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Effingham Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
Many families are overwhelmed when they make the ultimate decision to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure the quality of their life is maximized. They believe that they will receive the best care in a compassionate, respected, and safe environment. Unfortunately, not all members of the nursing team will uphold their responsibility and provide care that meets the resident’s needs.
If your loved one was injured while living in an Effingham County nursing facility, contact the Illinois nursing home affiliate attorneys at (800) 926-7565 now for immediate legal help. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.Effingham Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
This long-term care facility is a 62-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Effingham and Effingham County, Illinois. The "for-profit" home is located at:
1610 North Lakewood Drive
Effingham, Illinois 62401
Effingham Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Effingham 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 six 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 ConsultationEffingham Illinois Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Illinois and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all violations
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including three out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident Is Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F604 date July 19, 2018
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date February 28, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure [one resident] had been assessed for the need of physical restraint.” The resident “was observed in her wheelchair with a padded laptop device in place” on three different occasions between July 17, 2018, and July 18, 2018.” At 2:00 PM the second day, the resident “stated she was not able to remove the padded lap device.”
The Director of Nursing stated that “the facility did not have a restraint assessment for [that resident] and he believed therapy had placed the padded laptop device” in the resident’s wheelchair in the months previous.
The Physical Therapy Assistant stated that the previous Director of Nursing had “applied the padded lap device for [the resident] before therapy treated her.” The Assistant stated that the resident “could be assessed for the use of the padded lap device if therapy was given a doctor’s order for that assessment.”
The Physical Therapy Daily Treatment Note dated February 22, 2018, documents that “the padded lap device was applied per the Director of Nursing for keeping the patient in the wheelchair safely with a history of sliding from the wheelchair to the floor.”
The facility “failed to provide effective clinical infection control practices during wound care treatment for [one resident].” The investigation involved a resident observed receiving wound care to the buttocks.
The Registered Nurse providing the resident care acknowledged that the resident “is on Contact Isolation Precautions” due to a highly contagious disease. The surveyors observed the RN cleansing the resident’s buttocks using wound cleanser, removing her gloves, washing her hands, then opening the isolation trash bin with ungloved hands.”
The Director of Nursing confirmed that she would not expect “staff to touch the isolation bins with bare hands after performing hand hygiene” and not expect “staff would reapply a soiled incontinence brief [as was done] after providing wound care.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Effingham 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 Effingham County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Effingham.
We do not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we will postpone all of your payments for legal services until after we have secured a financial recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.