transfer from the bed to the wheelchair completed by [two Certified Nursing Aides (CNAs)], both CNAs placed an indwelling catheter bag onto the mechanical lift frame, at the point where the sling attaches to the frame. This was at a higher level than [the resident’s] bladder. There were cloudy urine and sediment present in the catheter tubing and bag [...and] it was not secured to [the resident’s] leg during the transfer, resulting in tugging on the catheter itself.”
The documentation revealed that the resident “has had previous urethral/penal splinting/trauma related to indwelling catheter use.” The investigator reviewed the resident’s 09/04/2013 Care Plan that documents approaches that include “keep physician collection bag below the bladder but keep the bag and tubing off the floor at all times. The resident carries catheter like a purse; educated that fully needs to be below the bladder.”
In addition, the facility Infection Control Log revealed that the resident “had dysuria [discomfort or pain when urinating caused by urinary tract infections or cystitis] on 09/23/2013 and was started on Bactrim twice a day for seven days, had increased confusion and E. coli and Enterococcus faecalis in the urine on 09/12/2013 and dysuria on 12/21/2013.”
The state investigator noted that the actions of the nursing staff failed to follow the facility’s August 2002 policy titled: Catheter Care that reads in part:
“The urinary drainage bag must be held a position lower than the bladder at all times to prevent the urine in the tubing and drainage bag from flowing back into the urinary bladder.”
“Ensure that the catheter remains secured with a leg strap to reduce friction and movement at the insertion site.”
“Report unsecured catheters to the supervisor.”
Hillsboro Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you suspect that your loved one has been abused or neglected while living in Montgomery Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, you must act quickly by calling the Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers law office to stop the mistreatment now. Our knowledgeable Hillsboro attorneys have years of experience in handling cases that involve mistreatment, neglect and abuse occurring in nursing facilities throughout Illinois.
We encourage you to contact our Illinois nursing home law offices by calling (888) 424-5757 today to schedule your comprehensive case review at no charge to your family. In addition, you are not required to make any upfront retainer or payment to receive immediate legal services. Our fees are paid only after we have successfully resolved your case by negotiating an out of court settlement on your behalf or winning your lawsuit trial.