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El Paso Health Care Center
Do you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated while living in a Woodford County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries are the result of negligence by the nursing staff, physical assault by other patients, or physical, sexual, or verbal abuse by others?
If so, contact the Illinois nursing home affiliate attorneys at (800) 926-7565 now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages.El Paso Health Care Center
This center is a 123-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of El Paso and Woodford County, Illinois. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
850 East Second Street
El Paso, Illinois 61738
El Paso Health Care Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, El Paso 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
Illinois and the federal government have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing home in the state. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or hold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility has violated rules and regulations. Typically, the more serious the violation, the higher the monetary fines, especially if neglect or abuse caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident.
This nursing facility received two complaints and self-reported three 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 ConsultationEl Paso Illinois Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Illinois and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
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 five out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date October 19, 2016
- Failure to Have a Registered Nurse on Duty Eight Hours a Day – citation #F727 date July 17, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure floor cleaning equipment was in proper working condition to prevent falls for [one resident].” The deficient practice by the nursing home employees resulted in the resident “sustaining a right wrist fracture.”
A Nurse’s Note indicated that the resident sustained “an unwitnessed fall.” The conclusion of the final investigation identified the cause of injury “to be a slip and fall due to residual water from the housekeeping machine.”
At the time of the incident, the housekeeper “immediately cleaned up the residual water from the floor and notified [the Housekeeping Supervisor].” The supervisor determined, “there was a malfunctioning hose on the machine and immediately notified [the Maintenance Supervisor] who then repaired the machine.”
The injured resident received an x-ray of the wrist and orthopedic consultation. The orthopedist ordered a “short arm cast [that] is currently in place.” The resident’s Orthopedic History and Physical documents “a mildly displaced dorsal triquetrum fracture with soft tissue swelling.” The resident was to receive Tylenol pain medication while healing before the two-week follow-up.”
The resident stated that “there was water on the floor, and I fell.” A Unit Aide stated, “I saw [the resident] come around the corner and [the resident’s] sandal hit the water just right and [the resident] fell.”
The nursing home “failed to appoint a Registered Nurse as the Director of Nursing. This failure has the potential to affect all ninety-eight residents residing at the facility.” The facility assessment documents indicate that the nursing home “is licensed for 123 beds and they are predominantly long-stay residents.”
At the time of the survey, the Director of Nursing position was vacant, and there had not been an active Director of Nursing since April 10, 2019, more than three months earlier.
Were you the victim of harm, mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at El Paso Health Care Center? Contact the Illinois network of abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. Our legal team of dedicated attorneys represents Woodford County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including El Paso.
Our legal team offers every client a free, initial case consultation. Additionally, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you do not owe us anything until we have secured a monetary compensation on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices concerning error financial recovery case will remain confidential.