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Cornerstone Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
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This long-term care facility is a 94-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Peoria Heights and Peoria County, Illinois. The "for-profit" home is located at:
5533 North Galena Road
Peoria Heights, Illinois 61614
Cornerstone Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Cornerstone 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
State surveyors and federal investigators can penalize nursing homes by denying payment for Medicare services or imposing monetary fines if the facility has been cited for a serious violation of a regulation or rule that harmed or could have harmed residents.
This nursing home received eleven 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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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, three 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 April 21, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to use a gait belt during a pivot transfer for [one resident] reviewed for transfers.” On April 21, 2018, at 8:10 PM, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) transferred the resident “from the wheelchair to the bed without the use of a gait belt.”
The CNA told the resident, “to hold onto her while [the CNA reached under the resident’s] arms and swung [the resident] into bed.” Five minutes later, the CNA stated that “a gait belt is not needed to transfer [the resident since the resident] is a hospice patient.”
The state investigators reviewed the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment that documents that the resident “is to have extensive assistance of two for transfers.” The Director of Nursing confirmed that “it is the facility policy that all staff will use a gait belt when transferring a resident without a mechanical lift.” The Director stated that “a hospice patient does not mean you do not have to use a gait belt.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated August 31, 2018, “the facility failed to safely transfer [one resident] and provide supervision for [another resident].”
Documentation shows that on August 28, 2018, at 9:40 AM, a resident stated that they had fallen “while being transferred [in a] mechanical lift.” Documentation shows that the resident “complained of [the] bed malfunctioning and requested a different bed. When the facility prepared to switch out the old bed for the new bed, [the resident] was lifted in a mechanical lift out of the old bed.”
The resident “did not want to sit in a wheelchair during a change of beds. The investigation states [two Certified Nursing Aides] pushed the mechanical lift out into the hallway with [the resident] elevated.” The staff changed the beds and when the CNAs “pushed the mechanical lift back in the room, it tipped over with [the resident] still in it.”
The accident caused the resident “to fall to the floor.” Both CNAs stated that “the lift was tipping when they were in the doorway, and the lift then tipped and fell over outside of the doorway.”
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Cornerstone 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 Peoria County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Peoria Heights.
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