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Rock River Gardens Health Care Center
Is it your responsibility to ensure that your loved one is protected from neglect or abuse while they live in a Whiteside County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries from a fall or developing bedsores are the result of the negligence of the nursing staff? If so, contact the Illinois nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal help.
Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages. We use the law to hold those responsible, legally accountable. Let’s talk about your legal options.Rock River Gardens Health Care Center
This long-term care center is a "for-profit" 70-certified bed home providing care to residents of Sterling and Whiteside County, Illinois. The Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
3601 16th Avenue
Sterling, Illinois 61081
Rock River Gardens Health Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Rock River Gardens 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
Both the State of Illinois and the federal government can impose a monetary fine or deny payments through Medicare when a nursing facility is found to violate established regulations and rules. The greater the monetary fine, the more serious the violation is that likely harmed or could have harmed one or more residents at the nursing home.
This nursing facility received nine complaints and self-reported two serious issues over the last three years 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 ConsultationSterling Illinois Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Illinois long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four 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 June 20, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to protect residents from abuse.” Documentation shows that the nursing staff is to seat the resident near the staff members at the nurse’s station “to allow the opportunity for socialization and monitor mood changes. If [the resident] is engaged in physical abuse or behaviors being aggressive toward staff members, remove from harming others.”
Other documentation, including a Care Plan, shows that the severely, cognitively impaired resident “is known to display/has a history of physical and verbal aggression toward staff and individuals.” The documentation shows that “verbal aggression could lead to physical contact” and that the resident “experiences hallucinations and delusions.”
The Incident Report dated June 14, 2019, showed that there was an alleged resident-to-resident altercation between two residents. The staff immediately separated the residents but “scratches were noted on [one resident’s] buttocks and face.”
A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) stated that at approximately 7:05 PM, “I just walked up to the CNA desk and heard someone start yelling. As I was making my way to the front foyer, I saw [two residents] engaged in a physical altercation. By the time I could get to them, they both fell to the ground.”
A few days later at 10:00 AM, one of the residents “was pacing the halls and talking to himself.” The staff was “unable to comprehend what [the resident] was saying.” The resident said, “I broke it, but I did not.” The resident asked a member of the staff if “I wanted to fight and I said, ‘No.’”
Even with an attempt to redirect the resident, the resident then grabbed the staff member “from behind and knocked [them] to the ground.” When the staff member was “attempting to get up, [the resident] kicked him in the head.” Another physical altercation occurred at 1:10 PM that day when the resident latched onto the other resident from behind “like a bear hug.” Two Certified Nursing Assistants “came and yelled at them to stop it and separated [the two residents].”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Rock River Gardens 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 Whiteside County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Sterling.
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