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Decatur Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
Relocating an elderly loved one into a nursing facility is often the toughest decision a family can make. Many times, the family will perform extensive research in the hopes of finding the most comfortable and safest environment. Unfortunately, the incident rate involving mistreatment occurring in nursing homes throughout Illinois has risen significantly over the last few years.
If your loved one was harmed while living in a Macon County nursing facility, contact the Illinois nursing home affiliate attorneys at (800) 926-7565 now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation from recovering your damages.Decatur Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
This long-term care facility is a 58-certified bed Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Decatur and Macon County, Illinois. The "for-profit" home is located at:
136 South Dipper Lane
Decatur, Illinois 62522
Decatur Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Decatur 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.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.
The nursing home received fourteen 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 ConsultationDecatur 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 one 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 Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date December 28, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to prevent witnessed sexual abuse to [one resident by another resident] and unwitnessed sexual abuse to [two other residents by the same sexually assaulting resident].”
A review of the sexually inappropriate resident’s Behavior Tracking Sheet documents that this resident “had three behaviors of nonconsensual kissing” involving three other residents. A review of the resident’s Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS) indicates there was “no cognitive impairment, no delusions or hallucinations, uses a walker and wheelchair, and requires staff supervision after staff set up for locomotion on the unit.”
It was documented that on December 26, 2018, just after lunchtime, the inappropriate resident kissed another two other residents the day before (Christmas Day) “without permission and probably kissed [these three residents before Christmas Day], without permission.”
The assaulting resident stated as far as kissing the three other residents, “I probably did. That is just me. I am very friendly, that is it.”
Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date June 15, 2017
The facility “failed to thoroughly investigate, implement interventions, report a fall with injury to the State Survey Agency, and update Care Plans post falls for [three residents].” A review of one resident’s Fall Risk Assessment documented that this resident “is at high risk for falls.”
A review of the facility’s Fall Logs documented that the resident “had falls occurring on July 20, 2016, and May 14, 2017. Those logs do not document [the resident’s] fall that occurred on March 3, 2017, per [the resident’s] SBAR (Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation).”
It was also noted that “there is no documentation of [the resident’s] fall that occurred on July 20, 2016, in [the resident’s] medical records.” The resident’s “care plans do not document any new post-fall interventions placed after [the resident’s] fall on July 20, 2016.” This failure was confirmed by the Director of Nursing, who stated that the resident’s care plans “were not updated with an intervention for this fall.”
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Decatur 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 Macon County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Decatur.
We provide every potential client a free initial case consultation and offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you will not pay us anything until after we have secured a monetary recovery on your behalf.