Nursing facilities and assisted-living homes are regulated by state and federal agencies to minimize the potential of injury or harm at the facility. However, many residents are victimized by untrained or unqualified staff members, or because of a lack of quality care provided by the facility. The Decatur nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have handled many cases where residents have been harmed through neglect, mistreatment or abuse at the hands of the staff.
Our law firm remains dedicated to providing legal advocacy to individuals harmed in nursing homes and assisted living facilities across the state of Illinois. We post publicly available data outlining the potential safety concerns at Illinois nursing facilities. This information can assist families in making the best informed decisions of where to place their elderly, injured or disabled loved one who requires premium quality health and hygiene care.Imboden Creek Living Center
Imboden Creek Living Center is a 95-bed health service facility providing medical care to residents of Macon County. The facility is located at:
180 W. Imboden
Decatur, IL 62521
The facility provides skilled nursing care, assisted living and independent living along with long-term care and rehabilitation services.Nursing Facility Patient Safety Concerns
Statistics on patient safety concerns, quality control and investigated complaints are maintained and posted by www.Medicare.gov. The most current Medicare star rated summary involving Imboden Creek Living Center indicates that the facility maintains an overall one out of five star rating (much below average) compared to other nursing facilities nationwide.
This star rating summary includes four out of five stars for quality measures (above average) that refers to resident assessment information that evaluates how well the nursing facility provides care to meet the needs of every resident. The staff rating measurement indicates the nursing facility’s staffing hours for its RNs, LPNs, LVNs and CNAs. The health inspection star rating for the facility indicates the results of scheduled and unannounced health inspections by state surveyors and inspectors year-round.
The Decatur nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found many complaints against Imboden Creek Living Center filed by state agencies, residents and family members. Some of these include:
- Failure to Maintain a Resident Environment That Prevents Accidents and Hazards:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 06/10/2014, a complaint investigation was opened concerning the facility’s failure “to transfer [the resident] following a plan of care to prevent injury ...” As a result, the resident “sustained a left tibia/tibia fracture.” The resident was subsequently “transferred and admitted to hospital on 4/2/14 with a left tibia/tibia fracture requiring surgery.”
- Failure to Administer Antidepressant Medications upon a Physician’s Order:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 12/30/2010, a complaint investigation was opened concerning the facility’s failure “to administer antidepressant medications as ordered by the physician.” This is in response “Based on interview and record review” showing that the “facility omitted 33 doses of Celexa [to one patient] and six doses of Wellbutrin [to a second patient].”
- Failure to Provide a Resident Self-Determination or the Right to Make Choices:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 09/02/2014, a complaint investigation was opened concerning the facility’s failure “to implement preferences for [a resident’s] ... rights.” This is in response to a family member’s request for the Alzheimer’s disease-diagnosed resident to “remain in bed for the dinner meal instead of staff bringing [the resident] to the dining room.” However, even with the request, a member of the nursing staff stated that “she forgot to inform the staff to have [the resident] remain in bed.
The facility policy involving residents’ rights indicates that “all residents have the right to participate in their plan of care, refuse treatments or make suggestions or request changes in their plan of care.”
If you, or a loved one, have suffered harm or abuse while residing at Imboden Creek Living Center, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help you seek justice and financial compensation for your damages. Our team of experienced Decatur abuse cases attorneys can seek immediate intervention to stop the abuse now.
Our law firm accepts nursing home mistreatment, neglect and abuse cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that your legal fees will be paid only after we have negotiated an acceptable out of court settlement on your behalf or have won a jury award at trial. We encourage you to speak with us now in our online chat rooms or by contacting our law offices at (888) 424-5757 to schedule your free, no obligation consultation today.