Monday, November 1, 2010

Cicero Nursing Home Fined For Failure to Monitor Bedsores

Westshire Nursing and Rehab Center
5825 West Cermak Road, Cicero, IL 60804
Fined- February 18, 2009
Westshire Nursing and Rehab Center was fined $35,000 and its license was placed in Immediate Jeopardy for failure to monitor residents at risk for pressure sores. Of the eight residents examined at the facility, all of whom were considered at risk, five had pressure sores.
The sores ranged from mild to severe, and included pressure ulcers that were infected with fecal matter and had eaten away to the bone.
In addition to not providing preventive measures, nurses at the facility did not know how to treat the sores (either topically or with antibiotics), and did not notify the physician of the ulcers. Regular assessments for residents were incomplete, preventing investigators from getting a full picture of each resident’s health.