Attorneys for Injured & Neglected Patients at Mount Vernon Countryside Manor

Mount Vernon Countryside ManorAny change in a resident’s condition must be reported to the patient’s physician immediately to ensure that the patient receives the highest level of medical care and treatment. Unfortunately, not all nursing homes follow this procedure and protocol, which can be extremely detrimental to the patient’s health. In some situations, the resident must endure pain and discomfort or a decline in their health, where the nursing staff waits to take appropriate measures only one in a life-threatening condition occurs. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers represent Illinois nursing home patients who have been seriously harmed by their caregivers while at skilled nursing facilities like Mount Vernon Countryside Manor.

Mount Vernon Countryside Manor

This Center is a ‘for profit’ Nursing Facility providing cares and services to residents of Mount Vernon and Jefferson County, Illinois. The Medicare/Medicaid-participating 91-certified-bed Nursing Center is located at:

606 East Illinois Hwy 15
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
(618) 242-1800

In addition to providing personalized skilled nursing care, the facility also offers respiratory therapy, physical, speech and occupational therapies along with nursing assistance with activities of daily living.

Mount Vernon Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns

Illinois and the federal government nursing home regulatory agencies regularly update the national nursing facility database system. The Medicare.gov information contains a historical list of opened investigations, safety concerns, filed complaints and health violations of every facility in the US.

Currently, Mount Vernon Countryside Manor maintains an overall three out of five available star rating in the Medicare rating system compared to all other facilities nationwide. This includes three out of five stars for health inspections, staffing concerns and quality measures. The Jefferson County nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have located safety concerns and deficiencies at this nursing home including:

  • Failure to Provide Residents an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Failure to Notify the Resident’s Physician in a Timely Manner

    In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 12/30/2015, a complaint investigation against the facility was opened for its failure to "provide a safe environment during transfer” of a resident. The failure involved a resident diagnosed with “aphasia, right cerebrovascular accident with hemiplegia, osteoporosis, and possible transit ischemic attacks.” Interventions found in the resident’s 10/20/2014 Care Plan “include using a gait belt for transfers and toileting.”

    The deficient practice was first noted in the state investigator’s findings after reviewing the resident’s 12/23/2015 Nurses Notes documenting that a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “reported a pop sound when putting the resident to bed. At this time, the nurse’s notes document assessing [the resident’s] passive range of motion of the right arm and shoulder and the resident did not complain of pain and there was no swelling or redness noted.”

    However, the resident’s 12/26/2015 Nurses Notes documents that the resident’s “shoulder is warm and swollen. At this time, [the resident] denies pain but pushes the nurse away during the assessment of his arm and shoulder.” Three days later at 1:45 PM on 12/29/2015, the Social Services Director at the facility stated, “it is difficult to communicate with [the resident who] is not able to correctly answer questions and [their] cognition is not accurate.

    At noon on 12/29/2015, the Administrator stated that the resident “was sent to the Emergency Room on 12/26/2015 and went on to say [that both Certified Nursing Aides] transferred the resident from the bed to the wheelchair without the use of a gait belt [...and] stated it was during this transfer that the CNAs heard a loud pop sound from his shoulder.

    The 12/26/2015 Emergency Record documents that the resident had “Right Shoulder Pain and Closed Traumatic Displaced Fracture of the Proximal End of the Right Humerus with Non-union.”

    The resident’s physician was interviewed on the morning of 12/30/2015 and stated: “she was concerned because she was not notified of this incident on 12/24/2015 and the popping noise was not investigated for two days until the arm/shoulder was swollen and red.”

  • Failure to Investigate and Report Incidences or Allegation Involving Abuse

    In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 11/19/2015, an Illinois state surveyor noted the facility’s failure to “check the licensing authority prior to hiring three licensed nurses” as a part of the pre-employment screening process.

    The Director of Nursing interviewed on the afternoon of 11/16/2015 stated in regards to one incident that a Registered Nurse “was currently employed at another facility and presented her with an active nursing license so she [the Director] did not check [the Registered Nurse’s] license status with the Department of Professional Regulation.

Mount Vernon Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

If you believe your loved one is suffered abuse or mistreatment while residing as a patient at Mount Vernon Countryside Manor, contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers today. Our skilled Mount Vernon attorneys can successfully resolve your victim cases involving mistreatment, neglect or abuse and hold those who caused your loved one harm financially accountable.

We encourage you to contact our Jefferson County elder abuse law offices by calling (888) 424-5757 today to schedule your free, comprehensive case evaluation. You are not required to pay any upfront fees or retainers because we accept all nursing home abuse and neglect cases through contingency fee arrangements. This means all payments for our legal fees are made only after we have successfully resolved your case in a jury trial or negotiated an out of court settlement on your behalf.

Sources:

http://bit.do/RILnursing-Mount-Vernon-Countryside-Manor

http://www.mtvernoncountrysidemanor.com/

http://www.idph.state.il.us/ltc/docs/SurveyResult/6012512FA12302015.PDF

http://www.idph.state.il.us/ltc/docs/SurveyResult/6012512FIK11192015.PDF

http://www.idph.state.il.us/ltc/docs/SurveyResult/6012512FA08252015.PDF

For More Information

For more information about , please contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers today by calling 888-424-5757. Talk to a lawyer now. Free consultation.

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.

Client Reviews
Jonathan Rosenfeld was professionally objective, timely, and knowledgeable. Also, his advice was extremely effective regarding my case. In addition, Jonathan was understanding and patient pertaining to any of my questions or concerns. I was very happy with the end result and I highly recommend Jonathan Rosenfeld.
★★★★★
Extremely impressed with this law firm. They took control of a bad motorcycle crash that left my uncle seriously injured. Without any guarantee of a financial recovery, they went out and hired accident investigators and engineers to help prove how the accident happened. I am grateful that they worked on a contingency fee basis as there was no way we could have paid for these services on our own. Ethan Armstrong, Google User
★★★★★
This lawyer really helped me get compensation for my motorcycle accident case. I know there is no way that I could have gotten anywhere near the amount that Mr. Rosenfeld was able to get to settle my case. Thank you. Daniel Kaim, Avvo User
★★★★★
Jonathan helped my family heal and get compensation after our child was suffered a life threatening injury at daycare. He was sympathetic and in constant contact with us letting us know all he knew every step of the way. We were so blessed to find Jonathan! Giulia, Avvo User
★★★★★
Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa, Avvo User
★★★★★
Contact Us for a Free Consultation (888) 424-5757
Chicago Office Map