Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Prairie Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Prairie Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Prairie Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Prairie Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Is a nursing home facility which provides bed space for 148 senior citizens and patients recuperating from an injury it is located in Cook County, Illinois at:

Prairie Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
345 Dixie Highway
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Website: http://prairiemanorhealthcarecenter.com/

According to the state nursing home database, the health center provides independent care for patients with the following health related issues:

  • Endocrine/Metabolic
  • Circulatory System
  • Nervous System
  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Respiratory System
  • Digestive System
  • Genitourinary System Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
  • Mental Illness
  • Neoplasms
Important Discoveries Regarding Health Care at Prairie Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

The surveys conducted by the Illinois Department of Health and other private health inspection firms discovered different episodes of poor patient care and abuse at the Prairie Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center which could be interpreted as nursing home negligence. The Chicago nursing home attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers reviewed the findings of ProPublica and following episodes:

  • Failure to supervise and implement interventions for residents with a known history of falls: “R1 was admitted to the facility on [DATE] for aftercare following a fracture of the left iliac crest/humerus. R1 was admitted with a history of falls at home. A review of the facility’s incident report dated 1/22/09, 7:00pm notes that R1 got out of the wheel chair while in her bed room, tried to ambulate without assistance slipped and fell to the floor. The incident indicated that the fall was unwitnessed. An interview with E5 on 7/28/09 E5 said that he was unsure if R1 was on fall precautions prior to her first fall on 1/22/09. R1’s care plan dated 1/21/09 indicated that R1 was at risk for falling related to history of falls. R1’s care plan approaches indicates that R1 should be observed frequently, and placed in supervised area when out of bed. Another approach indicates to keep frequently used items within reach. A review of the hospital records dated 1/22/09 R1 was admitted with a diagnosis noting an intratrochanteric fracture of the right hip.”
  • Failure to provide interventions for residents known to be aggressive: “R2 was admitted to the facility on [DATE], a review of the nurses notes dated 5/18/09 5:55pm indicates that R2 at times during the admission process that R2 became combative, and aggressive with staff by hitting and kicking staff. On 5/19/09 10:46 AM nurses notes indicate that R2 is alert, confused and combative, he will swing at anyone sitting in his vicinity. R2 nurses notes indicates residents combative behaviors throughout his residence at the facility toward staff during care. A review of the closed record R2 was sent to hospital under the petition for involuntary/judicial admission to the hospital for noted behaviors, 5/30/09 throwing objects. 6/2/09 physically abusive toward staff, 6/4/09 throwing meal tray and combative toward staff during care. 6/5/09 struck 2 nurses, 1 cna, and yelling at a maintenance director, punching the walls and desk, and attempting to hit other residents as they walked by. R2 was readmitted to the facility on [DATE]. A review of the facility’s incident report 7/2/09 R2 was involved in another incident striking another resident R3. A review of the R2’s closed record care plan no intervention were implemented regarding R2. known combative/abusive behavior, displayed during admission (hitting/kicking staff), R2’s combative behavior during care. No social service interventions were noted addressing R2’s behavior, upon review of the closed record.”
  • Failure to assess pain and notify a physician of increased pain: “On 6/13/12, at 9:55am, E5 (Treatment Nurse) performed wound care to R4’s right shin wound. R4 stated to E5 that it was painful when E5 took off the soiled dressing. R4 yelled “Ouch! It hurts like hell!” as E5 cleaned the wound by scrubbing it with gauze. R4 asked E5 not to press so hard because it hurt. E5 continued with the dressing change. E5 did not assess R4’s pain prior to or during the treatment. E5 did not stop the treatment when R4 yelled in pain. On 6/15/12, at 10:20am by phone, Z1(Physician) stated that he was not aware that R4’s wound was so painful and would have ordered more pain medicine for R4 to have during the dressing changes if he knew the pain was worse. Z1 stated that Tylenol 325mg oral every 6 hours isn’t strong enough to take care of the pain R4 is having.”
  • Failure to administer medications at the ordered time: “R25 receives [MEDICATION NAME] 0.5mg tablet at 9A, 1P, 5P. During the medication pass with E8 (RN) the 5:00 PM dose was sign out as given at 3:20 PM and administered. It was given 1 hour and 40 minutes before the ordered time.”
  • Failure to ensure residents are safe from serious medication errors: “R27 a new admission, receives [MEDICATION NAME] 25/100. The container was a personal medication stock from the resident’s home. R27 has used this medication since admission, 6-12-10. The container has an expiration date of 2/10. It expired 4 months ago. The medication was given by E10 (RN) during the 5pm medication pass.”
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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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