Typically, weakness, poor health, sedation, paralysis or illness in a nursing facility can lead to the development of pressure sores. However, through proper monitoring and skin care management by the medical team, most bedsores (decubitus ulcers; pressure ulcers; pressure sores) can be prevented. Advanced stage bedsores are usually an indicator of poor quality health care management at the nursing facility by the staff in charge to provide appropriate care.
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Rosewood Care Center of Rockford
Rosewood Care Center of Rockford is a 116-bed Medicare/Medicaid-approved nursing facility providing nursing services to residents of Rockford and Winnebago County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
1660 S. Mulford
Rockford, IL 61108
The center provides rehabilitation services for total hip/knee replacement along with amputation care, fracture care and stroke therapy. Rosewood Care Center of Rockford also provides IV therapies, respite care, wound VAC services and management for chronic diseases.
Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
Throughout the year, the federal government updates star rating summaries on nursing facilities and assisted-living homes nationwide. Currently, Rosewood Care Center of Rockford maintains an overall rating of four stars out of five stars, which is considered above average when compared to other centers nationwide. This includes three out of five stars for health inspections, four out of five stars for quality measures and five out of five stars for staffing.
The Rockford nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found numerous complaints and opened investigations involving Rosewood Care Center of Rockford that include:
- Failure to Provide an Environment for Residents Free of Pressure Sores:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 04/10/2013, a complaint investigation was opened noting that the facility “failed to apply skin preparation and offload pressure of [a resident’s] heels.” This is in response to the facility’s nurse’s notes dated 04/05/13 indicating that the resident was “seen by a wound specialist physician on 4/13/12; Unstageable deep tissue injury on left medial heal, 2.0 cm x 2.2 cm, no exudate noted. Encourage the use of offloading boots.”
Although there were specific physician’s orders to use offloading boots, upon observation on 4/5/13, no offloading boots had been used. At the conclusion of the investigation, it was noted that the facility failed to implement monitor preventative protocols on a consistent basis.
- A Failure to Provide Residents an Environment Free of Physical Restraints:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 02/05/2015, during an annual licensure and certification survey, notations were made of the facility’s failure to “reassess the use of restraint for a resident who had a condition change. The facility failed to have release times when using a seatbelt restraint.” This investigation was opened in response to a resident being reviewed for restraints that showed on 02/03/15 during three separate observations at 7:45 AM, 9:10 AM, 11:00 AM showing that the resident was “sitting in a reclining chair with a wedge cushion and a seatbelt secured around her waist.”
On the same day, at 12:40 PM, the resident “was in her room sitting in a reclining chair with a wedge cushion in a seatbelt secured around her waist, while a staff member was feeding her.” Again at 2:00 PM, the resident “remained in a reclining chair with a wedge cushion and seatbelt on. Her care plan implemented to last through April 2015 indicated that there were “no release times for the seatbelt are identified.”
Rockford Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you, or a loved one, have suffered serious harm while residing at Rose Care Center of Rockford or any other nursing facility in Illinois, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide legal assistance to stop the abuse and neglect now. Our team of dedicated, seasoned attorneys can take quick action to ensure you receive proper care.
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