Nursing Home Spotlight: Champaign County Nursing Home; Urbana, IL

image07The Champaign County Nursing Home in Urbana, IL is a facility clearly in crisis. Recent Health Department surveys, along with public meeting minutes from the nursing home’s board of directors, point to grave staffing deficiencies and a dire financial state.

“Cash remains the over-riding concern, as [the home’s] cash holdings are pitifully low,” said the meeting minutes, from Nov. 14th. “Vendors are clamoring for payment, and one can hardly blame them.”

Over the past three years, Champaign County has been investigated on 25 separate occasions. In March, in response to a survey documenting a suspicious bed sore, the Health Department fined Champaign County $45,000.

According the survey, a patient from Champaign County was admitted to a local hospital on March 4, 2011, with a stage III pressure sore the size of a bedpan. Surveyors discovered that the patient had been left with the sore for weeks. Incredibly, staff knew about the bedsore situation since early February. According to the hospital doctor, the infected bedsore “would have taken days to develop, not hours.”

Along with this egregious incident, Champaign County has been guilty of:

  • Failing to provide sanitary toilet care
  • Breaking a patient’s ankle during transfer from a wheelchair
  • Failure to protect residents from abusive staff members
  • Failure to report abuse and neglect to state agencies
If you have a loved one at Champaign County Nursing Home and are concerned about the care they are receiving, we would honor the opportunity to speak with you. All of our initial consultations are free and confidential.

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