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Vandalia Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
Do you suspect that your loved one has been mistreated while living in a Fayette County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries or unexpected death are the results of abuse or neglect by caregivers, employees, or other patients? If so, contact the Illinois nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your behalf to ensure your family receives monetary compensation for your damages. We use the law to ensure that those responsible for causing injuries and harm are held financially and legally responsible. Let us begin working on your case today.Vandalia Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Vandalia and Fayette County, Illinois. The 116-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
1500 West St Louis Avenue
Vandalia, Illinois 62471
Vandalia Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Vandalia 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
The investigators and surveyors for Medicare and the state of Illinois have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services any time a nursing home is cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
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 ConsultationVandalia Illinois Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Illinois and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
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 one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date September 2, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to provide proper assistive device equipment for the use of bariatric residents who are non-ambulatory/non-weight-bearing, and dependent on staff for transfers and mobility.”
The investigation involved a cognitively intact male resident whose “last known weight is 472.5 pounds.” The resident “is totally dependent on two or more staff for bed mobility and transfers.”
The resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) under ambulation documents “that activity did not occur and noted no mobility devices, meaning [a resident] is bed-bound.” The resident was observed midafternoon “in bed, grasping a trapeze bar over his bed in an attempt to lean forward. There was little body position change noted.”
The surveyors interviewed the Maintenance Director, who provided measurements of the resident’s bed at 50 inches wide. It was noted that the resident’s “door frame is 41 inches wide, and this was verified by [the surveyor’s] measurements.”
The facility Administrator stated that “the facility is aware that [the resident’s] bed will not fit through the door and that [the resident] is able to fit through the door as he was transported out of his room within the last couple of months by stretcher and ambulance personnel.”
The Administrator confirmed that the “canvas drop cloth found in [the resident’s] closet is what is being used as a planned material tarp to pull [a resident] out of the facility in the event of an emergency evacuation.” The Administrator “was unable to provide any manufacturer recommendations for the cloth/tarp when requested and also stated she attempted to call [the manufacturer] using the question/comments number listed on the packaging with the number being disconnected.”
The surveyors asked, “how it was determined that this product was acceptable to pull [the resident] out of the building.” The Administrator stated that “it was just what has always been used.” The Administrator stated that, “any resident who is in the same condition as [this resident] would have a tarp as their evacuation plan too, as it would be the quickest method.”
The Administrator stated that since the resident’s admission to the facility, “he has never been able to ambulate or bear weight, nor has his bed ever been able to fit through the door frame of his room.”
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Vandalia 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 Fayette County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Vandalia.
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