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Mason Point Health Care Center
Do you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated while living in a Moultrie 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 at (800) 926-7565 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.Mason Point Health Care Center
This facility is a 122-certified bed "for-profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Sullivan and Moultrie County, Illinois. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
One Masonic Way
Sullivan, Illinois 61951
Mason Point Health Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Mason Point 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 and state investigators can penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that resulted in harm or could have resulted in the harm of a resident. These penalties include imposing monetary fines and denying payment for Medicare services.
This nursing home received eleven complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months 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 ConsultationSullivan Illinois Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Illinois Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident Is Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F604 date April 20, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to complete an assessment documenting appropriate diagnosis, medical symptoms, and consent warranting the use of physical restraint.”
A review of the resident’s Physician Order Sheet documents an order dated April 15, 2018. The document indicates the staff is to place an alarming seat belt on the resident’s wheelchair “due to the resident having poor safety awareness associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s.”
The Primary Care Physician for the resident stated that the resident is to use a “wheelchair with a lap cushion for forty-eight hours for safety. [The resident] has an unsteady gait, does not remember to use the walker when up, [and to release the seat belt] every two hours and at mealtime.”
The resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) shows that the resident is inattentive, has disorganized thinking, requires assistance when ambulating and transferring, and has been coded for two falls and no restraints.” However, review of the facility report titled: Fall Log documents that the resident has fallen six times between March 7, 2018, and March 21, 2018.”
An interview with the resident’s husband on April 17, 2018, revealed that “he was not notified of [the resident] seat belt or laptop cushion use, nor did he sign a consent for the use of the seatbelt or laptop cushion.” The husband stated “I just came in one day and it was on. They told me it was to prevent [the resident] from getting out of the wheelchair.”
The resident’s husband asked the resident “to remove the seatbelt, and [the resident] was not able to.” Two days later, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) asked the resident “to remove the seatbelt and [the resident] was not able to release the seat belt at the hook and loop fastener site and remove the belt.”
A few minutes later, a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) stated that the resident’s “seatbelt was initiated by [them] and did not receive consent for the seatbelt from [the husband].” The LPN stated that “the seatbelt was implemented because [the resident] would not stay in the wheelchair and [the resident] was falling when she got up and walked.”
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Mason Point 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 Moultrie County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Sullivan.
Our legal team invites you to discuss your case with us today through an initial, free claim consultation. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us anything until after we have secured a monetary recovery for your family. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.