Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Presence Resurrection Nursing & Rehab
Presence Resurrection Nursing & Rehab is a nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:
Presence Resurrection Nursing & Rehab
1001 North Greenwood Ave.
Park Ridge, IL 60068
The facilities provide approximately 298 bed spaces for senior members in need of day-to-day living assistance. The official records of the state nursing home board show that it provides its health care services for the following health related issues:
- Alzheimer Disease
- Blood Disorders
- Circulatory System
- Digestive System
- Genitourinary System Disorders
- Skin Disorders
- Nervous System
- Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
- Mental Illness
- Respiratory System
- Other Medical Conditions
Critical Findings Regarding Patient Care at Presence Resurrection Nursing & Rehab
According to the data gathered from the nursing home surveys conducted by the Illinois Department of Health and other survey agencies, there have been noticeable signs of abuse, patient falls and neglect at the Presence Resurrection Nursing & Rehab, which can be construed as nursing home negligence.
This prompted Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC to review the data compiled by ProPublica –a nursing home survey organization—and we found out that the following experiences by patients –outlined below—, can be interpreted as situations of nursing home negligence:
- Failure to accurately assess resident risk of falls and use fall interventions to prevent injury: “Review of “Fall Risk Assessment” dated 5/16/2010 showed that R1 scored 9. This assessment reflects that a resident who scores 10 or more is regarded as being high risk for falls. Further review of this assessment showed that R1 was not accurately assessed as she was scored incorrectly with regard to mental status as being uncooperative and also to elimination status as being incontinent. If the assessment was scored correctly, R1 would have met the criteria of high risk for falls category. The care plan also showed that R1 had fall history on 6/17/2009 and 8/7/009. This care plan also showed that for fall
interventions, R1 was supposed to have a “low bed”. However, R1 and family had refused, and the facility “continues to offer low bed.” There was no documentation to indicate that alternative interventions were implemented when R1 had refused the low bed. Record showed that R1 had a fall on 6/2/10 at 6:00 P.M. R1 sustained a large hematoma with a bump to the left forehead. R1 was sent to the hospital precipitated by this fall. R1 returned to the facility on [DATE] at 12 A.M. following hospital evaluation. Record shows that R1 sustained another fall incident on 6/8/2010 at 11:25 P.M. E6 (nurse) stated on 6/10/2010 at 2:50 P.M. that she saw that alarm monitor was not attached to R1 when she came to check at around 2:00 P.M. E6 also stated that the reason why the alarm monitor was not attached was because E7 (CNA certified nurse assistant) forgot to attach the alarm when she had provided care to R1 sometime in the morning of 6/10/2010. E6 also stated that the alarm monitor is a monitoring device in order to prevent further falls.”
- Failure to give proper treatment to residents with feeding tubes: “On 2/22/2012 at 10:40am, R2 was found in bed. R2’s upper body was scooped down in the bed and the foot of the bed was higher than the top. R2 was lying in the bed on his back side. R2’s tube feeding was running at the time. R2’s tube feeding pole and pump both had multiple dried spillage of the tube feeding formula. There was a container at the bedside with a syringe. The container had a moderate amount of water. The tip of the syringe was submerged in water, allowing for contact with bacteria growth. According to the facility’s policy for tube feeding administration, the head of the bed was to be elevated by 30 to 40 degrees. However, the manner in which R2 was positioned in the bed did not allow the resident’s head to be at a 30 degree angle.”
- Failure to follow the residents’ care plan during transfer: “R1’s careplan related to transfer indicates the requirement of 2 person transfer with the use of a transferring waist belt (gait). On 8/3/12 at 9:20 am R1 stated, “He moved me from bed. He grabbed me by right hand and pulled me from bed to sit up by one arm. He grabbed me like I was a mop, then after, nurse came to see me. I was in pain. I felt like arm was going to pop out and that’s how the man left me. “R1 was alert, clear and consistent in her version of transfer. R1 was asked in 3 different ways how transfer occurred and every version was consistent. On 8/3/12 at 10:30 am, E8 (Restorative) stated, ” I wrote transfer care plan for (R1). From 3/8/12 through 8/12/12 there were no changes to transfer care plan. If in bed we apply gait belt. She’s needed 2 person assist since way back when. It’s 2 person for transfer from bed to chair. C.N.A grabbing or pulling hand is not standard. It could cause injuries. Could dislocate shoulder. She has a contracted Right upper shoulder.
- Failure to ensure call light accessibility: “On 4/4/11 during the initial tour of the facility, R17, R18, R33, R34, and R36 were in bed and their call lights were out of reach. After surveyor prompting, E7 (Registered Nurse, RN, Restorative Nurse) placed the call lights within reach. On 4/4/11 during tour of the facility, E4 (CNA, Certified Nursing Assistant) attached the call light of R32 to the mattress at the head of the bed and out of reach of R32. Surveyor questioned E4 about placement of the call light and at that time E4 placed the call light within reach of R32.”
Our Role as Experienced Nursing Home Attorneys in Park Ridge, IL
Our patient care attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC strive to help vulnerable and injured individuals who have experienced neglect and any form of abuse get the closure they deserve. We provide residents of Illinois with experienced health care lawyers who are dedicated to your cause. We have handled lawsuits covering the following situations:
- Bed Sores / Pressure Pores
- Dropped Patients
- Medication Errors
- Physical Abuse
- Patient Wandering
- Repeated Falls
- Wrongful Death
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