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Jonesboro Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
Many of the problems associated with mistreatment occurring in assisted-living facilities in 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 bed sore wrongful death. Other residents wander away from the facility due to a lack of supervision; as mentioned in the citation below.
If your loved one was assaulted, abused, mistreated, or neglected while residing in a Union County nursing facility, contact the Illinois nursing home affiliate attorneys at (800) 926-7565 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.Jonesboro Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
This nursing facility is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Jonesboro and Union County, Illinois. The 77-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
Jonesboro, Illinois 62952
Jonesboro Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Jonesboro 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
Federal investigators penalize nursing facilities with monetary fines and denied payment for Medicare when the nursing home is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
The nursing home received five 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 the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and 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, one out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Keep Every Resident Free from Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F221 date September 16, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to follow facility policy and procedure and identify physical restraints for [one resident].”
The resident was eating a meal and was “placed at the table with her wheelchair wheels locked.” The resident “was noted throwing her upper body backward against the top of the chair when she could not move it and repeatedly trying to push the chair back with her feet.”
On two occasions, the resident “was seen kicking and pushing against the dining room table trying to push away from the table.” Two days later at another meal, the same resident “was placed at the table with her wheelchair brakes put on.” A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) was sitting next to the resident “assisting and cueing [the resident] and table mate to eat. For approximately twenty minutes while at the table, [the resident’s Self-Release Belt] was placed together.”
The surveyor questioned the CNA who undid the resident’s self-release belt. Also, during the same meal, the resident’s “wheelchair brakes were locked and on multiple occasions, [the resident] tried to push away from the table with her feet as well as rocking back against the back of the chair when she could not move the chair.”
The surveyors noted that “[the resident] was also again observed kicking and pushing at the leg of the dining room table trying to get away from the table when using her feet and pushing backward did not work.” The survey team interviewed the Physical Therapy Assistant who stated that “wheelchair brakes should not be locked at the table.” The Assistant stated that “the only time the brakes are important to make sure they are locked is when [the resident] is going to transfer.”
The Assistant stated that if the brakes are locked while the resident is at the dining room table, and the resident is unable to move or go anywhere, “it would be considered a restraint.” The Assistant stated that it would especially be considered a restraint “if they are pushed up against something, and they can’t get away from it.”
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Jonesboro 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 Union County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Jonesboro.
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