Nearly 2000 nursing home residents lose their lives every year in falls caused by the negligence of professional caregivers. Usually, these falls could have been prevented if staff members had taken effective steps to properly supervise and protect every resident under their care. Falls are commonplace in nursing facilities because the disabled, rehabilitating and elderly residents struggle with walking due to diminished use of muscles the side effects of medication and poor vision.
Our team of skilled nursing home abuse case attorneys work as advocates to protect all Illinois nursing home residents against mismanagement, lack of supervision and untrained medical staff in charge of providing their care. In addition, we post the most current publicly available data involving safety hazards, opened investigations and complaints filed against nursing homes, assisted living centers and rehabilitation facilities statewide. Many families use this information when deciding where to place a loved one who requires skilled care.Sunny Acres Nursing Home
Sunny Acres Nursing Home is a 106-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare-participating government owned nursing facility providing medical services to residents of Sangamon and Menard counties including Petersburg, Illinois. The facility is located at:
19130 Sunny Acres Road
Petersburg, IL 62675
In addition to skilled nursing for both short and long-term patients, the facility also provides therapies including, physical and occupational therapy and hospice and respite care.Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
Throughout the year, the federal government updates its www.Medicare.gov website to allow online visitors quick access to information when comparing nursing facilities in their community. Currently, Sunny Acres Nursing Home maintains an overall five out of five available star rating compared to other facilities throughout the United States. This includes five out of five stars for both health inspections and quality measures and four out of five stars for staffing issues.
The Petersburg nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers has found numerous filed complaints, opened investigations and safety concerns involving Sunny Acres Nursing Home some of these involve:
- Failure to Provide a Safe Environment Free of Fall Risks:
- Failure to Prevent Cross Contamination When Toileting:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 12/12/2013, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility for its failure “to follow a care plan to prevent falls for [a resident at the facility].” This is in response to a 4/20/2013 fall investigation documenting that a resident “was found on the floor in front of W/C (wheelchair) …” During an investigation of the fall, it was concluded that the resident’s alarm was not in place and that the Certified Nurse’s Assistant who had been educated on safety awareness failed to place the pull tab on the chair. The investigation concluded that the resident “needed to urinate” and the “urinal was not within reach,” which led to the fall.
In a separate statement of deficiencies dated 11/05/2015 during an annual certification survey, a notation is made of the facility’s failure “to ensure fall safety equipment was functioning properly to reduce the risk of falls for [2 residents at the facility].” This is in response to occurrence reports that documented that a resident’s “fall preventative pressure alarm was not sounding at the time of [the resident’s] falls” occurring on 7/14/15, 8/8/15 and 8/24/15.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 12/04/2014, during an annual licensure and certification survey, notations are made of the facility’s failure “to maintain an indwelling urinary catheter drainage bag off of the floor for [a resident at the facility].” This is in response to an observation by a surveyor noting a CNA transferring a resident “from the wheelchair to the bed using a mechanical lift. During the transfer, [the CNA] placed [the resident’s] urine drainage bag on the floor, with [the CNA’s] feet placed on both sides of the bag. [The resident’s] catheter tubing was not secured to [the resident’s] leg.”
If you, or a loved one, have suffered injuries, harm or abuse while residing at Sunny Acres Nursing Home or any other Illinois nursing facility, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help. Our experienced Petersburg, Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys can investigate the cause of your harm and file a claim for recompense on your behalf. Contact our law offices today at (888) 424-5757 to schedule a free case consultation.