Families often place their loved ones in nursing facilities as a way to ensure they receive quality care in a safe environment. However, often times, it is the level of care, maintenance and lack of training that determine whether the resident will remain safe and healthy while under the care of others. Many nursing homes, assisted living facilities and health care centers are dangerous and filled with hazards that could easily cause an accident. In fact, the Joliet nursing home attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers represent clients who have been injured while residing in nursing homes throughout Illinois.
Our legal team remains dedicated to serve as an advocate for any Illinois nursing home resident harmed, injured or killed as a result of negligence, abuse or mistreatment. We post publicly available data that details specific safety concerns at nursing facilities statewide. Many families use this information as an effective solution for determining where to place a loved one who requires quality care to manage their health and hygiene.Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County
Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County is a 252-bed skilled nursing home that is owned and operated by the Will County government. The facility is located at:
421 Doris Ave.
Joliet, IL 60433
In addition to skilled nursing, the facility also provides on-site rehabilitative therapies that include:
- Skilled therapies that include respiratory, speech, physical and occupational therapy.
- Infusion therapies involving hydration, antibiotics to treat infections and other chronic/acute problems.
- Restorative training programs for ADL (activities of daily living) including mobility, eating, grooming, hygiene, bathing and dressing.
- Rehabilitation programs involving physical rehab and occupational rehab.
Every year, www.Medicare.gov releases star rating summaries on every assisted-living facility, nursing home, rehabilitation center and healthcare facility nationwide. Currently, Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County maintains an overall three out of five stars compared to other facilities nationwide. This includes two out of five stars for health inspections, three out of five stars for quality measures and four out of five stars for staffing.
Even with the nursing home’s average rating, the Joliet nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found numerous complaints against Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County. Some of these complaints include:
- Failure to Provide a Safe Environment Free of Accident Hazards
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 06/24/2015, a complaint investigation was opened based on the facility’s failure “to thoroughly investigate fall incidences resulting in injuries to determine the cause of the fall and prevent additional falls.” This is in response to the fall of a 93-year-old male diagnosed with dysphagia, hypertension and flaccid hemiplegia who was injured during a transfer. A supervising nursing professional came to the conclusion “about staff meeting in-servicing about safety during transfers” in an effort to minimize the potential of falling again.
- Failure to Properly Treat, Prevent or Heal a Bedsore
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 04/11/2012, a complaint investigation was opened due to the facility’s failure “to have preventative measures in place to prevent development of new pressure ulcers, for a resident identified as severely at risk for pressure ulcers.” This is in response to nurses notes and policies that must be followed to “evaluate the resident’s clinical condition and pressure ulcer risk factors, define and implement interventions that are consistent with the resident’s needs, resident’s goal and recognize standard of practice, monitor and evaluate the impact of interventions and revise the approaches as needed.” Even with the policy in place, the attending nurse stated “that she did not do a comprehensive skin assessment as required per policy.”
If you, or a loved one, have suffered injuries or harm through the neglect of any nursing home in Illinois, including Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide legal assistance immediately. Our team of experienced Joliet nursing home abuse attorneys can take legal action to hold those responsible for your harm and injuries legally and financially accountable.
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