The quality of care that is provided in a nursing home is often reflected on the level of dignity and respect given to every resident. Most prominently, residents should be given a level of privacy and independence and be seen as human beings in a compromised state during rehabilitation, while disabled or at the end stages of life. Unfortunately, fostering dignity is often not the focus of many healthcare providers in nursing facilities, assisted-living homes and rehabilitation centers in Illinois.
Our team of dedicated nursing home advocacy lawyers strive to protect the rights of every Illinois nursing facility resident. We take legal steps to intervene on behalf of victims of abuse, mistreatment and neglect. In addition, we post publicly available data that outlines current safety concerns, opened investigations and filed complaints against nursing homes statewide.Champaign County Nursing Home
Champaign County Nursing Home is a 243-certified Medicaid/Medicare-participating government owned nursing facility providing medical services to residents of Urbana and Champaign County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
500 S. Art Bartell Dr.
Urbana, IL 61802 (217) 384-3784
In addition, the facility provides memory care, rehabilitation care, long-term care and adult daycare.Government Owned Nursing Facility Patient Safety Concerns
The federal government through its www.Medicare.gov website maintains its comprehensive comparative analysis star rating summary system to assist residents in choosing a quality nursing facility in their local community. Currently, the County-Operated Champaign County Nursing Home maintains an overall two out of five available stars compared to other facilities across the nation. This includes five out of five stars for quality measures, four out of five stars for staffing concerns and one out of five stars for health inspections.
The nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found many complaints filed against the facility. Some of these include:
- Failure to Provide an Environment Free of Accident Hazards:
- Failure to Provide an Environment Free of Abuse:
- Failure to Prevent the Occurrence of UTI (Urinary Tract Infection):
- Failure to Maintain the Dignity and Respect of Individuality:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 09/15/2015, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility for its failure “to safely transfer resident in the process of using a mechanical lift” which resulted in the resident “falling sustaining left and right ankle fractures.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 10/08/2015, complaint investigation was opened against the facility for its failure “to operationalize their abuse policy by failing to check the healthcare worker registry web portal for fingerprint background checks for five direct care nursing staff and conduct reference checks for 12 direct care nursing staff prior to allowing them to provide direct resident care. This failure has the potential to affect all 173 residents who reside in the facility.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 08/26/2015, complaint investigation was opened against the facility for its failure “to provide care to prevent urinary tract infections by failing to use clean techniques for urinary catheter care, failing to keep the catheter drainage bag below the level of the bladder, and failing to keep the catheter tubing off the floor. These failures affect [2 residents at the facility].”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 10/08/2015, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility for its failure “to keep a resident’s body covered while laying in bed with the door open.” This is in response to a complaint involving an incident where resident was lying on their bed in the bedroom, and the “that was in a high position, with their pants pulled down to her hips and the call light lying on the floor. [The resident’s] skin and depends were both visible from [the resident’s] doorway.”
If you, or your loved one, have suffered injuries, neglect or mistreatment while residing at Champaign County nursing home, or any other Illinois facility, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help. Our team of dedicated Urbana, Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys can act on your behalf to seek financial recompense for your damages.
We urge you to make contact with our law offices today by calling (888) 424-5757 to schedule your free case review for compensation. All information remains confidential.