Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Westchester Health & Rehab Center

Westchester Health & Rehab Center

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Westchester Health & Rehab Center is a 120 bed nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:

Westchester Health & Rehab Center
2901 South Wolf Road
Westchester, IL 60154
Website: http://www.savaseniorcare.com/www/

It provides independent living assistance to the elderly citizens on Illinois as well as to patients recuperating from terminal illnesses. The facility which has the capacity to provide assistance to approximately120 patients is registered with the state nursing home as a health center providing assistance to patients admitted for the following:

  • Blood Disorders
  • Circulatory System
  • Endocrine/Metabolic
  • Nervous System
  • Respiratory System
  • Digestive System
  • Genitourinary System Disorders
  • Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
  • Neoplasms
  • Other Medical Conditions
  • Non-Medical Conditions

Concerning Findings Regarding Patient Care at Westchester Health & Rehab Center

According to the data gathered from the nursing home surveys conducted by the Illinois Department of Health and other survey agencies, there have been noticeable signs of abuse and neglect at the Addolorata Villa, which can be construed as nursing home negligence. On examining the records, our nursing home attorneys discovered the following:

  • Failure to administer medication as ordered: “Review of R1’s telephone order sheet dated 10/7/09 shows an order for [REDACTED]. However, the facility did not administer the said medication when it was ordered, but instead waited 2 days later. Interview held on 12/15/09 at 3:20 PM, E2 (Director of Nursing) stated the nurse should have started the [MEDICATION NAME] when the order was received, since this medication is available in the facility.”
  • Failure to notify physician of resident’s continued complaints of pain: “During interview held on 12/15/09 at 10:45 AM, E3 stated that on 10/13/09 between 1:30 to 2:00 PM, R1 complained of increase pain, burning sensation and numbness on the right lower leg from the calf to the foot area. E3 stated that upon assessment the right lower leg was cold and with [MEDICAL CONDITION]. Per E3 since R1 was due for the scheduled [MEDICATION NAME] medication, she (E3) administered the medication at 2:00 PM. E3 stated that the pain medication was ineffective, so she paged Z2. Per E3, Z2 did not respond to the page prior to the end of her shift, so she endorsed this information to the incoming nurse. During interview held on 12/15/09 at 11:03 AM, E4 stated that she received endorsement from E3 regarding the pain condition of R1. Per E4, she was informed by E3 that R1’s pain medication was not effective and that Z2 was called, still awaiting for Z2 to respond. E4 stated that, after the initial rounds she did not see R1 again until 4:00 PM, to check the resident’s blood sugar level. E4 admitted that during this time, she does not remember checking the condition of R1’s leg nor did she assess R1 for pain. E4 also stated that during this time, she realized that Z2 still have not responded to the page made by E3 at 2:00PM, so she called E5 (PM nursing supervisor) to page Z2 again. During interview made on 12/15/09 at 12:10 PM, E5 stated that he paged Z2 between 3:40 PM to 4:00 PM, because it was relayed to him by E4 that R1 has severe pain on his entire leg and that the leg was also swollen. E5 stated that he did not personally assessed R1 at that time. Per E5, Z2 responded that around 4:00 PM and gave the order to discontinue the [MEDICATION NAME] medication and to give [MEDICATION NAME] every 4 hours PRN for pain. Z2 stated that when the facility gave R1 the [MEDICATION NAME] medication on 10/13/09 at 5:00 PM, after he had discontinued this medication earlier (at 4:00 PM), the facility should have called him first to let him know that the [MEDICATION NAME] medication that he earlier ordered to replace the [MEDICATION NAME], was not available in the facility. Per Z2, he would have ordered the resident to be sent out to the hospital at that point for medical evaluation and treatment since, there was no medication available in the facility to manage R1’s pain.”
  • Failure to reposition residents at risk of developing pressure sores: “On 8/23/11 10:10 a.m. R1 was lying in bed on his back. E6, LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) was with R1at this time and stated that R1 is scheduled to be repositioned every two hours at odd hours. E6 stated, the next turning schedule will be at 11 p.m. E6 stated, it takes two staff to reposition R1. E6 stated R1 communicates with blinking gestures. One eye blink means no and two eyes mean yes. On 8/23/11 between 10:10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. R1 was observed in bed lying on his back without being repositioned by staff to offload pressure to his back or sacral area. R1 was noted to be sweating heavily. E6, LPN admits that R1 has been in the same position since 10:10 a.m. and should have been repositioned at 11 a.m. At 12:40 p.m. R1 blinked twice to answer yes for whether he wants to be repositioned. E2, DON (Director of Nursing) brought E11, CNA (Certified Nurse Aide) to the conference room for interview. E11 admitted that R1 was not repositioned. E1 stated that only a pillow under his arm was removed. On 8/24/11 at 9:30 a.m. Z3, (R1 ‘ s mother) stated the staff do not physically reposition R1 but only move his pillow. Z3 stated that during most visits R1would be sweating heavily. Z3 stated that whenever R1 is sweating heavily, it is either due to R1 needing to be suctioned or repositioned. Z3 stated she has complained to E1 (Administrator), E2 DON (Director of Nursing) and the corporate office of the facility. Z3 stated that there has been no change.”
  • Failure to investigate alleged incidents of abuse: “R3’s nurses notes dated 2/25/11 indicated that at 10 AM, a right hand bruise and swelling of the 5th digit of the right hand was noted by the nurse. When E3 and E4 ( CNAs) were interviewed on 5/12/11 at 12:55 PM, both said that when they came in at 6 AM that day, they saw a half-dollar size bruise on R3, who was complaining it was sore. E3, E4, and E6 said that R3 complained that someone jumped her that day, although R3 normally would say that. They said that the previous CNAs were already gone when they came in. E4 also said that the CNA assigned to R3 that day said she informed E5 about the bruise. Although facility investigated the injury and the allegation of abuse made by R3, it was not reported to the nurse and the administrator immediately. Instead of E3 reporting this bruise to the nurse and administrator upon the identification of the bruise at 6 AM, E5 was not made aware until she noticed the bruise herself at around 9:30 AM. This delay in reporting delays the immediate investigation of the bruise which was also accompanied by an allegation from R3 that someone jumped her.”

Westchester, IL Nursing Home Attorneys

The Illinois Nursing Home Attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers 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
  • Dropped Patients
  • Fractures
  • Physical Abuse
  • Patient Wandering
  • Repeated Falls
  • Medication Errors
  • Wrongful Death

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If your loved one has been abused or neglected during an admission to Westchester Health & Rehab Center, or a different skilled nursing facility in Illinois, you should contact an attorney to determine your legal rights. Our nursing home lawyers have experience getting superior results for all types of cases. Put our team to work for your family and get the results that you deserve. All of our initial consultations are free and we never charge a fee without a recovery for you. Talk to an experienced nursing home abuse attorney today (888) 424-5757

Disclaimer: The above inspection findings are take from public sources including the State Department of Health and from Medicare inspection conducted at the facility at least every fifteen months. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers cannot confirm that the content on this site is the most recent information related to the facilities mentions.

The inspection findings published are not complete. You may find the most up to date information here: dph.illinois.gov or medicare.gov.

The deficiencies/citations listed on this page may have been corrected or substantially corrected after the date of the inspection and date of publishing this material. This page is a legal advertisement and a resource of information for visitors. This material is not endorsed by the facility noted or by any governmental agency. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers does not have any affiliation with the facility.

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