ManorCare of Palos Heights West
Resident Injured in Transfer at ManorCare Palos Heights West
Nursing homes should be a place of comfort and recovery, with professional staff providing full-time care for residents. They should be respectful of residents, meeting all of their needs; both medical and daily, allowing them to recuperate, and live happily and comfortably. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. It’s disheartening to think that your loved one may be neglected or even abused while in the care of a nursing home or health care center, but it is all too common.
At Levin & Perconti, we fight for families who have been victimized by nursing homes. We share the facts about these facilities, including their health violations and citations, and hold them accountable for their failures in care. Read on to learn more about ManorCare of Palos Heights West;
About ManorCare Palos Heights West
- Facility name: ManorCare Palos Heights West
- Facility address: 11860 Southwest Highway, Palos Heights, IL 60463
- Facility phone: (708) 361-4555
ManorCare Palos Heights West is a 130-bed skilled nursing care facility in Palos Heights, Illinois. They offer post-hospital care as well as long-term residential care. Their website boasts that ManorCare facilities are vital medical care and rehabilitation centers with a commitment to specialized care that focuses on individual needs.
Our research found that ManorCare Palos Heights West has had 20 health complaints that have resulted in citations in the past 3 years. Some of these citations include medication errors, infection control issues, and a transfer mishap leading to the hospitalization of a resident:
12/05/2016 Failure to ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents. A CNA attempted a transfer of a resident without assistance and without a mechanical lift device. The resident’s leg twisted, resulting in an injury that required surgery. The residents’ care card indicated that they needed to be transferred with a mechanical lift.
12/14/2017 Failure to provide and implement an infection prevention and control program. An RN was observed to not follow proper infection control protocol while taking glucose readings. She placed the meter in her pocket, also where her clean gloves were, and failed to properly wipe the unit down with a disinfectant towel.
06/12/2018 Failure to ensure medication error rates are not 5 percent or greater. Multiple errors in insulin administration were made during the observation period, as well as a completely arbitrary amount of a topical medicine applied when specific dosing and a dosing card is provided.
What You can do
If your loved one is in the care of ManorCare Palos Heights West or any other Illinois nursing home facility and you are concerned about potential care issues, don’t hesitate to contact us at Levin & Perconti to learn more.
Levin & Perconti are constantly reviewing public records of violations and citations issued to Illinois nursing homes. We seek out the latest data, investigate claims of neglect and abuse, and represent the affected residents and their families. We hold the facilities accountable for their actions and get the compensation these families deserve. We are widely known for our successful nursing home abuse and neglect litigation and have seen a wide variety of cases.
As a caring family member, you have the right to know about the conditions and resident treatment at your loved one’s nursing home. When asking nursing home staff about your loved one’s care, you should be given straightforward and honest answers. Levin & Perconti are widely-known leaders in nursing home and elder abuse litigation, and we stand for the rights of residents. We are committed to helping you, the families of nursing home residents, in navigating these difficult situations and getting you and your loved one the compensation deserved. Click here to contact Levin & Perconti or call us at 877-374-1417 for a completely free, confidential consultation today.
Disclaimer: The above inspection findings are taken from public sources, including the Illinois Department of Health and from Medicare inspection conducted at the facility. Levin & Perconti cannot confirm that this page’s content represents the latest information available. The inspection findings published here are not complete. You may find the most up to date information at www.il.gov or medicare.gov. Any deficiencies/citations listed on this page may have been corrected or substantially corrected after the date of the inspection and date of publishing this material. This page is a legal advertisement and a resource of information for visitors. This material is not endorsed by the facility identified or by any governmental agency. Levin and Perconti does not have any affiliation with the facility mentioned.
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