Any incident involving abuse or physical attack in a nursing facility can be catastrophic to vulnerable senior citizens, the disabled or individuals rehabilitating after surgery. These incidents often cause emotional and mental trauma and other long-term effects including a degradation of an existing medical condition or isolation from caregivers and other residents.
Our team of dedicated attorneys protect the rights of every Illinois nursing home resident. We provide many services including posting current publicly available information about opened investigations, filed complaints and safety, health concerns of nursing facility residents statewide.
Paramount Oak Park Rehab and Nursing Center
Paramount Oak Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is a 204-certified Medicaid/Medicare-participating nursing facility providing services to residents of Oak Park and Cook County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
625 North Harlem
Oak Park, IL 60302
The nursing home also offers a dementia program, wound care services and therapies including occupational, physical and speech therapy.
Nursing Center Patient Safety Concerns
The federal government, through its national website portal www.Medicare.gov maintains comparison site using a star rating Summary System. Currently, Paramount Oak Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center maintains an overall four out of five available stars compared other facilities in the United States. This includes four stars for quality measures and one star each for both staffing problems and health inspections.
The nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have located a large amount of filed complaints, opened investigations and safety/health concerns involving Paramount Oak Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Some of these include:
- Failure to Provide Residents an Environment Free of Abuse:
- Failure to Provide Residents an Environment Free of Accident Hazards:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 01/10/2013, complaint investigation was opened against Paramount Oak Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for its failure “to obtain background checks for nine health care workers and failed to obtain background checks for 12 certified nursing aides within 10 days of hire. The facility also failed to follow their abuse policy and report initial allegations of abuse to the State Agency as soon as possible within 24 hours for 2 residents.” The facility “failed to investigate an allegation of theft for1 resident.”
The complaint investigation was opened in part due to a 1/9/13 interview where the human resources director stated “I did not have a password to run background checks on new employees, and I did not go back and run them once I had the password on 12/19/12.” Additionally, during a review of abuse investigations and fax confirmations the state surveyor found “an initial allegation of abuse involving [2 residents] which occurred on 6/4/12 and an initial abuse allegation involving [2 other residents] which occurred on 12/27/12 were never reported to the Department of Public Health as evidenced by no fax confirmation.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 06/25/2015, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility for its failure to “implement care plan interventions for all fall precautions and have staff available to monitor resident who is high risk for fall while sitting in the dining room. This failure affects three [residents].” This is in response to a 5/9/15 incident where a resident “fell inside elevator from his wheelchair. [The resident] stated he got on the elevator on the first floor and the elevator moved with the doors open. [The resident] stated he went to the hospital because he hurt his knee when he fell.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated 11/13/2013, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility for its failure “to ensure resident safety for [a resident] during the administration of bedside care which resulted in [the resident] fall from bed.” This is in response to a 72-year-old female resident who “fell off the side of the bed while receiving care from the certified nurse aide (CNA), developed an intracranial hemorrhage which required hospitalization.”
Oak Park, Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you, or your loved one, have suffered physical assault, abuse or negligence while residing at Paramount Oak Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, or any other facility in Illinois, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can take immediate legal action to stop the mistreatment. Call our team of Oak Park, Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys today at (888) 424-5757 to schedule your free case review. We handle all nursing home abuse cases on contingency so no upfront fees are required.