Any decline in an Illinois nursing home resident’s health condition must be immediately reported to their physician to ensure they receive the highest level of medical attention when necessary. Any failure to notify the doctor could place the health and well-being of the patient in immediate jeopardy. Unfortunately, not every nursing facility provides adequate training and ongoing supervision of their nursing staff to ensure that Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Certified Nursing Assistants follow procedures and protocols. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have represented many individuals who have been neglected by their caregivers while residing Illinois nursing facilities like Rosewood Care Center of Moline.
Rosewood Care Center of Moline
This facility is a 116-certified-bed ‘for profit’ Nursing Home providing services and cares to residents of Moline and Rock Island County, Illinois. The Medicaid/Medicare-participating Nursing Center is located at:
7300 34th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265
In addition to providing individualized skilled nursing care, the facility also offers specialized services and therapies that include:
- Stroke therapy
- Wound VAC services
- Chronic disease management
- Home exercise programs
- IV therapy
- Respite care
- Pain management
- Amputation care
- Neuromuscular disorder care
- Fracture care
- Hip/knee replacement rehabilitation
- Tracheotomy care
- Safety training
Moline Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
The state of Illinois and the federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update the national nursing facility database system. The Medicare.gov information contains a historical list of filed complaints, opened investigations, health violations and safety concerns of every facility in the United States.
Currently, Rosewood Care Center of Moline maintains an overall three out of five available star rating in the Medicare system compared to all other facilities nationwide. This includes three out of five stars for both health inspections and staffing concerns and two out of five stars for quality measures. The Rock Island County nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found various deficiencies, violations and safety concerns at this nursing home including:
- Failure to Notify the Resident’s Physician of a Change in Their Condition Including a Decline in Their Health or Injury
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 04/19/2016, an Illinois state investigator noted during an annual licensure and certification survey that the facility failed to “notify the physician of a change in the resident’s condition.”
The deficient practice was first noted in the state investigator’s findings after reviewing a resident’s April 2016 Current Physician Order Sheet (POS) revealing the patient was diagnosed with “Sepsis, Pneumonia, Respiratory Failure, Post Esophageal Perforation during repair of the Diaphragmatic Hernia… and cerebral palsy.”
The resident’s 12:00 PM 04/10/2016 Nurses’ Notes documented that the resident “was asked if in any pain.” The resident looked at the nurse but did not respond. When asked to blink twice if in pain the resident “blinked twice.” The nurse noticed that the resident was “warm to touch” and had a temperature of 101.8 degrees.
A Licensed Practical Nurse documented that at 9:50 AM on 04/19/2016 the Certified Nursing Assistant came to the nurse “and said [the patient] was sweaty [...and] had sweat on [the patient’s] face and hair was wet.” The Registered Nurse gave the patient Tylenol and “called the doctor about something else, but… Had to leave a voicemail.” The LPN stated that “I didn’t get a chance to tell the doctor” about the patient’s high-temperature and sweating symptoms.
An interview was conducted with the facility’s Director of Nursing just after noon on 04/19/2016 who verified “the nurses to call the physician with a change in the resident’s condition, including an elevated temperature.”
The state investigator noted that the actions of the nursing staff failed to follow the facility’s November 1998 policy titled: Reporting Significant Changes in Resident’s Condition that reads in part:
“Each charge nurse will be responsible for assessing the resident’s condition on a continual basis [...and] will notify the physician of any significant change in the resident’s condition at the time the change is noted."
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Cares to Allow an Existing Pressure Sore to Heal
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 04/19/2016, the State Investigator noted the actions of the nursing staff failed to “cover a Stage II pressure ulcer and failed to perform incontinence care to prevent contamination of a Stage II pressure ulcer.”
An observation was made of two Certified Nursing Assistants along with the Rehab/Restorative Aide transferring a resident to a wheelchair using a mechanical lift. During that time, a bedsore was noticed because “no dressing was in place to cover the wound." The Certified Nursing Assistant applied a clean disposable incontinent brief after wiping “the wound with the soiled cloth."
Moline Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If your loved one has been injured or died prematurely while residing at Rosewood Care Center of Moline, call the Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers law firm now. Allow our reputable Moline attorneys to handle and resolve your compensation case involving abuse, neglect, or mistreatment that occurred in a nursing home in Illinois.
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