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Farmer City Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
Do you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated while living in a Dewitt County nursing facility? Were you concerned that their facility-acquired bedsores or injuries from a fall could have been prevented had the staff followed the established protocols? If so, contact the Illinois nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. We will use the law to hold those responsible for the harm legally and financially accountable.Farmer City Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
This facility is a 56-certified bed "for-profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Farmer City and Dewitt County, Illinois. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
404 Brookview Drive
Farmer City, Illinois 61842
Farmer City Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Farmer City 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 and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home cited for serious violations of regulations and rules. These penalties include levying monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators find severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
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.
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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 one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Keep Every Resident Free from Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F221 date December 14, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to make physical restraint reduction attempts and failed to release the physical restraints per the Plan of Care for [two residents] reviewed for restraints.”
The state investigative team reviewed the resident’s Care Plan that indicated the staff was to use the “least restrictive measures to ensure safety [to include] use of a device that limits movement and accessibility.” The staff was directed to use a self-releasing lap belt used because the resident “has poor safety awareness with a history of falls related to attempts to transfer self [and] does not have the cognitive capabilities to consistently communicate needs.”
The document states that the resident “attempts to fulfill perceived needs [on their own].” The staff was directed to “release the device and assist to reposition [a resident] at least every two hours and as needed for restlessness. Monitor the skin for redness.”
The surveyors observed the resident “sitting up in the hallway in a wheelchair with the seatbelt around [their] waist.” The Assistant Director of Nursing stated that the resident “cannot remove the seatbelt. It is a restraint.”
An hour later, the resident was seen “sitting up in the Activity Area in a wheelchair with the seatbelt fastened around [their] waist. Under continuous observation, [the resident] remained seated in the wheelchair in the Activity Area with the seatbelt fastened” for thirty-five minutes before a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) wheeled the resident into the dining room.
The CNA never released the resident’s seatbelt until 1:10 PM that day when the Assistant Director of Nursing stated that “restraints are to be removed during mealtimes and at least every two hours and unbuckled [the resident’s] seatbelt.” However, eight minutes later, the Assistant Director of Nursing fastened the resident’s seatbelt around her waist and pushed them back into the room.
Both the Assistant Director of Nursing and the CNA stood the resident up and ambulated to the bathroom where the resident’s bilateral buttocks and upper posterior thighs were red. The CNA stated that the redness was normal “due to sitting so much.”
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