Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation

Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Statistics released by Columbia University reveal that infection rates for residents in nursing facilities are on the increase. Unfortunately, many men and women suffer preventable urinary tract infections (UTIs) caused by the negligent action of the nursing staff. Sadly, the Taylorville elder abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have seen a significant rise in neglect and mistreatment leading to the preventable spread of infection in nursing homes all throughout the state of Illinois.

The vulnerability and frailty of many nursing home residents place them at the mercy of the nursing staff for catheter care or a trip to the restroom. If the nurses and Certified Nursing Aides do not take appropriate measures and follow procedures and protocols, the resident can easily develop an infection, which could lead to a life-threatening change in their condition.

Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a 95-certified bed facility accepting Medicare and Medicaid. The for-profit Covenant Care facility provides services to residents of Taylorville and Christian County. The center is located at:

800 McAdam Dr.
Taylorville, Illinois 62568
(217) 824-2277

The Center is part of Covenant Care Meadow Manor with provided services that include:

  • Post-acute and skilled nursing care around the clock
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Outpatient therapy
  • Pulmonary therapy
  • Chronic heart failure program, cardiac recovery
  • Pain management
  • Dialysis
  • Respiratory care
  • Stroke recovery
  • Wound and skin care management

Taylorville Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns

State surveyors and investigators routinely inspect every nursing facility nationwide and post opened investigations, safety concerns, health violations and filed complaints on their state and national databases including Medicare.gov. The information can be reviewed in a comparative analysis tool star rating summary system to assist in making the best-informed decision of where to place a spouse, parent or grandparent in a community nursing facility that provides the highest level of quality care.

Currently, Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center maintains an overall five out of five available star rating when compared with other facilities throughout the United States. This includes five out of five stars for quality measures, four out of five stars for health concerns and three out of five stars for staffing issues. However, our Taylorville nursing home neglect attorneys have found numerous safety concerns involving this facility. Two of those concerns include:

  • Failure to Provide Necessary Services to Prevent the Development of a Urinary Tract Infection

    In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 12/11/2015, a notation was made by a state investigator during an annual licensure and certification survey concerning the facility's failure to "ensure the urinary catheter bag and tubing was below the level of the bladder.” The state investigator also noted the facility’s failure “to provide thorough incontinent care [for two residents at the facility] reviewed for the catheter and incontinent care.”

    One incident was revealed to the state investigator involving a 9:15 AM 12/08/2015 incident where two Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) were transferring a resident “from the wheelchair to the bed using a mechanical lift.” At that time, one CNA “hooked a urinary drainage bag on the mechanical lift where the sling attached” before transferring the resident to the bed. The state investigator interviewed the facility’s Administrator who stated: “she would not expect this practice to be used when transferring residents who have an indwelling urinary catheter.”

    The investigator reviewed the resident’s 04/15/2015 Care Plan revised on 11/11/2015 the documents of the resident “is at high risk for urinary tract infections due to [their medical condition including bladder problems] and history of urinary tract infections. Interventions listed on [the resident’s] Care Plan document to ensure catheter tubing and drainage bag are properly positioned to prevent urinary backflow or contamination.”

  • Failure to Develop, Implement, and Enforce a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading throughout the Facility

    In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 12/11/2015, a notation was made during an annual licensure and certification survey by a state investigator concerning the facility's failure to "remove contaminated gloves, and wash hands before touching multiple surfaces.”

    This deficient practice by the nursing staff at Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center was first noted upon observation of two Certified Nursing Aides transferring a resident to the toilet at 11:00 AM on 12/08/2015. At that time one Certified Nursing Assistant confirmed that the resident “had been incontinent of urine” and had “a bowel movement in the commode.”

    While providing care, both Certified Nursing Aides assisted the resident “to a standing position [while one Certified Nursing Assistant wiped the resident’s] rectal area with toilet paper.” While providing care, the Certified Nursing Assistant “touched multiple surfaces including the gait belt, wheelchair, bed and [the resident’s] clothing with the same gloves used to wipe [the resident].” In an interview with the state investigator, the CNA confirmed that “she did not remove her gloves and wash her hands before touching other surfaces in the room.”

Taylorville Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

If your loved one has suffered a preventable UTI or other infection while residing at any Illinois nursing home, including Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide immediate advice and legal representation. Our Christian County elder abuse attorneys can provide a variety of legal options to ensure your family receives the justice they deserve.

To build a case to obtain financial compensation, we urge you to make contact with our Taylorville Illinois nursing home abuse lawyers today at (888) 424-5757. We handle all nursing home neglect and abuse cases on contingency, so no upfront payments are required.

http://www.covenantcare.com/Locations/Meadow-Manor-Skilled-Nursing-and-Rehabilitation-Center/Facility-Home

https://ltc.dph.illinois.gov/webapp/LTCApp/ltc.jsp

https://medicare.gov/

Disclaimer: The above inspection findings are take from public sources including the State Department of Health and from Medicare inspection conducted at the facility at least every fifteen months. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers cannot confirm that the content on this site is the most recent information related to the facilities mentions.

The inspection findings published are not complete. You may find the most up to date information here: dph.illinois.gov or medicare.gov.

The deficiencies/citations listed on this page may have been corrected or substantially corrected after the date of the inspection and date of publishing this material. This page is a legal advertisement and a resource of information for visitors. This material is not endorsed by the facility noted or by any governmental agency. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers does not have any affiliation with the facility.

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