Many individuals suffering with intellectual disabilities require complex skilled care at intermediate care facilities (ICF) to ensure their safety, well-being and health. While these facilities provide various services for the developmentally disabled based on each client’s needs, some ICFs are understaffed, overworked or operated with improperly trained medical professionals.
Our team of dedicated attorneys serve as legal advocates to every developmentally disabled resident in Illinois. We post up-to-date information concerning ICF cases that involve neglect, abuse, filed complaints, opened investigations and safety concerns. Many families use this valuable information as an effective tool to make an informed decision before placing a loved one under the care of medical professionals.Milestone Sun Valley
Milestone Sun Valley is an eight-bed ICF/DD (intermediate care facility) providing medical services to developmentally disabled residents of Winnebago County, including Rockford, Illinois. The facility is located at:
3351 Sun ValleyRockford Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Rockford, IL 61103
Every ICF/DD is bound by federal and state regulations where local agencies assess, survey and investigate the facility each year. The nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers monitor safety concerns at all intermediate care facilities including Milestone Sun Valley. Some of these concerns involve:
- Failure to Provide Protection of Clients Rights
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 03/24/2015, during an annual certification and licensure survey, a notation is made of the facility’s failure to ensure “the rights of the client during the use of a video monitor.” This notation of an inspection of care is in response to a 3/23/2015 Client Roster report involving a 30-year-old male resident who functions “in the moderate range of intellectual disability. [The resident’s] diagnoses include Seizure Disorder and Autistic Features.”
When the Resident Service Coordinator (RSC) at the facility was interviewed on 3/24/2015 she “stated that she was not sure the video camera was approved by the Human rights committee. [The Resident Service Coordinator] stated that the family brought it and installed it. When asked how often is the camera used, [the RSC] stated that it is used when he is in the room sleeping and when he is awake we typically do not have it on.”
- Failure to Report Allegations of Abuse to the Proper Authorities
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 03/09/2011, during an annual licensure and certification survey, notations were made of the facility’s failure to ensure “that all allegations of abuse are reported immediately in accordance with State Law.” This is in response to two reviews of Facility Face Sheets involving a 39-year-old female resident who functions with a profound range of mental retardation and diagnosed with Mild Cerebral Palsy and Schizo Affective Bipolar Disorder and a 49-year-old male resident who is ambulatory and verbal, functioning with severe range of mental retardation and diagnosed with Seizure Disorder and Depression with Psychotic Features.
The document refers to a 11/29/2010 Daily Information Report indicating that the female resident was scratched by an individual at the facility. In a second 10/5/2010 Daily Information Report indicates that the other resident “was scratched by a peer. It was the right eyebrow. The facility was not able to identify that it appeared in the written report to the surveyor.” The administrator was interviewed on 3/8/2010 and asked “if these incidents were reported to public health stated that there was no documentation of a fax for these incidents to the public health.” This is in direct violation of Illinois and federal laws.Rockford Illinois nursing home abuse lawyers
If you, or a loved one, have been harmed while residing at Milestone Sun Valley or any other intermediate care facility in Illinois, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help. Our team of dedicated nursing home abuse attorneys can provide legal options to stop the abuse, neglect or mistreatment immediately, and file claims or lawsuits against the facility to seek financial recompense for your damages.
We encourage you to call our law offices at (888) 424-5757 to schedule a free, initial no obligation consultation to discuss the merits of your claim for compensation. We accept intermediate care facility abuse and mistreatment cases on a contingency fee basis. This means you will receive immediate legal representation without paying our firm a retainer or upfront fee.