According to law, a nursing home facility is required to ensure that the residential environment remains free of any danger or accident hazard that could pose a risk to any resident. In addition, the resident must receive adequate supervision and any physician-approved assistance device known to prevent an accident. Sadly, the East Peoria nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have handled many cases were residents have suffered serious injuries or death by the negligence or abuse of their caregivers.
Our attorneys work as legal advocates for every Illinois nursing home resident in an effort to protect their health, well-being, rights and dignity. We post updated publicly available information outlining current filed complaints, opened investigations and safety concerns at nursing facilities statewide. This information serves as an invaluable tool to help family members choose the best nursing facility that provides quality care to meet every resident’s health and hygiene needs.Fondulac Rehabilitation & Health Care Center
Fondulac Rehabilitation & Health Care Center is a 98-bed nursing facility providing medical services to residents of East Peoria and Tazewell County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
901 Illini Drive
East Peoria, IL 61611
The health care center provides a variety of medical solutions involving skilled nursing care, supportive living, assisted living, rehabilitation and memory care including Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.Nursing Facility Resident Safety Concerns
The federal government, through www.Medicare.gov posts the most recent updated star rating summaries on every nursing facility, assisted living home and healthcare center in the United States. Currently, Fondulac Rehabilitation & Health Care Center maintains a much below average one out of five stars compared to other facilities nationwide. This includes a one out of five stars for quality measures, two out of five stars for health inspections and three out of five stars for staffing.
The East Peoria nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found numerous filed complaints, safety concerns and opened investigations involving Foundulac Rehabilitation & Health Care Center. Some of these concerns include:
- Failure to Provide a Residential Environment Free of Accident Hazards:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 04/19/2013, a complaint investigation was opened concerning the facility’s failure “to ensure safety during transferring of [a resident].” This is in response to a resident sustaining “a new fracture requiring surgical intervention.” According to documentation, the resident “stated the fall was about a month ago and the facility did not know about the fall until [the resident’s] family called and needed a copy of the fall report for the insurance company.” A facility nurse and CNA “at first denied [the resident] fell, then stated [the resident] did fall and [the License Practical Nurse/LPN] was aware of the fall since [another nursing staff member] assisted in getting [the resident] back into bed.”
- Failure to Provide a Residential Environment Free of Physical Restraint:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/09/2015, during an annual certification survey, it was noted that the facility failed “to obtain physician’s orders for restraints for two of three residents reviewed for restraints.” In addition, the facility “failed to complete a restraint assessment prior to applying a physical restraint and failed to initiate a restraint reduction plan for [a resident].” This is in response to an observation of a resident “sitting in the hallway in a wheelchair with a self-release seat belt around her waist. [The resident] was asked to release seat belt from around waist, and [the resident] was unable to release seat belt from waist.”
if you, or your loved one have suffered serious injuries in an accident while residing in any nursing facility in Illinois, including Fondulac Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide immediate legal assistance. Our experienced East Peoria nursing home abuse attorney can take legal steps to stop the abuse now.
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