Our lawyers remain committed to serving as a legal advocate for Illinois nursing home residents who have been victimized, abused, mistreated or neglected by those in charge of their care. We publish the most up-to-date publicly available data outlining serious safety concerns, filed complaints, facility violations and opened investigations against nursing facilities, health care centers, assisted-living homes and rehabilitation centers statewide. This information is used by families to make informative decisions when placing a loved one in a nursing home.
Cornerstone Rehab & Health Center
Cornerstone Rehab & Health Center is a 94-bed nursing skilled facility providing medical services to residents of Peoria Heights and Tazewell/Peoria counties in Illinois. The facility is part of Peterson Health Care and is located at:
5533 North Galena Rd.
Peoria Heights, IL 61614
In addition to providing skilled nursing care, the facility also offers rehabilitation solutions and care to treat Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
Every year, federal agencies release updated information through star summary ratings posted at www.Medicare.gov. The data provides current evaluations on nursing facilities, assisted-living homes and health care centers nationwide. Currently, Cornerstone Rehabilitation and Health Care Center maintains an overall one out of five star rating compared to other nursing facilities within the United States. This includes one out of five stars for health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing and four out of five stars for quality measures.
The Peoria Heights nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found many complaints, violations, investigations and safety concerns filed against Cornerstone Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. Some of these include:
- Failure to Report or Investigate Allegations of Abuse:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 11/10/2014, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility for its failure to “investigate an allegation of abuse and protect the resident during an investigation of an allegation of abuse. This failure affects [6 residents] reviewed for abuse.” This is in response to a witnessed event where a CNA pushed “[a resident] into a med cart” while the [resident] was in a wheelchair.
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated 05/28/2014, a previous complaint investigation was opened citing the facility’s failure “to report to the state agency immediately, and allegation of staff to resident abuse involving [a resident].” This is in response to a documented statement by a resident “to the physician’s office staff (about the facility), ‘I do not feel safe. I have not received showers. I am being abused. I have been hit by the facility staff, and another resident has been thrown out of the wheelchair twice’.”
- Failure to Follow Protocol to Prevent the Spread of Infection Facility-Wide:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 08/21/2014 a notation is made during an annual health inspection involving the facility’s failure “to perform hand hygiene during peri care for one resident.” This is in response to a certified nursing assistant preparing “to perform peri care on [a resident] without first washing her hands.”
Peoria Heights Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
If you, or your loved one, have been neglected, mistreated or financially exploited while residing at Cornerstone Rehabilitation and Health Center, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide legal assistance. Our Peoria Heights Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys can take immediate legal action to stop the abuse, harm and neglect now.
We urge you to contact us today through our online chat rooms or by phone at (888) 424-5757 to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation for financial compensation. We accept all personal injury claims, nursing home abuse cases and wrongful death lawsuits on contingency. This means you receive immediate legal assistance, representation and counsel without paying an upfront fee.