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South Elgin Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
Every nursing home in Illinois has a legal obligation to provide each patient with the highest level of care according to established standards of quality. Unfortunately, many nursing staff will fail to follow the traditional procedures and protocols that can lead to preventable accidents, injuries, and the development of life-threatening bedsores.
If your loved one was injured while residing in Kane County nursing facility, contact the Illinois Nursing nursing home affiliate attorneys now for help. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has successfully resolved many compensation cases just like yours, and we can help your family too.South Elgin Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
This long-term care center is a 90-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services to residents of South Elgin and Kane County, Illinois. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
746 West Spring Street
South Elgin, Illinois 60177
South Elgin Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, South Elgin Rehabilitation and Health Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
This facility also provides comprehensive adult life skills training, coping skills, aggression, and symptom management, depression management, and an in-house work program. The nursing home also provides respite care, hospice, Alzheimer’s/dementia care, recuperative stay options, physical, occupational and speech therapies, along with a smoking program.Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and surveyors in Illinois have a legal duty to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify violations of established nursing home regulations and rules. In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive heavy monetary penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Over the last three years, Medicare denied payment on January 04, 2018, due to a lack of quality care. The nursing home received sixteen complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Illinois Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationSouth Elgin Illinois Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Illinois long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one 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 Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citations #F689 date January 4, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to provide supervision and cueing to [a resident] who required supervision with eating. This lack of supervision resulted in [a resident] choking on food, causing acute hypoxic [respiratory failure] and death.”
The nursing staff called emergency medical services (EMS) because the resident was “unresponsive and barely breathing. The facility staff initiated chest compressions, and the paramedics initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). A foreign body was found inside the resident’s airway. “Forceps were used to extract a significant amount of what appeared to be chicken from [the resident’s] throat.”
The state investigators reviewed the resident’s closed records and Physician’s orders involving the resident’s diet that requires “thin liquids, supervised meals for cues for small bites/sips, slow rate, cardiac, low concentrated sweets, no salt added.”
A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) assigned to providing the resident care stated that on the date of the incident, the resident was “put back into bed with the help of [another CNA] [at] about 11:15 AM.” The staff cranked the bed up to a 90° angle, and the resident “was watching TV in his room.” The second CNA passed the resident “his lunch tray in bed [and] his head was up with the tray in front of him.”
The CNA stated that the resident “did not want to get up and go to the dining room for lunch.” The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) left the room, and upon return ten minutes later the resident was blue. The staff began CPR while the nurse got the crash cart and called 911. The resident had no pulse, but a pulse was revived after CPR was initiated.
A review of the resident’s meal plan for that day revealed a meal tray containing “gross turkey with gravy, bread dressing, broccoli, and cheesecake.” The dietary Care Plan stated that the resident “has difficulty chewing or swallowing related to a condition of missing teeth.”
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