A bedsore is a preventable condition for nearly every patient and resident in a nursing facility. Bedsores (pressure sores; decubitus ulcers; pressure ulcers) are serious wounds that often develop due to unrelieved pressure on the resident’s skin and underlying tissue. When left untreated, a small bedsore can turn into a serious life-threatening condition or debilitate the medical health of the patient. In fact, the Joliet nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have handled many cases were nursing home residents have suffered or died as a result of a facility-acquired bedsore.
Our team of dedicated attorneys remain committed in providing legal solutions to Illinois nursing home residents who are victimized by the nursing staff and facility. We post the most up-to-date information outlining resident safety concerns at nursing facilities, healthcare centers and assisted-living homes statewide. This information can be used as a valuable tool when families are attempting to place their loved one in a nursing environment.
The Parc at Joliet
The Parc at Joliet is a 203-bed nursing facility that provides medical services to residents of Joliet and Will County, Illinois. It is facility is located at:
222 N. Hammes
Joliet, IL 60435
Nursing Facility Resident Safety Concerns
Every year, the federal government through www.Medicare.gov releases up to date star rating summaries on every nursing home nationwide. Currently, The Parc at Joliet maintains an overall one out of five star rating, which is much below average compared to other facilities nationwide. This includes one star out of five for health inspections and three stars out of five for staffing and quality measures.
The Joliet nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found various complaints filed against The Parc at Joliet. These complaints involved numerous problems including failure to provide incontinence care and failure to provide adequate treatment to avoid the development of a pressure sore that include:
- Failure to Reposition a Patient and Provide Incontinence Care
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 06/24/2015 a complaint investigation was opened concerning the facility’s failure to reposition and provide incontinence care for [a resident] reviewed for repositioning and incontinence care.” This is in response to a resident who requires staff assistance for toileting and incontinent needs. On 6/22/15, a resident was in “bed attempting to sit up. [The resident] stated that used call light for assistance and staff told [the resident] that they would be back, but staff did not return.”
“[The resident] could not remember which staff member had answered the call light. [The resident’s] clothing and linens were saturated from the top of the bed to the bottom.”
- Failure to Provide Treatment to Avoid the Development of a Bedsore:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 10/0/2013, a complaint investigation was opened concerning the facility’s failure “to ensure that a resident identified as low risk for pressure ulcer development does not require pressure ulcer in the facility.” This is in response to a resident who was admitted to the facility on 8/30/13 with a “redness on the left buttock area but no documentation of skin breakdown.” By 9/8/13, nurses’ notes indicate that the resident “showed that an open area on the resident’s sacrum was noted. However, there was no thorough/detailed assessment documented to show the size, stage, presence odor and drainage and the overall description of the condition of the pressure ulcer.”
This is in direct violation of the facility policy and procedure that “each resident will be observed for skin breakdown daily during care and on the assigned bath day by the CAN. Changes shall be promptly reported to the charge nurse who will perform a detailed assessment.”
Joliet Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
If you, or a loved one, have suffered a bedsore or other injury while residing at any Illinois nursing home, including The Parc at Joliet, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help. Our team of Joliet nursing home abuse attorneys can stop the neglect, mistreatment or abuse immediately. We can provide various legal solutions to seek financial compensation and hold those responsible for your harm accountable for their inappropriate care.
We encourage you to call our law offices today at (888) 424-5757 or contact us through our online chat rooms to discuss your case. We accept neglect, abuse, harassment and mistreatment cases on contingency. This means no upfront fees are required to receive immediate legal assistance.