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Newman Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of physical abuse, sexual assault, neglect, or mistreatment while living in a Douglas County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries occurred at the hands of caregivers, nurses, employees, visitors, or other patients? 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 causing the harm legally and financially accountable. Let us begin working on your case now.Newman Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
This long-term care home is a 60-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Newman and Douglas County, Illinois. The "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
418 South Memorial Park Drive
Newman, Illinois 61942
Newman Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Newman 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 four 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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To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Illinois Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
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 Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation #F607 date October 19, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to operationalize the Abuse Prohibition Policy by failing to report suspected narcotic medication diversion and tampering to the State Survey Agency and law enforcement agency. This failure affects [one resident] reviewed for narcotic misappropriation.”
The surveyor’s findings included a Witness Statement signed by the night shift Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and cosigned by two other LPNs. The document states that at 3:00 AM, the first LPN went to draw medication from a bottle and discovered “the liquid inside was almost completely clear with sediment in the syringe instead of blue.”
The two other LPNs confirmed that the liquid in the bottle “did appear clear and not blue.” All three LPNs notified the Director of Nursing of their concerns who then notified the facility Abuse Coordinator/Administrator. Additionally, the reporting LPN stated that the resident “also had an open bottle of [narcotic medication] and the liquid in the bottle was clear but should have been blue in coloration.”
However, the LPN “confirmed not notifying the police of the incident and being unaware if other facility staff had notified the police of the incident.” Additionally, the Director of Nursing and LPN talked to the Administrator and gave all statements of suspected tampering.” All LPNs thought the Administrator and Director “would call the police. [The LPN] did not know that they were supposed to call the police.”
The Administrator confirmed they had not conducted interviews related to staff concerns over the medication and did not report the suspected tampering of the resident’s narcotic medication concerns to the State Agency or the police because the facility staff did not report the suspicion of a crime.”
However, the Administrator stated that the LPNs “all have formed the suspicion of a crime and should have reported the [tampered medication concerns] to the police.
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury, mistreatment, neglect, or died prematurely while living at Newman 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 Douglas County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Newman.
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