Coronavirus Update: To New & Existing Clients Learn More ›

Super Lawyers
Illinois State Bar Association
Justia Lawyer Rating
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Avvo Rating
BBB Accredited Business

Paxton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center Ratings & Violations

Paxton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center In nursing facilities is not an uncommon occurrence that when negligence or mistreatment occurs it results in injury to the nursing home resident. Statistics released by the United States Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reveal that safety violations are a leading cause of nursing home injuries caused by falls or exposure to hazardous conditions. Unfortunately, the Paxton elder abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have represented many nursing home victims who are suffered serious slip and fall accidents leading to catastrophic results.

The most common types of dangerous hazards and nursing environments include:

  • Broken banisters and support handrails
  • Uneven or cracked flooring
  • Unrepaired plumbing leaks
  • Insufficient lighting
  • Loose carpeting, wiring or flooring materials
  • Cluttered hallways that block foot traffic

Paxton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center

Paxton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is a for-profit Medicare/Medicaid-participating 76-certified bed facility providing services to residents of Paxton and Ford County, Illinois. The center is located at:

1240 N. Market St.
Paxton, Illinois 60957
(217) 379-4896

Paxton Healthcare and rehabilitation Center offers extensive services which include:

  • Bariatric Care
  • IV Therapy (TPN) Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Post-Hospitalization Care
  • Cardiac Care
  • Extensive Rehab: Physical, Occupational, Speech
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Specialized Dementia Program
  • Pain Management
  • Wound Management Team
  • Respiratory/Bi-Pap/C-Pap Management

Paxton Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns

On a regular basis, the state of Illinois and the federal government nursing home regulatory agencies update their online databases detailing opened investigations, filed complaints, safety concerns and health violations in facilities nationwide. The updated information can be found numerous online sites including

Currently, Paxton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center maintains an overall one out of five available stars in the national online star rating summary system compared to other facilities throughout the United States. This includes two out of five stars for quality measures and staffing issues and one out of five stars for health concerns. Our Paxton nursing home neglect attorneys have located numerous health violations and safety concerns involving this facility. Two of those concerns include:

  • Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and to Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent an Avoidable Accident from Occurring

    In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/10/2015, a notation was made by a state surveyor during an annual licensure and certification survey involving the facility's failure to "ensure that post-fall interventions were implemented for [a resident at the facility] reviewed for falls.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff at Paxton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center resulted in the resident sustaining “a fall on 06/11/2015 that resulted in [the resident] receiving a laceration on the left brow requiring sutures.”

    In a separate notation, the state investigator detailed the facility’s failure “to maintain an exit door alarm as design, having the potential for unwitnessed resident exit from the facility, injury, and exposure. This failure has the potential to affect seven residents at Paxton Healthcare Rehabilitation Center.” The state investigator conducted a 07/10/2015 12:57 PM interview with the facility’s Director of Nurses who indicated “the alarm was on [the resident] but was not ‘turned on’.”

    The investigator noted that on 06/11/2015, the facility’s Licensed Nurse Initial Incident Investigation Report revealed that a resident was “attempting to get out to the recliner. [The] alarm was on [the resident] and not alarming when [the resident was] found on the floor. The updated 06/12/2015 Investigation Follow-up Facility Form stated that the root cause of the fall was when the resident “trying to transfer self and fell [when the alarm did not sound]. The same form lists new interventions as alarm check and staff educated on checking of alarms and that they should be checked at rounds.

  • Failure to Provide Protection to Residents by Firmly Securing Handrails to Each Side of the Hallway

    In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/10/2015, a notation was made during an annual licensure and certification survey by a state investigator concerning the facility's failure to "maintain quarter handrails securely attached to the walls. This failure has the potential to affect six residents [at the facility].”

    The state investigator noted that upon observation of the facility, occurring at 9:00 AM on July 2015, “two sections of handrail were loose and easily movable in the Southwest hall and one section of [the] handrail was loose and easily movable next to the conference room in the east central hall.” At that time, the Maintenance Assistant stated that “the screws are pulling out of the wall.”

    As a part of the investigation, the facility’s 07/09/2015 Self-Identified Roster documented that 36 residents are independently mobile either in a wheelchair or are ambulatory.

Paxton Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

If you suspect your loved one is suffered from mistreatment, abuse or neglect while residing at any Illinois nursing facility including Paxton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can perform a comprehensive investigation into the neglectful misconduct of the nursing staff. Our Ford County elder abuse attorneys can provide a variety of legal options after a free no obligation consultation.

We encourage you to contact our Paxton nursing home abuse law firm by calling (888) 424-5757. Through contingency fee arrangements, you are not charge any payment for our legal services until we recover your award at trial in front of a judge and jury or negotiate an acceptable out of court settlement on your behalf.

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 LLC 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: or

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 LLC does not have any affiliation with the facility.

250M + Recovered for Our Clients
No Fee Guarantee We Never Charge a Fee Unless We Win
Available 24/7 Available 24-Hours per Day When You Need Us
Client Reviews
Jonathan Rosenfeld was professionally objective, timely, and knowledgeable. Also, his advice was extremely effective regarding my case. In addition, Jonathan was understanding and patient pertaining to any of my questions or concerns. I was very happy with the end result and I highly recommend Jonathan Rosenfeld. Michonne Proulx
Extremely impressed with this law firm. They took control of a bad motorcycle crash that left my uncle seriously injured. Without any guarantee of a financial recovery, they went out and hired accident investigators and engineers to help prove how the accident happened. I am grateful that they worked on a contingency fee basis as there was no way we could have paid for these services on our own. Ethan Armstrong
This lawyer really helped me get compensation for my motorcycle accident case. I know there is no way that I could have gotten anywhere near the amount that Mr. Rosenfeld was able to get to settle my case. Thank you. Daniel Kaim
Jonathan helped my family heal and get compensation after our child was suffered a life threatening injury at daycare. He was sympathetic and in constant contact with us letting us know all he knew every step of the way. We were so blessed to find Jonathan! Giulia
Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa