The level of health and hygiene care provided by the medical staff in nursing facilities is often based on the amount of training, hiring practices and supervision. Nursing home neglect, abuse and poor quality of care can change the physical, emotional or mental status of the patient instantly. In fact, the Joliet nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have represented many residents of nursing facilities in Illinois who have been subjected to poor quality care, neglect and abuse.
Our legal team remains dedicated to serving as advocates for Illinois nursing home residents injured, damaged or harmed at the hands of their caregivers. We post current publicly available information on resident safety concerns complaints and investigations at all Illinois’ nursing facilities. This information helps families determine the place their loved one in a safe environment that provides quality nursing care.
Symphony of Joliet
Symphony of Joliet is a 214-bed post-acute facility providing medical services to residents of Joliet and Will County, Illinois. Its facilities are located at:
306 North Larkin Ave.
Joliet, IL 60435
The facility provides rehabilitation services and post-acute care involving:
- Respiratory diseases,
- Cardiac procedures or conditions,
- Joint replacement surgeries, and orthopedic surgery,
- Post-surgical rehabilitation,
- Rehabilitation to treat brain injuries and strokes,
- Rehabilitation therapies including speech, respiratory, occupational and physical therapy.
Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
Every year, www.Medicare.gov releases updated information detailing safety concerns, health inspections, staffing problems and quality measures at nursing facilities nationwide. Currently, Symphony of Joliet maintains an overall star summary rating of two out of five stars, which is below average for all nursing homes, assisted living facilities and rehabilitation centers across the United States. This includes four out of five stars for quality measures and two out of five stars for both staffing and health inspections.
The Joliet nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found various problems and complaints concerning Symphony of Joliet. Some of these complaints include:
- Failure to Provide Care without Significant Medication Errors
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/03/2013, a complaint investigation was opened concerning the facility’s failure “to administer insulin medication as ordered and failed to follow the administration guidelines for long-acting and rapid acting insulin.” This is in response to two specific incidences at the facility involving two residents requiring insulin administration. In one incident, the treating nurse mixed both long acting insulin and constantly released insulin that “cannot be mixed together in one syringe per the manufacturer because both insulin has different action in it might alter the potency of both or either insulin.”
In a second summary statement of deficiencies dated 02/09/2012, an incident investigation was opened due to the facility’s failure “to administer correct medications to [a resident] …. [T]hat received the wrong medications.” The incident notation indicates that “this failure resulted in [the resident] receiving 11 medications not prescribed for her. [The resident] experienced medication side effects and admitted in the hospital with diagnosis of chest pain and vertigo.”
- Failure to Provide a Residential Environment Free of Physical Restraints
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 09/04/2012, during an annual licensure and certification survey, a notation was made of the facility’s failure “to document medical symptoms justifying the use of restraints for two residents and failed to release the restraint during activities.” This is a response to a review of a medical record that “does not document medical symptoms justifying the use of this restraint.” In addition, a nurse on charge noted that the resident needs to be reassessed “for this device as there is no medical diagnosis listed to justify its use.”
Joliet Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
If you, or loved one, have suffered serious injuries, abuse, neglect, mistreatment or harm while residing in any nursing facility in Illinois, including Symphony of Joliet, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help. Our experienced Joliet nursing home abuse attorneys will take every legal stuff possible to protect your rights and hold those at fault for your harm financially and legally responsible.
We strongly urge you to contact us today. Call our law offices at (888) 424-5757 or speak with us directly through our online chat rooms. We handle all cases involving abuse, neglect, mistreatment or accidents on contingency. This means you receive immediate legal representation, advice and counsel without paying us any upfront fees.