Many residents in nursing homes face being abused, neglected or mistreated by their caregivers, visitors or other residents at the facility. Without proper intervention, this mistreatment leads to serious injuries or death. Unfortunately, the Peoria nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have represented many residents who have suffered harm or death at the hands of others while residing in a nursing facility.
Our team of lawyers remains dedicated and serving as a legal avenue for every Illinois nursing home resident. We post publicly available information outlining current regulation violations, safety concerns, opened investigations and filed complaints against assisted-living facilities, nursing homes and rehab centers statewide. This information serves as an invaluable tool to help families decide where to place their loved one for nursing care.The Lutheran Home
The Lutheran Home is an 85-bed nursing facility providing medical services to residents of Peoria and Peoria/Tazewell counties in Illinois. The facility is located at:
6901 North Galena Rd. Peoria, IL 61614Nursing Homes Resident Safety Concerns
The federal government updates its annual nursing home evaluations and post the information on www.Medicare.gov. Currently, the Lutheran Home maintains an overall three out of five star rating when compared to other nursing facilities and assisted-living centers nationwide. This includes two out of five stars for health inspections, three out of five stars for quality measures in four out of five stars for staffing.
The Peoria nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have located many complaints filed against The Lutheran Home. Some of these include:
- Failure to Provide a Residential Environment Free of Accident Hazards:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 05/20/2015, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility noting its failure “to follow policies related to transfers mechanical lifts that require staff to transfer a resident according to the individualized care plan for [a resident].”
In a separate summary statement of the deficiencies dated 04/01/2015, an incident investigation was opened against the facility for its failure “to provide safety interventions and supervise to prevent a fall requiring hospitalization for a resident known to be at risk for falls.” This is in response to resident documents indicating that the resident “reports for the last 1 1/2 years [the resident] has fallen down. [The resident] has had six syncopal episodes. [The resident] reports that [the resident] would collapse all of the sudden without any trigger, even without knowledge …. Unfortunately with recurrent syncopal episodes he may hurt himself with trauma to the head or other body part …”
- Failure to Properly Investigate and Report Allegations of Abuse:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 04/04/2014, during an annual license and certification survey, it was noted that the facility failed “to recognize abuse for [2 residents] and failed to report abuse to the state agency immediately and within five days for [2 residents].” In addition, notations indicate that the facility “failed to investigate abuse allegation for [a resident].” “The facility failed to educate employees on the Elder Justice Act and failed to post a conspicuous notice regarding the Elder Justice Act. This failure has the potential to affect all 76 residents in the facility.”
If you, or a loved one, has suffered serious injuries, harm or abuse while residing at The Lutheran Home or any other nursing facility in Illinois, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide legal intervention. Our team of Peoria Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys can file legal action immediately against every facility, entity or individual causing your harm.
We encourage you to contact our law offices today through our online chat room or by phone at (888) 424-5757 to schedule a free case evaluation for financial compensation. All information during your consultation remains confidential. We accept these nursing home abuse cases, wrongful death lawsuits and personal injury accident claims for compensation on contingency to avoid the need of you paying any upfront fee or retainer.