Qualified and trained nursing home staff are required to take every reasonable step necessary to prevent an accident from occurring to any resident under their care. The prevention of accidents is usually the result of comprehensive and timely resident assessments to ensure the nursing staff follows a developed care plan for each resident within the facility. Unfortunately, accidents still occur all too often. The Washington Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have handled many cases where a resident has suffered harm, injury or death caused by the neglectful actions of their caregiver.
Our lawyers take every legal step necessary to ensure that the rights of Illinois nursing home residents are protected. We publish valuable publicly available information regarding safety concerns, regulatory violations, filed complaints and opened investigations and nursing facilities, healthcare centers, assisted-living homes and rehab centers all across Illinois. This information is invaluable to families faced with placing an elderly love one in a nursing home.Washington Christian Village
Washington Christian Village is a 122-bed nursing facility providing medical services to residents of Washington and Tazewell County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
Washington, IL 61571
The facility provides long term skilled nursing services as well as restorative and rehabilitative care, respite care and hospice care.Nursing Facility Resident Safety Concerns
Federal agencies through www.Medicare.gov release annual star rating summaries on the evaluation of nursing facilities and health care centers nationwide. Currently, Washington Christian Village maintains an overall three out of five star rating when compared to other facilities within the United States. This includes two out of five stars for health inspections and four out of five stars for both staffing and quality measures.
The Washington nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found many complaints involving Washington Christian Village. Some of these complaints include:
- Failure to Provide a Residential Environment Free of Accident Hazards
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/28/2015, a complaint investigation was opened against Washington Christian Village in regards to its failure “to ensure all resident beds were maintained to assure resident safety.” This is in response to numerous complaints including a resident’s “bed frames were missing the black protective plastic caps that cover the edge of tubular metal support bars extending the width of the bed. The metal support bars have a blunt metal edge that is flush with the right and left side of the bed frames.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 05/10/2015, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility for its failure “to follow facility policy for transfers while using a mechanical lift for [a resident].” This is in response to an investigative conclusion of a resident incident involving a mechanical lift that documents “that while the facility staff was transferring [the resident] with a mechanical lift, mechanical lift tipped over, causing [the resident] to fall to the floor.”
- Failure to Follow Specific Protocol to Prevent the Spread of Infection within the Facility:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 08/03/2012, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility for its failure “to ensure all contracted housekeeping personnel were following the policies and procedures in a consistent manner using a 1:10 solution of chlorine bleach for disinfection of resident rooms isolating Clostridium difficile (C-diff) to effectively destroy spores and prevent the spread of the organism two other individuals. This failure has the potential to affect all 95 residents living in the facility.”
If you, or a loved one, have suffered harm, injury or abuse while residing at Washington Christian Village or any other Illinois nursing facility, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide immediate legal assistance. Our Washington Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys can take legal steps to stop the abuse now.
Contact us today to schedule your no obligation free case evaluation by calling our law offices at (888) 424-5757 or through our online chat rooms. We can provide numerous legal options on how to best seek financial compensation against every individual, facility or entity responsible for your harm. We accept these types of cases on contingency, so there is no need to pay us an upfront fee.