Caregivers at nursing homes all throughout Illinois are entrusted to provide the best standards of quality care possible to the elderly, disabled and rehabilitating residents at their place of employment. Unfortunately, many residents become the victim of abuse, mistreatment or neglect at the hands of those in charge of the nursing home, assisted living center or rehabilitation facility. Many elderly patients are physically restrained against their will without doctor’s orders or injured through accidents that could have been prevented.
Our team of dedicated nursing home abuse attorneys provide their legal services to advocate against nursing facilities that cause harm, injuries or death of residents. In addition, we post current data involving safety concerns, investigations and complaints against all facilities in Illinois. This publicly available information can be used to make the best informed decision before placing a loved one in the hands of care givers who might lack the training or supervision necessary to provide quality care.
Rosewood Care Center of Elgin
Rosewood Care Center of Elgin is a 126-certified bed Medicare/Medicaid-participating nursing facility to provide services to the residents of Cook and Kane counties, including Elgin, Illinois. The facility is located at:
2355 Royal Boulevard
Elgin, IL 60123
Nursing Facility Resident Safety Concerns
The federal website www.Medicare.gov maintains updated information on nursing facilities throughout the United States. Evaluating a star rating system, consumers can assess the current status of nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and assisted-living centers nationwide. Currently, Rosewood Care Center of Elgin maintains and overall four out of five stars rating, including four stars for both staffing and health inspections in two stars for quality measures.
The nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have located numerous complaints and opened investigations involving Rosewood Care Center of Elgin. Some of these concerns include:
- Failure to Provide an Environment Free of Physical Restraints:
- Failure to Provide an Environment Free of Accident Hazards:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/16/2015, during an annual certification survey, the surveyor noted the facility’s failure “to document a medical symptom justifying the use of restraint and failed to document the checking and release of restraint as per facility’s policy.”, This is in response to a review of residents who were restrained at the facility, noting a resident “had a self release seatbelt with alarm. On 05/26/2015 she was changed to a self release Velcro belt.
On 06/03/2015 was changed to a self release belt with a buckle for fall prevention related to unsafe attempts to transfer or ambulate without assistance.” The resident’s “medical record did not contain any documentation of [the resident’s] restraint being checked every 30 minutes or released at a minimum of every two hours with intervention documented as required per the facility’s undated policy Physical Restraint Policies.
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 04/15/2015, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility for their failure to “implement care plan safety precautions for one resident with seizure disorders and failed to transfer residents following facility policy.” This is in response to findings where a resident “was found on floor around 4:25 AM and was sent to the hospital and was found to have a fracture in her leg.” In addition, according to the resident’s “Care Plan Report with admit date of 2/1/15 she is required maximum assistance with transfers, is at high risk for falls and is to have two full padded side rails up when in bed as seizure precautions to prevent injury.”
Elgin, Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you, or a loved one, have suffered serious injuries or been physically restrained against your will while residing at Rosewood Care Center of Elgin, or any Illinois nursing facility, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can take immediate legal steps to ensure your safety and well-being. Our team of dedicated legal advocates can provide numerous options to seek financial compensation for your damages.
We encourage you to contact our law offices today by calling (888) 424-5757 to schedule a full, free no obligation consultation and case review. Our attorneys handle all cases of nursing home abuse, mistreatment or neglect on a contingency fee basis, so no upfront fees or retainers are required.