The Waterford Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre is a 43 bed nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:
The Waterford Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre
7445 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60626
According to state nursing home data, the patients at The Waterford Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre are primarily admitted for the care relating to the following areas:
- Alzheimer Disease
- Circulatory System
- Nervous System
- Mental Illness
- Respiratory System
- Digestive System
- Genitourinary System Disorders
- Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
- Other Medical Conditions
Shocking Discoveries Regarding Patient Care at The Waterford Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre
According to data from nursing home surveys conducted by the Illinois Department of Health other agencies, there have been numerous episodes of poor patient care at The Waterford Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre which can be construed as nursing home negligence. Our nursing home attorneys reviewed data compiled by ProPublica and found the following conditions that can be construed as nursing home negligence:
- Failure to provide adequate supervision and assistance to prevent falls: “R10 sustained 2 unwitnessed falls that both resulted in fractures of the nose, right humerus, right hip, facial contusion and facial laceration. Review of the care plan does not show individualized interventions for R10. There were no assessments or reassessments noted in R10’s clinical record after each fall incident. On 1/25/11 at 3:15pm E2 (director of nursing) stated, “Fall assessments are done upon admission, 3 months, readmission or after a significant change. Staff is told that every resident, especially those on psychotropics are on fall precautions.” There were no fall reassessments noted in R10’s clinical record after the hospital readmissions in May 2010 and July 2010.”
- Failure to provide necessary services for diabetic residents: “R3 is a Diabetic with a history of Hypoglycemia which occurs when she does not eat immediately after her insulin injection. The facility failed to make sure the resident receives her meals immediately after receiving insulin. On 1-18-2011 at 12:05pm in the first floor dining room, R3 was sitting in a wheelchair at a table and saying “I feel hungry and am ready to eat.” Surveyor asked R3 what time does lunch arrive?
R3 responded, “Lunch is supposed to arrive between 12 noon and 12:30 pm, but at least four times a week it is late.” R3 stated “I am glad Public Health is here to see this, I am diabetic, had my insulin at 11:30am, my sugar level drops low when I do not eat on time, I do not understand why it is late so often.” R3 received his lunch tray at 12:46pm.”
- Failure to provide an accident-free environment: “Review of Investigation note by E2 (DON) dated 6/3, reflects the following, “…according to R2, the closet door fell on her right foot while she was opening the closet door.” Review of nursing notes dated 6/2/10 reflects the following, at 5:00 pm, “…screaming in bedroom due to severe pain to right foot. Observed with 1 1/2 cm cut to 2nd toe underneath with minimal bleeding noted. Pressure applied.” the note goes on to indicate that R2’s physician was contacted and R2 was transferred to the emergency room for evaluation. At 10:30 pm, a nursing note reflects that R2 was admitted to the hospital with a [DIAGNOSES REDACTED]. Nursing notes reflect she required multiple doses of pain medication to control her foot pain.”
- Failure to ensure the nursing home is free from accident hazards: “E6 (CNA) stated on 04-10-2010 at 8:41PM that he checked to see if R3 was incontinent. He said, “Came in, did my rounds, and entered her room, bed by window. She was leaning against the bedrail, her leg was exposed, and she was facing the door. Leg was on rail, blood was on rail, rail was up. Inside part of rail there was blood and stuff.” E6 said there was blood on the sheets and blood on the floor. He said R3 cannot communicate. He stated he called E3 and E4. They went to check on her. Interview with Z2 (Registered Nurse) on 04-12-2010, stated that R3 had a laceration that was 2cm deep and 4 1/2 cm length. She said “You could see muscle, see to the bone.” She said that layers of dressing were wrapped around R3’s leg and it was soaked with blood all the way through. The facility cannot account for what happened to this resident between 2:15pm when last seen by E5 until about 3:30pm when she was found by E6.”
Chicago, IL Nursing Home Attorneys
The Illinois Nursing Home Attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC represent families and individuals who have suffered an episode of abuse or neglect during an admission to a facility. Many of our nursing home lawsuits involve the following situations:
- Bed Sores / Pressure Pores
- Repeated Falls
- Dropped Patients
- Medication Errors
- Physical Abuse
- Patient Wandering
- Wrongful Death
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