Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Oak Park Healthcare Center

Oak Park Healthcare Center

Oak Park Healthcare Center is a 204 bed nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:

Oak Park Healthcare Center
625 North Harlem
Oak Park, IL 60302
Telephone: 708-848-5966
Website: Not available

Data gotten from the Illinois State nursing board, show that the patients admitted into Oak Park Healthcare Center are primarily taken in for assisted care relating to the following health conditions:

  • Circulatory System
  • Endocrine/Metabolic
  • Genitourinary System Disorders
  • Nervous System
  • Respiratory System
  • Digestive System
  • Skin Disorders
  • Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
  • Neoplasms
  • Other Medical Conditions
The Concerning Findings Regarding Patient Care at Oak Park Healthcare Center

The surveys conducted by the Illinois Department of Health and ProPublica, showed that there have been numerous episodes of poor patient care at Oak Park Healthcare Center which can be construed as nursing home negligence. Our nursing home attorneys reviewed data compiled by ProPublica and found the following conditions that can be construed as nursing home negligence:

  • Failure to adequately supervise residents known to be aggressive: “The facility’s initial resident abuse report form dated 2/12/12 9:00pm indicates that R1 and R2 were walking in the hallway when the nurse heard yelling in the hallway. The report indicates that the nurse responded to the yelling, and found R1 on the floor with R2 standing next to him. R1 was noted with injuries to the right eye, and right forearm. On 2/17/12 at 2:30pm E11 (Social Service), said that he heard a page from E4 to come to the 3rd floor pavilion stat. E11 said that when he arrived to the 3rd floor, R1 was on the floor being attended to by nursing staff. E11 said that R2 was standing in the hallway gesturing his shoulders upward motion. E11 said that he redirected R2 to a room and asked R2 what happened, and said that R2 said that we (R1/R2) had some issues over some water bottles. E11 said that he was told by the local police department that R1 was punched in the face by R2. E11 said that he petitioned R2 out for a psychiatric evaluation. E11 said that he completed the petition to discharge R2 involuntarily due to his aggression on R1. Z3 said that R1 subsequently expired 2/14/2012 related to the sustained injuries. Z3 also said that he was told by local police that the incident was between R1/R2 was ruled a homicide due to the nature of the injury was no due to a fall, but was due to a blow to the head.”
  • Failure to supervise residents displaying exit seeking behaviors: “The Immediate Jeopardy began when R1 displayed exit seeking behavior on 5/1/12 and no further interventions were put in place. On 5/9/12, E1 stated that there were 26 residents identified as being at risk for elopement; R1 was not one of those residents identified as at risk by the facility. R1’s care plan dated 2/6/12 denotes under Problem: Resident wanders around the facility without direction which put resident at danger because he can get confused. Nurse notes by E12 dated 3/29/2012 at 5:28AM states “on 3/28/12 upon rounds @ 11:30PM writer notified by CNA that resident was not in room. Writer called each floor to do a full check of each room, B/R”s shower room, closets and dining rooms. The basement was also checked. Patio and courtyard along with parking lot. Called the 3-11 nurse and CNA’s. Administrator and DON (Director of Nursing) called. Administrator called hospitals. Writer called local police department. Administrator started to question all staff and residents that he is friends with. R1’s emergency record denotes R1 was admitted to ER per ambulance on 3/29/12 at 11:31 AM. Documentation of history and physical states “61 y/o male here for confusion. Acute onset, location generalized, duration unknown, associated with odd behavior. Bystanders called EMS stating he was walking around parking lot for extended period of time, not answering questions.”
  • Failure to administer medication as ordered by the physician: “R13 was observed lying in bed on 10/18/2010 at 11: 00 A.M. R13 was noted with an intact wound dressing on the mid left leg. R13 stated that he is not completely relieved from his leg pain despite pain medication given to him. Review of R13’s “Controlled Substances Proof Of Use” sheet for the month of October 2010 showed that R13 had been receiving only 5 mg. of [MEDICATION NAME] as needed instead of 10 mg.”
  • Failure to use interventions to promote healing of pressure sores: “Observations of the initial tour on 11-17-09 with E9 (Rehab nurse) it was observed that R7, R17, R18 and R30 were in their rooms in their beds on air mattresses. Under each of the residents there was excessive padding. R7, R17, R18 and R30 had a flat sheet, a flat sheet folded in fourths and a thick incontinent pad along with plastic diapers in place under their buttock, while lying on an air mattress. Air mattresses are used for pressure sores prevention/treatment. Review of the facility’s policy “Bed Making” on bed making, the facility does not allow excessive padding on any of the residents’ beds.”
Oak Park, IL Nursing Home Attorneys

The Illinois 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. We have successfully handled numerous lawsuits which involved the following nursing home situations:

  • Dropped Patients
  • Repeated Falls
  • Fractures
  • Medication Errors
  • Physical Abuse
  • Bed Sores / Pressure Pores
  • Patient Wandering
  • Wrongful Death
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If a family member or a loved one has been a victim to nursing home negligence or physical abuse while he or she was admitted at the Oak Park Healthcare Center or in any nursing home in Illinois, take the right step today by seeking legal counsel to know your options. Call (888) 424-5757 our experienced team of nursing home attorneys today for a free consultation. We have successfully handled negligence lawsuits and are ready to make your case our own.

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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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