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Rosewood Care Center of Peoria Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Many families have no other choice than to entrust the staff in a nursing facility to provide quality care to their disabled, rehabilitating or elderly loved one. Unfortunately, many patients in nursing homes become the victims of neglect, abuse or personal injury that result in wrongful death or severe harm.
If your loved one was abused or mistreated while living in a Peoria County nursing facility, contact the Illinois Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of Chicago nursing home lawyers has successfully resolved compensation cases just like yours. We use the law to seek justice and ensure our clients receive monetary compensation for their financial damages. We can begin working on your case today.
Rosewood Care Center of Peoria
This long-term care (LTC) home is a "for profit" 94-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Peoria and Peoria County, Illinois. The Medicare/Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1500 West Northmoor Road
Peoria, Illinois, 61614
In addition to providing around-the-clock skilled nursing care, Rosewood Care Center of Peoria also offers other services including:
- Individualized therapy
- Home exercise programs
- Wound Vac services
- Stroke therapy
- Neuromuscular disorder care
- Hip/knee replacement rehabilitation
- Chronic disease management
- Pain management
- Amputation care
- Respite care
- Tracheostomy care
- IV (intravenous) therapy
- Fracture care
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.
Within the last three years, state and federal nursing home regulators imposed a monetary fine of $2076 against Rosewood Care Center of Peoria on April 13, 2017, due to substandard care. Also, Medicare denied payment for services rendered on January 9, 2018.
The facility also received twenty-four formally filed complaints and self-reported one serious issue that all resulted in citations. Additional information about penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Illinois Department of Public Health Nursing Home Reporting Website concerning this nursing facility.
Peoria 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 Medicare.gov and the Illinois Department of Public Health website. These regulatory agencies routinely update the comprehensive list of safety concerns, incident inquiries, opened investigations, filed complaints, dangerous hazards, and health violations on facilities statewide.
According to Medicare, the facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures. The Peoria County neglect attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center have found serious deficiencies and safety concerns at Rosewood Care Center of Peoria that include:
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents
- 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 Ensure Residents Receive Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bedsores or Heal Existing Pressure Sores
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated September 18, 2018, the state investigators documented that the facility failed to “send staff with the resident to a doctor’s appointment.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff involved one of three residents “reviewed for supervision during a facility scheduled doctor’s appointment.”
The state investigative team reviewed a resident’s Nurse’s Note dated September 11, 2018, at noon that documented that the resident “is alert and oriented with confusion.” The resident’s Current Care Plan dated September 4, 2018, showed that the patient “ uses a wheelchair for locomotion and had a fall with femur fracture approximately one month ago.”
The resident son stated on September 18, 2018, that approximately three weeks ago, the Ward Clerk “had called him to let them know that [the resident] had a follow-up appointment on September 14, 2018, at 9:00 AM.” The resident son said he asked the clerk “if she could make that appointment another day when he could go with [the resident, because the resident] can get confused at times.” The clerk told the son [that they would send a Certified Nursing Aide (CNA) along with [the resident] to the appointment, so [the resident] would not be alone.”
The resident’s other son told the surveyors that “on September 14, 2018, at approximately 9:20 AM, he received a phone call from the doctor’s office letting him know that the resident was in their office, but he was alone and confused.” That son “stated that he immediately left work and went to the doctor’s office to be with [the resident].” The son said that “he did not understand why the facility did not send a CNA with [the resident] like they said they would.”
The facility Administrator verified that the Ward Clerk did tell the first son [that they would send a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) with [the resident] to the doctor’s appointment on September 14, 2018.” The Administrator also said that “there was a lack of communication between the staff which resulted in [the resident] being sent to the doctor’s appointment by himself.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated April 13, 2017, the nursing facility “failed to follow fall interventions while a resident was in bed.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff involved “one of three residents reviewed for falls.”
The surveyors reviewed the facility’s policy titled: Incident/Accidents revised and February 2003 that reads in part:
“The facility will take every precaution to prevent the occurrence of accidents. When an incident/accident does occur, the facility will document it in the Incident Report form and the Nurse’s Notes. An incident may be defined as, but is not limited to, falls, resident injuries of known or unknown origin, or any occurrence of an unusual nature that requires investigation.”
The incident involved a confused resident who “requires staff to assist with activities of daily living in mobility, his incontinence, hypertension and requires assistive devices. Also [the resident] has to use medications that may increase the risk of falls.”
A review of the resident’s Current Quarterly Care Plan dated February 23, 2017, revealed: “problems: at risk for falls, and injuries related to impaired decision-making, decreased safety awareness, and incontinence.”
The document also shows status: Active (current). Goals: Risk of falls and injuries will be minimized with staff interventions over the next 90 days. Status: Active (current). Interventions: Keep personal items within easy reach, the bed to be in the lowest position when wheels are locked.”
The state surveyors observed the resident on numerous occasions on April 10, 2017, between 1:15 PM and 2:20 PM when the resident “was lying in bed in the room.” At that time, the resident’s “bed was not in the low position.” The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) providing the resident care confirmed that the resident’s “bed was not in the low position” at that time.”
During an interview with the Care Plan Coordinator it was revealed that “unless you are doing cares, the bed should be in the lowest position with the wheels locked. You lower the bed so that the resident does not roll and possibly fall out of the bed.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated April 13, 2017, a state surveyor documented the facility’s failure to “notify the physician with the identification of an ulcer for two of four residents reviewed for pressure ulcers.”
The survey team reviewed the facility’s policy titled: Pressure Ulcer/Wound Management dated October 2004 and the policy titled: Change of Condition dated February 2013 that read in part:
“The nurse will do a complete skin assessment of each new resident upon admission to identify any wounds present including pressure ulcers, status ulcers, surgical wounds, etc.”
“Document the size and description of the wound in the Nurse’s Notes; initiate a wound documentation form, identifying the type of wound, the size, location, the status of the wound;”
“Obtain orders for appropriate treatment according to the Facility’s Wound Care Protocols or physician’s instructions.”
“The facility will notify the resident’s physician and the resident’s representative whenever there is a change in the resident’s condition that although not significant is prudent to report using good nursing judgment.”
A review of the resident’s Admission Assessment dated March 20, 2017, revealed that the resident “has blisters to [their] buttocks.” However, the resident’s “Medical Records have no documentation the physician was notified of [their] blistered areas upon admission.”
The resident’s Nurse’s Notes dated March 23, 2017 reads in part that “in gluteal falls, there was a blister which has now popped.” That resident’s Nurse’s Notes “has no documentation the physician was notified regarding a change in [their] wound.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated April 13, 2017, the state investigators documented that the facility had failed to “identify a pressure ulcer, prevent a pressure ulcer from worsening, obtain a physician order treatment for [the bedsore]. This failure resulted in [the resident] being admitted to the hospital.”
The survey team reviewed the facility’s policy titled: Pressure Ulcer/Wound Management dated October 2004 that reads in part:
“Optimal Wound Management will include assessment of the skin and wound; use of standardized protocol; regular reassessment to monitor the effectiveness of interventions. Treatment objectives to promote optimal wound healing [include] relief pressure, protect healthy tissue.”
The policy also documents of the stages of pressure ulcers at Stage II to include “partial thickness loss of skin layers (epidermis or dermis). The ulcer is superficial and presents as an abrasion, blister or shallow crater. Stage III: full thickness loss involving damage to or necrosis [death] of subcutaneous tissue. States IV: full thickness skin loss (deeper than the dermis) with extensive destruction, tissue necrosis, or damage to muscle, bone or supporting structure including tendons. Ulcers with eschar and extended necrosis cannot be accurately staged.”
A review of a resident’s Admission Assessment dated March 20, 2017, shows that the resident has blisters on their buttocks. Their Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment on the same date documents that the resident “is at low risk of developing pressure ulcers.” Also, the resident’s “Medical Records have no documentation the physician being notified of [their] blister areas upon admission nor of any physician’s orders.”
A review of the resident’s Skin Integrity Care Plan dated March 20, 2017 shows that the resident “has an area to [their] gluteal folds. However, the [patient’s] Care Plan has no documentation of any new interventions being implemented following the identification of [these] areas.”
The survey team interviewed the Care Plan Coordinator who said that “no new interventions were put into place for [the resident’s damaged skin] area.” The resident’s Nurse Note dated March 23, 2017 shows “in gluteal folds there was a blister with which has now popped.” However, the resident’s “Nurse’s Notes has no documentation that the physician was notified regarding the change in [the] wound, nor was a new treatment order obtained.”
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