Nursing Home Spotlight: Manor Court of Clinton; Clinton, IL

Nursing Home Spotlight: Manor Court of ClintonFor several years now, the Manor Court of Clinton nursing home in Clinton, IL, has been operating deep in the shadows. Based on four state surveys, the most recent of which was completed on February 24, the 92 residents of Manor Court live in a world filled with abuse and neglect. The surveys, of course, only begin to tell their stories.

After analyzing scores of violations, we noticed that one time period in particular stood out as being especially horrific. In the span of one terrifying week in January, 2011, surveyors observed:
  • A resident in severe distress as a nurse “cleaned” two open bed sores on his buttocks. The resident had been left sitting for hours in a soiled brief. When asked to describe his pain from the bed sores, the resident responded: “It hurts. It hurts all the time. When the pain comes it just gives me shivers.”
  • A resident repeatedly unknowingly rolling over his catheter tubing with his wheelchair
  • Several residents who were left for as many as five hours without being moved, fed, toileted or repositioned
  • Perishable food that was left out for 2 1/2 hours before being served

On Medicare’s “Nursing Home Compare” Web site, Manor Court received one out of five possible stars in the category of health inspections. Manor Court was found to be severely deficient in the areas of food preparation and medical equipment functionality, with the potential for errors in these categories to affect “many” residents. Compared with the national average of 8 health deficiencies per nursing home, Manor Court had  19.

The most recent survey for Manor Court noted an alarming instance of a resident being restrained in a seat belt against her will. It also noted the facility’s repeated failure to properly immunize patients, to keep them well-fed and to – again – properly contain bed sores.

If you or a loved one suffered abuse at Manor Court of Clinton, you may likely be entitled to legal compensation. All of our intial consultations are free and confidential.


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