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Watseka Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
There are significant problems involving mistreatment occurring in nursing facilities nationwide. Typically, a lack of quality care often results from untrained nursing staff, minimal supervision, or insufficient staffing members on each shift. In these incidents, the patient’s needs are often ignored. This neglect can cause broken bones due to falling or the development of preventable pressure sores.
If your loved one was injured while residing in an Iroquois County nursing facility, contact the Illinois nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. We can begin working on your case today.Watseka Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
This long-term care facility is a 123-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Watseka and Iroquois County, Illinois. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
715 East Raymond Road
Watseka, Illinois 60970
Watseka Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Watseka 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.
Fined $36,928 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Illinois and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services for any nursing facility cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Watseka Rehabilitation and Health Care Center for $36,928 on September 15, 2016, citing substandard care.
This nursing facility received three 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 ConsultationWatseka Illinois Nursing Home Safety Concerns
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 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, Physical Punishment, and Being Separated from Others – citation #F223 date October 5, 2016
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date October 5, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to prevent staff-to-resident physical and mental abuse for [one resident] reviewed for abuse.” The severely, cognitively impaired resident’s Incident Report documented that a nurse forcefully seated the resident into the resident’s wheelchair for the resident to sit down. At the time, an alarm was going off, and the nurse said, “I do not have time for this, and I have things to do.”
The nurse also indicated that they will “call the doctor to get medications to make a resident sit down. There was [an Activity Aide] that comforted [the resident] as [the nurse] walked away.” The resident “was safe with no injuries. A staff member [a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)] called the Administrator to report abuse, and the Administrator suspended [the nurse].”
The facility “failed to ensure employees accused of abuse were immediately removed from resident contact” the nursing home also “failed to prevent staff-to-resident physical and mental abuse and failed to thoroughly investigate an alleged abuse for [one resident]. These failures have the potential to impact all seventy-four residents.”
The Director of Nursing stated that the CNA text the Administrator when the incident had occurred. The Director stated, “it was probably an hour after the incident occurred before [the Administrator] came into the facility and relieved [the nurse on duty].” The CNA stated that the nurse did not just sit the resident down, but that “it was a hard push.” The nurse then slammed the resident “into the wheelchair and said, ‘I will call the doctor and get medication to make you sit.’”
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Watseka 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 Iroquois County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Watseka.
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