Our loved ones residing in nursing facilities deserve to receive the best care available that ensures their dignity and respect while receiving effective treatments to maximize their health. Unfortunately, many nursing facilities are staffed with medical professionals that lack proper training or perform their duties with inadequate supervision. As a result, many nursing home residents become victims at the hands of their caregivers.
Our team of nursing home advocacy attorneys take quick legal actions to ensure the safety and well-being of nursing home residents all throughout Illinois. We post valuable publicly available data involving safety concerns and opened complaints concerning nursing homes, assisted living centers and rehabilitation facilities statewide.Renaissance at Midway
Renaissance at Midway is a 249-certified bed Medicare/Medicaid-participating nursing facility providing medical services to residents of Chicago and Cook County, Illinois. The home is located at:
4437 South Cicero
Chicago, IL 60632
The facility provides a variety of rehabilitation services including care for neurological diseases, cardiac diseases, pulmonary diseases, joint replacement and orthopedic surgery, stroke, nutritional issues, immune deficiency and medically complex diseases or surgeries.Nursing Facility Patient Safety Concerns
The federal government continuously updates valuable comparative information on nursing facilities nationwide and posts the information on its website www.Medicare.gov. Currently, Renaissance of Midway maintains an overall four out of five available stars compared to other facilities within the United States. This includes five out of five stars for quality measures and three out of five stars for both health inspections and staffing issues.
The nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have located numerous safety concerns, investigations and complaints involving Renaissance at Midway. Some of these include:
- Failure to Provide an Environment Free of the Spread of Infections:
- Failure to Treat Pressure Sores Properly:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 12/03/2015, a complaint investigation was opened against Renaissance at Midway for its failure “to follow policy regarding hand hygiene for [a resident].” This is in response to a 12/1/15 incident where a certified nurse’s aide “transported [a resident] by wheelchair to his room, [the nurse’s aide] stated in part, the resident has just returned from a day program I will check him and put him into bed. [The certified nurse’s aide] applied gloves to remove [the resident’s] coat and clothing and transferred [the resident] to bed by mechanical lift with assistance from [another certified nurse’s aide]. While the certified nurse’s aide removed the resident’s incontinence brief and provided perineum care, it was done without changing gloves, which is in direct violation of proper hand washing/cleaning protocols the facility involving incontinence care.
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated 03/13/2015, a complaint investigation is opened against the facility for its failure “to provide indwelling urinary catheter care and incontinence care in a manner to prevent cross-contamination for [a resident].” This is in response to care provided by a registered nurse and certified nurse’s aide who “completed indwelling catheter care and incontinence care for [a resident]. [The certified nurse’s aide] cleaned the feces in an upward motion toward the urinary meatus spreading feces around the indwelling catheter tubing. [The resident] began yelling ‘that hurts, stop that’.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 03/13/2015, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility for its failure “to implement pressure relieving methods to facilitate healing for [a resident].” While the resident’s care plan for alteration and skin integrity documents were complete, the facility failed to adequately follow or implement the physician’s orders. This is in violation to the facility policy titled Skin Management: Pressure Ulcer Treatment Guidelines, which are to be implemented according to the resident needs.
If you, or a loved one, have suffered mistreatment, neglect or abuse while residing at Renaissance of Midway, or any other nursing facility in Illinois, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can take steps immediately to stop the harm now. Our team of dedicated Chicago, Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys can file a claim for compensation on your behalf to ensure you receive the financial recompense you deserve. Contact our law offices today by calling (888) 424-5757 to schedule your no obligation, free full case review.