The Administrator at every Illinois nursing home must perform a Criminal Background Check on any potential resident within the first 24 hours after their admittance. In addition, the Administrator is required to obtain all information gleaned from sex offender databases and determine if the resident’s name appears in the Illinois Department of Corrections database system. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have represented many Illinois nursing home residents who have suffered harm while residing at skilled nursing homes like Parker Nursing and Rehabilitation Center from dangerous residents with a history of physical, sexual and verbal assault.
These policies and procedures are designed to protect all residents in the nursing facility against anyone who has a history of sexual or physical assault. Unfortunately, not all nursing homes follow these procedures, which can place the well-being of every resident in immediate jeopardy.
Parker Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This Nursing Home is a 102-certified-bed Center providing nursing services to residents of Streator and LaSalle and Livingston County, Illinois. The Medicaid/Medicare-participating ‘for-profit’ Nursing Home is located at:
516 West Frech Street
Streator, IL 61364
In addition to providing skilled nursing care, Parker Nursing and Rehabilitation Center also offers restorative care, pain management, respiratory care, enteral therapy, wound therapy, IV therapy, post-surgical care and wound care.
Streator Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
A list of health violations, filed complaints, safety concerns and opened investigations on nationwide nursing homes can be downloaded from federal and state database sites including Medicare.gov. Many families use this information to determine the best facility to place a loved one who requires a high level of hygiene assistance and skilled health care.
Currently, Parker Nursing and Rehabilitation Center maintains an overall three out of five available star rating in the Medicare national comparison rating system. This includes four out of five stars for quality measures and three out of five stars for both health inspections and staffing issues. The LaSalle and Livingston County nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found many health violations, safety concerns and deficiencies at this nursing home including:
- Failure to Develop, Implement, and Enforce Policies Involving Abuse and Neglect at the Facility
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 01/22/2016, a state investigator noted the deficient practice of the staff while performing an annual licensure and certification survey concerning the nursing home’s failure to “follow their Abuse Prevention Policy for initiating resident background checks for criminal history record information within 24 hours of admission for [two residents at the facility] reviewed for criminal background checks.” This has the potential to affect all 62 residents in the facility.” The investigator noted that the facility’s 01/20/2014 Abuse Prevention Program Policy reads in part:
“This facility shall check the criminal history background on any resident seeking admissions to the facility in order to identify previous criminal convictions.” This includes a “check for the resident’s name on the Illinois sex offender registry website and check for the resident’s name on the Illinois Department of Corrections sex registrant search page.”
The facility’s Social Service Director stated on the morning of 01/22/2016 that nine residents’ criminal background checks were not initiated within 24 hours of resident’s admissions to the facility.”
- Failure to Follow Procedures and Protocols to Eliminate the Spread of Infection
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 01/22/2016, a notation was made by a state investigator while performing an annual licensure and certification survey involving the nursing home’s failure to “practice good hand hygiene during resident care.”
The deficient practice was first noted in the state investigator’s findings after an observation was made of two Certified Nursing Assistants performing incontinence care on a resident just after noon on 01/19/2016. “With gloved hands, [one CNA] cleansed [the resident’s] perineal area after [the resident] voided in the toilet. With the same soiled gloves, [the CNA] pulled [the resident’s] incontinent brief and pants up, adjusted [the resident’s] shirt, assisted [the resident] to pivot and sit in the wheelchair [...and] then unbuckled [the resident’s] gait belt and removed [their (the CNA’s)] gloves.”
The state investigator noted that the facility’s 04/15/2013 Policy titled Hand Hygiene under the category Purpose reads in part:
Hand Hygiene is the single most efficient means of preventing the spread of infection. Indications for Glove Use: Gloves will be used for all cares following universal precautions [...and] will be used for any care of the resident involving blood and bodily fluids.”
Streator Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you suspect your parent, grandparent, spouse or loved one has been abused, mistreated or neglected while residing at Parker Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers today. Let our skilled Streator attorneys file and handle your financial compensation claim against all those who caused your loved one harm. Our years of experience ensures a successful resolution.
We urge you to contact our Livingston and La Salle County elder abuse law office at (888) 424-5757. Schedule your appointment today to speak with one of our experienced lawyers for your comprehensive case review free of charge. Make no payment upfront for our legal fees which are paid only after we have successfully resolved your case by winning at trial or negotiating an acceptable out of court settlement on your behalf.