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ManorCare of Palos Heights East Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Was your loved one mistreated while living in a Cook County nursing facility? Are you concerned that caregivers, nursing staff, visitors, or other residents victimized your loved one through abuse, neglect, or mistreatment? If so, contact the Illinois Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal help.
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ManorCare of Palos Heights East Nursing Center
This long-term care home is a 184-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Palos Heights and Cook County, Illinois. The "non-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
7850 West College Drive
Palos Heights, Illinois 60463
ManorCare of Palos Heights East Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, ManorCare of Palos Heights East Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long-term care.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal agencies and the State of Illinois have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the government can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against ManorCare of Palos Heights East Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $44,800 fine on July 25, 2018, and a $30,940 fine on June 14, 2017, for a total of $75,740.
This nursing home received twenty-three complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Illinois Department of Health Complaint Website.
Palos Heights Illinois Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Illinois Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date March 16, 2017
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date December 2, 2016
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to follow their Abuse Policy and failed to report an injury of unknown origin for [one resident] reviewed for abuse.” The investigation involved a resident who “gets up to the wheelchair and requires one-person physical assist with all activities of daily living.”
The Incident Report dated January 28, 2017, documents that “the family informed staff members at the facility that [the resident] had bruising under the left side. An investigation was initiated, and the staff members working on the unit were interviewed.”
Two Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) stated that “the resident had been observed with bruising to the left thigh at least two weeks prior. There were no other Incident Reports on file, and the Illinois Department of Public Health was not notified.”
The nursing home “failed to safely transfer one [resident] reviewed for falls.” A Registered Nurse (RN) stated that they were called by a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). The CNA had lowered the resident to the floor and was “trying to transfer [the resident] from the bed to the wheelchair, and his knees buckled.”
As a result, the resident leaned on the Nurse Aide and fell on top of the Nurse Aide. The Registered Nurse (RN) asked the Nurse Aide “if a gait belt was used during the transfer.” The CNA replied, “No.”
The Unit Manager stated that they usually help on the units when required and remember talking to the CNA “about using the gait belt and how important it is. The gait belt is to be used at all times for transfer and ambulation. In-service was completed to remind [the CNA] that she must use a gait belt for transfers and ambulation.”
Mistreated at ManorCare of Palos Heights East Nursing Center? We Can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at ManorCare of Palos Heights East 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 Palos Heights.
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