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Fondulac Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
Many families have limited options on how to handle the care of a loved one who requires medical professionals in a skilled nursing environment. Typically, reputable nursing homes follow established procedures and protocols to ensure that every resident’s needs are met. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in some facilities in Illinois.
If your loved one was victimized while living in a Tazewell County nursing facility, contact the Illinois nursing home affiliate attorneys at (800) 926-7565 now. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers represent your family to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today.Fondulac Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for-profit" home providing services to residents of East Peoria and Tazewell County, Illinois. The 98-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
901 Illini Drive
East Peoria, Illinois 61611
Fondulac Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Fondulac 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
The state of Illinois and the federal government have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing home. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or hold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility violates 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 twenty complaints and self-reported four 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 ConsultationEast Peoria Illinois Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Illinois long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including one 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 Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date February 28, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to notify the Administrator immediately of an allegation of staff-to-resident verbal abuse” involving two residents reviewed for abuse. Also, the nursing home “failed to submit a Final Report to the State Agency within five days of an allegation of misappropriation of personal property” as required by law.
A review of the Final Incident Report documents that a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) had reported to a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) that a second CNA had called the resident “a fat ass during morning care.” The LPN stated that they had received a report that the CNA “had said ‘I did not realize we had to take care of that resident’s fat ass.’” The LPN “could not remember at what time this incident occurred.”
The facility Administrator stated that the incident was reported to him late and that he would have expected the reporting CNA “to report the alleged verbal abuse incident immediately, not five or six hours later.”
A separate Final Incident Investigation revealed that the same reporting CNA said that the allegedly abusive CNA called the same resident “a f***ing idiot.” The resident “is hard of hearing and may not have heard.” The LPN immediately called the Administrator and reported the incident.”
Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date September 28, 2018
The facility “failed to follow the Plan of Care when transferring [two residents].” A review of the resident’s SBAR (Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation) dated September 5, 2018, documents the root cause of the resident’s fall “as not having two [person] assist with transfers and ambulation.”
After the incident, the resident complained of pain and had struck their head and “sustained a hematoma to the left hand,” and abrasions.
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Fondulac 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 Tazewell County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including East Peoria.
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.