Approximately 1800 elderly residents in nursing facilities die every year from a fall related injury. The residents who survive usually sustain serious injury that results in diminished quality of life and/or permanent disability. According to CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) nearly every fall in a nursing facility is preventable. In fact, the Evanston nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers handle many cases where their clients have been injured or killed while residing in a nursing facility in Illinois.
Our law firm is committed to serving as an advocate for Illinois nursing home residents to protect their well-being, hygiene and health. We post the most current updated information on nursing home resident safety concerns to assist families making the decision of where to place an elderly, disabled or injured loved one who needs care, skill nursing or rehabilitation.
The Mather is a 37-bed Medicare-participating CCRC (continuing care retirement community) providing medical care and lifestyle services to Evanston and Cook County residents. The facility is located at:
425 Davis St.
Evanston, IL 60201
The Mather also provides social, cultural and educational programs.
Nursing Facility Resident Safety Concerns
Each year, the federal government releases the current care-providing status of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and health care centers on its www.Medicare.gov website. Currently, The Mather maintains an overall star rating summary of five out of five stars, which is much above the national average. This includes four out of five stars for health inspections and five out of five stars for both staffing and quality measures.
However, the Evanston nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found numerous complaints involving The Mather. One complaint involves a lack of governing the assessment of a resident after a falling incident and modifying their care plan to safeguard the resident against future potential falls that involved:
- Failure to Implement Facility Fall Policy to Prevent Future Falls:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 03/06/2014 during an annual certification survey, a surveyor noted that the facility “failed to implement their fall policy governing post fall assessment, updating interventions and modifying a resident’s care plan to further prevent falls for [a resident]. In addition, the facility “failed to follow the policy for monitoring hot water temperatures used in a machine that heeds and contains heat packs in the physical therapy room for [two residents].”
This complaint is in response to a 93 year old female resident that suffered from “severely impaired” cognitive skills for daily decision-making. The resident “had falls since admission/entry or reentry or the prior assessment, and [the female resident] had 2 falls with no injuries since admission/entry or reentry or prior assessment. The registered nurse on duty “stated in part that she could not find documentation regarding updated interventions on [the resident’s] fall plan after [the resident’s] falls on 6/26/13, 7/11/13, and 9/10/13.”
Evanston Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
If you, or a loved one, have been injured, abused, neglected or mistreated at any nursing facility in Illinois, including The Mather, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help. Our dedicated team of Evanston nursing home abuse attorneys can legally intervene to stop the inappropriate care of the medical staff in charge of your health and hygiene.
We encourage you to schedule your free, no obligation initial consultation with our law offices today. Our attorneys will evaluate your claim and provide numerous legal options on how to proceed. Our law firm handles neglect, mistreatment and abuse cases on contingency. This means all of your fees are paid after we negotiate your out of court settlement or win your case at trial. Call our law office now at (880) 424-5757 or contact us here in our online chat rooms.