The health and well-being of many nursing facility residents can decline rapidly if not provided adequate assistance for mobility. In many incidences, the resident can lose their range of motion, their ability to walk or perform activities of daily living simply because the facility lacks sufficiently trained staff to accommodate their health needs. In fact, the elder abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have represented many nursing home victims who have suffered a decline in their physical health due to overcrowded and understaffed conditions at their facility.
The Grove of La Grange Park
The Grove of La Grange Park is a for-profit Corporation with 135-certified beds. The Medicaid/Medicare participating facility is located at:
701 N. Lagrange Rd.
La Grange Park, Illinois 60526
Services provided at Grove at La Grange Park include Alzheimer’s and dementia care, cardiac care, neurological rehabilitation, occupational therapy, orthopedic rehab, pain management, physical therapy, pulmonary care, speech therapy, and wound care management.
La Grange Park Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
On an annual basis, the federal government through its national portal Medicare.gov updates comparative information on nursing facilities all across the United States. Currently, The Grove of La Grange Park maintains an overall two out of five available stars compared to other facilities nationwide. This includes five out of five stars for quality measures, two out of five stars for health concerns and one out of five stars for staffing issues.
Our La Grange Park nursing home neglect attorneys have located numerous opened investigations, filed complaints, health violations and safety concerns involving this facility. Two of these include:
- Failure to Ensure That Residents Receive Services/Treatments That Only Continue, but Improve Their Ability to Care for Themselves
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 10/02/2015, a notation was made by a state surveyor during an annual licensure and certification survey involving the facility's failure to " develop and implement an ambulation goal based on previous ambulation history of [a resident at the facility].” This deficient practice by the nursing staff at The Grove of La Grange Park was first noted 11:19 AM on 09/03/2015 when a resident “was sitting in his wheelchair in front of the Nurses ‘Station [expressing] “I have been waiting for someone to walk me with a walker for more than an hour now. I was told someone would come and walk me, it is going to be lunch soon and no one came yet; sometimes I go downstairs (physical therapy room) to ride a bike but again that no one brings me down that I cannot [go].”
The resident also said that “the last time I walked was last week, only one time. I’m supposed to be walking with the staff at every day. I want to get out of this wheelchair.” The state investigator conducted a confidential staff interview on 09/30/2015 who describe that “the restorative aides are mostly pulled to work on the floor so the programs (restorative) are not done.” The investigator also noted that an interview with the facility’s Restorative Nurse, the nurse “was unable to show any documentation on the progress of [the resident’s] ambulation status/progress [explaining that] the only thing that was documented in the progress note was the time (in minutes) [that the resident] was walked.”
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident Entering the Nursing Facility without a Catheter Is Not Given a Catheter and Receives Proper Care to Prevent UTI Infections
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 10/02/2015, a notation was made by a state investigator concerning the facility's failure to "comprehensively assess and implement interventions to maintain confidence and prevent urinary tract infections.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff at the Grove of La Grange Park affected one resident at the facility reviewed for bowel and bladder issues.
During an interview with the resident on 10/30/2015 at 10:00 AM, it was noted that the resident “had moved to the second-floor two weeks ago and since that time, her mobility has decreased.” The resident reported that “she is now unable to get up and use the washroom and now uses a disposable incontinence brief [… reporting that] her incontinence brief was last changed on the night shift but she is unsure of the time.” Since her relocation the facility, the resident has developed a Stage II coccyx wound measuring 3.0 centimeters by 3.2 centimeters by 0.1 centimeters.”
A 09/29/2015 tour the facility, that resident “was found to have a strong odor of stool [...and upon taking a shower] she was found to have a diaper containing a mix of liquid and particles of stool.”
La Grange Park Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you, or your loved one, have developed a bedsore or suffered any other injury while residing at the Grove at Le Grange Park or any other Illinois nursing facility, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can provide a free case evaluation to determine if you have legal rights to a financial claim for compensation. We urge you to make contact with our Chicago nursing home neglect law offices today by calling (888) 424-5757 to schedule an appointment.
Our Cook County elder abuse law firm accept nursing home abuse cases, wrongful death lawsuits and personal injury claims for compensation on contingency, meaning all of our legal services are paid only after we successfully resolve your case at trial or through a negotiated out-of-court settlement.