Every medical team working in nursing facilities in the state of Illinois are required to notify the resident, resident’s physician and resident’s responsible family member anytime there is a change in the resident’s condition. This protocol is established and enforced as a way to ensure that the resident receives the highest level of care and to minimize the potential of diminishing their overall health. Unfortunately, the Moline elder abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have represented many residents who have suffered serious harm or died prematurely as a result of negligent care by nursing staff who failed to follow protocols.
Rosewood Care Center of Moline
Rosewood Care Center of Moline is an 116-certified bed for-profit Medicare/Medicaid-approved nursing facility providing services to residents of Moline and Moline County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
7300 34th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265
In addition to providing skilled nursing services, the facility also offers individualized therapy and other specialized services that include:
- Total hip/knee replacement rehabilitation
- Post-operative wound care
- Neuromuscular disorders care
- Wound VAC services
- Chronic disease management
- Stroke therapy
- Pain management
- Amputation care
- Fracture care
- Respite care
- Tracheotomy care
- IV therapy
Moline Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
The federal government and Illinois routinely update their nursing home databases to reflect the current and historical data of every nursing facility in the United States. This updated information includes all opened investigations, filed complaints, safety concerns and health violations of facilities nationwide. The results can be found on websites including Medicare.gov.
Currently, Rosewood Care Center of Moline maintains an overall two out of five available star rating in the national Medicare star rating summary system, compared to all other nursing homes in the US. This includes three out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for both health inspections and quality measures. Our Moline nursing home neglect attorneys have found numerous deficiencies and safety concerns involving this facility that include:
- Failure to Notify the Resident’s Doctor and Responsible Family Member of Any Change in the Resident’s Condition Including a Decline in Health or Injury
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 04/19/2016, a notation was made by a state investigator during an annual licensure and certification survey concerning the facility's failure to "notify the physician of a change in the resident’s condition.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff affected one resident at the facility diagnosed with sepsis, respiratory failure, pneumonia, cerebral palsy and other conditions.
The state investigator noted that a review of the resident’s 04/10/2016 Nurse’s Notes revealed that the resident “was asked if in any pain [while the resident] looks at the nurse. Alert, but does not say anything. [The resident] was asked if in any pain, blink twice. [The resident] blinked twice [...and was] warm to the touch.” At that time, the resident’s temperature was 101.8 degrees and was given PRN (as needed) Tylenol 650 milligrams via a jejunostomy tube.”
While the state investigator noted that the Licensed Practical Nurse providing pain medication to the resident due to an increase in their body temperature, the physician was never told of a change in the resident’s condition, as required by law and state and federal nursing home regulations.
- Failure to Provide Residents with Proper Treatment to Prevent the Development of a New Bedsore or Allow an Existing Bedsore to Heal
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 04/19/2016, the state investigator noted the facility’s failure to “cover a Stage II pressure ulcer and failed to perform incontinence care to prevent contamination of a Stage II pressure ulcer.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff at the facility affected one resident.
An observation was made of two certified nursing assistants providing a resident care at 1:05 PM on 04/18/2016 by removing the resident’s pants and incontinence brief. While there was “a large amount of stool in the brief,” no dressing was in place on the resident’s 2.0 centimeters by 1.0 centimeters by 0.4-centimeter deep pressure ulcer that was present on the resident’s coccyx.
As part of the observation, it was noted that the Certified Nursing Assistant clean the resident’s “buttocks, including the pressure ulcer. Wiping the wound with the soiled cloth.” Both certified nursing assistants “then applied a clean disposable incontinence brief on [the resident], repositioned the resident’s] covers, handed [the resident] the remote control and left the room.
The state investigator interviewed the facility’s Director of Nurses at 12:50 PM the following day on 04/19/2016 who confirmed that the resident “should have had a dressing in place to [their] coccyx at all time [...and] also confirmed a pressure ulcer wound should not be cleaned with the soiled, disposable wipe.” The surveyor also noted that “despite repeated requests, [the Director of Nurses] did not provide a policy for wound cleaning or application of a wound dressing.”
Moline Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If your loved one has been injured or died prematurely as a result of negligence, abuse, or mistreatment while residing at any nursing home in Illinois including Rosewood Care Center of Moline, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can assist you in obtaining the financial compensation you deserve. Our Rock Island nursing home neglect attorneys can ensure that your loved one’s rights are protected.
Contact our Rock Island County elder abuse law firm today at (888) 424-5757 to schedule a no obligation, free case evaluation. No upfront fees are required.