Eight violations were reported during a recent nursing home inspection at the Presence McAuley Manor nursing home in Aurora, Illinois. The average number of deficiencies in Illinois is six. The national average is closer to seven.
The severity of the deficiencies varies greatly, but one of the most alarming charges is that an allegation of abuse was made against one of the nursing assistants. Although the nursing home claims to have investigated the allegation, they never reported the allegation to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).
Other violations included the failure to develop any plans to treat known medical issues that residents were having. One resident was designated to be a high risk for bed sores, but there was no plan in place to address an incontinence issue.
Bed sores, also known as pressure ulcers, are extremely dangerous injuries. They begin as small discolorations that can increase in severity until they’re open wounds. Bed sores are extremely difficult to cure because they require extremely diligent care. The lack of that careful, consistent treatment is what caused the bed sore in the first place.
Bed sores are some of the most dangerous and deadly injuries that a person can have. They are generally caused by a combination of conditions including dampness, dehydration and malnutrition, and being left in one position for an extended period of time.
Obviously, a person who needs assistance with toileting and is a high risk for bed sores needs to have careful attention to ensure those conditions are treated. Without special treatment and regularly scheduled care, bed sores are far more likely.
If you have a loved one who has developed a bed sore in an Illinois nursing home, you should contact my law offices immediately to schedule an appointment to speak to one of our Chicago bed sore lawyers. At my law offices we have the experience and expertise to manage every aspect of your Chicago bed sore lawsuit, and we would welcome the opportunity to speak to you.