In accordance with nursing home rules and regulations, every Illinois rehabilitation and healthcare facility must maintain a clean and safe environment. This includes ensuring that all equipment used by residents are in proper working order. Unfortunately, many rehabs and health care centers are in disrepair, which can be detrimental to the health and quality of life of its residents. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers represent residents of Illinois Medicare/Medicaid nursing centers like Enfield Rehabilitation and Health Care Center to ensure their rights are protected.
Enfield Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
This Nursing Home is a Medicaid/Medicare-participating 47-certified-bed Center providing cares and services to residents of Enfield and White County, Illinois. The corporate-owned ‘for profit’ Facility is located at:
408 North Wilson St.
Enfield, IL 62835
As a part of the Peterson Health Care System, Enfield Rehabilitation and Health Care Center provides residents around-the-clock skilled nursing care, memory care, Alzheimer’s care and access to the Peterson Pathways Rehabilitation Program.
Enfield Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
A list of opened investigations, dangerous hazards, filed complaints, safety concerns, incident inquiries, and health violations on statewide long-term care homes can be reviewed on database websites including Medicare.gov and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH – ltc.dph.illinois.gov). Many families use this information to determine the best facility to place a loved one who requires the highest level of hygiene assistance and skilled health care.
The White County abuse and neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found various deficiencies, violations and safety concerns at this long-term care home including:
- Failure to Ensure Every Resident Is Provided a Functional, Sanitary and Comfortable Environment
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 04/28/2016, a state investigator noted when performing an annual licensure and certification survey that the facility failed to “ensure the resident environment, common areas, and resident equipment were maintained in good repair and in a clean and sanitary condition. This [failure] has the potential to affect all 28 residents residing the facility.”
Observations were made between 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM on 04/20/2016 when the investigator visited six residents’ rooms that “were each noted to have a one-quarter inch to one-half inch open gaps to the outside environment, surrounding each rooms windows air conditioning unit. At the same time, Room 24 was noted to have no window air conditioning unit, yet the window was opened one-quarter of an inch without a screen.”
During the observation, other residents’ rooms “were noted to have loose vinyl covered mop boards.” It was also noted that Wing 1 has to shared use bathrooms [...and] Bathroom A has some paint chipped off the wall in a 3 to 4 inch diameter area, as well as some missing vinyl coved mop boards [...and] Bathroom B on Wing 1 has two four inches of corrosion and rust at the base of the door frame on the right side.” Additional corrosion and rust were detected “at the base of the door frame of the right side of the door “located on the end of Wing 2.”
Additional maintenance deficiencies were noted in the facility’s Beauty Shop were a “10-foot length by 3-foot height area of moisture damage beneath the handrail” was detected, as was a loosened or separated “vinyl coved mop board on the wall at both sides of the door.”
In individual rooms, the “arms of the reclining chairs were in poor repair and taped together, Rusty wheelchairs were identified, the arms of wheelchairs in poor conditions were noted and in need of repair.”
- Failure to Provide Services for Residents with Mental/Psychosocial Difficulties
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 06/24/2014, the state investigator noted the facility’s failure “to provide counseling and interventions for [a resident] reviewed for behavior symptoms.” The failure involved a ‘state guardian’ resident admitted to the facility with multiple diagnoses including schizophrenia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, colostomy, and dementia.
The investigator noted that the weight of the resident from January 2014 to June 2014 had decreased from 184 pounds down to 153 pounds as documented in the resident’s dietary notes. However, “there is no Social Service Note from April 2013 to February 2014" and the last Social Services Notes dated 03/04/2014 revealed the resident’s “refusal to eat but no intervention.” The document reveals that the resident is worried about food but no intervention.”
Enfield Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If your loved one was injured or harmed while a patient at Enfield Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers. Allow our seasoned Illinois nursing home attorneys to file your claim for compensation against every party responsible for causing harm to your loved one. Our years of experience can ensure a successful financial resolution to make sure your family receives the financial recompense they deserve.
We urge you to contact our White County abuse law office today at (888) 424-5757 to schedule your free, no-obligation comprehensive recompense claim evaluation. You are not required to pay any upfront fees or retainers because we accept all nursing home abuse and neglect cases through contingency fee arrangements. All payments for our legal fees are made only after we have successfully resolved your case in a jury trial or negotiated an out of court settlement on your behalf.