Nursing homes are meant to provide a safe and assistive environment where the health and hygiene needs of residents are provided with skilled support. However, mistreatment of the elderly is a serious violation of the trust to provide quality care to the aging population. Many elderly residents of nursing facilities are at risk of suffering actual harm at the hands of their caregivers or the facility. Sadly, the Eureka nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have handled many cases where a resident has been poorly treated or abused in some way.
Our lawyers remain dedicated to serving as a legal advocate to every nursing home resident in Illinois. We publish publicly available information outlining the violations, safety concerns, opened investigations and filed complaints against assisted-living centers, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and health care facilities statewide. This information is found to be useful when making informed decisions about what location can provide the best skilled care to a loved one.
Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka
Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka is a 100-bed medical facility providing intermediate and skilled care to residents of Peoria and the Tazewell/Peoria community. The facility is located at:
Eureka, IL 61530
The Medicare-certified skilled nursing center provides memory support care and independent living solutions covered by RNs (registered nurses), LPNs (certified practical nurses) and CNAs (certified nurses aides).
Nursing Facility Resident Safety Concerns
The federal government routinely updates star rating summaries for nursing facilities, behavioral centers, assisted-living homes and healthcare facilities nationwide. Currently, Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka maintains an overall five out of five star rating when compared to other facilities in the United States. This includes five out of five stars for health inspections, staffing and quality measures.
The Eureka nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found some complaints and open investigations concerning Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka that involve:
- Failure to Prevent an Escalation of the Situation Involving Abusive Posture
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/15/2009, an investigative complaint was filed against Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka for failing “to re-direct [a resident] involved in a behavioral incident toward a peer in a non-confrontational manner. This failure caused an escalation of the situation and an abusive posture on the staff’s part. [The resident] exhibited emotional distress after the event.”
This is in response to a 7/7/09 dated report where two individual staff persons “made an allegation of physical and verbal abuse by [a nurse] toward [a resident] for an incident that occurred [that day].” The incident resulted in sending [the nursing staff member] home “pending results of an investigation done by social service director. The report illustrated a verbal exchange between [the nursing staff member] and [the resident] that resulted from [the resident’s] repeated attempts to pull a pillow up from under [another resident’s] head while [that resident] was napping in the central sitting area of the Alzheimer’s/dementia unit.”
- Failure to Report Two Separate Harmful Incidences of Staff Treatment of Residents
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 12/08/2006, a surveyor noted the facility’s failure to “report two separate incidences require outside services to the Illinois Department of Public Health for [a resident].” This is in response to a resident falling “from her wheelchair and hit her head, receiving a lump on the left side of her head.” The injured resident “was sent to the hospital for x-rays after complaining of lower back and left hip pain. No incident report was found in the IDPH Regional Office.”
Eureka, Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
If you, or a loved one, have suffered serious injuries through abuse, neglect or mistreatment while residing at any Illinois nursing facility including Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide immediate legal solutions. Our team of dedicated Eureka Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys can provide various legal options to stop the harm now.
Contact us today through our online chat rooms or by phone at (888) 424-5757 to schedule your no obligation, free confidential case evaluation for compensation. We accept these types of cases on contingency and are only paid for our legal services after we negotiate your out-of-court settlement or win a trial award in front of a judge and jury.