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Aspen Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
Mistreatment occurring in nursing homes across the U.S. is in all too common occurrence. According to statistics maintained by Medicare, there are thousands of senior citizens, the disabled, and rehabilitating subjected to abuse and neglect at nursing homes nationwide. Many of these individuals suffered mistreatment at the hands of their caregivers, employees, visitors, and other patients.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Rock Island County nursing facility, contact the Illinois nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal help. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you are adequately compensated for your damages.Aspen Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
This nursing center is a "for-profit" Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Silvis and Rock Island County, Illinois. The 63-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
1403 9th Avenue
Silvis, Illinois 61282
Aspen Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Aspen Rehabilitation and Health Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
This facility also provides comprehensive adult life skills training, coping skills, aggression, and symptom management, depression management, and an in-house work program. The nursing home also provides respite care, hospice, Alzheimer’s/dementia care, recuperative stay options, physical, occupational and speech therapies, along with a smoking program.Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of Illinois routinely monitor every nursing facility to identify serious violations of established rules and regulations and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when problems are found. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators find severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
The nursing home received eight complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Illinois Adult Protective Services Website.
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Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Illinois Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and five out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Keep Every Resident Free from Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F221 date January 26, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to have a medical symptom to warrant the use of restraint and failed to obtain a Physician’s order [before] applying a restraint.” The nursing home also “failed to have a reduction plan for the use of restraint for [one resident].”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s Physician’s orders that lacked documentation for an order for a restraint. A review of a Nurse’s Note indicated that the resident had been readmitted to the hospital after experiencing a facility-related fall. At that time, a family member “adjusted the use of a self-releasing seatbelt and signed a consent to use it.”
A subsequent Nurse’s Note the next day indicated that the resident was up in their wheelchair “with a self-release seatbelt in place.” A review of the resident’s Physical Restraints/Enabler Consent dated July 30, 2016, documents the use of a self-release seatbelt and the reason for restraint is “prevent injury from falls.”
However, the consent also documents “it is the position of the facility that each resident has the right to be free from any restraints not required to treat his or her medical symptoms. Please be advised all residents using physical restraints/enablers will be assessed for a reduction program.”
A Physical Restraints Elimination Assessment dated December 8, 2016, documents the resident’s measured a twenty-five, which “signifies a good candidate for reduction.” However, the Current Medical Record “has no documentation of a plan of reduction for [the resident’s] self-releasing seatbelt.” The surveyors observed the resident “sitting in [the resident’s] wheelchair with a self-release seatbelt in place at the dining table eating lunch with [a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)].”
The CNA verified that the resident “had a self-release seatbelt in place of a seatbelt that should be released while [a resident] is in the dining room eating.” Later that day, another staff member directed the resident to unfasten the self-release seatbelt. However, the resident “was unable to follow commands and could not release the [seatbelt].”
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Aspen Rehabilitation and Health Care Center? Contact the Illinois network of abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Rock Island County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Silvis.
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