Serious health problems and medical conditions can develop when nursing facilities are unable to meet the sanitation needs of every resident in the facility. Bacteria and germs can easily spread, especially to the most vulnerable residents in nursing homes. In fact, many residents suffer from preventable diseases due to a lack of proper sanitation and hygiene caused by improperly trained caregivers, minimal staffing or mismanagement.
Our team of attorneys serve as legal advocates to every Illinois resident at nursing facilities, assisted-living homes and rehabilitation centers statewide. There are many factors consider when placing a loved one under the care of others. As a result, we post the most current publicly available data on health and safety issues as outlined by federal and state government agencies.St. Patrick’s Residence
St. Patrick’s Residence is a 209-bed Medicaid/Medicare participating nonprofit nursing and rehabilitation facility providing skilled nursing and assisted care to residents of DuPage and Will counties. The residence is located at:
1400 Brookdale Road
Naperville, IL 60563
In addition, the nursing home provides dementia, long-term and end-of-life care for the elderly in the community.Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
Many families use the www.Medicare.gov website portal for valuable information when placing a loved one in a nursing facility. The federal government continually updates essential data involving health inspections, quality measures and staffing concerns of every nursing facility, rehabilitation center and assisted living home nationwide. Currently, St. Patrick’s Residence maintains an overall four stars out of five stars rating including three stars for quality measures and four stars for both health inspections and staffing issues.
However, the nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found numerous complaints, investigations and inspections occurring at St. Patrick’s Residence. Some of these include:
- Failure to Provide a Safe Environment Free of Unclean Conditions:
- Failure to Provide a Safe Environment Free of Bedsores:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 03/29/2013 during an annual licensure and certification survey, surveyor’s note the facility’s failure to “follow the facility’s protocol for properly sanitizing blood glucose machines in between each resident both before and after use.”
This is in response to an observation made on 3/27/13 concerning two residents. In one incident, a staff member was observed using a pair of gloves from the basket to wipe the resident’s finger using alcohol wipe but not removing “the soiled gloves before removing a test strip from the multiple use container of test strips.” The staff member was then observed “to place the gloved finger inside the multiple use container and withdraw a test strip for use” which is in direct violation of maintaining a safe environment to minimize the risk of spreading infections and other contaminants to other residents.
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 04/27/2007, during an annual licensure’s/certification survey, notations are made of the facility’s failure to “Prevent the development of a facility-acquired pressure sore on [a resident] who was identified as low risk for developing pressure ulcers … Provide pressure redistributing device for [a resident] to promote healing and prevent the development of further skin breakdown … Comprehensively assess and identify whether [the same resident’s] facility-acquired pressure sores were avoidable or unavoidable [and] Implement an individualized care process to attempt to stabilize, reduce or remove underlying risk factors in order to prevent pressure sores from developing and to promote healing for [the resident].”
If you are the victim of unclean conditions or the development of bedsores while residing at St. Patrick’s Residence, or any other nursing facility in Illinois, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can take immediate steps to help. Our team of dedicated nursing home abuse attorneys can act as an intermediary to stop the abuse, neglect or mistreatment occurring at the facility and assist you in seeking financial compensation for your damages.
We encourage you to call us today at (888) 424-5757 to schedule a free, no obligation comprehensive case review. We accept all nursing home neglect, medical malpractice and personal injury cases on contingency to avoid the need of you paying any upfront fee.