IDPH Confirms COVID-19 Outbreaks at Two Will County Long-Term Care Facilities

IDPH Confirms COVID-19 Outbreaks at Two Will County Long-Term Care Facilities

A review of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) weekly report of COVID-19 outbreaks at long-term care facilities throughout the state shows two homes in Will County are experiencing an increasing number of novel coronavirus cases. Meadowbrook Manor of Bolingbrook and Symphony of Joliet are the two facilities with the highest jump of cases and reported fatalities in the northeastern area of the state, according to the Will County Health Department and IDPH mapping (as of May 29, 2020).

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Meadowbrook Manor of Bolingbrook

Meadowbrook Manor of Bolingbrook is located at 431 Remington Boulevard in Bolingbrook and has a 2 out of 5-star quality rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

  • Outbreak Reported Cases: 188
  • COVID-19 Deaths: 38

With 298 beds, the facility continues to have the most COVID-19 cases of any other long-term care facility in Will County. Noted in several 2019-2020 inspections reports, deficiencies include:

  • Honor the resident’s right to a dignified existence, self-determination, communication, and to exercise his or her rights.
  • Ensure that residents are fully informed and understand their health status, care and treatments.
  • Ensure that each resident is free from the use of physical restraints, unless needed for medical treatment.
  • Respond appropriately to all alleged violations.
  • Provide care and assistance to perform activities of daily living for any resident who is unable.
  • Provide appropriate pressure ulcer care and prevent new ulcers from developing.
  • Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents.
  • Provide appropriate care for residents who are continent or incontinent of bowel/bladder, appropriate catheter care, and appropriate care to prevent urinary tract infections.
  • Provide safe and appropriate respiratory care for a resident when needed.
  • Implement gradual dose reductions (GDR) and non-pharmacological interventions, unless contraindicated, prior to initiating or instead of continuing psychotropic medication; and PRN orders for psychotropic medications are only used when the medication is necessary and PRN use is limited.
  • Procure food from sources approved or considered satisfactory and store, prepare, distribute and serve food in accordance with professional standards.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to prevent abuse, neglect, and theft.

Symphony of Joliet

Symphony of Joliet is a 214-bed nursing home located at 306 N. Larkin Avenue in Joliet. On April 28, the total number of COVID-19 cases first reached 105, with nearly half of those being employees.

  • Outbreak Reported Cases: 130
  • COVID-19 Deaths: 25

Symphony of Joliet is only a 2-star rated CMS facility. Since 2018, surveyors documented these deficiencies in nursing home inspection reports.

  • Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program.
  • Provide safe and appropriate respiratory care for a resident when needed.
  • Provide appropriate treatment and care according to orders, resident’s preferences and
  • Provide appropriate pressure ulcer care and prevent new ulcers from developing.
  • Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequatesupervision to prevent accidents.
  • Protect each resident from all types of abuse such as physical, mental, sexual abuse, physical punishment, and neglect by anybody.
  • Timely report suspected abuse, neglect, or theft and report the results of the investigation to proper authorities.
  • Provide care and assistance to perform activities of daily living for any resident who is unable.
  • Provide appropriate care for residents who are continent or incontinent of bowel/bladder, appropriate catheter care, and appropriate care to prevent urinary tract infections.

Will County has provided additional statistical data on the coronavirus.

Illinois Nursing Home Negligence and Infectious Disease

If and when you feel necessary, contact an Illinois nursing home abuse and neglect attorney for help. Together we will help determine if you have a case, notify the proper authorities, and vigorously pursue justice for you and your loved one.

Please reach out to Levin & Perconti, a Chicago-based law firm ready to provide you with a free nursing home abuse or provider negligence consultation at 312-332-2872 or toll-free at 877-374-1417.

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