Accidents and the risk of infection are two main hazards of living in a nursing facility, especially those that rank low in managing the home. Nearly 1800 deaths in nursing homes every year are attributed to preventable falls and another 2000 deaths attributed to infections caused by bedsores (pressure sores; pressure ulcers; decubitus ulcers). Sadly, the Springfield nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have handled numerous cases where the health of their clients have been placed in jeopardy by the actions or inaction of the nursing staff.
Our experienced lawyers are committed to serving as a legal advocate for any victimized Illinois nursing home resident. We publish publicly available information listing current opened investigations, safety concerns and filed complaints about nursing facilities across the state. This information can be used to make a well-informed decision when it comes time to place your elderly parent or disabled or injured loved one in a skilled nursing home.Regency Care
Regency Care is a 95-bed long-term and short-term skilled nursing facility that provides medical services to residents of Springfield and Sangamon County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
2120 W. Washington
Springfield, IL 62702
The Medicare-certified facility also provides various therapeutic services including:
- Physical therapy
- Speech therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- RESTORE to Home
Every year, the federal government releases current information of nursing facilities nationwide through their star rating summary system. Currently, Regency Care of Springfield maintains an overall one out of five star rating, which is much below average as compared to other facilities in the United States. This includes three out of five stars for staffing, and one out of five stars for both health inspections and quality measures.
The Springfield Illinois nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found various complaints and investigations opened against Regency Care that include:
- Failure to Prevent the Spread of Infection throughout the Facility
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 01/29/2013, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility claiming it had failed “to follow contact precautions and failed to clean rooms properly for residents in isolation with Clostridium difficile.” This complaint is in response to Nurses Notes dated 1/24-1/28/13 involving four residents. The notes document that a resident ‘has been having stools, and has been placed in isolation. An order to “obtain stool for C. diff’ was written 1/28/13.”
“All four residents were observed to be in isolation.” Nurses Notes recorded on 1/24/13 indicate that the resident’s “room was observed. There were numerous dark areas noted on the carpeting around mats and in front of the bathroom doorway. Dark spots were also observed around the bed in [the resident’s] room.” On 1/28/13 “housekeeping was observed vacuuming in [the resident’s] isolation room, without wearing personal protective clothing, and carrying the vacuum out when finished and placing it on the housekeeping cart without bagging or cleaning.”
- Failure to Provide Residents an Environment Free of Accident Hazards
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 01/04/2011, a complaint investigation was opened noting that their facility “failed to assure that residents are transferred properly to prevent accidents.” This is in response to a review of the facility’s incident log where a resident “was identified as having two incidences where he receives skin tears while receiving care. On 11/15/10 he received a skin tear on the back of his upper left arm, while being transferred by staff. On 12/23/10 he received a skin tear on the back of his right arm while staff prepared him for a shower.”
If you, or a loved one, have suffered injuries, harm or damages while residing In Regency Care skilled nursing facility, or any Illinois nursing home, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide immediate legal representation. Through legal action our Springfield Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys can stop the illegal practices, negligent actions and reckless care provided at your nursing residence.
We encourage you to call our law offices today at (888) 424-5757 or speak with us now through our online chat rooms. We accept abuse, mistreatment, neglect and financial exploitation cases on contingency. This means no upfront fees are required for our immediate legal help.