Many families face the undesired decision to place an elderly love one in a nursing facility to receive much-needed skilled nursing care. However, many facilities are wrought with problems including a lack of sufficient staffing or hazardous conditions. Even though federal regulations require protocols, procedures and policies to prevent accidents and other unintentional incidences, problems still occur that injure, harm or kill the resident under their care. Unfortunately, the Peoria Heights nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have handled many cases where residents have been seriously harmed by their caregiver or nursing home.
Our team of dedicated attorneys are committed to serving as a legal advocate to any Illinois nursing home resident whose rights, dignity and respect have been violated. We publish publicly available information describing current opened investigations, filed complaints, safety concerns and policy violations of nursing facilities, rehabs, healthcare facilities and assisted-living homes across the state of Illinois. Many families use this valuable information as a tool to make the best informed decision of where to place their loved one in need of quality care.Heights Health Care and Rehab Center
Heights Health Care and Rehab Center is a 110-bed skilled nursing facility providing short-term rehabilitation and skilled medical care services to residents of Peoria Heights and Tazewell/Peoria counties. The facility is located at:
1629 Gardner Ln.
Peoria Heights, IL 61614
The rehabilitation center provides short-term rehab solutions along with orthopedic care, wound care and respite care.Nursing Facility Residents Safety Concerns
The federal government, through its online website www.Medicare.gov releases posted information concerning star summary ratings on all nursing facilities, assisted-living homes, rehabs and healthcare centers nationwide. Currently, Heights Health Care and Rehab Center maintains an overall two out of five star rating, which is considered below average when compared to other nursing homes in the United States. This includes four out of five stars for quality measures, three out of five stars for staffing and two out of five stars health inspections.
The Peoria Heights nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers note that there are numerous complaints, open inspections, safety concerns and protocol violations concerning Heights Health Care and Rehab Center. Some of these involve:
- Failure to Provide a Residential Environment Free of Accident Hazards:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/09/2014, an investigative complaint was opened against the facility noting its failure “to communicate a resident’s home visit status to other staff resulting in [the resident] being stranded out of the facility for over six hours.”
In a second summary statement of deficiencies dated 12/15/2011, a complaint investigation was opened noting the facility’s failure “to supervise the resident while toileting.” This is in response to a resident that has “sustained two fractures in the last 12 months” and has “fallen 17 times” during their stay who was “found on the bathroom floor by staff.”
In a third summary statement of deficiencies dated 08/18/2010 a complaint investigation was opened concerning the facility’s failure to follow their policy on “mechanical list for [a resident] requiring transfer using a mechanical lift.” This is in response to a resident who fell from a mechanical lift when a “strap came loose and resident fell. Cause: improper use of (mechanical) lift. Effect: complaining of left knee and hip pain.” Physician notified. X-ray ordered. POA (Power of Attorney) notified. X-ray report dated 08/04/10 for [resident] documents the following: ‘no acute fractures’.”
If you, or your loved one, have suffered injuries, abuse or an attack while residing at Heights Health Care and Rehab Center, or any Illinois nursing home, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help you seek financial compensation for your damages. Our Peoria Heights nursing home abuse attorney can take legal steps to hold every person or facility causing you harm legally accountable for financial recompense.
We encourage you to contact our law offices today through our online chat rooms or at (888) 424-5757 to schedule a free consultation in case of valuation. We handle all personal injury lawsuits, wrongful death cases and nursing home abuse claims on a contingency fee basis. This means our legal services are paid only after we win your case in a successful jury trial or negotiate an acceptable financial settlement out of court.