Neglect, mistreatment and inadequate medical care are major concerns for many residents of nursing facilities and their families nationwide. While neglect is similar to abuse, a neglectful or careless action is often the result of a breach of duty to provide a standard of care to the nursing home resident. In many incidences, the unforeseeable outcome causes significant harm or death to an elderly, injured or disabled individual suffering at the hands of unqualified or insufficient medical staff. In fact, the Joliet nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers handle many cases of nursing facility neglect, mistreatment, abuse and financial exploitation.
Our reputable team of competent neglect case attorneys are committed to providing legal advocacy to every Illinois nursing home resident victimized by staff members, other residents and the nursing facility. We post most current safety concern information as an informative tool to help families choose the best nursing facility for their loved one.
Rosewood Care Center of Joliet
Rosewood Care Center of Joliet is a 92-bed health care center providing medical services to residents of Joliet and Will County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
3401 Hennepin Drive
Joliet, IL 60435
The center provides individualized therapy rehabilitation care including occupational, physical speech therapies. In addition, it provides other specialized services including:
- Total hip/knee replacement rehabilitation
- Post-operation wound care
- Neuromuscular disorder care
- Home exercise program
- Wound VAC services
- Fracture care
- Pain management
- Amputation care
- Tracheostomy care
- IV therapies
- Respite care
Nursing Facility Resident Safety Concerns
The federal website www.Medicare.gov releases current information on the safety concerns, health inspections and quality of care provided at the nation’s nursing homes, assisted living centers and healthcare facilities. Currently, Rosewood Care Center of Joliet maintains an overall five out of five star rating summary, indicating they are much above average when compared to other facilities in the US. This includes five out of five stars for staffing and four out of five stars for both quality measures and health inspections.
However, the Joliet nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found numerous complaints filed against Rosewood Care Center of Joliet. Some of these complaints include:
- Failure to Prohibit Mistreatment, Neglect or Misappropriation of Care of Residents
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 08/11/2011, a complaint investigation was opened noting that the facility “failed to have a policy that directs the nursing staff to reconcile residents’ names and birth dates on admission, with documentation received from the hospital.” This is in response to the facility’s failure to provide a resident quality care. Instead, the facility issued a resident “multiple medications prescribed for another patient at the hospital from where she was discharged.”
The resident “continued to receive these medications for five days after her admission. This caused an elevation of [the resident’s] potassium to a critical level. [The resident] was admitted to the intensive care unit in serious condition with diagnoses of hyperkalemia, acute renal failure and bradycardia.”
- Failure to Provide an Environment Where a Resident Is Free of Physical Restraint
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 09/12/2014 during an annual licensure and certification survey, it was noted that the “facility failed to assess and implement less restrictive measures attempted prior to utilizing side rails for four [residents].” This is in response to an observation that show physicians order sheet (POS) indicating “low air loss mattress with side rails x2.” Instead, two full side rails with seizure pads and fall prevention were installed, restricting the resident’s “freedom of movement and/or access to own body, with risk of injury and entrapment.”
Joliet Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
If you, or a loved one, are the victim of neglect, mistreatment or abuse at any Illinois nursing facility, including Rosewood Care Center of Joliet, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide legal solutions. Our experienced Joliet nursing home abuse attorneys can take immediate legal action to ensure the neglect stops now.
We encourage you to contact us today by phone at (888) 424-5757 or through our online chat rooms. We accept these types of cases on contingency. This means you receive immediate legal representation and counsel without the need of paying a retainer or upfront fee.