Once the determination has been made to place a loved one in a nursing facility, selecting the best nursing home can be challenging. In addition to choosing one within a geographical location, the family must perform due diligence on evaluating the facility to ensure they meet federal and state safety and health standards. Sadly, the Pekin nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have represented many Illinois nursing home residents who have suffered abuse or injury at the hands of the facility’s caregivers.
Our attorneys serve as a legal advocate against those that wish to cause a nursing home resident harm. We publish up-to-date publicly available data detailing current opened investigations, regulatory violations, filed complaints and safety concerns at assisted-living facilities, health care centers, skilled nursing centers and nursing homes statewide. Many families use this valuable information to determine the best facility that provides quality skilled nursing care.Hallmark House Nursing Center
Hallmark House Nursing Center is a 71-bed skilled nursing facility providing long term care to residents Pekin and Tazewell County Illinois. The facility is located at:
2501 Allentown Rd.
Pekin, IL 61554
The Medicare-accepted nursing center provides skilled therapies, skilled care and long term health solutions.Nursing Facility Resident Safety Concerns
Federal agencies through www.Medicare.gov post currently updated star rating summaries of nursing facilities, health care centers, nursing centers and assisted-living facilities nationwide. Currently, the Hallmark House Nursing Center maintains an overall four out of five star rating when compared to other centers in the United States. This includes four out of five stars for health inspections, staffing and quality measures.
However, the Pekin Illinois nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have located numerous filed complaints, opened investigations and safety concerns involving Hallmark House Nursing Center. Some of these include:
- A Failure to Provide a Residential Environment Free from Physical Restraints
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 08/13/2014, during an annual licensure and certification survey, a notation was made of the facility’s failure “to assess and monitor the use of side rails for [a resident] reviewed for side rails.” This is in response to the facility’s use of side rails for a resident whose “medical record contained no consent for side rail usage, nor any assessment for the use of side rails.” This is in direct violation of the resident’s rights.
- Failure to Provide a Residential Environment Free of Accident Hazards:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/0/2013 a complaint investigation was opened due to the facility’s failure “to identify [a resident] reviewed for falls.” This is in response to a resident “transferred by only one staff member, from lying to a sitting position. [The resident] slipped from the bed and received a fractured leg.”
- Failure to Follow Policies to Prevent the Spread of Infections in the Facility
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 03/06/2008, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility for their failure “to follow their policy on infection control by cohort in a resident infected/colonized with MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) with two other uninfected residents, and by not obtaining a physician’s order for isolation [of another resident] reviewed on isolation.” This is in direct violation of the facility’s policy “titled ‘Confirmation of Isolation’, indicates that a ‘Resident will be placed in isolation per OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) guidelines and a physician’s order.’”
If you, or your loved one, have suffered injury, harm or damages while residing at Hallmark House Nursing Center or any other nursing facility in Illinois, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help. Our team of Pekin Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys can serve as your legal representatives and take legal action against every individual or facility causing you harm.
We urge you to call our law offices now at (888) 424-5757 or contact us here through our online chat rooms to schedule your free case evaluation to discuss obtaining financial compensation for your injuries. We accept all cases involving nursing home abuse, premises liability claims and wrongful death lawsuits on contingency. This means you have immediate access of legal representation without paying us any upfront fee or retainer.