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Bement Health Care Center
Lawyers for Neglected & Injured at Bement Health Care Center
Are you concerned that caregivers at the Piatt County nursing facility have victimized your loved one through negligence and mistreatment? Do you suspect they have been physically, mentally, emotionally, or sexually assaulted by the nursing staff, visitors, or other patients?
Contact the Illinois nursing home affiliate attorneys at (800) 926-7565 now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of lawyers will use the law to obtain financial compensation on your family’s behalf.
Bement Health Care Center
This facility is a "for-profit" 60-certified bed long term care center providing cares and services to residents of Bement and Piatt County, Illinois. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
601 North Morgan
Bement, Illinois 61813
Bement Health Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Bement 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 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
Both the state of Illinois and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a serious violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
Over the last three years, Medicare denied payment on February 02, 2017, due to a lack of quality care. This nursing home received fifteen 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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Bement Illinois Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Illinois Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date June 19, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to provide safety for [a resident] during transportation via the facility van. This failure resulted in [the resident] falling out of the facility van in a wheelchair and sustaining two fractures (the neck and finger), two facial lacerations, and a forehead hematoma.”
The surveyors were provided an incident report for the resident that documents that the cognitively intact resident “sustained a fall on April 23, 2018, at 10:46 AM, which resulted in [the resident’s] injury of the second cervical neck fracture, right index finger fracture, and multiple contusions/abrasions to [the resident’s] face and limbs.”
The resident’s medical records and MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment indicates that the resident has “bilateral lower extremity impairment requiring a walker or wheelchair for ambulation.” The resident is also a high risk for falls.
The Trauma Surgery Discharge Summary from the Acute Care Hospital dated April 25, 2018, indicates that the male resident was admitted to the facility after an accident involving the resident’s “wheelchair rolling off the van ramp during a nursing home transport and falling off of the wheelchair, sustaining [injuries].”
The Maintenance Director said that, “the person who usually drives the van was not at the facility, so [the Maintenance Director] was asked to drive the van.” The Director stated that they were “shown how to get the residents in and out of the van with their wheelchairs but was not [told] anything about whether or not to leave the side door open or closed.”
The Director stated that the resident had been facing the front of the vehicle and that the Director had “unlocked the right-side break and then the left side brake and when [the Director] undid the left brake, [the resident] went rolling out the side doors of the van.”
The Director said that there were no seatbelts or locks on the resident’s wheelchair before the resident “rolled out of the van.” The Director stated that they found the resident face down on the ground.
The facility Administrator was unable to find “any instructions regarding transferring residents in and out of the van and no instructions on when the side or back door should be opened or closed.”
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