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Burgin Manor a.k.a. Aperion Care Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Have you recently admitted a loved one to a Richland County skilled nursing home to ensure they receive the highest level of care in a compassionate, safe environment? Are you concerned that caregivers or other residents are mistreating patients? If so, the Illinois Nursing Home Law Center attorneys can provide immediate legal intervention.
Our team of lawyers has investigated hundreds of mistreatment cases throughout Illinois and can assist your family too. We can work on your behalf to seek justice and obtain compensation to recover your financial damages. If your loved one has been mistreated at Burgin Manor a.k.a. Aperion Care, contact our Chicago nursing home abuse lawyers now so we can begin working on your case today.
Burgin Manor a.k.a. Aperion Care Olney
This long-term care (LTC) home is a 157-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Olney and Richland County, Illinois. The Medicare/Medicaid-participating "for profit" facility is located at:
900 East Scott Olney
Olney, Illinois, 62450
In addition to providing around-the-clock skilled nursing care, Burgin Manor also offers short-term rehab, long-term living options, and psychiatric rehabilitation.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of Illinois can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare of any nursing facility that has been found to have violated the established nursing home rules and regulations. Over the last three years, Burgin Manor a.k.a. Aperion Care Olney has received twenty formally filed complaints and self-reported two serious issues that all resulted in citations.
Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Illinois Department of Public Health Nursing Home Reporting Website concerning this nursing facility.
Olney Illinois Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The Illinois and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database systems containing the complete list of all dangerous hazards, safety concerns, health violations, incident inquiries, opened investigations, and filed complaints. This information can be found online including at Medicare.gov and the IL Department of Public Health website.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures. The Richland County neglect attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center have found serious deficiencies and safety concerns at Burgin Manor a.k.a. Aperion Care Olney that include:
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical, Mental, Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment and Neglect by Anybody
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident, the Resident’s Doctor or Family Members of a Change in the Resident’s Condition Including a Decline in Their Health or Injury
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent the Development of New Bedsores
- Failure to Provide Care to Prevent the Development of a Bedsore – IL State Inspector
- Failure to Develop and Implement Policies and Procedures for Flu and Pneumonia Vaccinations
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Report of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated September 26, 2018, the state survey team noted that the facility had “failed to ensure that a resident was free from abuse.” This deficient practice “had the potential to affect eleven residents living in the facility’s psychiatric program (Harmony Unit).”
Documentation revealed that a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) stated that they” had taken three residents onto the patio to smoke.” The CNA said that one resident “came up to the patio and began screaming at [the CNA] that the resident believed [had stolen] is cigarettes.” The CNA stated that the staff “keeps all resident cigarettes, and [the resident believed that the CNA] gave his cigarettes to other residents, although this was not true.” The CNA stated that at that point another resident asked the loud resident to stop yelling at the CNA.
It was at that time that the verbally aggressive CNA began yelling “shut up old man, or I’ll kill you.” The verbally loud resident got in the other resident’s face who fell “backward over a chair to get away from him.” The CNA stated that “she yelled for help, and a code yellow was called.” Several staff members responded, and the CNA called the police and the Administrator who serves as the facility’s Abuse Prevention Coordinator.”
The incident then escalated, and the CNA apologized to the resident who had fallen backward saying “I felt I had been unable to help him keep safe from abuse.” The CNA stated that the verbally loud resident “has displayed anger and aggression toward residents and staff on numerous occasions and has a history of battery charges while living out in the community.” The CNA said that “she is extremely concerned that [the verbally abusive resident] will injure other residents.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated February 21, 2018, the state investigator documented the facility’s failure to “notify the physician regarding changes in weight and blood sugar for one of thirty-eight residents reviewed for notification of change.” The survey team reviewed the resident’s physician’s orders including the notification of the Medical Doctor or Nurse Practitioner “if the resident has a weight gain of three pounds in a day or five pounds in a week.”
The investigators reviewed the resident’s Medication Administration Record (MAR) that revealed the between February 1, 2018, to February 11, 2018, the resident’s weight went from 245 pounds to 253 pounds. However, there was “no documentation that the physician was notified of the weight fluctuations.” The survey team interviewed the facility Director of Nursing and a Registered Nurse/Minimum Data Set Coordinator who stated that the physician “was not notified of the weight fluctuations and there is no weight change notification available for review for February 1, 2018, through February 11, 2018.”
A review of the resident’s Physician’s Orders dated June 14, 2017, states that the nursing staff will provide an “accu check” before meals and at bedtime. If the resident’s blood sugar levels are less than 60 or greater than 450, the nursing staff is to call the Medical Doctor. A review of the resident’s Progress Notes dated January 12, 2018, documented by a Registered Nurse (RN) showed the resident’s insulin levels at 58 while eating lunch.
Two days later the resident is documented as having a blood sugar level of 54. Both the Director of Nursing and the Registered Nurse stated that the Physician “was not notified of the low blood sugar levels and there is no documentation available to indicate [the physician] was notified regarding the ‘accu check’ results that were out of the identified parameter on the resident’s plan of care.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated February 22, 2018, the state survey team noted that the nursing home had failed to “identify and prevent pressure areas for one of five residents reviewed for pressure ulcers.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s Computerized Medical Care Plan dated January 14, 2018, that documents that “the resident has the potential for impairment to skin integrity related to fragile skin and the goal is that the resident will not develop alteration in the skin integrity.” The resident’s weekly skin assessment dated February 10, 2018, shows that “both buttocks are red.”
The investigative team interviewed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) who provided the resident care and stated that she gave the resident “her shower on February 13, 2018.” The CNA said that the resident’s “buttocks were very red. The shower sheets … regarding the buttocks were not available.” On February 15, 2018, the Director of Nursing stated, “there are no shower sheets for February 13, 2017, but there should have been, to document the assessment of the skin and to alert the nurse of any changes.” That morning the resident stated that their bottom hurt.
The state surveyors noted that there “is a 2.0 cm x 1.0 cm scab that is five percent open to [the resident’s] left buttock and a 1.5 cm x 1.0 cm area that is excoriated to the resident’s right buttock. At this time, [the Registered Nurse/Wound Nurse] was notified and observe the changes on the resident’s buttock.” The survey team reviewed the facility’s policy titled: Pressure Ulcer Prevention revised on January 15, 2018, that reads in part:
“Inspect the skin several times daily during bathing, hygiene, and repositioning. Keep the bottom sheet free of wrinkles. Use pressure-reducing pads and chairs (all types) to protect bony prominences.”
The surveyors reviewed the resident’s January 7, 2018, Braden Observation Sheet that shows of the resident “is at risk for skin breakdown.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated February 21, 2018, the state investigators documented that the facility had failed to “ensure that five residents reviewed for pneumococcal immunizations receive the education addressing the benefits and risks or had the opportunity to receive the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.”
The investigators state that the nursing home also “failed to develop policies and procedures to include current standards of practice to ensure residents who were eligible were offered the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, which would minimize the risk of residents acquiring, transmitting, or experiencing complications from pneumococcal pneumonia.” This deficient practice by the nursing staff “has the potential to affect all sixty-nine residents living in the facility.”
The survey team reviewed numerous resident’s computerized medical records that “did not indicate that [they] receive the education addressing the benefits and risks and had the opportunity to receive or decline a dose of Prevnar.”
As a part of the investigation, the surveyors interviewed the facility Registered Nurse/Minimum Data Set Coordinator who stated that “the facility was unaware of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommendation of Prevnar 13” nor had the facility given the vaccine. The Coordinator said that the facility “does not have an immunization policy that includes Prevnar 13.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated March 27, 2017, the state investigative team documented that the nursing home had “failed to report and investigate an injury of unknown origin immediately for [one resident] reviewed for injuries of an unknown origin.”
During an interview with the facility Director of Nursing on March 21, 2017, it was revealed that the resident “has had two incidents recently regarding bruising to the face including one incident on March 2, 2017, and one incident on March 15, 2017.” A family member stated that “when she has questions staff about the bruises to [the resident’s] face, no one was able to tell her how it occurred. She went on to say that she had a meeting with [the Director of Nursing, and the Director] was unaware of the bruise until the family told her.”
The family member “added the investigation did not start for the March 2, 2017, bruise until the family talked to the facility” sometime later. The Director said that the “investigation was started as soon as she was made aware of the facial bruise.” The investigators reviewed the facility’s policy titled: Abuse Prevention Program Facility Procedure that reads in part:
“Employees are required to report any incident, allegation or suspicion of potential abuse that they observe, hear about, or suspect to the Administrator immediately, or to the immediate supervisor who must then immediately report it to the Administrator.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated March 27, 2017, a state survey team noted the nursing home's failure to follow the facility’s infection control program and “failed to follow proper hand hygiene.” The surveyor said that the nursing home it also failed to “follow infection control practices and aseptic technique to prevent cross-contamination.” This deficient practice by the nursing staff “has the potential to affect all eighty-two residents living in the facility.”
Injured or Abused While Residing at Burgin Manor a.k.a. Aperion Care Olney? We can Help
If you suspect your loved one has suffered harm through abuse, neglect or mistreatment while living at Burgin Manor a.k.a. Aperion Care Olney, call Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565. Our network of attorneys fights aggressively on behalf of Richland County victims of mistreatment living in long-term facilities including nursing homes in Olney. Contact us now to schedule a free case review to discuss how to obtain justice and resolve a financial compensation claim.
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