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Benton Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
Do you suspect that your loved one has been victimized by nursing home neglect at the hands of caregivers in charge of providing the best care? Are you concerned that their facility-acquired bedsore or an injury from the fall could have been prevented had the staff followed the established standards of protocol? If so, contact the Illinois nursing home affiliate attorneys at (800) 926-7565 now for immediate legal intervention.
Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has worked on cases exactly like yours and can help your family, too. Call us now so we can begin working on your Franklin County nursing home neglect case today. Time is of the essence; all necessary paperwork must be filed in the proper Illinois county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.Benton Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Benton and Franklin County, Illinois. The 67-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
1409 North Main Street
Benton, Illinois 62812
Benton Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Benton 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 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.
Fined $5,642 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The state of Illinois and the federal government are legally responsible for monitoring each nursing home and impose monetary fines and deny payments through Medicare if serious violations have been identified. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Benton Rehabilitation and Health Care Center for $5,642 on March 31, 2017, citing substandard care. The nursing home received five 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.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationBenton Illinois Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Illinois Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse, Physical Punishment, and Being Separated from Others – citation #F223 date March 31, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure residents were free from abuse by not following the facility smoking supervision policy.” The investigation involved a resident whose medical records indicated “psychotic-like behavior.” The patient is “noted to have an occasional outburst but otherwise is stable. Although the facility was only able to provide minimal behavior monitoring for [the resident, the resident] was being tracked for behaviors listed as talking to people not present.”
The resident also had “outbursts of anger toward others” on numerous occasions over two months. A note documented Outburst of Anger Toward Other stated that the resident “was leaving the smoke room when he approached [another resident] and stuck out his tongue at [that resident]. Intervention attempted is listed as ‘No.’”
It was documented that there was “no behavior monitoring record” involving the incident. An Incident Report Form submitted to the Illinois Department of Public Health made notification of a resident-to-resident altercation that had occurred on October 26, 2016, at 4:30 PM between the two residents listed above in the smoking-room.” A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who also serves as the MDS (Minimum Data Set) Coordinator revealed that the assaulting resident “reported being hit four times on the jaw and the staff noted blood present on [that resident’s] mouth and neck.”
The resident’s SBAR (Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation) and Progress Notes for the injured resident shows that the resident “had a small abrasion that was cleansed, but unable to be measured due to it being inside [the resident’s] mouth.”
A subsequent resident-to-resident altercation took place on March 29, 2017, in the smoking-room, when the aggressive resident “was upset over [a] cigarette butt.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Benton Rehabilitation and 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 Franklin County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Benton.
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