Illinois skilled bed facilities offer individuals a place to call home and provide meals, services and cares to those in need. Most residents need guidance and assistance a due to a mental challenge, physical impairment, or financial calamity that limits their capacity to be completely independent and self-sufficient. Unfortunately, not every skilled bed home trains their staff appropriately to ensure that the resident’s requirements are being met. Often, a lack of quality care can lead to neglect, mistreatment or abuse. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers provide representation to residents of Illinois skilled bed centers like Illinois Veterans Home at Quincy who have been neglected or abused by caregivers or other residents.
Illinois Veterans Home at Quincy
This skilled bed facility is a 551-certified-bed Center providing cares and services to residents of Quincy and Adams County, Illinois. The Home is located at:
1707 N. 12th St.
Quincy, Illinois 62301
The facility provides nursing, intermediate and domiciliary home care to veterans, spouses and the spouses of deceased veterans who qualify. Eligibility is available to all honorably discharged veterans who have “served in the Armed Forces of the United States at least one day in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam or the Persian Gulf within a specific timeframe. On average, there are approximately 600 residents living in the facility.
Quincy LTC Home Resident Safety Concerns
Illinois state nursing home and skilled bed regulatory agencies require that the facility is licensed, certified and staff with competent personnel who are highly trained in meeting the physical, emotional, mental, behavioral and psychosocial needs of all residents.
By visiting Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH – ltc.dph.illinois.gov) website, families can review a comprehensive list of all safety concerns, health violations, dangerous hazards, filed complaints, opened investigations, and incident inquiries. The regularly updated information is a valuable tool when making a well-informed decision on the skilled bed facilities in the community that provide the highest level of care.
The Adams County abuse and neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have reviewed numerous deficiencies and safety concerns at every Illinois skilled beds facility.
Relocating to a Skilled Bed Facility
Many elderly, infirm and disabled veterans and their spouses, and the spouses of deceased veterans lose their capacity to be self-sufficient and require intervention or assistance from others. While moving into a skilled bed home might feel as though the individual is losing their independence, relocating can solve many of their requirement needs and assistive problems, especially those who suffer memory or health issues through impairment, aging or a disability.
While many of these men and women like to remain at home, their health requirements and need for hygiene assistance (bathing, grooming and toileting) often demands the services of outside sources included skilled bed homes.
There are significant factors that many individuals who require out of the home assistance with their medical, physical and health needs should consider to determine if relocating is the best option. Some of these include:
- Due to medical advancements and the development of highly effective medications, the longevity of life is ever expanding.
- More than 75 million elder Americans will relocate to nursing homes, assisted living centers, and rehabilitation facilities in the next two decades, causing a significant demand for additional beds in assisted living centers.
- The American diet has wreak havoc on the numbers of overweight and obese men and women that have caused serious medical conditions including heart disease, kidney disease, and respiratory problems that require ongoing skilled nursing care.
- Medicare and Medicaid are limited in their capacity to provide care to every individual in need, leaving a vacuum filled by skilled bed centers and community living facilities.
Skilled-bed facilities offer various activities and exercise programs and ensure that the resident’s clinical care is provided when necessary. Even though many facilities only have a registered nurse on duty during normal business hours, most have competent caregivers, Direct Service Persons and Certified Nurses Aides caring for residents around-the-clock.
Part of the services provided by the facility includes meals in the dining room, assistance with housekeeping and laundry, administering prescription medications by a competently trained nurse or aide as per physician’s orders. Additional services include 24/7 security and transportation to work, off-site vocational training programs and doctors appointments who provide medical care, dentistry, vision checkups, x-rays and other medical treatments.
Quincy Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you believe your loved one was mistreated, neglected or abused as a patient at Illinois Veterans Home at Quincy, call Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers now. For years, our Quincy attorneys have successfully resolved Illinois long-term care home abuse, neglect, and mistreatment cases. Our experience can ensure a positive outcome in your claim for recompense against those who caused your loved one harm.
We urge you to contact our Adams County abuse law office at (888) 424-5757 to schedule your appointment today. Speak with one of our experienced lawyers for legal answers during a comprehensive, no-obligation case evaluation. You are not required to pay any upfront fees or retainers because we accept all nursing home abuse and neglect cases through contingency fee arrangements. This means all payments for our legal fees are made only after we have successfully resolved your case in a jury trial or negotiated an out of court settlement.