Requiring on-site nursing services is often the only option available for many families placing an elderly, disabled or injured loved one in a nursing facility. Unfortunately, nursing home residents tend to fall frequently, which can lead to severe injuries, restrictive quality of life, permanent disability and death. In fact, the Decatur nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers handle many cases were victims have been injured as a result of abuse, neglect or lack of supervision by nursing home staff.
Our personal injury attorneys remain committed to serving as legal advocates to victims of nursing home injuries. We provide publicly available information on Illinois nursing facilities outlining current safety concerns. This data assists families in making fully informed decisions on which nursing home, assisted care facility or healthcare center can provide a safe environment for their loved one.Decatur Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
Decatur Rehabilitation and Health Care Center is a 58-bad medical facility that provides nursing and rehabilitation services to residents of Macon County. The facility is located at:
136 South Dipper Ln.
Decatur, IL 62522
The facility also provides medical services and individualized care programs designed to help its residents regain the ability to handle ADL (activities of daily living). These programs include:
- Nursing services
- Dietary services
- Social services
- Various on-site and off-site activities
- Medical services including a pharmacy, laboratory and on-site podiatrist
In annual data released by www.Medicare.gov, Decatur Rehabilitation and Health Care Center currently maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars (much below average). This ranking reflects a rating of one out of five stars for quality measures, two out of five stars for health inspections and three out of five stars for staffing.
Quality measures details the assessment on the quality of care the facility provides in meeting the hygiene and health concerns of every resident. The health inspection rating reflects the concerns of state and federal surveyors and health inspectors performing scheduled and unannounced inspections of the facility. The staff rating indicates staff hours of the facility’s registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, licensed vocational nurses and certified nursing assistants.
The Decatur nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found many complaints against Decatur Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Many of these complaints have been filed by residents, family members, inspectors and state surveyors. Some of these complaints include:
- Failure to Ensure a Patient’s Right to Be Free from Physical Restraint:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/30/2015 as a part of an annual licensure and certification survey, state surveyors observed that “the facility failed to assess and document a medical diagnosis or medical symptom justifying the use of a physical restraint” for a resident at the healthcare center.
The survey noted that the resident’s care plan “does not document an update or revision to include the use of a restraint” when it was noticed that the resident was “eating lunch with a tray table attached to a geriatric chair. It is also noted that the resident’s “medical record contained no assessment for the need of a restraining device.”
- Failure to Ensure Resident Safety Free of Accidents and Hazards:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 08/15/2012 during an annual licensure and certification survey, it is noted that the facility “failed to provide safe supervision and utilization of devices” for a resident reviewed for falls.
This note is in response to an 8/2012 physician’s order sheet indicating the resident had multiple diagnoses for dementia, seizure disorder, history of brain tumor and cerebrovascular accident. A 2/6/12 assessment found the patient had “severe cognitive impairment and totally dependent on staff for all activities of daily living.”
- On 4/27/12, the Fall Documentation sheet states that “while being transferred per mechanical lift by [certified nursing aides and certified nursing assistants], the ‘strap on the hook came loose’ and [the resident] fell to the floor.
If you, or a loved one, have suffered harm, injuries or abuse while residing at Decatur Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide legal assistance. Our Decatur nursing home abuse attorneys can provide legal options to stop the mistreatment, financial exploitation, neglect or abuse you have endured.
We accept nursing home neglect and abuse cases on contingency, meaning you will pay no upfront fees or retainers for our legal services. We invite you to contact us through our online chat rooms or call our offices at (888) 424-5757 today.