Nursing home neglect at the Snow Valley Nursing and Rehab Center in Lisle, Illinois led to the development of numerous bed sores (also known as pressure ulcers) on multiple residents of the facility. The report by the nursing home surveyor clearly illustrates the nursing home neglect taking place at Snow Valley Nursing and Rehab.
One resident was first observed in her high back wheelchair at 6:10 AM. At 8:45 AM, she was feeding herself breakfast. At 9:30 AM she was observed sleeping in her chair again. At 10:30, she was moved back into the dining room, and at 12:15 PM she was given lunch.
By 1:30 PM, the nursing home inspector requested that she be taken to her room for toileting. At that time, the two Snow Valley staff members and the inspector found, unsurprisingly, she had soiled herself. Neither of the two staff members had any idea whether she had been repositioned or toileted at all from 6:00 AM to 1:30 PM.
The resident had multiple bed sores on her hip bones. The bed sores (pressure ulcers) “started as redness, then opened up,” said one CNA. “The nurses are aware; it’s been there for a while.”
The following day, the scene repeated itself. Again, from morning until afternoon, the Snow Valley resident was left unattended. This time the inspector requested a full skin assessment from the nurse in charge. The results were not good: two stage-1 bed sores and two stage-2 bed sores were found. When the Director of Nursing was informed, she stated that she had no knowledge of the ulcers.
An examination of the resident’s plan of care revealed no bed sore care plan whatsoever.
If you have a loved one who has developed a bed sore or pressure ulcer at an Illinois nursing home, I urge you to contact an experienced bed sore lawyer immediately. At my law offices our Chicago nursing home lawyers offer a free and confidential case evaluation, and we would welcome the opportunity to speak to you.
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