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Sandwich Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
Do you believe that your loved one is being neglected, abused, or mistreated while living in a Dekalb County nursing facility? Are you concerned that the harm they experience is occurring at the hands of caregivers or other residents? 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 an adequate monetary recovery for your damages. We use the law to ensure that those responsible for causing the harm are held legally accountable. Let us begin working on your case today.Sandwich Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Sandwich and Dekalb County, Illinois. The 63-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
902 East Arnold Street
Sandwich, Illinois 60548
Sandwich Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Sandwich 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
It is a legal responsibility of state and federal investigators to hold nursing homes accountable if they have violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties include monetary fines and the denial of payment for Medicare services.
This nursing facility received ten complaints and self-reported six 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 ConsultationSandwich 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, four out of five stars for staffing issues and one 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
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse, Physical Punishment, and Being Separated from Others – citation #F223 date December 28, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to implement their policy for ensuring resident property was not photographed without resident permission. The facility failed to implement [its] policy for immediately reporting cellular photography of resident property to a supervisor or the Administrator.”
A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) stated that she had been working on the day shift in the resident’s room and “used her cellular phone to take a picture of [the resident’s] personal massage device she found lying on the floor.” The CNA said the resident “was not aware she had taken a photograph and [the resident] did not give her permission to use her cell phone to take pictures of her belongings.”
The CNA stated that “she knew the staff was not allowed to have phones with them while working with the residents.”
The facility “failed to protect [a resident] from verbal abuse.” The resident was observed in a positioning wheelchair in the dining room at a table where residents receive assistance.
A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) stated that she was assisting the resident “with eating breakfast and stated that when [the resident] started refusing to eat any more food, [the CNA] moved over to sit between [two residents], who were also seated at the assistance table.”
At that time, another CNA “came over to the table and [the CNA told the other CNA] that the resident did not want any more to eat.” The CNA stated that the arriving CNA “told her she would get her to eat more.” The reporting CNA stated that while she was feeding a tablemate, she heard the other CNA tell the resident, “if you hit me, I will have you sedated. I will have you out 24/7.”
The witnessing CNA stated that “she reported the incident to the Registered Nurse (RN) on duty”. The investigators determined that the facility failed to follow their policy on verbal abuse that reads in part: “the use of oral, written, or gestured language that willfully includes disparaging or derogatory terms to residents.”
Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Sandwich 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 Dekalb County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Sandwich.
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