Families are often concerned when placing a loved one in an intermediate care facility (ICF) that provide services for those with developmental disabilities. The special needs and care of these challenged individuals require a high level of quality services and, at times, skilled nursing and hygiene assistance.
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Rockton Court is a six-bed ICF (intermediate care facility) providing services to the developmentally disabled residents of Rockford and Winnebago County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
2615 North Rockton Ave.
Rockford, IL 61101
Rockford Nursing Facility Safety Concerns
The state of Illinois and the federal government regulate nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities, assisted-living homes and rehabilitation centers all throughout Illinois. These facilities are required to maintain a basic standard of care and provide adequate training to the medical staff to ensure the safety, health and well-being of every resident under their care. However, the Rockford nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found complaints, safety concerns and investigations at facilities all throughout Illinois, including at Rockton Court. Some of these concerns at this facility include:
- Failure to Provide an Acceptable Standard of Care for Residents
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 01/29/2013, during an annual licensure and certification survey, notations were made of the facility’s failure to ensure the protection of a resident in that all “allegations of mistreatment, neglect or abuse, as well as injuries of an unknown source, are reported immediately to the administrator or to other officials in accordance with State law through established procedures.” This is in response to a record review and interview conducted at the facility that notes a failure to immediate reporting of an incident at the facility.
According to the record review of a 63-year-old female resident’s ISP (individual service plan) diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and Seizure Disorder. The findings note the “missing documentation for [the resident] including [the resident’s] Physical Exam, Bone Density Exam, Individual Immunization Record, Individual Training Records, Individuals Functional Sexual Assessment, and Inventory of Personal Items.”
- Failure to Provide Physician Services to a Patient in Need
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 03/22/2011, during an annual licensure and certification survey, notations are made of the facility’s failure “to ensure for [a resident] that preventative health care was provided for a referral to psychiatrist.”, This is in response to a record review of a 46-year-old female resident’s individual service plan (ISP) diagnosed with a “mild range of mental retardation. [The resident’s] list of diagnoses includes hypothyroidism and acid reflux.”
In an interview with a nursing staff qualified medical retardation professional occurring on 3-22-11, the medical staff member indicated that the resident “seem like depressed and she would refuse to do things. [The nursing staff member] stated that [the resident] does not have an appointment with the psychiatrist yet.”
- Provide Families Adequate Communication concerning Their Loved One’s Health
In a Summary Statement of Deficiencies dated 10/06/2008, a complaint investigation was opened against Rockton Court noting a failure at the facility “to promptly notify [a resident’s] Guardian of a significant change in [the resident’s] condition. This is in response to a notation involving a 55-year-old female resident diagnosed with “Severe Mental Retardation and Seizure Disorder.” Though the facility’s notes indicate that the nurses recorded an incident involving the resident falling out of bed and the performance of a “body check and noticed the start of a large bruise on (right) are between shoulder and elbow and (right) thigh” the resident’s guardian indicated that “he had not been notified of these injuries.”
Rockford Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you, or your loved one, have been injured, harmed or neglected while residing at Rockton Court or any other ICF facility in Illinois, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can divide legal assistance. Our team of competent Rockford nursing home abuse lawyers can stop the neglect immediately and provide legal representation in seeking financial compensation for your harm.
We encourage you to schedule your no-obligation free initial consultation by calling our law offices today at (888) 424-5757. We accept medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and personal injury cases on contingency, meaning you receive immediate legal representation without the need of paying an upfront fee or retainer.