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ManorCare of Homewood Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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ManorCare of Homewood Nursing Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "non-profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Homewood and Cook County, Illinois. The 132-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
940 Maple Avenue
Homewood, Illinois 60430
ManorCare of Homewood Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, ManorCare of Homewood Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long-term care and outpatient rehab.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of Illinois and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a serious violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
The nursing home received nineteen complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Illinois Department of Health Complaint Website.
Homewood Illinois Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Illinois Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date August 2, 2018
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to thoroughly assess and re-assess fall risk and revised Care Plan interventions to decrease or prevent the risk of further falls for one resident.”
The investigation involved a resident whose family member stated that they had fallen out of bed in February and “broke his left hip and was sent to the local emergency room.” The facility “notified [the resident’s family member that the resident] had his hip repaired. The facility never took other precautions to prevent subsequent falls other than lowering [the resident’s] bed.”
In April, the resident fell again, and the facility told the resident’s family member that the resident “did not incur any injuries.” In May of the same year, the resident “had a follow-up appointment with an orthopedic surgeon. When the orthopedic surgeon saw the resident, the surgeon asked, ‘why is he holding his left leg like that?’ The x-rays were sent to the appointment with the resident.”
The surgeon stated that the resident had been positioned properly during the x-rays and performed his own evaluation stating, “I know his left hip is broken or out of place/dislocated.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated June 7, 2018, investigators determined that “the facility failed to follow their Fall Policy and ensure that appropriate fall interventions were applied after each fall to minimize the risk for injury for [one resident].” The investigation involved a resident who requires extensive assistance of “two staff members for transfers, extensive assistance of one staff member for dressing, hygiene, and bathing.”
The resident was observed just before noon on June 5, 2018, in the presence of the MDS (Minimum Data Set) Coordinator. At that time, the resident was lying “on his bed asleep with [a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)/sitter) seated in the chair next to the bed.”
At that time, the resident’s “arms were covered with bruises of various discoloration of red and black. The arms were the only part of the body that was visible. The bed was in a low position. There were no floor mats present in the room.”
The resident’s family had hired the CNA because the resident “is up at night and can become physically and verbally aggressive.” A facility document indicated that the rehabilitation services were due to “his altered mental status from a fall.” The resident was “not able to stay on task, has poor safety awareness, and is oriented times and self only.”
Mistreated at ManorCare of Homewood Nursing Center? We Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at ManorCare of Homewood Nursing Center? Contact the Illinois nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Cook County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Homewood.
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