Many families face the undesired position of placing a loved one in a nursing facility to receive quality care for their health and hygiene needs. Unfortunately, many facilities are understaffed or run by improperly trained registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants. Facilities that lack quality supervision and do not implement developed care plans often victimize the residents in their care.
Our team of dedicated attorneys serve as legal advocates to Illinois nursing home residents. We publish publicly available information on opened investigations, filed complaints and safety concerns regarding nursing facilities and assisted-living centers statewide. Many families use this information to decide where to place their loved one who requires skilled or rehabilitative care.Presence St. Anne Center
Presence St. Anne Center is a 179-bed Medicaid/Medicare-approved health care facility providing skilled nursing services to residents of Winnebago County, including Rockford, Illinois. The facility is located at:
4405 High Crest Rd.Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
Rockford, IL 61107
Through monthly updates, the federal government releases current information on assisted-living facilities and nursing homes throughout the United States using a star rating summary system. This data compares every facility nationwide and can be used as a valuable tool when placing a loved one in a nursing home. Currently, Presence St. Anne Center maintains an overall four out of five stars rating involving health inspections, staffing and quality measures.
However, the Rockford Illinois nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found numerous opened investigations and filed complaints against Presence St. Anne Center that involve:
- Failure to Provide a Residential Environment Free of Accident Hazards:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 01/04/2013, a complaint was filed against the facility noting its failure “to supervise a resident with cognitive impairment and poor safety awareness to prevent accidents.” This complaint is in response to a resident diagnosed with herpetic encephalitis, seizures and aphasia with “severe cognitive impairment and a recent medical status change.”
On the day of admission 12/11/12/the resident “was found sitting on the floor at 11 PM. She sustained a hematoma to the right side of her head. She was transferred to the emergency department for evaluation and treatment. Nursing Notes of 12/19/2012 documents at 2:30 PM, [the resident] was found sitting on the floor mat in her room between her bed and her wheelchair.”
- Failure to Stop the Spread of Infections throughout the Facility:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 08/10/2015, a complaint investigation was opened concerning the facility’s failure “to ensure staff utilized personal protective equipment (PPE) for residents on contact isolation precautions.” This investigation is in response to a resident with C. diff (Clostridium difficile). In a follow up interview, the nurse on duty indicated that “they always wear gloves to help [the resident with C. diff] but they never wear a gown.” This is in direct violation of protocol.
- Failure to Use Appropriate Methods regarding a Toileting Care Plan:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 08/30/2012, during an annual licensure and certification survey, a notation was made of the facility’s failure “to provide perinatal care to prevent recurrent urinary tract infections and failed to follow planned toileting programs.” This notation is in response to a resident suffering with “dementia, anxiety disorder, depression, compression fracture of T4 and T6, osteoarthritis and constipation.”
On the morning of 8/29/12, a LPN (licensed practical nurse) and a CNA (restorative certified nursing assistant) “were lying [the resident] down after breakfast followed by provision of peri care. [The resident] was transferred from her wheelchair via a mechanical lift and placed into bed. No toileting occurred. [The resident’s] care plan dated 8/2/12 identify the intervention of ‘Toilet [the resident] at 1 AM and 4 AM, after breakfast, before and after lunch, before supper and at HS (bedtime)’.”Rockford Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you, or your loved one, have been injured or harmed while residing in an Illinois nursing facility, including Presence St. Anne Center, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide immediate legal intervention. Our team of dedicated attorneys can take action to hold those responsible for your harm legally and financially accountable.
Contact our law offices today at (888) 424-5757 to recieve a comprehensive case review to see if you qualify for financial compensation. We accept these types of cases on contingency.