Residents of nursing facilities and rehabilitation centers are potentially at the greatest risk of suffering an accidental injury. Typically, the stakes are high for older adults or those suffering from an orthopedic injury or a single fall. In many incidences, full recovery is not possible. Unfortunately, nursing home accidents happen all too often and are usually the result of nursing staff negligence or careless action. In fact, the Joliet nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers represent many nursing facility residents who have suffered from a facility-associated accident.
Our legal team of dedicated attorneys remain committed in serving as a advocate for every Illinois nursing resident to ensure their upmost safety and well-being. We post the most current data detailing current safety concerns at healthcare centers, rehabilitation centers, assisted-living homes and nursing facilities statewide. Many families use this valuable information as a way to assist them in making a well-informed decision before placing a lot one in a nursing home.
Presence Villa Franciscan
Presence Villa Franciscan is a 176-bed post-acute care rehabilitative facility providing medical services to residents of Joliet and Will County, Illinois. Its facilities are located at:
210 North Springfield Ave.
Joliet, IL 60435
The facility provides various short stay rehabilitation services that include:
- Orthopedic postoperative care
- Post-surgical recovery
- Post-acute hospital stay
- Neurological and stroke care recovery
- Cardiac rehabilitation
Nursing Facility Resident Safety Concerns
The federal government website www.Medicare.gov releases current star rating summaries on every nursing facility and rehabilitation within the United States. Currently, Presence Villa Franciscan maintains an overall three out of five star rating, or average rating compared to other facilities nationwide. This includes two out of five stars for health inspections, three out of five stars for quality measures and four out of five stars for staffing.
The Joliet nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found many complaints filed against Presence Villa Franciscan Rehabilitation Center. Some of these complaints involve:
- Failure to Provide Residents an Environment Free of Hazards
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 11/21/2013, a complaint investigation was open concerning the facility’s failure “to provide necessary supervision to prevent a fall and failed to follow their policy and procedure for following the resident care plan for increased supervision during toileting.” This was in response to a patient suffering injury “in a fall incident with abrasions to the knee and forehead.”
On a separate occasion in a summary statement of deficiencies dated 01/02/2013, a complaint investigation was opened concerning the facility’s failure to provide adequate supervision to prevent an accident. This is in response to the facility’s failure to “supervise/monitor [a resident] during mealtime, who had been assessed at high risk for aspiration/choking.” As a result, the resident choked “while eating unsupervised and became unresponsive in the facility.”
In a third incident noted in a summary of statement of deficiencies dated 02/18/2011, a complaint investigation was opened noting the facility’s failure “to develop and implement interventions for use of an appropriate assistive device as a measure to prevent a resident from falling.
- Failure to Prevent a Decrease in a Resident’s Range Of Motion
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 12/16/2014, a complaint investigation was opened noting the facility’s failure “to provide Passive Range of Motion Exercises to residents identified with pain and contractures and develop a plan of care to clearly identify and individualize restorative program for residents who are on a restorative program.” This is in response to a resident of the facility losing her range of motion because there was not adequate assistance provided to ensure she remained mobile and active.
Joliet Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
If you, or a loved one, have been injured in an accident in any nursing facility in Illinois, including Presence Villa Franciscan, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide legal help. Our Joliet nursing home abuse attorneys can take immediate legal steps to ensure that the inappropriate actions, unsafe conditions and health hazards that caused your injuries are corrected immediately.
We encourage you to call our law offices right now at (888) 424-5757 or speak with us directly in our online chat rooms. We accept abuse, neglect, mistreatment and accident cases on contingency. This means you receive immediate legal representation without paying us any retainer or upfront fees.