The health and well-being of patients residing at intermediate care facilities throughout Illinois can only be maintained if the staff is adequately trained and properly monitored by medical professional supervisors, the administration and the Director of Nursing. While many facilities provide a high quality of care, any lack of training can place residents in grave danger, especially when they are exposed to dangerous environment while unsupervised.
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Canterbury Place is a four-bed ICF (Intermediate Care Facility) providing medical services for the developmentally disabled residents of Winnebago County, including those in Rockford, Illinois. The facility is located at:
2503 Canterbury Ln.
Rockford, IL 61101
Nursing Home Safety Concerns
All intermediate care facilities in Illinois are regulated by state and federal agencies and must maintain a standard quality of care for every resident under their supervision. However, the dedicated team of nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have found numerous complaints, opened investigations and safety concerns involving Canterbury Place. Some of these include:
- Failure to Ensure That Outside Services Used at the ICF Meet the Needs of the Client
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 01/03/2013 during an annual survey, notations were made of the facility’s failure “to ensure that staff are trained in health and hygiene methods to assure that that outside services meet the needs of each client.” This is in response to a record review involving a 50-year-old male resident’s individual service plan (ISP) dated 2/7/2012. The resident is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and Anxiety.
Notations indicate that observation of the resident was made while he was “in the recycling area working on pulling toilet paper and putting it in a box.” The resident “was given a foam letter P from the can of sensory items.” The resident threw the foam letter to the floor and was observed picking it up and placing it in his mouth. The observer then asked the registered nurse on duty “if the alphabet letters get cleaned” the nurse replied “that she has clean them. When asked if she cleaned the letter P that fell on the floor prior to giving it back to [the resident, the registered nurse] replied ‘probably not’.”
- Failure to Provide Residents a Safe Environment
In a summary of deficiencies statements dated 02/11/2014, during an annual certification survey, notations were made of the facility’s failure “to exercise operating directions over the facility when cleaning chemicals were left on the floor of the home’s hallway.” This is in response to a 2/11/2014 morning observation noting that a resident “was in the bathroom standing to the side of the toilet with his pants down to his ankles and the door was open. On the floor of the hallway in front of the bathroom door was a bucket filled with various cans and bottles of cleaning supplies.”
When a member of the staff was confronted about the cleaning products in the bucket, they responded “one had an environmentally friendly label.” An additional bottle was apparently “a vinegar-based product. Then the surveyor picked up a bottle that had ‘bowl cleaner’ on the front of it. On the back where the words, ‘Phosphoric acid – Caution-Keep Out of Reach of Children.’ [The member of the staff] said he was sorry that he would lock them up, which he then did.”
Rockford, Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you, or your loved one, have suffered neglect, abuse or harm while residing at Canterbury Place or any other ICF or nursing home facility, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can provide immediate legal intervention. Our team of dedicated nursing home abuse attorneys can take proactive measures to stop the abuse now. In addition, we can take steps to start the process of obtaining financial compensation to cover your damages, losses and injuries.
We invite you to contact our law offices today at (888) 424-5757 to schedule your free case evaluation to discuss the merits of your claim. All nursing home abuse, medical malpractice and personal injury claims for compensation are handled through a contingency fee agreement. This means you receive instant legal representation without paying any upfront fee for our services.