Intermediate care facility (ICF) residents can suffer serious harm by contact with other peers, medical staff and visitors. It is the duty of all ICF staff members to provide a safe environment free of harm, injuries, neglect or abuse. Unfortunately, many facilities are understaffed and overburdened when meeting the needs of all residents and clients.
Our team of dedicated nursing home neglect attorneys serve as legal advocates to the developmentally disabled individuals residing at intermediate care facility statewide. We publish updated information on safety concerns, violations, opened investigations and filed complaints against ICFs all throughout Illinois. Many families with developmentally disabled loved ones use this valuable information to make an informed decision when searching out intermediate care facilities that provide a high level of quality care.
Glenwood Villa is a six-bed ICF/DD (intermediate care facility) medical center providing services for Winnebago County residents suffering with developmental disabilities. The facility is located at:
3247 Glenwood Ave.
Rockford, IL 61101
Rockford Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Both the state of Illinois and the federal government regulate intermediate care facilities including Glenwood Villa through scheduled state surveys and unannounced visits. The nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found numerous safety concerns involving this facility. Some of these include:
A Failure to Provide a Resident Environment Free of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment
- In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 06/19/2008, a complaint investigation was opened against Glenwood Villa indicating the facility’s failure “to ensure that an allegation of mistreatment or abuse was reported immediately to the administrator according to state laws.” This is in response to findings involving a 41-year-old female resident “who functions in the profound range of mental retardation.” Additional diagnoses include “bilateral cortical blindness, atypical psychosis, and depression.”
The findings indicate that the progress note sheets maintained by the facility indicate that on 5/6/2008, a resident “yelled [a man’s first name] will get the belt”. In review of the May schedule of the work calendar, the name being called out by the resident was the house manager. Even though staff members indicate that the resident repeatedly yells this statement out, the incidence never initiated “a formal investigation.”
- In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated 05/21/2013, during an annual certification survey, notations are made of the facility’s failure “to ensure that allegations of abuse are reported immediately in accordance with state law.” This is in response to a 5/20/2013 incident involving “peer to peer physical contact that occurred on 1/21/13 at approximately 6:30 PM.” During the incident, one resident attempted to assist another into his wheelchair. However, the second resident “did not want his help, causing [the assisting resident] to bite [the first resident] on his right forearm.”
- In a third summary statement of deficiencies dated 03/09/2010, during an annual licensure survey, a notation is made of the facility’s failure “to report three incident reports for [a resident] who was scratched and bitten by a peer at work.” This is in response to findings in an individual service plan (ISP) dated 9/11/2009 involving a 43-year-old female resident diagnosed with “Profound Mental Retardation and Bilateral Cortical Blindness.”
The incident involved one resident biting the left arm of another resident. Notations document that “Skin broken. Staff reports [one resident] bites and was sitting next to [another resident] when she screamed.”
Rockford Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you, or your loved one, have suffered neglect, abuse, assault or injuries while residing at Glenwood Villa or any other intermediate care facility in Illinois, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help. Our team of reputable Rockford nursing home abuse attorneys can take legal steps to stop the harm now. In addition, we can assist you in seeking financial recompense for your losses.
We encourage you to contact us today by phone at (888) 424-5757 to schedule a case evaluation to discuss the merits of your claim. Our team of attorneys accept nursing home abuse, wrongful death, personal injury and medical malpractice cases on contingency. This means we provide immediate legal counsel, representation, advocacy and advice without an upfront fee. All information provided remains confidential.