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Over 200 Infected with COVID-19 at Woodbridge Nursing Pavilion

elderly-woman-in-mask-300x204Woodbridge Nursing Pavilion is a for-profit nursing home located in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. This large, 222-bed facility participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. Woodbridge Nursing Pavilion is one of many Illinois nursing homes facing significant outbreaks of COVID-19. As of May 23, 2020, 30 people at the nursing home have died due to COVID-19 and another 210 residents and staff have tested positive. gives them one out of five stars (much below average) based on staffing levels and recent health inspections. Staffing levels at Woodbridge Nursing pavilion are low: residents receive care from a registered nurse for 13 minutes per day, compared to the national average of 41 minutes, and 1 hour and 30 minutes of care from a nursing aide, compared to 2 hours and 18 minutes nationally.

In 2019, government health inspections found 20 health deficiencies; 13 were found in 2018, and 17 deficiencies were found in 2017. In the last 3 years, 16 complaints have been filed by residents or others that resulted in citations to Woodbridge Nursing Pavilion.

Illinois Department of Public Health Citations

Furthermore, Woodbridge Nursing Pavilion was cited in the IDPH 2nd quarter report for failing to adhere to the following regulations:

  • Have written policies and procedures governing all services provided by the facility.
  • Provide the necessary care and services to attain or maintain the highest possible physical, mental, and psychological well-being of every resident.
  • Nursing care shall be practiced on a 24/7 basis.
  • An owner, administrator, or employee of the facility shall not abuse or neglect the residents.

Medicare Health Inspections

Woodbridge Nursing Pavilion’s  2019 health inspection found that the facility failed to:

  • Honor the resident’s right to a dignified existence, to self-determination and communication, and to a free exercise of his or her rights.
  • Allow residents to self-administer drugs if determined clinically appropriate.
  • Keep residents’ personal and medical records private and confidential.
  • Honor the resident’s right to a safe, clean, comfortable, and homelike environment, including receiving treatment and support for living safely.
  • Assure that each resident’s assessment is updated at least once every 3 months.
  • Provide appropriate pressure ulcer care and prevent new ulcers from developing.
  • Ensure that the facility is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents.
  • Ensure a licensed pharmacist performs a monthly drug regimen review, including the medical chart, following irregularity reporting guidelines in developed policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that no unnecessary drugs are included in a resident’s drug regimen.
  • Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program.
  • Implement a program that monitors antibiotic use.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for flu and pneumonia vaccinations.

Do You Have a COVID-19 Nursing Home Lawsuit?

If your loved one—who is a resident at the Woodbridge Nursing Pavilion– is suffering from an infection or injury which you think is the result of abuse or neglect at the facility, or if they have recently passed away from COVID-19, contact the compassionate Illinois nursing home attorneys at The Collins Law Firm today. Fill out our contact form or call us at (630) 527-1595 for a FREE evaluation of your case. Your loved one deserves proper care.

For more information on COVID-19 at nursing homes in Illinois, please read our nursing home blog.

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