Bedsores are extremely painful and have the potential of causing life-threatening injuries among individuals who are continuously in wheelchairs or are bed ridden. The development of bed sores occurs because of constant pressure of weight in a stationary nursing home resident or patient when blood flow supply is restricted to skin and underlying tissue. In fact, the personal injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have represented many nursing home residents who have required immediate intervention and life-saving measures to ensure their health and well-being.
If left untreated, pressure ulcer can easily degrade to an open sore inviting infection deep into the wound. Individuals most at risk for the development of a bedsore are those who cannot move without assistance and require routine turning by their caretakers.
Many nursing home residents throughout Illinois suffer bedsores due to neglect or mistreatment by the nursing staff. As many more individuals enter their retirement years, the need for nursing home beds has increased dramatically and that has led to a lack of properly trained Registered Nurses, Certified Nurses’ Aides and Licensed Practical Nurses.Rosewood Care Center of St. Charles
Rosewood Care Center of St. Charles is a four-profit facility provides 107 beds and participates in Medicare and Medicaid. Rosewood Care Center St Charles is located in Kane County. Their address is:
850 Dunham Road
St. Charles, Illinois 60174
They offer post-operative rehabilitation as well as rehab for neuromuscular disorders, stroke therapy, fracture care, amputation care, pain management, IV therapy, tracheostomy care and wound care services.Nursing Facility Resident Safety Concerns
The St. Charles nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers routinely monitor, evaluate, assess, and review opened investigations, filed complaints and safety concerns involving nursing facilities all throughout Illinois. Currently, Rosewood Care Center of St. Charles maintains an overall three out of five stars in the national database found in Medicare.gov. This includes one out of five stars for quality measures and four out of five stars for both health inspections and staffing. To safety concerns involve:
- Failure to Provide a Resident Proper Treatment to Prevent the Development of a New Pressure Sore or Allow Existing Pressure Sores to Heal
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 11/06/2015, a notation was made during an annual licensure and certification survey by a state investigator concerning the facility's failure to "assess resident risk factors for pressure ulcers and failed to follow recommendations for use of special pressure relieving mattresses.” The failures of the nursing staff at Rosewood Care Center of St. Charles affected two residents at the facility.
The failures involved a resident admitted to the facility on 10/20/2015 with two pressure ulcers: A Stage I and Stage II pressure ulcer (bedsores; pressure sore; decubitus ulcer). However, by November 5, 2015, upon examination by the facility’s wound care physician, it was revealed that the resident had three unstageable (due to necrosis (dead tissue)) pressure ulcers to the medial sacrum, right buttock and left buttock.
Upon observation the following day, the resident was noted as “lying on her back with a low air loss mattress… wearing an adult disposable incontinence brief. The bed was noted with the folded blanket used as a draw sheet and two cloth (chucks) pads. The mattress manufacturers recommendation reads use minimal layer between patient skin and the support surface. This recommendation was not followed.”
- Failure to Provide Residents Special Services as Required to Ensure Their Highest Level of Well-Being
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated the 11/06/2015, a state surveyor made a notation during an annual licensure and certification survey concerning the facility's failure to "assess the length of Percutaneously Inserted Central Catheter (PICC), arm circumference upon resident’s admission to the facility with PICC and manage PICC to avoid PICC complications.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff at Rosewood Care Center of St. Charles affected two residents at the facility.
The state investigator noted that the resident was administered medication on 11/03/2015 through their PICC. However, the resident’s “dressing had no date to identify the date when the dressing [was] changed last time.” When asked, the nurse in charge stated that “she does not change the dressing for the PICC, [and is] not aware she should measure the external catheter length or measure the arm circumference [...and] did not know who at the facility determine the length of the external catheter or the arm circumference upon [the resident’s] admission to the facility with a PICC.
The surveyor noted that the facility’s October and November 2015 MAR (Medication Administration Record) made no mention of the facility developing a Plan of Care for the care and management of the resident’s catheter. In addition, “the facility policy and procedure for PIC C management also had no details to include [the] determination of external catheter length and the management to avoid dislodgment complications.”
The nursing home neglect and abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide immediate assistance if your loved one has suffered injuries while residing at Rosewood Care Center of St. Charles or any other facility in Illinois. We encourage you to contact our elder abuse law offices today at (888) 424-5757 to set up your free, no obligation legal consultation. We accept all elder abuse and nursing home neglect cases through contingency fee arrangements.