Injuries caused by accidents or abuse are two leading factors of serious harm caused to Illinois nursing home residents. One of the common reasons for abuse or neglect at the hands of caregivers is the result of insufficient training of staff, failure to monitor staff properly, or intentional neglect by staff members. In addition, not following standard procedures, protocols and policies can lead to serious injury when a resident is the victim of an accidental hazard. Unfortunately, the Peoria nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have handled many cases were victims have been injured or killed through neglect or abuse by their caregivers.
Our lawyers strive to serve as a legal advocate to every Illinois nursing home resident to ensure that their rights, dignity and respect are maintained at all times. We post publicly available information outlining safety concerns, complaints and investigations against assisted-living facilities, healthcare centers, behavioral care residences and nursing homes statewide. Many families use this valuable information to make a well-informed decision before placing a disabled, injured or aging loved one in a nursing home.
Sharon Health Care Pines
Sharon Health Care Pines is a 116-bed nursing facility that specializes in behavioral health. The center is a part of Barton Healthcare and provides medical services to residents of Peoria and Peoria County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
3614 N. Rochelle
Peoria, IL 61604
Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
The federal government releases its updating star rating summaries of nursing facilities, healthcare centers, behavioral health homes and assisted living facilities by posting the information at www.Medicare.gov. Currently, Sharon Health Care Pines maintains a two out of five star rating, which is below average compared to other facilities in the United States. This includes one out of five stars for staffing, two out of five stars for health inspections and five out of five stars for quality measures.
The Peoria, Illinois nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found various complaints, investigations and safety concerns involving Sharon Health Care Pines. Some of these include:
- Failure to Provide an Environment Free of Abuse:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/08/2008, a complaint investigation was opened against Sharon Health Care Pines noting the facility’s failure “to protect [a resident] from physical and mental abuse. [The resident] was grabbed by the neck and thrown on the floor. Facility staff present did not intervene, but laughed at the incident.” This is in response to an interview conducted on 7/1/08 where nursing staff and housekeeping were interviewed, noting that a member of the nursing staff “asked [the resident] to repeat something [another nursing staff member] had heard [the resident] say earlier.”
Another member of the staff believed that an LPN nurse “was taunting [the resident] by repeatedly asking [the resident] something [the resident] did not want to talk about.” As the resident responded, the nursing staff stated “that was not even close to what [the resident] had said earlier. [The resident] then hit visitor, [a nursing staff member] in the stomach area.” Another member of the nursing staff “grabbed [the resident with a] hand around [the resident’s] neck, pulled [the resident] back and then out of his wheelchair and onto the by ([the resident’s] neck holding [the resident] there for several seconds.” The resident indicated he could not breathe when he was grabbed around the neck again and “put into the ground.”
- Failure to Provide an Environment Free of Accidents:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 02/21/2006, and incident investigation was opened concerning the facility’s failure to keep a resident “from setting a fire in the facility.” This is in response to a 2/6/07 incident where a resident was “upset about not wanting to be here and about the laundry and meals.”
Peoria, Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
If you, or a loved one, have suffered injury, death or been attacked by caregivers at any Illinois nursing facility including Sharon Health Care Pines, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help. Our team of Peoria, Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys can take legal action to ensure that the abuse, neglect and mistreatment stops now.
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