Physical, mental and verbal abuse are common occurrences in Illinois long-term care centers by caregivers who fail to provide quality standards of care to their clients. Unfortunately, many nursing facilities failed to adequately train their staff members or properly investigate/report incidences when abuse occurs. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers represent nursing home residents who have been mistreated an abused in Illinois long-term care (LTC) centers like Beverly Farm Foundation.
Beverly Farm Foundation
This Nursing Center is a ‘for profit’ Home providing services to residents of Godfrey and Madison County, Illinois. The 300-certified-bed LTC Home is located at:
6301 Humbert Rd.
Godfrey, IL 62035
The facility provides services and care to the developmentally and intellectually disabled and offer various services that include:
Godfrey LTC Home Resident Safety Concerns
The state of Illinois routinely updates their nursing home database systems to reflect all health violations, filed complaints, safety concerns, incident inquiries and opened investigations. This data can be found on numerous websites including the Illinois Department of Public Health [ltc.dph.illinois.gov].
The Madison County abuse and neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have reviewed deficiencies, incidents and safety concerns at this long-term care facility that include:
- Failure to Provide Residents an Environment Free of abuse and failure to Treat Residents in a Dignified Manner
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 08/09/2016, the state investigator noted during the initial investigation of the facility’s failure to “have evidence of a thorough investigation for one individual whose Behavioral Management Plan was not implemented when staff pulled [the resident] across the dining room.” The investigator also noted the facility’s failure “to ensure that there have not been any other incidences of [the resident] being pulled by staff.”
The deficient practice was first noted in the state investigator’s findings after reviewing the resident’s February 2016 Individual Service Plan/ISP. The individual was identified the 52-year-old ambulatory resident as an individual who “functions of the profound level of Intellectual Disabilities with additional diagnoses of Down Syndrome and Major Neurocognitive Disorder with Behavioral Disturbances. The ISC documents that [the resident] has a formal Behavioral Program for Maladaptive Behaviors and is on Same Room Supervision.”
The incident was recorded as occurring at 5:30 PM on 07/25/2016 by a Direct Support Person (DSP) who blocked the resident “from leaving and pulled [the resident] by the arms in the dining room of Beverly.” The Direct Support Person was interviewed and revealed that the resident “was having behaviors and dropping to the floor. In the back room, [a group lead DSP supervisor] said to not let [the resident] go to the bathroom. In the dining room, they go in together and must sleep together.”
The resident “would drop to the floor, she was okay but stayed on the floor.” The DSP “did not restrain her. However, at the 4:30 PM dinner, the resident “was one of the first ones to eat [...and the DSP the resident] from going to the other side of the dining room. When the resident “was on the ground, [the DSP] grabbed both hands and pulled her back to the other side.” During the interview, the DSP stated “someone may have thought she was rough [on the resident] because she was pulling [the resident].”
The state investigator reviewed the facility’s Investigation documents and statements obtained from the Beverly staff and residents.” It was noted that “there was no written reproducible evidence that the facility had interviewed staff as to whether there had been any other incidences of [the resident] or other residents being pulled by the staff.”
This was confirmed by the Assistant Executive Director who stated that they do “not have documentation that [the witnessing DSP] reported seeing other staff at Beverly pulling [the resident] when she has behaviors of sitting down on the floor when not being compliant with her Same Room Supervisor.” The facility’s Human Rights Coordinator and Unit Director “confirmed that they were part of the internal review [...and] denied having any knowledge that [the DSP] had made the allegation that she had witnessed other Beverly staff pulling [the resident when the resident] would sit down and not comply with the Same Room Supervisor.”
Godfrey Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you have your suspicions that your loved one is being abused while residing at Beverly Farm Foundation, call Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers to stop the mistreatment now. Allow our seasoned Godfrey attorneys file your claim for compensation against all those responsible for causing harm to your loved one.
We encourage you to contact our Madison County elder abuse law offices by calling (888) 424-5757 today to schedule a complimentary, initial recompense claim evaluation. We provide immediate legal representation without any upfront payment or fee. Our legal services are paid only after we have successfully resolved your case through a negotiated out-of-court settlement or in a court of law.