Many families place their loved one in an Illinois nursing home to ensure they receive a high level of care and necessary medications administered by highly trained nursing staff members. Unfortunately, many nursing facilities fail to adequately train their nursing staff or provide ongoing supervision to ensure that their Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Certified Nursing Assistants are following procedures and protocols when providing cares and administering drugs. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have represented residents who suffered from negligence care while residing at Illinois nursing facilities like Roseville Rehab and Health Care Center.
Roseville Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
This facility is a ‘for profit’ 99-bed Nursing Center providing cares and services to residents of Roseville and Warren County, Illinois. The Medicare/Medicaid-accepted Nursing Home is located at:
145 S. Chamberlain St.
Roseville, IL 61473
As a part of the Peterson Health Care System, Roseville Rehab and Health Care Center provides access to the Peterson Pathways Rehabilitation Program, skilled nursing care, memory care, and Alzheimer’s care.
Roseville Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
Families can download statistics on Medicare.gov to view a historical list of all filed complaints, safety concerns, health violations and opened investigations of every facility nationwide. The information can be used to determine the level of health and hygiene care every community nursing home provides its patients.
Currently, Roseville Rehabilitation and Health Care Center maintains an overall three out of five available star rating in the national Medicare comparison summary system. This includes four out of five stars for quality measures, three out of five stars for health inspections and two out of five stars for staffing concerns. The Warren County nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have found safety concerns, violations and deficiencies at this nursing facility that include:
- Failure to Notify a Resident’s Physician That Could Lead to a Change in Their Condition Including a Decline in Health or Injury
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 04/14/2016, a notation was made by a state investigator involving the nursing home’s failure to “notify the physician of a resident not receiving a prescribed medication.”
An observation was made of the Licensed Practical Nurse at 11:45 AM on 04/11/2016 who attempted to “give [the patient] a scheduled dose of [a medication to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease including shakiness, difficulty moving, stiffness, etc.].” The investigator noted that “this medication was unavailable in the facility.” The LPN stated that the resident “was out of this medication this morning also.”
The following day at 8:30 AM, the Licensed Practical Nurse stated that the resident “missed four scheduled doses of [their Parkinson’s disease medication and] missed the Sunday (04/10/2016 4:00 PM) dose, and all three doses on Monday (04/11/2016.” The LPN also stated that they “did not notify the physician of [the resident] missing the scheduled doses of [their prescribed medication].
The state investigator interviewed the Director of Nursing on the morning of 04/12/2016 who stated that “the doctor should be notified of the medication being unavailable to give to a resident immediately.” The investigator interviewed the resident’s physician on 04/13/2016 stated “I would want to know the next business day if [the resident] is out of [their Parkinson’s disease medication]. It could cause [the resident] to have increased tremors…”
It was also noted that the resident’s 8:00 AM 04/10/2016 Progress Notes through 9:00 AM on 04/11/2016 “did not include documentation of [the resident’s] physician being notified of [the resident’s] missed doses of [their medication].”
The state investigator noted that the actions of the nursing staff failed to follow the facility’s 07/03/2013 policy titled: Medication Administration Policy that reads in part:
“If the medication is not available for a resident, call the pharmacy and notify the physician when the drug is expected to be available. Notify the physician as soon as practical when a scheduled dose of a medication as not been administered for any reason.”
- Failure to Ensure Every Resident Remains Free from Unauthorized Physical Restraints
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 04/18/2013, the state investigator noted the facility’s failure “to identify a self-release seat belt as a restraint and [a failure to] provide medical justification for the use of a restraint.”
The state investigator noted that the resident’s 03/17/2013 Physical Restraint Assessment documents “describe behavioral/medical symptoms and risks/benefits related to the continued need for physical restraint.” The response documented “resident becomes anxious (at times) with exit-seeking behaviors looking for her deceased husband.” The resident was observed on both 04/16/2013 and 04/17/2013 “sitting at the lunch table with a self-release seatbelt secured throughout the meal service.”
It was noted that the resident’s 01/14/2013 and 11/09/2012 MDS (Minimum Data Sets) documents that the resident “does not have a restraint.”
Roseville Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If your loved one is suffering from abuse, neglect or mistreatment while residing as a resident at Roseville Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can help. Our Roseville nursing home attorneys have successfully resolved many financial compensation claims for victims of abuse, mistreatment, and neglect in Illinois nursing facilities.
Schedule a complimentary, no obligation comprehensive claim evaluation today by calling our Warren County elder abuse law offices at (888) 424-5757. No upfront fees are necessary because our law firm accepts every nursing home abuse/neglect claim for compensation through a contingency fee agreement.