Too many Illinois nursing residents are the victims of mistreatment, abuse and neglect at the hands of their caregivers. The abuse and neglect often occur from mistreatment, malnutrition, dehydration, safety hazards or the use of unauthorized medications or physical restraint. These cases are unjustified and often require legal intervention initiated by the victim, family members, friends or attorneys.
Our team of dedicated lawyers provide advocacy and legal protection to victimized nursing residents in Illinois. We provide valuable publicly available information on the most recent safety concerns, opened investigations and filed complaints against the facility statewide. Many families use this data as a tool when deciding where to place a loved one who requires the utmost quality care to meet their hygiene and health requirements.Park House Nursing & Rehab Center
Park House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a 106-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare-participating nursing facility providing services to residents of Chicago and Cook County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
2320 South Lawndale Avenue
Chicago, IL 60623
In addition to providing standard skilled nursing services, the facility also provides rehabilitation services including physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapy along with dementia care.Nursing Facility Patient Safety Concerns
The federal government, on a continuing basis, updates its star rating summary system to allow instant comparison between nursing facilities nationwide. This information is posted on their web portal www.Medicare.gov. Currently, Park House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center maintains an overall two out of five available stars compared with other facilities within the US. This includes three out of five stars for quality measures and health inspections and one out of five stars for staffing problems.
The nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found numerous file complaints, opened investigations and safety concerns involving Park House Nursing and Rehab Center. Some of these include:
- Failure to Provide Residents an Environment Free of Unnecessary Physical Restraint:
- Failure to Provide Residents an Environment Free of Accident Hazards:
- Failure to Provide Residents an Environment Free of Pests:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 06/02/14, a complaint investigation was opened against Park House Nursing & Rehab Center for its failure “to follow policy and assess residents, document a diagnosis, obtain physician’s orders, and obtain verbal consent for the use of restraints for [2 residents at the facility].” This is in response to an observation of a resident in restraint even though “there is no diagnosis, order or monthly assessment for the use of the seatbelt as a restraint prior to [the date of observation].”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 11/14/2013, a complaint investigation is opened against the facility for its failure “to ensure that the second floor stairway, handrails in the first floor hallway, handrails close to room H 13 are well affixed to the wall. The facility also failed to ensure that the metal grates on the second floor North stairway are free of sharp spike edges. These failures have the potential to affect 63 residents who use the stairs to go to the activity room on the second floor.
In addition, the facility failed to cover the electrical junction box on the wall in the hallway by the vending machine. This failure has the potential to affect all 63 residents who ambulate independently.” In addition, “the Facility failed to follow their policy on preventative maintenance’.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/31/2014, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility for its failure “to ensure that effective pest control service rendered. This involves [a resident].” However, [This failure has the potential to affect all 102 residents in the facility.” This is in response to a surveyor’s 7/31/14 observation of a “small gray mouse running along the baseboard in the facility hallway.” As a part of the investigation, the Maintenance Director “stated he caught a mouse yesterday.”
If you, or your loved one, have suffered mistreatment, abuse or neglect while residing at any nursing facility in Illinois, including Park House Nursing and Rehabilitation Ctr., Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide immediate legal remedies. Our team of dedicated Chicago, Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys working on your behalf can help you seek the financial compensation you deserve for your mistreatment. We urge you to contact our law offices today to speak with one of our reputable abuse case attorneys by calling (888) 424-5757.