The rights of nursing home residents are often compromised, disrespected or ignored, which can lead to serious injuries or death at the hands of caregivers. Many residents are victim lines by some type physical neglect or abuse at the hands of an employee, the facility or third party. This can involve hazardous conditions within the facility, the lack of infection control or outright abuse/neglect. Sadly, the Peoria nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have handled many cases involving Illinois nursing facility residents who have suffered injury, harm or death caused by neglect or abuse.
Our team of skilled attorneys provide numerous legal options to nursing home residents all throughout Illinois. We post current publicly available data on opened investigations, safety concerns and file complaints and nursing facilities all throughout the state. This information can assist family members in need of placing a loved one in skilled nursing care.
Sharon Health Care Willows
Sharon Health Care Willows is a 219-bed nursing home facility as part of the Barton healthcare system. The facility provides medical services to residents of Peoria and Peoria County, Illinois. Sharon Health Care Willows is located at:
3520 N. Rochelle
Peoria, IL 61604
The facility specializes in behavioral health.
Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
Every year, the federal government updates its current star rating summaries on nursing facilities, behavioral centers, rehabilitation centers and assisted-living homes nationwide. Currently, Sharon Health Care Willows maintains an overall three out of five star rating, which is an average rating compared to all facilities nationwide. This rating includes one out of five stars for staffing, two out of five stars for quality measures and four out of five stars for health inspections.
The Peoria Illinois nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found serious complaints, opened investigations and safety concerns involving Sharon Health Care Willows. Some of these include:
- Failure to Adequately Control the Spread of Infections:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 03/19/2015, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility noting its failure “to perform hand hygiene between [residents]” and to “discard contaminated medications before administration [to a resident].” This is in response to an observation on 3/18/15 where an LPN (licensed practical nurse) “administered medications to [to numerous residents]. All medications administered were oral medications. [The LPN] did not perform hand hygiene between each resident medication pass.” The LPN confirmed that they “did not perform hand hygiene between resident medication passes.”
- Failure to Provide a Residential Environment Free of Accident Hazards:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 08/22/2013, a complaint investigation was opened against Sharon Health Care Willows noting its failure “to implement safety precautions in accordance with resident care plan for [a resident with] a history of falls. This failure resulted in a forward fall in which [the resident] sustained a forehead laceration requiring sutures.”
In another summary of statement of deficiencies dated 05/07/2013, a complaint investigation was opened involving the facility’s failure to implement new interventions for each fall.” This is in response to a resident who “sustained a fractured cervical spine and nose after three consecutive falls.”
In a third summary statement of deficiencies dated 03/05/2013, a complaint investigation was opened noting the facility’s failure “to develop interventions to prevent recurring falls for [a resident].” This is in response to a resident in his wheelchair when he fell to the floor.” Afterwards, the “ambulance called and resident taken to hospital for evaluation and treat. Admitted with diagnosis of fracture to the right femur.”
Peoria Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
If you, or a loved one, have suffered serious injuries, neglect or abuse at any Illinois nursing care facility, including Sharon Health Care Willows, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help. Our team of Peoria Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys can take steps to stop the illegal actions of those causing your harm.
We accept all wrongful death cases, personal injury lawsuits and nursing home abuse claims for financial compensation on contingency. This means we provide immediate legal representation, counsel and advice without paying us a retainer or upfront fee. Our legal services will be paid at the conclusion of the successful jury trial or after we negotiate an acceptable financial amount in an out-of-court settlement.