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Palm Terrace of Mattoon Health Care Center
Deciding to entrust the medical team at a nursing home to provide a loved one the highest level of care can never be easy. In some situations, nurses and Nurse’s Aides will assure the family that they follow established standards of care when, in fact, that does not happen. Without warning, their loved one can be victimized through mistreatment, neglect, or abuse due to mismanagement, insufficient staffing, or poor hiring practices.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Coles County nursing facility, contact the Illinois nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure your family receives financial compensation to recover your damages. We can begin working on your case now.Palm Terrace of Mattoon Health Care Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for-profit" center providing care and services to residents of Mattoon and Coles County, Illinois. The 178-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
Mattoon, Illinois 61938
Palm Terrace of Mattoon Health Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Palm Terrace of Mattoon 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 thirteen 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 federal government and Illinois Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date February 23, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to prevent the physical abuse of [two residents] and verbal abuse of [a third resident] by employees of the facility.”
The state investigators reviewed a document titled: Final Report documented on January 12, 2018.” The report indicates that an allegation of abuse occurred. It was reported in January 2018, by a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), that they had witnessed a Certified Nursing Assistant/Hall Assistant sitting on a resident “in an attempt to calm and keep [the resident] from exiting the building.”
A witness statement signed by the LPN documents that they had walked past the resident’s room when the resident was “sitting on the edge of the bed and [the CNA] was sitting on top of [a resident].” The CNA then walked out of the resident’s room and “closed the door, holding the handle, so [a resident] couldn’t leave the room.”
The LPN then talked to the Charge Nurse and told that nurse that “we cannot sit on residents,” and the Charge Nurse stated, “I told [the CNA to sit on the resident].” The Charge Nurse stated in a document that they were “at wit's end and [they] did not know what else to do.” The LPN stated “I am not a psyche (sic) nurse and really did not know what to do.”
The CNA stated that they had sat on a resident’s lap while the resident sat on the edge of the bed. The CNA stated that the resident had been trying to exit the building and that the Charge Nurse on Duty told the CNA to sit on the resident. The CNA also stated that the door was held by their foot and hand so the resident could not get out of the room once the CNA had gotten off the resident’s lap.
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Palm Terrace of Mattoon 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 Coles County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Mattoon.
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