According to statistics maintained by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), nearly 2000 residents in nursing facilities lose their lives as a result of falling. Those who survive tend to suffer extreme debilitating injury and at times never fully recover. Many times, the falls of the result of incompetent staff, lack of training, lack of supervision or mismanagement.
Our team of dedicated attorneys serve as advocates for all Illinois nursing home residents victimized at the hands of their caregivers. We publish valuable information online detailing the safety concerns of assisted living centers, nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities statewide.
Helia Healthcare of Champaign
Helia Healthcare of Champaign is a 118-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare-participating for profit nursing facility providing medical services to residents of Champaign County Illinois. The home is located at:
1915 S. Mattis St.
Champaign, IL 61821
The facility provides long-term care, rehabilitation services and various skilled nursing services, including cardiac care, neuromuscular disorder care, fracture care, IV therapy, pain management, advanced respiratory services, enteral nutrition, advance wound care, postoperative wound care and tracheostomy care.
Nursing Facility Resident Safety Concerns
The federal government updates its website portal www.Medicare.gov through its comparative tool analysis program involving a five star rating survey system. Currently, Helia Healthcare of Champaign maintains an overall two out of five available stars rating compared to other facilities throughout the United States. This includes five out of five stars for quality measures, two out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for health inspections.
The nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found numerous file complaints, opened investigations and safety concerns involving the facility. Some of these include:
- Failure to Properly Assess Pressure Ulcers:
- Failure to Properly Investigate Falls Occurring at the Facility:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 11/19/2015, complaint investigation was opened against the facility for its failure “implement post fall interventions for [a resident, resulting] in six additional falls with no injury.” In addition, the facility also failed “to supervise a resident after behavior incident [of a resident reviewed for abuse].” The facility also failed “to maintain an exit door alarm as designed, having the potential for unwitnessed resident exit from the facility, injury and exposure. This failure has the potential to affect five residents.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 11/19/2015, during an annual licensure and certification survey, notations are made of the facility’s failure to “develop a comprehensive fall care plan for [a resident at the facility].”. This is in response to a resident “with a history of falling related to generalized weakness with approaches that do not include the implementation of a scoop mattress. On 10/21/2015, the resident “was found in the floor on the side of the bed. Earlier, the director of nurses stated that the resident “was at risk for falls at the time of admission on 9/22/15. [The Director of Nursing] stated the floor mat and scoop mattress were implemented upon admission. [The Director of Nursing] verified the scoop mattress and floor mat should have been included in the care plan implemented on 10/12/2015.”
In a separate statement of deficiencies dated 10/06/2015, complaint investigation was opened against the facility for its failure “to investigate a fall and implement interventions for [a resident at the facility].” This is in response to a resident suffering severely cognitive impairment who is “at risk for falling related to decrease mobility and history of falls.” On 9/24/2015, the resident “slipped out of wheelchair in the dining room at the table, and no interventions were added to the care plan.”
Champaign, Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you, or a loved one, have suffered injuries, harm or mistreatment while residing at any nursing facility in Illinois, including Helia Healthcare of Champaign, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide immediate legal assistance. Our team of dedicated Champaign, Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys can file a claim for financial recompense to hold those responsible for your harm legally accountable.
We encourage you to make contact with our law offices today by calling our team of attorneys at (888) 424-5757 to schedule a case evaluation at no charge. We accept all cases involving nursing home mistreatment, neglect and abuse on contingency. This means we are only paid for our services after we negotiate your out of court settlement or win your case at trial.