Many individuals staying in nursing facilities, assisted-living homes and healthcare centers are unaware that their legal rights are being abused or restricted. By law, residents have the right to select and retain their own personal physician, have access to clinical and personal records and deny any medical treatment for any reason. The Decatur nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have handled many cases where the rights of nursing home residents have been violated.
Because of this, our attorneys remain committed in providing effective legal solutions to individuals who have been harmed while residing in Illinois nursing homes. We provide publicly available data detailing the safety concerns of residents in healthcare centers and nursing facilities statewide. This information can assist families in making a fully informed decision before placing a loved one in a nursing home to ensure they receive quality health and hygiene care.
Decatur Manor Healthcare
Decatur Manor Healthcare is a 147-bed intermediate care facility serving the residents of Macon County. It is located at:
1016 West Pershing Rd.
Decatur, IL 62526
The facility provides specialized services to residents suffering with mental illnesses that offers an environment beneficial for recovery. Decatur Manor Healthcare offers numerous programs that include:
- Nursing services
- Medication management
- Psychiatric rehabilitation
- Dietary nutrition management
Healthcare Center Resident Safety Concerns
Every year, www.Medicare.gov releases annual ratings of nursing facilities across the United States. Recently released data revealed that Decatur Manor Healthcare maintains a ranking of five out of five stars (much above average) in its overall rating. This includes five out of five stars for quality measures and four out of five stars for health inspections.
Quality measures indicate the results of resident assessments based on the level of care the facility provides in meeting the hygiene and health requirements of every resident. The health inspection rating reflects the overall results of scheduled and unannounced on-site inspections performed by state surveyors and inspectors. These measurements and ratings can be used to assist families in choosing the best facility for a loved one.
The Decatur nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers note that there have been complaints against Decatur Manor Healthcare filed by residents and inspectors. Some of these complaints include:
- Improper Management of Residents’ Personal Funds:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 09/16/2011, during an annual certification survey, “resident trust fund accounts and accounting practices were reviewed on 9-14-11 …” The requirement by law to properly manage residents’ personal funds was not met. “Based on record review and interview, the facility failed to ensure that 37 of 128 residents … having the facility manage their account, did not have their funds co-mingled with the facility’s operating funds.” This action by the facility was in direct violation of federal policy, procedures and protocol.
- Failure to Maintain a Floor Area to Prevent a Slippery Environment:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 08/30/2012 during a licensure and certification survey, the facility did not need the requirements of providing an area free of accident hazards (SMI 483.25 (h)). The surveyors noted that the facility “failed to maintain the bathing room floor safety strips in good condition so as to prevent slipping in the community shower.” As a result, a resident “slipped and sustained a fall after exiting the community shower which resulted in [the resident] receiving a fractured left arm.”
Decatur Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
If you, or a loved one, have suffered injury, harm or abuse while residing at Decatur Manor Healthcare, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help you obtain the financial compensation you deserve while seeking justice. Our Decatur skilled nursing home abuse attorneys can take legal steps to stop the abuse, mistreatment, neglect or financial exploitation from those causing you harm and hold those responsible accountable for their illegal practices.
Our law firm accepts nursing abuse and neglect cases on a contingency fee basis. This means all of our legal services are provided immediately with payment only after we negotiate an out of court settlement of your claim or win your case at trial. We encourage you to call our law offices today at (888) 424-5757 or speak with a legal representative through our online chat rooms.