Thursday, September 17, 2009

McAllister Nursing Home of Tinley Park Fined for Inadequate Prevention of Bed Sores

Tinley Park

McAllister Nursing Home
18300 S Lavergne Ave, Tinley Park
Fined- August 21, 2008
McAllister Nursing Home was fined $30,000 for failure to follow through on facility policy regarding prevention of and treatment for pressure sores. The facility also demonstrated a failure to implement prevention policy for residents identified as high risk for falls.
Upon investigation, surveyors found that staff did not provide appropriate treatment for pressure sores- as surveyors asked to see documented wounds, they observed that wounds were bare and often exposed to fouled diapers. Few skin care charts could be located, and those that were located were out of date.
In addition, the facility failed to prevent falls among high risk residents. Two residents suffered falls so severe they required hospitalization; two others experienced falls which was not reflected in an updated care of plan laid out by the facility.

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