Nursing facilities that are Medicare-certified are not allowed to use any physical restraint on a resident unless it is required as an effective treatment of the resident’s medical symptoms. However, medical staff at some nursing homes will use physical restraints on any resident who might be at risk for falling, wandering or eloping the facility. However, using physical restraint without an appropriate physician’s order is considered abuse or mistreatment. Sadly, the Metamora nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have handled numerous cases where residents were mistreated and held against their will with restraints.
Our team of attorneys remain dedicated in providing legal advocacy for any Illinois nursing facility resident restrained against their will and without a doctor’s order. We publish publicly available information regarding potential abuse noted in filed complaints, opened investigations, noted safety concerns and policy violations at facilities statewide. Using this information can assist families in determining what location will provide a high quality level of care to a loved one in need of hygiene and health assistance.Snyder Village
Snyder Village is a 104-bed skilled nursing facility providing medical services to residents of Metamora in Woodford County, Illinois. The center is located at:
1200 E. Partridge
Metamora, IL 61548
The nursing facility also provides a variety of skill therapies and individualized specialized care to enhance the quality of life of all of its residents.Nursing Facility Resident Safety Concerns
Each year, the federal government releases updated star rating summaries that evaluate the current conditions and nursing facilities in the United States. Currently, Snyder Village maintains an overall five out of five star rating, which is considered much above average when compared to other facilities nationwide. This includes five out of five stars for staffing and four out of five stars for both health inspections and quality measures.
However, the Metamora Illinois nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found some complaints and investigations concerning Snyder Village. These include:
- Failure to Provide a Residential Environment Free of Physical Restraints
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 03/11/2013 during an annual license and certification survey, a notation was made of the facility’s failure “to operationalize their physical restraint management and reduction policy by providing a medical symptom for the use of restraints for [3 residents].” This is in response to errors on a physical restraint informed consent form indicating that “the consent does not have an appropriate medical symptom documented.”
In a second summary statement of deficiencies dated 01/26/2012, during another annual licensure and recertification survey, a notation is made of the facility’s failure “to assess, notify the POA (Power of Attorney), obtain consent from the POA, and care plan for the use of a seat belt for [a resident].” This is in response to an observation where a resident was locked in place with a seat belt that “was not released during either meal.” A current care plan stated “only’ self release seat belt and does not contain any intervention/reduction plan related to the use of the seat belt” which is against federal regulations and facility policies.
- Failure to Investigate the Misappropriation of Funds Belonging to a Resident
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/02/2008 a complaint investigation was opened against Snyder Village concerning the facility’s failure “to investigate the misappropriation of resident’s funds.” This is in response to discrepancies in a resident’s checks for funds handled by the facility.
If you, or a loved one, have been held against your will with physical restraint or, abused or neglected while residing in Snyder Village or any Illinois nursing facility, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can take immediate legal steps on your behalf. Our team of Metamora Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys can ensure your rights, dignity and respect are protected while we seek financial compensation for your damages.
We urge you to make contact with us today in our online chat rooms or by calling (888) 424-5757 for a free case evaluation for compensation. We accept all nursing home abuse cases, wrongful death lawsuits and personal injury accident claims on contingency. Our fees are paid only out of an award at the conclusion of the successful jury trial or after negotiating your out-of-court settlement.