Accidents occur in many facilities due to negligence, substandard care or outright neglect of the staff through abuse or mistreatment. A single fall resulting in broken bones or orthopedic injury often causes harm where recovery is not an option. Many falls produce irreversible declines in the resident’s cognition or causes chronic pain or the loss of independence. Sadly, the Pekin nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have represented many residents who have suffered irreversible damage caused by the nursing home or its medical staff.
Our team of attorneys remains dedicated in providing legal advocacy to every resident of an Illinois nursing facility. We post current publicly available data regarding safety concerns, regulatory violations, opened investigations and complaints filed against the facility by family members, residents, surveyors and inspectors. This information is often used to make an informed decision by families who must place a loved one in a nursing facility.Timber Creek Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
Timber Creek Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center is a 202-bed Peterson Health Care nursing facility that provides medical services to residents of Pekin and Tazewell County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
2220 State Street
Pekin, IL 61554
The center also provides dementia and behavioral care, respite care, hospice, and short-term recuperative stay options.Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
Annual star rating summaries are released through the federal government on its website www.Medicare.gov outlining the evaluations of nursing facilities in the United States. Currently, Timber Creek Rehab and Healthcare Center maintains a one out of five star rating, which is much below average compared other facilities nationwide. This includes two out of five stars for quality measures and one out of five stars for both staffing and health inspections.
The Pekin Illinois nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found many complaints, safety concerns, investigations and regulatory violations against Timber Creek Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. Some of these include:
- Failure to Provide a Residential Environment Free of Accident Hazards
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 03/05/2015, numerous complaint investigations were opened against the facility including its failure “to maintain the temperature of hallway heaters to prevent a thermal hazard to independently mobile residents. This failure resulted in [a resident] sustaining a burn with blister to the left elbow.” Additionally, “the facility also failed to develop and implement policies and procedures following [the resident’s] burn to ensure hallway heaters no longer posed a thermal hazard. These failures have the potential to affect four out of five residents” at the facility.”
- Failure to Provide a Safe, Clean and Comfortable Homelike Environment
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 08/06/2014, an original complaint investigation was opened against the facility’s failure “to maintain bathroom fixtures, furnishings, and tile in a safe, clean and repaired manner. This failure has the potential to affect all 124 residents in the facility.”
This investigation is in response to observations, interviews and record reviews involving the “B-wing 200 hall residents’ communal shower/bathroom areas have soil liners sitting on top of waste receptacle, strong urine odor, and an orange crusty substance on baseboards; the B-wing 400 hall residents’ communal shower/bathroom areas have a black substance around the hot and cold water controls, the controls/dials attached to a wooden board, and a wooden piece with the rusty screw on the left shower dial, the B-wing 300 hall in the men’s communal bathroom has black substance on the caulking around the toilet and an orange substance on the edge of the tile and back of the door.”
If you, or your loved one, has suffered injuries through an accident, abuse or mistreatment while residing at any Illinois nursing home including Timber Creek Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide immediate legal intervention. Our team of Pekin Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys can file legal action against the facility or individuals that caused your harm.
We encourage you to make contact with our law offices today by phone at (888) 424-5757 or through our online chat rooms. We can discuss your case for compensation to ensure that all parties responsible for your injuries are held legally accountable. We accept these types of cases on a contingency fee basis. This means our legal fees are paid only out of a jury award or negotiated out of court settlement.