Providing a safe environment in a nursing home is crucial to maintain the quality of life of every resident at the facility. Unfortunately, many residents are injured in accidental falls because of ineffective plans of care, nursing staff neglect or mistreatment. In fact, the Morton nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have handled many cases where residents have suffered serious injuries or have been killed as a result of negligent care.
Our attorneys recognize that the health care industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the United States. The demand for quality nursing care has never been higher. However, improving the environment is required to ensure that the safety and well-being of every resident are maintained. Because of that, our law firm publishes the most current publicly available information detailing safety concerns, opened investigations, violations, surveyor notations and filed complaints against nursing facilities all across the state of Illinois. This information can assist families in need of placing an elderly loved one in a facility that provides nursing care.
Apostolic Christian Restmor
Apostolic Christian Restmor is a 56-bed skilled nursing facility providing medical services to residents in the Peoria community and Peoria/Tazewell counties in Illinois. The facility is located at:
1500 Parkside Ave.
Morton, IL 61550
In addition to offering skilled nursing care, the facility provides memory support to provide care for patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Nursing Facility Patient Safety Concerns
Each year, the federal government updates its star rating summaries on nursing facilities, assisted-living homes and healthcare centers nationwide. Currently, Apostolic Christian Restmor maintains an overall five out of five star rating compared to other facilities in the United States. This includes three out of five stars for quality measures, four out of five stars for staffing and five out of five stars for health inspections at the facility.
However, the Morton, Illinois nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found numerous violations, filed complaints and open investigations concerning Apostolic Christian Restmor. Some of these include:
- Failure to Provide a Residential Environment Free of Accident Hazards
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 03/01/2006, an incident investigation was opened concerning the facility’s failure “to implement individualized approaches to provide adequate supervision to prevent [a newly admitted resident] from getting up unattended.” This is in response to a resident being “admitted to the nursing home following knee replacement and fell trying to self transfer herself two days after admission.” The resident who suffers suffered with mental retardation and personality disorder fractured her femur during the incident due to lack of supervision.
- Failure to Ensure a Safe Environment for Residents
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 01/20/2006, a notation is made during an annual certification survey indicating the facility “failed to get an Illinois state police background check for (a certified nursing assistant] whose records were checked.” This is in response to a finding that a “CNA did not have a background check when checked by telephone with the CNA registry.” The director of nursing at the facility “confirms no background check was available in the employee record and had no knowledge of one being done when interviewed.”
Morton, Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
if you, or your loved one, have been abused, injured, harmed or neglected while residing at any Illinois nursing facility, including Apostolic Christian Restmor, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help. Our team of Morton Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys can take immediate legal action to stop the unwarranted or illegal practices at the facility that caused your harm.
We encourage you to contact us at our law offices today through our online chat rooms or by calling (888) 424-5757 to schedule your free, no obligation confidential consultation. Our attorneys will evaluate your claim for compensation and provide various legal options on how to proceed to hold those responsible for your harm legally accountable. We accept all personal injury cases, nursing home abuse claims and wrongful death lawsuits on contingency. This means all of your legal representation is provided without any upfront fees.