The use of physical restraints in nursing facilities often compromise the dignity, respect and mental health care concerns of residents in nursing homes nationwide. The restraints include any item that restricts, prevents or restrains the resident’s movement, including best restraints, belts and any restraint that restricts movement of the wrist, arms or hands. Regulations prohibit the use of restraint unless medically required. Unfortunately, the Peoria nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have represented numerous residents who have been restrained against their will without proper authorization from a physician.
Our attorneys remain committed to providing legal advocacy to every Illinois nursing home resident who is restrained, abused or neglected in nursing facilities. We post the most current publicly available information regarding filed complaints, policy violations, opened investigations and safety concerns at rehab centers, healthcare centers, assisted-living facilities and nursing homes statewide. This information can be used as an effective solution for determining the best facility to place an elderly loved one requiring quality assistance with their help and hygiene needs.Rosewood Care Center of Peoria
Rosewood Care Center of Peoria is a 94-bed skilled nursing facility providing medical services to the residents of Peoria and Tazewell/Peoria counties in Illinois. The facility is located at:
1500 W. Northmoor Rd.
Peoria, IL 61614
In addition to respite care and hospice care, the facility also provides numerous specialized services that include:
- Wound care
- Therapies including physical, speech and occupational therapy
- Stroke therapy
- Total hip/knee replacement rehabilitation
- Amputation care
- Neuromuscular disorder care
- Pain management
The federal government through its online website www.Medicare.gov releases updated star rating summaries on assisted-living homes, nursing facilities, rehab centers and health care centers within the United States. Currently, Rosewood Care Center of Peoria maintains a five out of five overall rating, indicating a much above average rating compared to other facilities nationwide. This includes three out of five stars for quality measures, four or five stars for health inspections and five out of five stars for staffing.
However, the Peoria nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers note that there are numerous filed complaints against Rosewood Care Center of Peoria. Some of these complaints include:
- Failure to Provide an Environment Free of Physical Restraint:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 02/20/2014 during an annual licensure and certification survey, a notation is made of the facility’s failure to acquire “a physician’s order, care plan initial/ongoing assessments, and consent for use of full side rails for [a resident] reviewed for restraint.” This is in response to a 2/18/14 incident involving a resident who “was in bed in room with bilateral full side rails pulled up fully.” A CNA noted that the resident “is not to have full side rails up” which is in direct violation of facility policies and government regulations.
- Failure to Provide a Residential Environment Free of Accident Hazards:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 02/03/2012, a complaint investigation was opened involving the facility’s failure “to ensure that safety devices are in place for [a resident] reviewed for falls.” Additionally, “as a result of this failure, the resident sustained a laceration to the left orbital/temporal area, a skin tear to the left knee, and a left hip pain requiring an emergency department visit.” This is in response to an emergency department visit where the resident suffered “a 2 cm laceration, swelling and ecchymosis (bruising) to the left orbital/tutorial, left hip pain, and 6 cm skin tear to the left knee as a result of ‘GLF (ground level fall) from bed to ground’.”
If you, or your loved one, have been abused, neglected or restrained against your will while residing at Rosewood Care Center of Peoria or any nursing facility in Illinois, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can take immediate legal action on your behalf. Our Peoria Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys can serve as your legal advocate to protect your dignity and rights.
We encourage you to make contact with our offices today through our online chat rooms or by calling (888) 424-5757 to schedule your appointment for a free case evaluation to discuss a claim for compensation. Our attorneys accept nursing home abuse cases on contingency and are only paid for their services after they win your case in court or negotiate an out-of-court settlement.