More than any other demographic, elderly seniors residing in nursing facilities and assisted-living homes have a higher potential risk of suffering an accident-related injury. This is often the result of a lack of quality care, minimal supervision or unsafe environment that places the lives of residents in jeopardy. Sadly, the Peoria, Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have handled many cases involving residents who have been injured or killed while residing in a nursing facility, assisted living home, behavioral center or other institutional care facility.
Our team of attorneys protect the rights and well-being of nursing home residents by serving as a legal advocate against abuse, neglect or mistreatment. We post the most current publicly available data on complaints, safety concerns, violations and open investigations and nursing facilities in Illinois. This information can assist families in making a well-informed decision before placing their elderly, disabled or ill loved one in a nursing home that provides skilled nursing care.Sharon Health Care Elms
Sharon Health Care Elms is a 98-bed medical facility specializing in skilled nursing care. The home is a part of Baron Healthcare and provides medical services to residents of Peoria and Peoria County Illinois. The center is located at:
3611 N. RochelleNursing Facility Residents Safety Concerns
Peoria Illinois 6160
The federal government maintains an overall star rating summary on every nursing facility, mental health center, assisted living home and healthcare center in the United States. Currently, Sharon Health Care Elms maintains an overall one out of five star rating, which is much below average when compared to other facilities nationwide. This includes a one out of one star ranking for health inspections, staffing and quality measures.
The Peoria, Illinois nursing home neglect attorneys and Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have fun many, many violations, investigations, safety concerns and complaints against Sharon Health Care Elms. Some of these include:
- Failure to Provide an Environment Free of Accident Hazards:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 06/03/2015, an investigation was opened against Sharon Health Care Elms for the facility’s failure “to investigate falls for [a resident].” This is in response to a fall event on 5/27/15 where a certified nursing assistant (CNA) “was walking [the resident to their] room. [The resident] became unsteady and was lowered to the floor by [the CNA].” The resident was experiencing “shortness of breath after using the restroom and needed assistance to bed…” The CNA “did not do an incident report since [the resident] passed afterwards.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated 11/19/2010, a complaint investigation was opened concerning the facility’s failure to “prevent [a resident] falling out of bed while providing incontinence care. [The resident] sustained a left distal impact femur fracture.” This is in response to a 11/9/14 incident where the resident “fell out of low air mattress bed onto floor yelling and complaining of left leg pain. Left side hemiplegia from CVA. States she was grabbing for table. Lifted off floor by (Mechanical List) and put back to bed. Left leg having more pain and externally rotated.”
- Failure to Provide an Environment Free of Physical Restraint:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 08/22/2013, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility noting a failure “to document a medical symptom justifying the use of restraint and failed to have a restraint reduction program in place for [a resident].” This is in response to an observation of a resident placed with the seat belt around the waist without a “restraint reduction plan for [the resident’s] seatbelt use.”
If you, or loved one, have been harmed by negligence, abuse or mistreatment at any nursing facility in Illinois, including Sharon Health Care Elms, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide immediate legal intervention. Our Peoria Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys can file a claim for compensation and hold every party responsible for your harm legally accountable.
Contact our law offices today by phone at (888) 424-5757 or through our online chat rooms now. We accept all personal injury cases, nursing home neglect claims and wrongful death lawsuits on a contingency fee basis. This means you will receive immediate legal representation without the need of providing any upfront fee.