Abuse and neglect are common and serious problems affecting nursing home residents all throughout Illinois. In many situations, negligence by the facility or its staff places the nursing home resident’s life in serious jeopardy. Harm is often the result of a serious accident or a level of abuse that could be a been victimized, mistreated, abused and neglected at facilities statewide.
Our lawyers serve as legal advocates to Illinois nursing home residents to ensure their rights, dignity and respect are protected at all times. We post the most up to date publicly available data outlining serious filed complaints, opened investigations, policy violations and safety concerns occurring in assisted living centers, nursing homes and health care facilities statewide. This information is used to make well-informed decisions before placing a loved one in a facility that offers skilled nursing care.Proctor Com Hospital Skill Nursing Center
Proctor Com Hospital Skill Nursing Center is a 36-bed Medicare-accepted skilled nursing facility providing medical services to residents of Peoria and Peoria/Tazewell counties. The facility is located at:
5409 North Knoxville Ave.Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
Peoria, IL 61614
Federal agencies maintain a star rating summary of every nursing facility, assisted living home and health care center in the United States. Currently, Proctor Com Hospital Skill Nursing Center maintains an overall five out of five star rating when compared to other facilities in the US. This includes three out of five stars for quality measures, four out of five stars for health inspections and five out of five stars for staffing.
However, the Peoria nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found numerous complaints, investigations, violations and safety concerns filed against Proctor Com Hospital Skill Nursing Center. Some of these include:
- Failure to Investigate or Report of Alleged Abuse:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 10/17/2014, during an annual certification survey, an investigative report was opened detailing the facility’s failure “to immediately notify the administrator of an allegation of abuse, and failed to immediately suspend an alleged perpetrator reviews during an abuse investigation for [a resident].” Additionally, it was noted that “this failure had the potential to affect all 15 residents on the unit.”
This is in response to a witnessed event of a resident’s dissatisfaction regarding “multiple concerns regarding the facility medical director. The resident states that the medical director’s “tone of speaking with [the resident] was ‘loud, abusive and demonstrated hostility’. It was noted by observation that the Medical Director “did continue to make ‘rounds during the investigation of the allegation of abuse’.”
- Failure to Provide an Environment Free of Physical Restraint:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 08/31/2011, during an annual certification survey, a notation was made of the facility’s failure to “promote the least restrictive use of side rails for [a resident] identified with restraints.” This is in response to a resident’s stating “she is unable to get out of bed without assistance of staff, but she ‘likes to have all four side rails up.’” However, the director of nurses verified “not able to find a side rail assessment” for the resident.
- Failure to Provide a Residential Environment Free of Accident Hazard:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/22/2010, during an annual certification survey, a notation was made of the facility’s failure “to keep chemical disinfectant wiping cloths secured at one of two resident shower locations and antimicrobial handprints gel secured at one of two on staff nursing station locations in the facility. This has the potential to affect [three residents] assessed by the facility to be forgetful.”
If you, or loved one, have been injured, harmed, abused or mistreated while residing at Proctor Com Hospital Skill Nursing Center or any nursing facility in Illinois, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide immediate legal solutions. Our team of dedicated Peoria Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys can stop the abuse now.
Contact our law offices through our online chat rooms or by phone at (888) 424-5757 today. We accept all nursing home abuse cases, wrongful death lawsuits and personal injury accident claims on contingency. This means you will receive immediate legal counsel, advice and representation without paying an upfront fee.