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Heartland of Galesburg Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Many of the problems associated with mistreatment occurring in assisted-living facilities and nursing homes are the result of a lack of trained personnel, minimal supervision, or understaffing. In these incidents, the needs of the residents are often ignored; they suffer serious injuries from a fall or develop life-threatening bedsores. Other residents wander away from the facility due to a lack of supervision.
If your loved one was assaulted, abused, mistreated or neglected while residing in a Knox County nursing facility, contact the Illinois Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Heartland of Galesburg Nursing Center
This long-term care center is a "non-profit" 84-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Galesburg and Knox County, Illinois. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
280 East Losey Street
Galesburg, Illinois 61401
Heartland of Galesburg Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Heartland of Galesburg Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long-term care and outpatient rehabilitation.
The investigators for the federal and state nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing facility is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Heartland of Galesburg Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $3,900 fine on February 20, 2018, and a $57,016 fine on January 11, 2017, for a total of $60,916. During this time, Medicare denied payment on January 11, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing home received five complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Illinois Department of Health Complaint Website.
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Illinois Department of Public Health website.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and five out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date August 29, 2018
The state investigators determined “the facility failed to supervise and prevent a fall for [one resident] reviewed for falls.” While unsupervised and the wheelchair unsecured, the resident “rolled backward in the facility van. This failure resulted in [the resident] rolling backward and tipping over, causing [the resident] to fall out of the wheelchair and hit [his] head.”
This incident resulted in “a C5 vertebral fracture.” The event involved an oriented and alert resident who was a long-term patient and stayed at the facility until a family member felt “she can take care of [the resident] at home [claiming that the resident] is very impulsive and has poor safety awareness.”
On August 20, 2018, the Maintenance Director “left the facility with the resident in [the facility] van to take [him] to the local hospital for a scheduled follow-up CT scan of his head.” The resident had a head injury from a previous fall on August 2, 2018.
Once the Maintenance Director and the resident “arrived at the hospital, [the staff member] parked the van and went to the back and released the restraint from the wheelchair and the safety belt.” The driver then placed the resident “in the front of the lift door and applied his wheelchair brakes and told [the resident] the stay put so [the Maintenance Director] could open the lift doors.”
At that time, while the Maintenance Director was getting off of the van, they heard the resident yell and looked back in the van, noting the resident’s “feet in the air.”
The resident hit his head. The facility Administrator stated that “since this incident, the facility van drivers have been educated that the securement straps will not be released until the ramp is in place and the resident is ready to be rolled onto the ramp by the driver.”
The surveyors interviewed the resident while “lying in a hospital bed with a neck collar on.”
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Heartland of Galesburg Nursing Center? Contact the Illinois nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Knox County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Galesburg.
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