A nursing home has recently been cited by a state agency for a series of problems at the facility that forced resident to live in substandard conditions, risking severe harm to the vulnerable seniors.
WMTW News reported on the report which claims the Kennebunk Nursing Home and Rehab Center failed to provide basic necessities to the residents of its facility. Issued by the state’s Department of Health and Human Services the report found that nursing home employees often failed to change the bedding of incontinent patients, forcing them to sleep in their soiled sheets. The facility was also cited for failing to give some patients their pain medication while suffering through ailments.
The inspectors discovered that the facility was often unreasonably cold, and workers brought in blankets from home to keep themselves warm while residents suffered. Even worse is that many residents were forced to take cold showers and baths as the facility had insufficient warm water.
The state department has given the negligent nursing home two months to correct the problem. Failure to fix the deficiencies would result in a recommend of license revocation.
Our Chicago nursing home lawyers at Levin & Perconti are well aware of the sad state of affairs at many nursing homes-including many in the Chicago area. Inspections like the one conducted here are helpful in uncovering some problems. But the inspections are infrequent for most facilities. Even then, the facility’s managers temporarily correct problems when inspectors are there only to return to deficient standards afterwards. The residents are the ones who suffer through it all. It is important to stand up for their rights. Contact our nursing home attorneys today if you know of negligent care at a local facility.
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