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Charleston Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
There are significant problems involving mistreatment occurring in nursing facilities nationwide. Typically, a lack of quality care often results from untrained nursing staff, minimal supervision, or insufficient staffing members on each shift. In these incidents, the patient’s needs are often ignored. This neglect can cause broken bones due to falling or the development of preventable pressure sores.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Coles County nursing facility, contact the Illinois nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. We can begin working on your case today.Charleston Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
This long-term care center is a 139-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Charleston and Coles County, Illinois. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
716 18th Street
Charleston, Illinois 61920
Charleston Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Charleston 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.
Fined $12,864 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal and state investigators can penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that resulted in harm or could have resulted in the harm of a resident. These penalties include imposing monetary fines and denying payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Charleston Rehabilitation and Health Care Center for $12,864 on March 01, 2017, citing substandard care. This nursing facility received eight complaints and self-reported four serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations.
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 ConsultationCharleston Illinois Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Illinois Department of Public Health website.
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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date October 6, 2017
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date January 3, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to operationalize their Abuse Prohibition Policy for pre-employment screening hire.” The deficient practice by the administration at the nursing center “has the potential to affect all fifty residents residing in the facility.”
The Administrator provided a list of the nursing aide roster that documented non-licensed employees. Numerous employees’ files “did not contain a document pre-employment screening of a previous employer reference checks” which violates state law.
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies, “the facility failed to protect residents from misappropriation of narcotic medications for [four residents] reviewed for theft.” A Final Report documents that a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) “was checking narcotics prior to leaving for lunch.” The LPN noted that “a box of sealed [Schedule II narcotic pain medication] patches belonging to [a resident], appeared to be tampered with.”
The LPN noted that upon opening the box, “the individual packages were present; however, on further observation, one of the packages was empty.” The LPN “immediately notified the Director of Nursing.”
The nursing home “failed to physically stabilize a high fall risk resident. This failure resulted in [the resident sustaining an injured shoulder] after falling out of the standard shower chair.”
The Final Report regarding injury to the resident documents that the resident “experienced a fall on December 15, 2018, in the shower room and sustained a [serious injury to the] humeral head. This report also documents that [the resident] was transferred by staff from the wheelchair to the shower chair by mechanical lift.”
The resident “was unhooked from the mechanical lift and began sliding in the shower chair and was gently lowered to the floor when [their] left arm got hung up on the armrest of the shower chair.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Charleston 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 Coles County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Charleston.
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