Any fall occurring to an Illinois nursing home resident has the potential of causing a serious decline in their health and well-being. Because of that, the nursing staff is required to follow procedures and protocols when providing care to patients who are at a high risk of falling. Unfortunately, many nursing homes failed to take appropriate measures, develop effective interventions and direct their nursing staff to follow Plans of Care to guarantee the resident safety. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC provide legal representation to residents of Illinois skilled nursing homes like Rest Haven Manor who have suffered serious injury from repeated falls due to a lack of effective interventions designed and implemented by the nursing staff.
Rest Haven Manor
This Medicaid-accepted facility is a ‘for profit’ Nursing Home providing cares and services to residents of Albion and Edwards County, Illinois. The 39-certified-bed Center is located at:
120 West Main
Albion, IL 62806
Albion Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
Families can visit Medicare.gov to view a complete list of all safety concerns, filed complaints, opened investigations and health violations that are regularly updated by the state of Illinois and the federal government. This information can be used to make well-informed decisions of which nursing facilities in the community by the highest level of care.
Currently, Rest Haven Manor maintains an overall three out of five available federal star rating in the Medicare star rating summary system compared to all other nursing homes in the United States. This includes four out of five stars for both staffing issues and quality measures and two out of five stars for health inspections. The Edwards County nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC uncovered various deficiencies, violations, hazards, and safety concerns at this nursing home that include:
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Develop Effective Interventions to Prevent Future Injury
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 12/01/2015, a formal complaint was opened against the facility by a state investigator for its failure to “identify causative factors and implement and evaluate interventions related to falls.” The deficient practice was first noted in the state investigator’s findings after reviewing the 11/23/2015 incident of a resident falling as noted in the facility’s Incident/Fall Report that “does not include a root cause or intervention.”
The investigator noted that the resident fell on “10/15/2015, 11/22/2015 at 2:45 AM, 11/22/2015 at 9:30 AM, 11/23/2015 and 11/29/2015 as documented in the Incident/Fall Report.” The report indicates that “the fall on 10/15/2015 was during an outing with the family [...and that the resident] was taken to the emergency room by the family.” A review of the Physician Clinical Report from the Hospital Emergency Room “documents a 3.0-centimeter laceration to [the resident’s] scalp and the laceration to the scalp was close with five staples.”
The 10/15/2015 X-ray Report of the [resident’s] pelvis “does not document a fracture.” However, “there is no documentation of a root cause, interventions to prevent future falls with the family, or prevention planning with the family related to the fall.”
The resident’s Nurse’s Notes document the resident’s leg pain on numerous dates including 10/22/2015, 10/23/2015, 10/28/2015, 10/29/2015 and 11/11/2015.” The resident’s 11/09/2015 Nurses’ Notes documents that six days after the last report of pain the resident “underwent a Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy.”
On 11/18/2015, the resident “was transferred to the Emergency Room due to pain and limping as documented in the Nurse’s Notes.” The resident’s 11/18/2015 x-ray documents “a fracture of the pelvis. On 11/30/2015 at 9:15 AM, [the resident’s physician] stated it is difficult to know when the fracture of the pelvis actually occurred.”
The state investigator also noted that the fall that occurred at 2:45 AM on 11/22/2015 “does not include a root cause.” The report indicates that the resident “went outside to smoke and fell with her walker while on the front porch.” An interview with the facility’s Social Service Director occurred on the morning of 11/30/2015 where they stated “there is no smoking evaluation for [the resident]. The fall on 11/22/2015… does not include a root cause.”
The state investigator recognized that the resident’s 11/21/2015 Incident/Fall Report documenting falls occurring between 10/21/2015 and 11/21/2015 does “not include a cause for the falls and the intervention is a repeat, asked for help, of the intervention used for the fall on 11/01/2015.”
Albion Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you have your suspicions that your loved one is being neglected or abused while residing at Rest Haven Manor, call Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC to stop the mistreatment now. Our skilled Albion attorneys can file in successfully resolve your victim cases involving mistreatment, neglect or abuse and hold those who caused your loved one harm financially accountable.
We encourage you to contact our Edwards County elder abuse law offices by calling (888) 424-5757 today to schedule a complimentary, no obligation claim for compensation evaluation. You are not required to pay any upfront fees or retainers because we accept all nursing home abuse and neglect cases through contingency fee agreements. This means our legal fees are paid only after we have successfully resolved your abuse or neglect case by winning a jury trial or negotiating an out of court settlement on your behalf.