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Presence Ballard Nursing Center Ratings & Violations

Presence Ballard Nursing Center

Presence Ballard Nursing Center is a 231 bed nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:

Presence Ballard Nursing Center
9300 Ballard Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016

It provides independent living assistance to the elderly citizens on Illinois as well as to patients recuperating from terminal illnesses. The facility which has the capacity to provide assistance to approximately 231 patients is registered with the state nursing home as a health center providing assistance to patients admitted for the following:

  • Circulatory System
  • Endocrine/Metabolic
  • Developmental Disability
  • Genitourinary System Disorders
  • Respiratory System
  • Skin Disorders
  • Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
  • Neoplasms

Incredulous Discoveries Regarding Patient Care at Presence Ballard Nursing Center

A survey conducted on the level of care provided to patients admitted into the Ballard Nursing Center, by the Illinois Department of Health, showed that patients experienced periods of poor care, medication errors, and abuse during their stay. The nursing home attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC reviewed the survey reports of ProPublica and discovered the following episodes which could be construed as nursing home negligence:

  • Failure to administer medication as ordered: “Interview with E6 regarding R25’s [MEDICATION NAME] medication after review of POS, confirmed that she (E6) had missed total of 1600 mg dosage during noon medication pass.
    E6 also confirmed to surveyor that [MEDICATION NAME] is a significant medication for the resident’s renal condition.”
  • Failure to assess an AV Fistula: “On September 15, 2011 at 10:10am, review of the nursing admission form dated 9/3/2011 documents that R21 came into the facility with a Right arm AV Fistula present, no further assessment or documentation regarding the monitoring or care from the nursing staff is present in the chart. The facility policy (no date) titled “Vascular Access” states that the nursing assessment of the [MEDICATION NAME] access includes for the nurse to “pay close attention to the access post-treatment” check for patency and know the evidence of complications. E6 was unable to show surveyor a documented assessment of the AV fistula site, his response was “what do you mean by assessment.”
  • Failure to utilize interventions to prevent falls for at risk residents: “R15 is an [AGE] year old resident, with a history of falls. During the past two months R15 had 3 falls on 6/3/11, 7/1/11 and 7/4/11. Sometime after R15’s last fall, a chair alarm was ordered. E11 (nurse) attempted to test R15’s chair alarm. When the alarm was activated, the sound was barely audible. E11 waited 4 minutes to see if anyone would responding to the chair alarm, but there was no response. While the alarm was still activated, the surveyor went into the hallway outside R15’s room to see if the alarm could be heard, but the alarm was not able to be heard. E11 stated that, the battery “must have died.”
  • Failure to prevent avoidable injury during transfer: “A review of R1’s current plan of care dated 2/1/10 indicates that R1 requires limited to extensive assistance with transfers. E13 said around 11:00pm R1 requested to go the bathroom, E13 said that she transferred R1 from the bed to the wheel chair with no assistance, and after R1 used the bathroom she transferred R1 back from the wheelchair to the bed. E13 said that she used a gait belt but could not get R1 stand, when attempting to transfer R1 back to the bed from the wheelchair. E13 said that she had R1 place her hands on a table in front of her and she pushed R1 from behind from R1’s hip area to a standing position. On 4/7/10 at 11:45am E4(licensed practical nurse), said that at 6:30am on 3/23/10 that R1 complained of pain in her right knee, E4 said that the night nurse was not made aware of R1’s complaint. A review of the hospital record dated 3/27/10 indicated that R1 was assessed to have right knee pain and swollen knee but not deformed. The CT scan dated 3/27/10 final report notes that a 3D imaging confirms minimally displaced impaction fracture of the lateral tibial plateau which is acute.”

Professional Nursing Home Attorneys Des Plaines, IL

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC are experienced in providing closure to victims of nursing home negligence and abuse in Illinois. Our nursing home lawyers have successfully taking up the cause of numerous victims of nursing home negligence during their admission into living facilities. We have handled nursing home lawsuits about the following situations:

  • Bed Sores / Pressure Pores
  • Dropped Patients
  • Inadequate Transportation Practices
  • Fractures
  • Medication Errors
  • Physical Abuse
  • Patient Wandering
  • Repeated Falls
  • Wrongful Death

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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 LLC cannot confirm that the content on this site is the most recent information related to the facilities mentions.

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