The administration, nursing staff and employees at Illinois nursing facilities must follow established procedures and protocols to ensure every resident’s safety. This is especially important when providing a safe environment from residents who display aggressive behavior. Unfortunately, not all nursing homes provide adequate training to their staff members or take appropriate measures when patients become highly aggressive. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have represented many residents of Illinois nursing facilities like Parkshore Estates Nursing and Rehabilitation Center who have been abused by aggressive patients.
Parkshore Estates Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This Center is a ‘for-profit’ Medicare/Medicaid-participating Nursing Facility providing nursing cares and services to residents of Chicago and Cook County, Illinois. The 318-certified-bed Nursing Home is located at:
6125 South Kenwood
Chicago, Illinois 60637
In addition to providing clinical nursing care, the facility also offers:
- Pain management
- Stroke rehabilitation
- Post-surgical amputation care
- Occupational therapies
- Wound care
- Postural control
- ADL (activities of daily living) retraining
- Diabetic management
- Colostomy care
- IV therapy
- Tracheotomy care
- Respiratory care
Chicago Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
To ensure that families are fully informed of the services and care that nursing home offers in their community, the federal government and state of Illinois routinely update their completed list of safety concerns, filed complaints, opened investigations and health violations of Homes nationwide. This data can be used to make an informed decision before placing a loved one in a facility.
Currently, Parkshore Estates Nursing and Rehabilitation Center maintains an overall two out of five available star rating in the nationwide Medicare rating system. This includes five out of five stars for quality measures and one out of five stars for both staffing concerns and health inspections. The Cook County nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found numerous violations and deficiencies at this nursing facility that include:
- Failure to Notify a Resident’s Physician of a Change in Their Condition Including a Decline in Their Health
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/14/2016, a formal complaint against the facility was opened by a state investigator for its failure to “follow its own policy on a change of condition for [a resident at the facility] reviewed for a change in their condition.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff involved one resident diagnosed with “bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, hypertension, heart disease and gastroesophageal reflux disease [GERD].” In addition, the resident was diagnosed as having “little or no interest in doing things, feeling down, depressed or hopeless.”
The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services Coordinator stated on the afternoon of 07/08/2016 that the resident was “feeling down after leaving his other nursing home.” A Licensed Practical Nurse providing the resident care that morning stated that the resident “was a loner [...and] stated in his room [...and] told her he did not know anyone in the facility that he knew from his previous nursing home.”
The LPN also stated that the resident “paced all the time.” The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services Coordinator stated that “the intervention that she did was to call [the resident’s] mother [...and] stated that [the LPN] never told her that [the resident] expressed feelings of depression [...and] stated that she would have charted and given [the resident] medicine.”
The state investigator noted that the actions of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services Coordinator failed to follow the facility’s 06/26/2011 Resident’s Condition or Status Policy that reads in part:
“To ensure that the resident’s attending physician and representative is notified of a change in the resident’s condition and/or status. The nurse will notify the resident’s attending physician when there is a significant change in the resident’s physical, mental or psychosocial status.”
- Failure to Provide Every Resident a Safe Environment Free of Accident Hazards
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/14/2016, a state investigator noted the deficient practice of the nursing home’s failure to “ensure a resident received appropriate supervision.” The state investigator also noted the facility’s failure “to accurately identify suicide risk related to [the resident’s] history of paranoia / delusional suicidal ideation” involving a resident “who was recently hospitalized for delusional / paranoid suicidal ideation prior to the admission to the facility.”
The state investigator reviewed the resident’s medical records to determine that the “40-year-old was admitted to the hospital through a referral after he was observed to be increasingly agitated; has been expressing aggressive behavior toward nursing staff and other residents.” The resident “was sent to another hospital due to threatening behavior.”
Chicago Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you believe your loved one has suffered injury or harm while residing at Parkshore Estates Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers now. Allow our seasoned Chicago attorneys to file your claim for compensation against all those responsible for causing harm to your loved one. Our years of experience can ensure a successful financial resolution to ensure you receive the financial recompense you deserve.
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