By law, nursing facilities must maintain a very strict responsibility to provide care to every resident to ensure that all of their needs including shelter, hygiene, food and medical care are provided on a consistent basis. The responsibility involves ensuring that the patient participates in physical activities and therapies to maintain their health or provide care in their final days. However, accidents are an all too common occurrence and nursing facilities in Illinois. Unfortunately, the Peoria nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have represented many residents who suffered serious injuries or have died as a result of negligence, mistreatment or abuse while residing in a nursing facility.
Our attorneys strive to protect the rights of every nursing home resident in Illinois and provide legal advocacy to stop the abuse, mistreatment and negligence immediately. We publish current publicly available information about opened investigations, filed complaints, safety concerns and policy violations on nursing facilities and assisted living centers statewide. This information can serve as a valuable way to make an informed decision before placing an elderly loved one in a nursing home.
Heritage Health Chillicothe
Heritage Health Chillicothe is a 110-bed skilled nursing facility providing short and long term care for residents of Peoria and Peoria/Tazewell counties. The facility is located at:
1028 Hillcrest Dr.
Chillicothe Illinois 61523
The facility also provides respite and hospice care along with RESTORE therapies including physical, occupational and speech therapy.
Nursing Facility Resident Safety Concerns
The federal government routinely updates the star rating summaries of nursing facilities across the nation. Currently, Heritage Health Chillicothe maintains an overall five out of five star rating compared to other nursing homes nationwide. This includes a three out of five star rating for staffing, a four out of five star rating for health inspections and five out of five stars for quality measures.
However, the Peoria Illinois nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found numerous complaints, investigations and safety concerns filed against Heritage Health Chillicothe. Two of these concerns involve:
- Failure to Provide a Residential Environment Free of Accident Hazards
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 02/17/2015 a complaint investigation was opened against Heritage Health Chillicothe noting a failure “to remove wet gloves during dressing.” This is in response to a 2/14/15 incident when the resident was dressing. The CNA attempted to “change residents top, resident pulled away from the CNA (Certified Nurses Aide) due to the way the CNA was holding residents arm, CNAs arm slipped and elbow hit resident in the left orbital area.” This occurred while the CNA “was providing incontinence care to [the resident]” and changing the resident’s shirt. The resident was later observed to have “a large greenish-purple bruise on her left cheek.” Additionally, even though the resident was injured, it was noted that “the staff did not do neuro- checks as per facility policy.”
In a second summary statement of deficiencies dated 01/15/2015, an investigation was opened against the facility’s failure “to implement fall interventions, during a transfer, for [a resident] reviewed for falls.” This is in response to a resident falling “during a transfer with one staff from the toilet to the wheelchair, hitting the right side of the four head and resulting in a laceration to the right side of the four head. The same report documents, ‘restorative nurse reassessed transfers and [the resident] changed to a two person assist’.”
Peoria, Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
If you, or your loved one, have been injured, abused, neglected or mistreated while residing in Heritage Health Chillicothe or any Illinois nursing facility, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide immediate legal assistance. Our Peoria Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys can take legal measures to stop the mistreatment now.
We encourage you to contact our law offices today by phone at (888) 424-5757 or through our online chat rooms to schedule your no obligation, free initial confidential consultation and case evaluation. We accept all nursing home neglect cases, personal injury accident claims and wrongful death lawsuits on contingency. This means you receive immediate legal advice, counsel and representation without paying us any upfront fee or retainer.