It is the responsibility of nursing staff and housekeeping to maintain a clean and hazard free environment to ensure no resident is injured at the facility. By law, the staff must identify every potential risk and hazard and implement interventions known to reduce the risks and hazards while monitoring the intervention for effectiveness and modifying any intervention when required. Sadly, the Peoria nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers handle many cases were nursing home residents has suffered serious injuries and death due to substandard conditions at a facility in Illinois.
Our team of attorneys remains adamant about serving as an advocate for every resident of a nursing home or behavioral center in Illinois. We post publicly available current information about investigations, complaints and known safety concerns at facility statewide. This data can help families when selecting the best facility to place a loved one in the care of those that will provide quality health and hygiene assistance.
Sharon Health Care Woods
Sharon Health Care Woods is a 152-bed medical facility is a part of Barton Healthcare that specializes in mental health. The facility is located at:
3223 W. Richwoods Blvd.
Peoria, IL 61604
Nursing Facility Resident Safety Concerns
The federal government, through www.Medicare.gov, post updated star rating summaries for assisted living facilities, mental health centers, nursing homes and rehab centers nationwide. Currently, Sharon Health Care Woods maintains an overall five out of five star rating, which includes five out of five stars for both health inspections and quality measures.
However, the Peoria nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found investigations, complaints and safety concerns involving Sharon Health Care Woods. Some of these include:
- Failure to Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Accidents:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/14/2006, an incident investigation was opened against Sharon Health Care Woods noting the facility’s failure “to provide supervision to prevent one identified offender currently on parole from leaving the facility unauthorized on 6/9/06, 7/2/06 and 7/14/06. The [resident] has not been located as of 7/14/06.
This is in response to an incident involving a resident diagnosed with polysubstance abuse, schizophrenia, antisocial personality disorder and depression. On 6/9/06, the “staff noted [the resident’s] room without a frame with window or screen.” It was later noted that “the window and screen were located in [the resident’s] closet. A search was conducted for [the resident] who was unable to be located. All notifications were completed.”
- Failure to Provide Adequate Housekeeping Services to Ensure a Clean Environment:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 10/09/2008 during a license and certification survey, a notation was made of the facility’s failure “to maintain all hallway handrails, shower room doors and toilet room floor tiles in good repair; and keep all floors and air vents in a clean condition.” This is in response to a general tour with the facility’s complex maintenance director, noting areas in need of repair.
During the tour, it was noted that “a short corner section of handrail was missing with 2 short nails exposed in the C hallway next to the entrance for room #C9.” In addition, it was noted that “the floor of the dietary paper storage room on CD wing was dirty with debris, dark spots of mildew were present at the floor/wall junction in both shower stalls in the C Hall shower room and the ceiling vent in the D hall linen room was completely plugged with linen.”
Peoria, Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
If you, or a loved one, have been injured in an accident while residing at any Illinois nursing facility or mental health center including Sharon Health Care Woods, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help. Our team of Peoria, Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys can file legal action against any individual or facility causing you harm.
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