Often times, the aging, disabled, infirm and cognitively impaired have no other choice than to be placed in a nursing facility to ensure they receive the highest level of care. While there, the nursing staff is required to ensure that the rights, dignity and respect of every resident is maintained. Unfortunately, the Evergreen Park elder abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have represented many residents whose rights, dignity and respect were disavowed by caregivers and employees who failed to do their job appropriately.
The Villa at Evergreen Park
The Villa at Evergreen Park is a 242-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare-approved for-profit nursing facility providing services to residents of Evergreen Park and Cook County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
10124 S. Kedsie
Evergreen Park, IL 60805
In addition to providing nursing care, the facility also offers:
- Orthopedic care
- Wound care
- Pulmonary/respiratory care
- Cardiac Care
- Moving Disorder and Stroke Recovery
- Postsurgical Care
- Hospice and Palliative Care
- Memory/Alzheimer Care
Evergreen Park Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
To ensure that families are fully aware of the level of care that every nursing home provides in the United States, both the federal government and the state of Illinois routinely update their nursing home database system. This information reflects the complete history of filed complaints, opened investigations, safety concerns and health violations every nursing facility in the United States. The updated information is then loaded on numerous websites including Medicare.gov.
Currently, the Villa at Evergreen Park maintains an overall two out of five available star rating in the national Medicare star rating comparative tool system. This includes three out of five stars for staffing issues and quality measures and two out of five stars for health inspections. Our Evergreen Park nursing home neglect attorneys have found numerous deficiencies and safety concerns involving this facility that include:
- Failure to Ensure the Right, Dignity and Respect of Every Resident Was Maintained
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 04/14/2016, a notation was made during an annual licensure and certification survey by a state investigator concerning the facility's failure to "follow its policy to ensure the staff respect the privacy dignity of two residents at the facility.” The failure by the nursing staff at the Villa at Evergreen Park involve knocking on a resident’s door and requesting permission to enter the resident’s room.
The investigator noted that the deficient action involved a failure “to cover the private parts of one resident while leaving them unattended for an extended amount of time [...and] and a failure] to provide privacy during glucose monitoring for [a different resident].”
At approximately 9:45 AM on 04/11/2016, during an initial tour by the state surveyor, a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) “entered [a resident’s room in the facility] without knocking on the door, requesting permission prior to entering.” 10 minutes later, Certified Nursing Assistant entered a different room “without knocking a requesting permission enter.” The state surveyor also noted that at 2:00 PM on 04/12/2016, a member of the housekeeping team entered the room of two residents “without knocking a requesting permission to enter, and went directly into the closet [without asking] permission, or explain to [the resident’s] why they were going into their private space.”
At 11:10 AM on 04/12/2016, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) was observed performing blood glucose monitoring on [a resident] in the 100 Unit dining room.” The Licensed Practical Nurse stated “I did an accucheck (blood glucose monitor) because [the resident] want me to check it really fast. That is not what we normally do, we usually take them into the room to do the accucheck.”
- Failure to Ensure the Well-Being of a Resident Was Held to Its High Standard
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 03/18/2015, the state investigator noted the facility’s failure to assess and monitor pain; [and a failure] to obtain parameters for the use of pain medication for residents.” The investigator also noted the facility’s failure “to document the administration of pain medication [and its failure] to evaluate the effectiveness of pain medication after administration.” Additional failures included:
“A failure to have integrating communication between the facility and the dialysis unit;”
“A Failure “to monitor and assess the status of the resident post dialysis;”
“A failure of the facility “to document and obtain information to properly monitor pacemaker function.”
The deficient practice by the nursing staff at the Villa at Evergreen Park affected five residents at the facility directly who were “reviewed for pain, dialysis, and pacemakers.”
Evergreen Park Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If your loved one has been physically, emotionally, mentally harmed by caregivers and employees at any Illinois nursing facility, including the Villa at Evergreen Park, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help. Our team of dedicated Chicago area nursing home abuse attorneys can take immediate legal action and begin the process of obtaining the financial compensation your family deserves for your loved one’s damages.
Contact our Evergreen Park elder abuse law firm today by calling (888) 424-5757 to schedule your free, initial, no-obligation case consultation. All information you share with our law offices remains confidential. No upfront fees are required because we accept all nursing home neglect and abuse cases through contingency fee agreements.