Mistreatment, abuse, malnutrition or physical harm are all indicators of inadequate and inappropriate nursing home care. Unfortunately, many facilities provide services with inadequate staffing, lack of training, or the inability to meet the nutritional, health and hygiene needs of its residents. Nursing homes, assisted living centers and rehabilitation facilities providing substandard care often cause serious injury and additional harm to the residents placed in their care.
Centers with a high staff turnover rate are often the result of a lack of leadership at a facility that encourages bad attitudes and behaviors. Without consistent resident-staff pairing and open communication, loved ones placed in nursing home care often become victims of physical, mental or emotional trauma at the hands of their caregivers.
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Forest City Rehab and Nursing Center
Forest City Rehab and Nursing Center is a 213-bed nursing and rehabilitation facility providing services to residents of Rockford and Winnebago County, Illinois. The center is located at:
321 Arnold Ave.
Rockford, IL 61108
The facility provides short- and long-term rehabilitation services, pain management, IV therapies, podiatry and dental care, hospice care, respite care, and wound care provided by a physician on-site.
Rehab and Nursing Center Patient Safety Concerns
Each year, the website www.Medicare.gov releases its most up-to-date information concerning nursing homes, assisted living centers and rehabilitation facilities nationwide. The federal government provides comparative analysis of different facilities using an overall star rating system. Currently, Forest City Rehab and Nursing Center maintains an overall one out of five stars rating, which is much below average compared to other facilities in the United States. This includes two out of five stars for quality measures and one out of five stars for both nurse staffing and health inspections.
The Rockford nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have found numerous inspections filed by state surveyors, residents and investigators involving serious failures at the facility. Some of these included:
- Failure to Maintain a Comfortable Healthy Environment for Its Residents:
As of 01/22/2015, Forest City Rehabilitation and Nursing Center displayed a pattern of problems including a failure to provide activities that meet the needs and interests of residents at the facility along with a failure to provide clean bed and bath linens in an acceptable condition. Additional problems included a failure to maintain safe, comfortable temperature levels and provide adequate services and care to improve or maintain the highest well-being of every resident.
Previous problems occurred at the facility as noted in a 11/22/2013 inspection where surveyors and investigators found that the facility failed to keep the medical records and personal information of residents confidential and private. In addition, the facility also failed to provide adequate care for residents to improve or maintain their respect and dignity in full recognition of the resident’s individuality.
Information released in a 01/31/2013 inspection, Forest City Rehabilitation and Nursing Center failed to develop and implement effective policies to screen and train staff employees and prevent, identify, investigate and report any case of neglect, abuse, mistreatment or misappropriation of the resident’s property. In addition, this inspection uncovered a failure of the facility to provide all appropriate care and treatment to ensure the prevention of pressure sores (bedsores; pressure ulcers; decubitus ulcers) or heal any existing pressure sore.
Rockford Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you, or a loved one, have suffered serious injuries, harm, neglect or mistreatment while residing at Forest City Rehab and Nursing Center, or any other nursing facility in Illinois, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can help. Our team of seasoned attorneys can provide immediate legal assistance, representation and counsel to stop the abuse now.
We invite you to contact our law offices at (888) 424-5757 today to schedule an appointment to speak with our attorneys. We offer a free, no obligation initial case evaluation and will provide numerous legal options on how to obtain financial compensation for your injuries, harm and damages. Your information will be kept confidential. We accept cases involving nursing home abuse, personal injury or medical malpractice on a contingency fee basis. This means you receive instant legal representation without the need of paying an upfront retainer or fee.