Liberty Village of Marion
Every Illinois nursing home patient has the right to maintain their dignity and respect of individuality. To ensure patient’s rights are maintained, the nursing staff is required to follow procedures and protocols including providing certain care and services in the resident’s room away from public viewing. Unfortunately, not all facilities properly train and monitor their nursing staff to ensure these protocols are followed. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have represented many residents of Illinois nursing facilities like Parkway Manor who were shamed and humiliated by the unacceptable actions of their caregivers.
This facility is a ‘for profit’ 131-certified-bed Nursing Home providing cares and services to residents of Marion and Williamson County, Illinois. The Medicaid/Medicare-participating Center is located at:
3116 Williamson County Parkway
Marion, IL 62959
The Center provides companion and private suites, hospice care, respite care and around-the-clock skilled nursing care.
Marion Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
Information on every nursing home in the US can be viewed on federal and state database websites including Medicare.gov. These agencies regularly update the list of filed complaints, safety concerns, health violations and opened investigations on facilities nationwide.
Currently, Parkway Manor maintains an overall two out of five available star rating in the nationwide Medicare rating system. This includes four out of five stars for staffing issues, three out of five stars for quality measures and one out of five stars for health inspections. The Williamson County nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have located violations and deficiencies at this nursing facility that include:
- Failure to Maintain a Resident’s Dignity and Respect of Individuality
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 02/09/2016, a state investigator noted the nursing home’s failure to “ensure privacy for [a resident].” The failure was first noted after an observation was made of a resident on 01/27/2016.”
During the observation, the resident was noted to be “sitting in the dining room area of the 200 Hall with other residents and visitors present.” A Licensed Practical Nurse providing the resident care “took out a… medication patch… from the medication cart and took it to [the resident] at the Dining Room Table.” The LPN “then pulled down the back of [the resident’s] shirt, exposing the skin on her upper right back and removed the used patch [...and] then exposed [the resident’s] left upper back and applied the new patch to [their] upper left back.”
The LPN was interviewed by the state investigator and stated that “she did not know if [the resident] had a signed consent in her chart stating if it was okay for nurses to apply [the resident’s] medication patch in the dining room area.”
The state investigator interviewed the Director of Nursing and asked “if it was okay to apply [the resident’s] medication patch while she was in the dining room area.” The Director stated that putting the resident’s “medication patch on in the dining room is similar to doing a blood glucose monitoring or giving an injection and should be done in the resident’s room.”
The Director also stated that the LPN “should not have applied [the resident’s] medication patch while she was in the dining room area unless they had signed permission from [the resident’s] Power of Attorney stating it was okay.” The Director was unaware if there was a signed consent on record.
The investigator noted that “there was no consent found in [the resident’s] medical record giving the facility consent permission to apply [the resident’s] medication patch in the dining room area.”
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Avoid Injury
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 02/09/2016, an Illinois state investigator noted that the facility failed to “ensure safe transfers [for residents] reviewed for falls and transfers.” The failure involved a resident being transferred from their wheelchair to the toilet by the Garden Court Coordinator and a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant).”
The report indicates that the CNA grabbed the resident “underneath her left arm during the transfer instead of using just the gait belt.” The resident “was taking shuffle steps and bearing full weight on both lower extremities.” A second observation was made of the resident the following week while the CNA helped transferred the resident “off the toilet into her wheelchair.” The CNA “was standing behind [the resident] during the transfer.” The resident “let go of the grab bar in the bathroom in order to pull up her own pants and put full weight on both lower extremities.”
When asked, the CNA “was unable to answer if [the resident] had any weight bearing restrictions with her transfers.” The investigator reviewed the resident’s 10/30/2015 Care Plan and the last 01/25/2016 Care Conference showing that the resident “is at risk for falls related to reduced independent mobility, diagnosis of glaucoma, hypertension, weakness, vitamin D deficiency, fall resulting in a left hip nonsurgical fracture on 01/01/2016.”
Marion Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If your loved one has suffered injury or harm while a patient at Parkway Manor, call the Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers law offices now. For years, our successful Marion attorneys have in resolving Illinois nursing home abuse and mistreatment cases, which can ensure a positive outcome in your claim for compensation.
We urge you to contact our Williamson County elder abuse law office today at (888) 424-5757 to schedule your free, no obligation comprehensive case review. There is no need to make an upfront payment because we accept all nursing home claims for compensation on contingency.