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Arcola Health Care Center
Lawyers for Neglected & Mistreated at Arcola Health Care Center
Any mistreatment of the senior citizen in a nursing facility can constitute neglect or abuse if it occurs at the hands of caregivers, employees, family members, friends, or other patients. Every member of the nursing team and employee staff always has a legal responsibility to protect their residents and keep them safe in their environment.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Douglas County nursing facility, contact the Illinois nursing home affiliate attorneys at (800) 926-7565 now for immediate legal assistance. Let our network of attorneys work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages. Time is of the essence. All necessary documentation must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.
Arcola Health Care Center
This long-term care facility is a 100-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Arcola and Douglas County, Illinois. The "for-profit" home is located at:
422 East Fourth Street
Arcola, Illinois 61910
Arcola Health Care Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Arcola Health Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, oncology care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $6,474 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
It is the responsibility of federal and state investigators to penalize any nursing home that has violated a rule or regulation that caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident. Many of these penalties involve monetary fines or denial of payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Arcola Health Care Center for $6,474 on May 11, 2017, citing substandard care. This nursing home received three complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Illinois Adult Protective Services Website.
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Arcola Illinois Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Illinois and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date October 26, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to properly transfer [a non-weight-bearing resident] and failed to ensure the electronic monitoring device functioned as designed [for two residents] reviewed for falls.”
In one case, a resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Comprehensive Assessment indicates that the patient “does not ambulate and requires extensive assistance of two staff for transfers.” The Physical Therapy Plan of Care documented a referral to the Therapy Department “due to decreased positioning and transfers.” The document indicates that “transfers are with a sit-to-stand lift.”
The resident’s Care Plan indicates that they are at risk for falls and “unable to transfer independently related to [medical conditions].” On October 24, 2016, just before lunchtime, two Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) transferred the resident “from the bed to the wheelchair using a gait belt. A mechanical lift was not used for the transfer.”
During the transfer, the resident “did not extend either leg.” However, the resident’s “feet slid across the floor during the transfer to the wheelchair.” During an interview with the Physical Therapy Assistant, it was noted that the resident “has limited ability to extend legs and that physical therapy recommends that [the resident] is transferred using a stand-up lift to ensure both resident’s safety and staff safety.” The Assistant indicated the resident “should not be transferred manually.”
In a separate case, a different resident’s Fall Risk Assessment indicates that the patient “is a high-risk fall.” The resident’s Care Plan indicates that an alarming floor mat should be used while the resident is in bed.
The Director of Nursing stated that the resident transferred themselves from the bed to the wheelchair and then fell while the resident was attempting to go from the wheelchair to the toilet. The Director also indicated that the alarming floor mat was not working at the time the resident fell.
Ready to File a Nursing Home Neglect Claim Against Arcola Health Care Center? Let Us Help
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Arcola Health Care Center? Contact the Illinois nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Douglas County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Arcola.
We do not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we will postpone all of your payments for legal services until after we have secured a financial recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.