Health and hygiene care in a nursing facility can be expensive. For many families with an elderly, rehabilitating or injured loved one, it is the only option. Nursing facilities provide rooms, meals, recreational activities, assistance for daily living and maintenance of the resident’s health care needs in a supervised environment. The Aurora nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers understand that selecting the best nursing facility is not always easy. Our team is ready to assist you with any episodes of abuse or neglect at Presence McAuley Manor.
While federal law provides patients and their family members an active role in developing an effective care plan, it is not always followed by nursing home staff. Because of that, our attorneys remain committed to serve as a legal advocate to residents of Illinois nursing facilities. We provide valuable publicly available data on nursing facilities involving safety concerns to allow families to make a better informed decision before placing their loved one in a nursing home.Presence McAuley Manor
Presence McAuley Manor is an 87-bed short stay rehabilitation center providing services in the western suburb of Chicago. The facility is located at:
400 West Sullivan Rd.
Aurora, IL 60506
The facility provides short stay rehabilitation services for numerous types of medical conditions that include:
- Stroke care and recovery
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Joint replacement rehabilitation
- Post-surgical recovery
The specialized care is covered by highly trained nurses, nurses’ aides and physiatrists that includes personalized therapy programs such as speech, occupational and physical therapy.Nursing Facility Patient Safety Concerns Seen at Presence McAuley Manor
In a study of data maintained by www.Medicare.gov, Presence McAuley Manor maintains an above average four out of five stars overall rating compared other facilities nationwide. This rating includes five out of five stars for quality measures (a resident assessment indicating how the nursing facility provides care for residents).
In addition, the nursing home received an average three out of five stars for staffing that indicates the staffing hours for its RNs, LPNs, LVNs and CNAs. Presence McAuley Manor also received an average three out of five stars rating for health inspections at the facility.
However, the Aurora nursing home mistreatment attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers note that there are numerous complaints filed against the nursing home over recent years. Some of these include:
- Failure to Provide an Environment Free of Accidents and Hazards:
The fall log at presence McAuley Manor indicates that a resident with a history of falling fell on six different occasions over the course of just a few months. Three of these incidences occurred on different days at approximately 11 PM at night. The “facility did not assess why or what the resident was doing at 11:00 PM.”
On one occasion, it was found that the resident did not “lock the brakes on her wheelchair when she tried to transfer from the wheelchair to the bed and the chair slipped.” Even though a new care plan was initiated on 3/22/15 to ensure that the resident began wearing nonskid socks, “Nothing was said about reeducating the resident to lock the brakes.” The resident subsequently fell again on 4/21/15 noting she failed to “lock the wheelchair brakes.” In a follow-up interview just hours after the falling incident, an on duty nurse indicated that the resident “did not remember falling.”
- Failure to Provide Services and Cares for the Highest Well-Being:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 02/29/2012, a complaint was filed against the facility for failing to provide necessary care to attain the “highest practicable physical, mental and psychosocial well-being ….” This complaint is in reference to a resident being admitted to the facility with notations of multiple “pressure sores, surgical sores, and other skin breakdown areas.”
Even though an initial care plan for skin integrity was developed, it had “no specifics of individual sores or interventions.” The treatment record maintained through December 2011 and January 2012 indicate the resident “did not receive treatment for the sores until 1/2/12.”
If you, or your loved one, have suffered harm all residing at Presence McAuley Manor, the Aurora nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help. Our legal team ensures that your rights and dignity are protected so you and your family can choose your own doctor and make your own decisions concerning your medical treatment and hygiene care.
Our attorneys accept nursing home abuse and neglect cases on contingency, meaning you do not pay any upfront fees for our legal representation. We encourage you to call our law offices today at (888) 424-5757 or contact us through our online chat rooms. We can stop the neglect or abusive mistreatment today.