Many families place a loved one in a nursing facility who requires round-the-clock care while rehabilitating or the end of their life. Unfortunately, not every facility provides utmost care to ensure the hygiene needs and medical treatments are being met. In fact, neglect and abuse at nursing facilities is reaching epidemic proportions were many nursing facilities fail to provide applicable standards of care. As a result, many nursing home residents have become victims at the hands of their caregiver, which often compromises their health and well-being.
Our nursing home abuse case attorneys provide legal advocacy to every resident in nursing facilities throughout Illinois. To assist families in placing a loved one in a nursing home that can provide the best quality care, our team of attorneys post the most current publicly available information on safety concerns, investigations and complaints filed against nursing homes statewide.
Sherman West Court
Sherman West Court is an 86-certified Medicaid/Medicare nursing facility providing services to residents of Elgin and Cook and Kane counties in Illinois. The nursing home is located at:
1950 Larkin Avenue
Elgin, IL 60123
In addition to skilled nursing care, the facility also provides nutritional services, clinical services, and rehabilitation including physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
Many individuals use the national website portal www.Medicare.gov as an effective tool to evaluate nursing facilities throughout the United States. The government collects data to assess nursing homes, assisted living facilities and rehabilitation centers nationwide. Currently, Sherman West Court maintains an overall five out of five stars rating including five stars for both staffing and quality measures and four stars for health inspections.
However, the nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found numerous complaints, investigations and safety concerns involving the staff not following procedures and lack of training at the facility. In detail, this includes:
- Failure to Provide an Environment Free of the Spread of Infection:
- Failure to Provide an Environment Free of Accident Hazards:
- Failure to Provide Proper Care That Meets Resident’s Incontinence Needs:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/24/2014, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility for its failure “to ensure maintenance of isolation policy for visitors of a resident with contact precautions, maintaining proper storage of nebulizer and oxygen tubing when not in use, and follow standards of infection control practices by wearing a dietary apron into a public restroom.” This is in response to a 07/23/2014 finding where nursing home visitors “including a child, were sitting in [the resident’s] room without personal protective equipment on. [The registered nurse on duty] stated the family should be wearing personal protective equipment. [The resident’s] family stated they were unaware that [the resident] still had an infection.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 9/14/2012, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility for its failure “to ensure staff supervised [the resident] to prevent her from falling, and failed to review and update the fall care plan for [another resident] who had two falls.” In one incident, the resident “had massive bruising around her periorbital area. [The resident] was unable to state how she bruised her left eye. [The resident] stated she found herself with her face down on the floor and did not know how it happened. [A nurse on duty] stated, ‘he left me on the toilet for private reasons, she also stated sure she would like to have privacy, “but I had a stroke and was not stable.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 09/11/2015, the surveyor notes the facility’s failure “to assess, identify and implement interventions to improve or maintain bowel or bladder incontinence.” This is in response to findings on 9/5/15 at 1:30 PM where the resident says “she wears incontinence brief because she sometimes has accidents but is able to know when she has to use the bathroom and will call staff to help her. However, the resident “stated she had her incontinence brief changed in the morning, approximately 8 AM, when she got up and not since then.”
Elgin, Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you, or your loved one, have been neglected or mistreated while residing at Sherman West Court, or any Illinois nursing home, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can take legal steps to stop the abuse now.
We urge you to contact us today by calling (888) 424-5757 to schedule a no obligation, free consultation. We accept all nursing home abuse cases on contingency to avoid the need of paying an upfront retainer or fee.