Intermediate care facilities provide valuable services to families who require care for a developmentally disabled loved one. The centers are required by law to maintain a high level of standard of care provided by competent medical professionals who have been adequately trained. Unfortunately, many individuals residing at these facilities are not protected by the medical team and often suffer harm and abuse at the hands of other developmentally disabled residents.
Our team of Rockford nursing home abuse attorneys provide services as legal advocates to the developmentally disabled to ensure their safety and being while residing at facilities statewide. We post valuable up-to-date data on safety concerns, health hazards and opened investigations involving ICFs throughout Illinois, including Hallam Terrace. Families use this information to ensure that their loved one is placed in a facility that provides adequate training for their medical team, quality healthcare services and protection against being physically, verbally or mentally abused during their stay.
Hallam Terrace is a 16-bed ICF/DD (intermediate care facility for the developmentally disabled) facility providing medical services to residents of Winnebago County, including those in Rockford Illinois. The facility is located at:
1108 Taylor St.
Rockford, IL 61103
Rockford Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Like all nursing centers, assisted-living homes and intermediate care facilities, Hallam Terrace is regulated by both state and federal agencies. The Rockford nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have uncovered filed complaints and safety concerns opened during investigations and annual certification survey’s involving Hallam Terrace. To the most serious safety concerns involve:
- Failure to Provide a Safe Residential Environment Free of Abuse
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 02/10/2010 during an annual certification survey, notations were made of the facility’s failure to ensure “that all allegations of abuse are reported in accordance to state law.” This is in response to a 3/12/2009 record review of individual service plans (ISPs) indicating that a resident “will become physically aggressive at times and will yell, hit peers, banged her hands on the table and throw her walker. When she becomes aggressive she can leave her walker in attempt to walk toward peers.
Staff is instructed to closely monitor [the resident] for her behavior changes and redirect is appropriate. [The resident] is on a behavioral program for these behaviors.” Since the resident was admitted to the facility, multiple incidences of aggression toward other peers have been noted and documented beginning in December 2009.
- Failure to Provide Adequate Physician Services to Residents in Need
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 03/21/2012, during an annual certification and licensure survey, notations were made of the facility’s failure to ensure “that the facility provided preventative and general medical care.” This is in response to a 07/08/2011 incident involving a 22-year-old female resident’s ISP (Individual Service Plan) who was diagnosed with Downs Syndrome, Obesity, Tinea under Breasts and Seborrhea Scalp.”
During a record review involving the patient’s consultation report dated 8/17/2011, findings indicate that the written “gynecological exam menstrual management unknown cardiac status need to review pediatric status to see if Estrogen contraindicated.” The patient was also “recommended for diabetic screening. During an interview with the Resident Service Director on 3/20/2012, “when asked if [the resident] had a Pap test, [the resident service director] stated ‘no it does not look like she got [a Pap test]’. When asked if the resident “receive the diabetic screening as recommended, [The Resident Service Director] replied ‘It was not done, I think it was overlooked’.
Rockford Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you, or your loved one, have been injured, assaulted, neglected or abused by the medical staff or other residents while at Hallam Terrace, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can take immediate legal action to stop the harm against you now. Our team of experienced nursing home abuse attorneys can assist you in seeking financial recompense for your damages and hold those responsible for your injuries legally accountable.
We encourage you to contact our law offices today at (888) 424-5757 to schedule an initial no obligation consultation to discuss your case. We accept these types of cases on a contingency fee basis. This means you receive immediate legal services, representation and advice without the need of paying an upfront fee.